A welcome message from our President
Our Rotary motto is “Service above self”. This website and our social media sites, are full of news of our charitable and social activities.
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Local Childrens Charities
A sunny Saturday in June and Rotary Beckenham had their own stall at the Shortlands Station Fun Day. We were there to spread the word and we told 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. This includes filling and distributing the poppy trays, together with money boxes, to our supporters, then retrieving them after 11th November, and counting and banking the contributions. Last year we collected over £30,000 from the generous people of Beckenham.
Rotary Beckenham organized the Swimalong involving many local community organisations.
Enthusiastic swimmers raised over £1,800 for the charity Fighting Poverty in Zambia.
This charity will fund a rabbit breeding project to improve the diet and reduce the poverty in Tikondane, Eastern Province.
The aim was for the cumulative distance swum by all the participants to reach a half marathon (21,000 metres) in three hours. On the day the swimmers smashed this target, swimming 85% of a full marathon in 2½ hours.
Medecins sans frontieres
Our chosen international charity to support this year is MSF. We have supported them in the past with funds raised at our annual international quiz evenings. Members and guests enjoy the competition and a fish and chips supper and typically raise over £1,000 on the evening for this amazing charity.
South Downs walking holiday
In June 2017 a party of members and their wives and partners spent 5 days on a walking trip, based in Abingwort, West Sussex. The trip was organized by Rotarian Bill Fairhall, pictured centre with his wife, Linda. The weather was fine and the South Downs National Park looked it's best at this time of year.
Handover - 2017
Thursday 29th June ... Presidential handover day at Rotary Beckenham.
Outgoing President Charles gave a valedictory speech highlighting some of the club's achievements during his presidential year. His immediate predecessor, past President Nick, replied on behalf of members with a speech of thanks.
Our new President for 2017/18 is Peter White, our President Elect for 2018/19 is Tony Power and our President Nominee for 2019/20 is Dinah Scudder. We wish them all success in the duties they are taking on.
In the picture, from the left - Dinah, Tony, Peter and Charles.