Hello and thank you for taking a look at our website, the Rotary year runs from 1st July to 30th June and it is my privilege to introduce our Club Council team for 2019/20. We are a happy band and my top priority is to keep it that way! Many of them have far greater experience of all things Rotary than I do and so I will be relying on their help and support to keep me on the right road and do all they can to make me look good. During my year, I hope we can achieve three main goals:-
⦁ To further enhance our public image, spread greater awareness of the good that we do in our community and further develop and encourage innovation.
2 Encourage participation of all members (and their partners) in activities, outings and fund raising events, be supportive of our district officers and maintain the excellent relations we have with other clubs in our area.
3 Continue to support the wonderful local charities that do so much good work across the Romney Marsh area, promote fellowship among our members and above all have some fun!
To help us to achieve these goals, we have a number of events planned including a charity concert by ‘The Haywardians’ in September, a Barn Dance, Quiz Night, Hobby Horse Race Night, Sponsored walk and of course our Santa Sleigh runs throughout December. We will also hold four Partners Nights and organise some member’s events possibly including visits to a local brewery, Medway Fire Station and the Battle of Britain Museum and a Pub Games Evening. In addition to that we will also have a number of speakers at our weekly club meetings which are held every Thursday at The Warren Golf Clubhouse – The XIXth hole – on St Andrew’s Rd, Littlestone TN28 8RB. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Sarah Day on 07513 403398 or Stephen Hagues, our Club Secretary, on 07900 736018 or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Council Members
Barbara Gold, Vice President
Barbara will be in charge of planning our Partners Nights and has made the organisation of the Santa Sleigh rota a speciality that she is very unlikely to lose whatever office she holds in the Club in the foreseeable future.
Stephen Hagues, Secretary
Stephen is one of our most experienced Rotarians and so is ideally placed to help our newer council members with the protocols of district, national and international aspects of Rotary and liaise with other clubs for the organisation of exchange visits (‘raids’) with them.
Roger has been our Treasurer for many years and is a very valued member of our Club bringing not only a watchful eye on our spending but also huge knowledge of how our individual club operates, its traditions and customs.
Nigel served the Club well in what was our 50th anniversary year last year organising a wonderful celebration dinner at Lympne Castle while helping to add six new members to our books, he thinks he is now due for a quiet year – we’ll see about that!
Patrick Gold, Community and Fundraising
Patrick is a terrific servant of our Club, the word ‘no’ isn’t in his vocabulary, this year he will be heading up our fundraising and team, helping with our monthly newsletter, looking after risk issues and once again be one of the regular drivers for our sleigh runs.
Jim Lawrence, Vocational
Jim joins the Council to look after Club activities, he will organise our guest speakers and generally look after the social calendar of events. He has experience in computing and so has also ‘volunteered’ to take over the role of Webmaster’ for website.
Sarah Day, Foundation
Sarah is tasked once again with looking after our Club’s involvement in, and support of, the major initiatives set by Rotary International notably the ‘End Polio Now’ campaign but she also does great work looking after the content of our website and Facebook pages
David Bateman, International
David is a very experienced Rotarian although a new member to our Club and joins the council to look after international affairs especially the organisation of exchange visits with our partner club from Gelsenkirchen in Germany.
Gill Singfield, Youth and Schools Liaison
Gill is a former head teacher and so is ideally placed to work with the local education authority and schools to identify and help vulnerable youngsters in our area. She will also look after our involvement with the ‘Young Writers’ and other national Rotary competitions