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The RNLI are the chosen charity to benefit from Swimalong 2019, to be held at the West Wickham Leisure Centre in September.
Shortlands Fun Day
A sunny Saturday in July and Rotary Beckenham had their own stall at the Shortlands Station Fun Day. We were there to spread the word and to tell visitors about Rotary in general and about our club's work and fund raising for childrens charities.
British Legion Poppy Appeal
Each year we organise the collection in Beckenham. We fill the trays with poppies and distribute them with the money boxes to our supporters. After Remembrance Sunday we retrieve everything and then count and bank the donations. Last year we collected over £37,000 from the generous residents of Beckenham.
Medecins sans frontieres
We continue to support MSF with funds raised at our annual international quiz evenings. Members and guests enjoy the competition and a fish and chips supper and we usually raise well over £1,000 on the evening for international charities. Past President Tony and Rev. Bill Bowman handed over a cheque to MSF representative Amy, at a recent club lunch.
Isle of Wight walking holiday
June 2019 ... a party of 22 members and their partners spent 5 days on a walking trip, based in Freshwater Bay on the Isle of Wight. The trip was organized by Rotarian Bill Fairhall and the venue was Freshwater Bay House, a handsome old property, comfortably modernized for the guests.The weather was near perfect and the island looked at it's best at this time of year.
Handover - 2019
Thursday 27th June ... Presidents handover day at Rotary Beckenham.
Outgoing President Tony gave his valedictory speech highlighting some of the club's many achievements during his presidential year. His immediate predecessor, past President Peter replied on behalf of members with a speech of thanks.
Pictured above, from the left is immediate past President Tony Power, our new President for 2019/20 Dinah Scudder and our President Elect for 2020/21, Michelle Odell.
After the handover, President Dinah closed the meeting.
We wish our new President and our future Presidents, every success in the coming year.