Completed meetings and events 2020-2021
Wed 16th June 2021 A Talk by David King Editor of the Rotary MagazineDavid King will give a talk on the production of the Rotary magazine and how it can be used to promote Rotary with the local community.
Wed 9th June 2021 A talk by Julian Grant Headteacher from Sackville School East GrinsteadJulian Grant and Steve Bush will give an update on how Sackville school how they continued teaching during the Coronavirus Pandemic
Wed 2nd June 2021 Anecdotes from a Working Life - Members recollectionsMembers will give a talk on anecdotes from their working lives
Wed 26th May 2021 Tonight is our Club Assembly and Business MeetingTonight is our Club Assembly and Business Meeting
Wed 19th May 2021 Talk - Rotary Action Group Against Slavery – Rtn Simon John (RAGAS Secretary)Talk - Rotary Action Group Against Slavery – Rotarian Simon John Rotary Action Group Against Slavery.
Wed 12th May 2021 Speaker - Rotarian Judith DimentTonight's Speaker is Rotarian Judith Diment.
Ruth is the Rotary Representative to the UN and to the Commonwealth of Nations read more...
Wed 5th May 2021 An Illustrated talk on Bonsai by Michael HaynesAn Illustrated talk on Bonsai by Michael Haynes and an illustrated talk by John Ellis on the rare blooming 'Queen of the Night' EpIphytic cactus
Wed 28th April 2021 Meridian Rotary A.G.M.Annual General Meeting and sadly is for members only
Wed 21st April 2021 A Talk on the Rotary FoundationA Talk on the Rotary Foundation by Rotary Foundation Team Leader Rotarian Ron Daniels
Wed 14th April 2021 A Talk on the work at Queen Victoria HospitalA Talk on the work at Queen Victoria Hospital by John Harold a member of the council of governors
Wed 7th April 2021 A talk on the UK Coastal Weather Stations by Geoff SaundersGeoff is a sailor and he has visited the Coastal Stations mentioned in the Shipping Forecast, and his talk describes his journeys to these remote places and some of the fascinating connections wrapped up with these stations. read more...
Wed 17th March 2021 Virtual Tour of Rome – with Stuart Harvey, professional Tour GuideVirtual Tour of Rome – with Stuart Harvey, professional Tour Guide read more...
Wed 17th March 2021 This evening is a Business meetingSorry! This is a members only meeting read more...
Wed 10th March 2021 “Is Britain prepared for modern conflict?” Speaker Steve BirdA look at the different aspects of global and domestic conflict and British policy and resources for dealing with them. Are we still a major power punching above our weight in the world or a hollow structure about to collapse like a pack of cards?
Wed 3rd March 2021 Speaker - Rtn Reg Ling (Rotary Foundation End Polio Now)Update on the End Polio Now campaign. Is the global eradication programme still on track? How has the Covid pandemic affected progress? These and many more questions will be answered. read more...
Wed 24th February 2021 Business Meeting this evening - Sorry members onlyBusiness Meeting this evening - Sorry members only
Wed 17th February 2021 The Mayflower Voyage to America, talk by Rtn George English2020 was the 400th Anniversary of the voyage. George’s ancestor, Richard Warren, was a passenger on the ship read more...
Wed 10th February 2021 Quiz – Light Classical Music, hosted by Martin CraddockQuiz – Light Classical Music, hosted by Martin Craddock
Wed 3rd February 2021 Charles Dickens, talk by Simon Waterfield“Meet” Mr Dickens. and hear about his life:- his family, childhood in Kent, experiences of school and of factory work aged 12, and his family’s stay in the Marshalsea Prison. Find out how he got inspiration for his stories and characters.
Wed 27th January 2021 Sorry! It's a business meeting this eveningSorry! It's a business meeting this evening
Wed 13th January 2021 A Presentation by ShelterboxA Presentation by Shelterbox the Global Charity
Wed 6th January 2021 "True to False? - You Decide"True to False? - You Decide. A quiz Evening with Roger Lewis
Wed 30th December 2020 It's nearly New year's Eve - and we have an informal Zoom meetingIt's nearly New year's Eve - and we have an informal Zoom meeting this evening
Wed 23rd December 2020 It's nearly Christmas - No meeting this eveningIt's nearly Christmas, we're celebrating - There is no meeting this evening read more...
Wed 16th December 2020 Wine Tasting Evening with Alan CollingeWine Tasting Evening with Alan Collinge
Wed 9th December 2020 Meridian Zoom Christmas Quiz Night with Mike Richman and Lucia FrazaoEverybody is welcome to the FIRST Meridian Christmas Quiz on Zoom presented by Lucia and Mike Wednesday 9th December at 7-30pm
Wed 2nd December 2020 Speaker Clive Kessell will give a talk on the HS2 projectSpeaker Clive Kessell will give a talk on the HS2 project
Wed 25th November 2020 Business meeting - Sorry! members only this eveningBusiness meeting - Sorry! this is a members only meeting
Wed 18th November 2020 “Masters of Mirth“ - History of the Music Hall talk by Mike StorrRotarian Mike Storr will give a talk on the History of the Music Hall
Wed 11th November 2020 “Vocational Service – the Heart of Rotary” talk by Martin CraddockRotarian Martin Craddock will give a talk on the importance of the Vocational element of the Community and Vocational team
Wed 4th November 2020 A Bingo evening with with Keith HardingThe return of the popular Bingo evening conducted by Rotarian Keith Harding
Wed 28th October 2020 Business meeting - Sorry! members only this eveningTonight's Business meeting is a members only meeting. Sorry!
Wed 21st October 2020 District Governor Nick Drake's virtual visitDistrict Governor Nick Drake will make virtual visit to the meeting
Wed 14th October 2020 “An Antarctic Holiday and memories of Shackleton the Explorer”Rotarian Michael Haynes will give this talk about his Antarctic Holiday and memories of Shackleton the Explorer”
Wed 7th October 2020 Barry Byrne's Music QuizBarry Bynes Popular music quiz returns to challenge and entertain members
Wed 30th September 2020 Business meeting - Sorry! members only this eveningBusiness meeting
Wed 23rd September 2020 Partners/Guests evening – joint Zoom meeting with Titsey Rotary ClubPartners/Guests evening – joint Zoom meeting with Titsey Rotary -Talk -“From Goodwood to Grand Prix via Le Mans, and a whole lot more!”
Wed 16th September 2020 Speaker - Beryl SmithBeryl will give a talk on the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance service. read more...
Wed 9th September 2020 “Violette Szabo GC” Illustrated talk by Jeremy Prescott“Violette Szabo GC” Illustrated talk by Jeremy Prescott -
The inspirational story of the bravery of a Special Operations Executive (SOE) in WW2, her motivation, training, 2 missions into France, capture by the Germans. read more...
Wed 2nd September 2020 “Who Needs Time?” Illustrated talk by Rtn P. Stammers“Who Needs Time?” Illustrated talk by Rtn P. Stammers -
We make it, we waste it, we spare it, we lose it ….but what is it? Does it really exist? A Brief History of Time (including where it came from).
Wed 26th August 2020 Business meeting - Sorry! members only this eveningBusiness meeting - Sorry! members only this evening
Wed 19th August 2020 International committee talk – updates on ShelterBox and End PolioInternational committee talk – updates on ShelterBox and End Polio
Wed 12th August 2020 “Shopping Through the Ages in England” – illustrated talk by Gilly Halcrow“Shopping Through the Ages in England” – illustrated talk by Gilly Halcrow. From the medieval guilds, pedlars and markets to Victorian shops, mail order and the first supermarkets.
Wed 5th August 2020 “Can You Spot It? – local neighbourhood trail organised by Des Baxter(clue sheets will be sent to members on evening of 4th, answers given during Zoom meeting on 5th)
Wed 29th July 2020 Speaker - Peter Stammers Zoom TalkPartners/Guests evening – a Zoom talk on “Those Magnificent Ladies in their Flying Machines” on 29th July
Wed 22nd July 2020 Business Meeting - Sorry! members only this eveningBusiness Meeting - Sorry! members only this evening
Wed 15th July 2020 Speaker - Kevin Mack, Rotary Compliance OfficerKevin Mack, District 1145 Compliance Officer will give a talk on “Safeguarding”
Wed 8th July 2020 Design a plate competition - A talk by our Youth Opportunities teamThe Youth Opportunities Team will give a talk about the "Design a Plate" competition
Wed 1st July 2020 Presidents Handover Meeting and" Update on the Charity Bloomin'Arts during these unprecedented times "Title of the presentation " Update on the Charity Bloomin'Arts during these unprecedented times ".
General Manager of Bloomin'Arts Hayley Bull and Treasurer and Trustee Frances Ludman will be the two speakers.