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.
Do you have time to spare? Do you want to use your skills and talents for the good of others? You would be very welcome to join us at one of our weekly lunches and learn more.
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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.
Cotswolds walking holiday
In June 2018 a party of 26 members and their partners spent 5 days on a walking trip, based in Bourton on the Water in Gloucestershire. The trip was organized by Rotarian Bill Fairhall and the venue was Harrington House, a handsome old property, comfortably modernized for the guests.
The weather was perfect (yet again) and the lovely old Cotswold villages looked their best at this time of year.
Handover - 2018
Thursday 28th June ... Presidential handover day at Rotary Beckenham.
Outgoing President Peter gave a valedictory speech highlighting some of the club's achievements during his presidential year. His immediate predecessor, past President Charles, replied on behalf of members with a speech of thanks.
Pictured above, from the right is immediate past President Peter White, our new President for 2018/19 Tony Power, our President Elect for 2019/20 Dinah Scudder and our President Nominee for 2020/21 Mike Martineau.
We wish our new President and our future Presidents, every success in the coming year.