President Sonia Williams
Hon Secretary Harry Lilly 01825 841315
Membership Peter Ruck 01732 506112
Ours is a friendly club of approximately 32 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 20th September 12.30
A talk by an invited speaker - David Hatcher - about one of our favourite charities
Thursday 27th September 18.30
Our four local students report on their visit to Gelsenkirchen in August
Thursday 4th October 12.30
October Business Meeting
Committee Chairmen report on their activities
Sunday 7th October 09.30
Tonbridge Half Marathon
Annual event organised by Tonbridge Half Marathon (CIO)
with assistance from Rotary Club of Tonbridge and Tonbridge Lions Club
Thursday 11th October 12.30
Charity Frugal Lunch
6-monthly frugal lunch meeting in aid of famine and water charities
Held at the Oast Theatre Tonbridge. Bread cheese and soup!
Thursday 18th October 12.30
"From MP to Deputy Lieutenant - Personal experience of Public Service"
A talk by an invited speaker - Jacques Arnold
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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