Completed meetings and events 2020-2021

Wed 16th June 2021 A Talk by David King Editor of the Rotary Magazine

David 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 Grinstead

Julian 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 recollections

Members will give a talk on anecdotes from their working lives

Wed 26th May 2021 Tonight is our Club Assembly and Business Meeting

Tonight 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 Diment

Tonight'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 Haynes

An 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 Foundation

A 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 Hospital

A Talk on the work at Queen Victoria Hospital by John Harold a member of the council of governors
  Photograph attributed to the following:By Emoscopes - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1978309

Wed 7th April 2021 A talk on the UK Coastal Weather Stations by Geoff Saunders

Geoff 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 Guide

Virtual Tour of Rome – with Stuart Harvey, professional Tour Guide read more...

Wed 17th March 2021 This evening is a Business meeting

Sorry! This is a members only meeting read more...

Wed 10th March 2021 “Is Britain prepared for modern conflict?” Speaker Steve Bird

A 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?
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Amna showing her marked finger after receiving the life-saving polio vaccine in Karachi, Pakistan – one of the two remaining endemic countries.© WHO/EMRO

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 only

Business Meeting this evening - Sorry members only

Wed 17th February 2021 The Mayflower Voyage to America, talk by Rtn George English

2020 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 Craddock

Quiz – 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 evening

Sorry! It's a business meeting this evening

Wed 13th January 2021 A Presentation by Shelterbox

A 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 meeting

It'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 evening

It's nearly Christmas, we're celebrating - There is no meeting this evening read more...

Wed 16th December 2020 Wine Tasting Evening with Alan Collinge

Wine Tasting Evening with Alan Collinge

Wed 9th December 2020 Meridian Zoom Christmas Quiz Night with Mike Richman and Lucia Frazao

Everybody is welcome to the FIRST Meridian Christmas Quiz on Zoom presented by Lucia and Mike Wednesday 9th December at 7-30pm
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Wed 2nd December 2020 Speaker Clive Kessell will give a talk on the HS2 project

Speaker Clive Kessell will give a talk on the HS2 project

Wed 25th November 2020 Business meeting - Sorry! members only this evening

Business meeting - Sorry! this is a members only meeting

Wed 18th November 2020 “Masters of Mirth“ - History of the Music Hall talk by Mike Storr

Rotarian 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 Craddock

Rotarian 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 Harding

The return of the popular Bingo evening conducted by Rotarian Keith Harding

Wed 28th October 2020 Business meeting - Sorry! members only this evening

Tonight's Business meeting is a members only meeting. Sorry!

Wed 21st October 2020 District Governor Nick Drake's virtual visit

District 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 Quiz

Barry Bynes Popular music quiz returns to challenge and entertain members

Wed 30th September 2020 Business meeting - Sorry! members only this evening

Business meeting

Wed 23rd September 2020 Partners/Guests evening – joint Zoom meeting with Titsey Rotary Club

Partners/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 Smith

Beryl 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 evening

Business meeting - Sorry! members only this evening

Wed 19th August 2020 International committee talk – updates on ShelterBox and End Polio

International 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.
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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 Talk

Partners/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 evening

Business Meeting - Sorry! members only this evening

Wed 15th July 2020 Speaker - Kevin Mack, Rotary Compliance Officer

Kevin 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 team

The 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.

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