Welcome to the website of the Rotary Club of Chestfield
Welcome to Our Club!
Thanks for taking the time to look us up on our website. Hopefully you'll find a few things on the site that will "tempt you" to want to know more about us and for further information, please drop me a note directly: email@example.com and I'll get back to you, usually quite quickly.
Our club is quite new, founded in 2004. It is a very upbeat and positive place and is dual gender. Our members come from a wide variety of professions and we use this knowledge to good effect for our club.
As president I am looking forward to an exciting year with many things planned to happen and hopefully to be involved with things that we don't yet know about. My first aim is to build on the fellowship that has been generated last year and to ensure that all meetings are lively and there is a good flow of information.
More to follow--but check out our Latest News section for updates!
Yours in Rotary
Peter Norfolk, President 2012/13
Please Join Us at One of Our Meetings
We meet every Thursday morning for breakfast (7.15 for 7.30am) at Chestfield Golf Club (see details on the right hand column). Please be sure to check out our latest news below as well as our extensive photo galleries.
Did You Know?
Chestfield is a village close to the north Kent coast and is close to Whitstable.
Chestfield Golf Club is reputed to have the oldest golf clubhouse in the world - not only does the Clubhouse date back to before the dawn of the 15th Century, but it is believed to be the oldest building in the world in use as a Golf Clubhouse. It was originally part of the Chestfield Manor, which was recorded in the Domesday Book.
Rotary Club Chestfield is twinned with the Rotary Club Apeldoorn 't Loo in The Netherlands ; we enjoy mutual fellowship and visits as well as work together on international charity projects.
We are linked with the Chestfield Parish Council, with whom we work on joint projects.
We have just established with the co-operation of Kent College an Rotary Interactor Club at Kent College for their students to join and provide an avenue for service to the community at home and abroad by raising funds for various Charity projects. Formed in February 2012 they already have over 20 members from a wide range of backgrounds putting their enthusiasm to good use. One event they are supporting is the eradication of Polio, a project Rotary has championed and funded relentlessly world wide, in Rotary Week commencing 23rd February 2012.
We had a very successful Valentine Ball on 16th February 2013 in aid Canterbury MS in support of their new building project raising over £500. A big THANK YOU to everyone who came and supported the event.
Walk for Water - 2013
Following on from our Walk for Water success in 2011&12, W4W 2013 was held on the 22nd March 2013. We involved as many local schools as possible in raising awareness within the local community and raising funds to support the projects in Malawi and Indonesia.
Over 450 children walked on the day at the University or at their schools, a great result.
We hope to raise over £2000-00, which will be a fantastic result and will be doubled due to matching grants available in Holland.
Sister Rotary Clubs in Holland are also raising funds for the Malawi and Indonesian based project these funds are going to this year.
We will post links to the 2013 projects shortly, but 2011 & 2012 project links are below.
Akvo latest update on Walk 4 Water 2012 http://www.walkingforwater.eu/?p=1365
Walking for Water 2011 - Was a great Success! Over €40,000 raised in total for the project in Tanzania! http://www.akvo.org/rsr/project/268/ is link to see update on project.
Why not join us for Walk 4 Water 2014 on 21st March 2014 for details contact Jane Wharfe on firstname.lastname@example.org