Welcome to our Club’s website.

I am privileged to be the Club’s 52nd President; the Club was established in 1969 and we have a new President and Club Council for each Rotary year – which runs from 1st July to 30th June.

I moved from Warwickshire to Littlestone in March 2017, with my husband – Patrick – and the President of my former Rotary Club (where I was Fellowship Chairman – and helped to set up a Rotary Community Charity Shop) advised me to visit a few Clubs before deciding which to join; when I first visited our Club I was delighted by the friendly welcome, by the sense of fellowship, and was impressed by what it does to help and support, mainly local, charities and organisations.

We meet each Thursday (7pm for 7.30pm) for a meal at The XIX, The Warren Golf Club, St. Andrews Road, Littlestone, TN28 8RB – but weekly attendance is not obligatory. In our Meetings we plan and discuss Members events and visits, fundraising events, and which charities and organisations to support. We have interesting Speakers (often from charities). Meetings include some formality but always there is good fellowship and banter – often directed at the President! – so if you join us be prepared to enjoy yourself, as well as to help to raise funds for charity.

In March this year we had to suspend our meetings, and cancel some planned events, due to Covid 19 – however we currently meet by Zoom – but look forward to resuming our regular meetings soon. We haven’t stopped planning, though, and hope to have a Coconut Shy at Dymchurch Day of Syn, a ‘Haywardians’ Charity Concert in October, New Romney 10k Run in November, then Santas Sleigh Runs throughout December, a Charity Quiz in February, a collection outside John Lawsons Circus in April and, also in April, a Charity Golf Tournament to be organised by our Vice President. There will also be Partners’ Nights, Members’ events such as a Games Night, a visit to the Marsh Academy Cinema, to Medway Fire Station, and a walking tour of historical New Romney.

The Club is part of a ’Cluster Group’ of nearby Rotary Clubs and we occasionally attend meetings (called ‘Raids’) at their Clubs and join together for joint initiatives and events.

My main aims for 2020-21 are to ensure that our Club continues to thrive, to help to promote its public image, to see all Club Members involved, consulted, and playing their part in the work the Club does to support charities and, most importantly, to encourage the Members to enjoy the good fellowship and fun traditional in this Club.

We’ll be delighted to welcome new Members to the Club, so if you’re interested in joining us do get in touch and come along to meet us. Contacts are: Sarah Day (07513 403398), Stephen Hagues, our Club Secretary (07900 736018) – or send an email to info@romneymarshrotary.co.uk.

Barbara Gold
President – 2020-21.


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