After a really busy August, this last month has been a great deal quieter but somehow we have managed to fill the time albeit with a good deal of work going on behind the scenes. Sarah Day has spent a lot of time in tidying up our website – www.romneymarshrotary.co.uk and it is now looking better than ever and is proving to be a useful tool for both members and to anybody wishing to find out a little more about what we do. You’ll find a diary of events, past copies of this newsletter and details of some of the various charities, good causes and local clubs and societies that we have supported in the past. Join us and become a member to get access to details of menus in coming weeks and minutes of club and Leaders Group meetings – go ahead and take a look.
On the activity front, we welcomed a group from Battle Rotary Club who proved to be very good company and helped to keep the bar propped up until way past our normal bedtime but the main event was a very successful concert night held at the All Saints church hall in St. Mary’s Bay. The Saltdish Ukulele Band opened up the evening with a selection of music not usually associated with ukuleles, numbers by The Stereophonics and others of the punk rock genre, and they were followed by a first set of songs that many of us remembered from our schooldays performed by The Seaside Singers.
At the interval, a fish and chips supper was served and after a short break the two groups each did a further set of more popular and singalong numbers. There was also a short table quiz to test the grey matter which resulted in a four way tie for first place but after a bit of creative auditing by the organisers, tables headed by Rotary members Frank Thrower and Ray Moses were declared joint winners. Finally the raffle was drawn and the final account calculated, and a net profit of just over £400 declared (including proceeds from a very successful raffle). Both of our groups performed on the basis that we would make a donation to a charity of their choice and as a result £50 each will be sent to Kent Air Ambulance and MS UK, the remaining £300 will be added to our club charity chest and used to support local, national and international charities and good causes.
Finally for now, Sarah Day made one of her regular trips to Ukraine during the month to help the local children affected by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster and while there was pleased to present a club banner to Moskalenko Volodimir, the mayor of Korosten as a gesture of the continued support provided by the club to what remains a very worthy cause. We are pleased to report that the work being done by the charity is still very much appreciated by the local people and we are still very pleased to support it.
What’s coming up?
Forthcoming members activities and public events include ..
⦁ Regular club meeting and dinner every Thursday at Littlestone Warren Golf Club; 7.00 pm
⦁ Thursday 11th October; Presentation from Demelza House
⦁ Thursday 8th November; Presentation from Hi Kent
⦁ Friday 7th December; New Romney Lantern Parade
⦁ Friday 14th December; Partners Night dinner at Littlestone Golf Club
⦁ Saturday 15th December; Daytime collection with Santa and the sleigh outside Sainsbury’s New Romney
⦁ Santa Sleigh Runs throughout December
So what do I do if I want to join?
New members are always welcome, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or check out our website – www.romneymarshrotary.co.uk where you can also find out a little more about who we are and what we do.