President Sonia Williams
Hon Secretary Harry Lilly 01825 841315
Membership Peter Ruck 01732 506112
Ours is a friendly club of approximately 35 members, formed in February 1924. We meet each Thursday at 12.30 at the Rose and Crown Hotel in Tonbridge. Our major fundraising events of the year are the Tonbridge Half Marathon, which we organise jointly with Tonbridge Lions Club, the Rotary Charity Golf Day which was recently held this year at the Dale Hill Golf Course in Ticehurst, and the Tonbridge Christmas Festival which we run on behalf of the local Council for the benefit of the community.
We support many local community groups and events, and raise money for local and international charities, including Shelter Box, Water Aid, Anesthaesia Worldwide, and The Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance Trust. In the past we have donated large sums to Carer's First, Compaid, Headway, Hospice in the Weald, The Scott Project, and many other lesser known but essential local charities.The President's main charities for the Rotary year 2018-2019 are Pepenbury and Slideaway, but we will continue our support for traditional beneficieries such as the Royal British Legion, the Tonbridge Child Contact Centre and many others.
Our Community and Vocational Service projects include the Kids Out Theme Park adventure, Senior Citizens' theatre visits, Country drive & tea, mock interviews at local schools and career mentoring in conjunction with Tonbridge Job centre.
Meetings and events happening soon
Thursday 24th January 18.30
"Medicine in Victorian Tonbridge"
A talk by invited speaker - Dr John Ford
Thursday 31st January 19.00
5th Thursday evening with spouses
Held at a local restaurant
Thursday 7th February 12.30
February Business Meeting
Catch up with Club events and business
Thursday 14th February 12.30
A talk and discussion with Bob Hamblyn of Eastbourne Rotary Club
Saturday 16th February 19.00
Annual Charity Quiz night
For benefit of International Charities
Thursday 21st February 12.30
Cheque presentations & DG Visit
Presentations to Pepenbury and Aspens
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Meetings & Venue
Where and when:
(4th Thursday each month - evening meeting - 18:30 for 19:00 5th Thursday each month - evening meeting with wives/partners - 18:30 for 19:00)
Rose and Crown Hotel
125 High Street
TN9 3DD 01732 357966