Are you aware what Rotary Members do?
Do you know
a) how they support your local community?
b) how they help with International Disasters?
c) there are educational programmes that support young people?
If you cannot answer yes to the above questions then why not come
along to the Olive Bowl at 7.00pm on Wednesday 20th May
and find the answers. To find out more details use the contact link at the bottom of the page.
To acccess the latest Club News follow this link. Club News
Rotary Ride for Prostate Cancer
On Father’s Day, 21st June 2015 as part of a national cycling event, Rotary clubs throughout Great Britain and Ireland will be raising awareness of and money for National Prostate Cancer Charities. Cycling from coast to coast around the British Isles, every mile covered will be registered and the total money raised will be publicised.
As part of this Gillingham Rotary supported by Gillingham and District Wheelers are organising two rides, a Family Fun Ride 4.1 miles and for the more enthusiastic rider a 25 mile route.
Entry fees: Family Fun Ride £10 per family (4) or £5 for an individual and for the 25 mile ride £10 per person. Sponsorship is encouraged but is not mandatory.
For more information and an entry form please contact Roland on 07580 023176 or Peter on 07812 149938 or you can send an email using the contact link at the bottom of the page.
On Friday 6th March Gillingham Rotary in conjunction with George at ASDA are holding a Fashion Show. The event will be held at the Olive Bowl starting prompt at 7.30, so get there early to secure a front row seat. The tickets are priced at �5.00, to include nibbles, Young persons under the age of 14 are free. The evening will be in aid of the charity Tickled Pink and Rotary Charities. There will be a Bar and Raffle.Tickets are available from Winning Smiles, Paws, Claws and Jaws and Gillingham ASDA.
Rotary Club Sponsored Walk 21st September 2014
Gillingham Rotary organised a 4k and 7k sponsored walk on Sunday 21st September. The walk started and finished at the Town Meadow. Walkers were given a choice of the following local charities to sponsor. Gillingham Scout Group, Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance and the Gillingham Recreation Ground were the main charities to benefit from this years event. The organisers were a little disappointed with the number of entries but in the end 23 people entered.
The three charities benefitted from a total of over �1300 and will also receive the proceeds from Gift Aided donations. This total is an excellent sum of money raised and the Rotary Club wish to thank all who contributed towards a excellent mornings event.
In the photograph are some of the walkers, both two and four legged, the helpers and Rotarians.
ANNUAL CARNIVAL and DUCK RACE. 4TH October 2014
Once again members of the Rotary Club staged the annual duck race at the Gillingham Town Bridge. Despite the poor weather, it rained most of the morning, 21 races were held. This is well down on previous years and is probably due to the poor weather keeping people indoors. The proceeds were divided between the Hot Rock Carnival Club, Gillingham Carnival Committee and The Rotary Club Charities. All receiving just over �100 each.
The photograph shows members selling ducks at the Town Bridge.
.Wheels of Success - Charity Challenge
Two Cycling Rotarians raised just over �2500 for Diabetes UK & Rotary Charities
On Sunday 13th October 2013, Peter Cook and Roland Martin started a Charity
Tandem Bike Ride around part of Dorset. Over a 4 day period they raised funds for Diabetic UK and for local Gillingham charities. The money raised has been split 50-50 split for these charities.
A further charity tandum cycle ride is currently being organised, when and where has not been decided.
ABOUT GILLINGHAM ROTARY
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We meet on Wednesdays at 19.30(Apologies and Guests. Notify Peter Dethick by 5.00pm on Monday before the meeting 01747 863498.) The Olive Bowl, Gillingham Events Centre, 23 Brickfields Bus Pk, New Rd Gillingham, Dorset. SP8 4PX tel: 01747 822775
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