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Who are Rotarians and what do they do?

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We are men and women of all ages, sharing their time, energy and skills to help charities and good causes in the communities in which they live. Our club enjoys excellent fellowship, participates in a wide variety of fund-raising projects, supports civic and community events, and holds many interesting and fun social activities.

We normally  meet on Tuesday evenings at 6:00pm,  at St Augustine's, Westgate-on-Sea

During lockdown we met each week on Zoom but now we've resumed normal meetings.

Give Dave Alker a call on 01843 845783 to arrange to join us.

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MAJOR DONATION TO THE VIKING DAY UNIT

The Rotary Club of Westgate & Birchington is strongly committed to community service and fund-raising for local causes and even though Covid lockdowns have curtailed our activities we have still managed to raise a substantial amount of money. Santa and his sleigh managed to tour the streets of Westgate and Birchington each Christmas and the door-to-door collections were very successful. The Rotary President and his wife completed an 88 mile sponsored walk and, together with our sister club, the Inner Wheel, organised a hugely successful Race Night.
Recently, we were delighted to welcome the Nurse Manager of the Viking Chemotherapy Day Unit at QEQM, Carrie Merry and her Deputy, Joanna Watunga to a Rotary meeting and, after Carrie had explained to members and guests the range of treatments her department administers, Rotary President Chris Hedges was delighted to present a cheque for £2500. Carrie has quite a long wish-list of items which will enhance the experience of her patients and we look forward to hearing what has been purchased.

Our Rotary Club has a long association with the Viking Day Unit since it moved into its purpose-built unit in 2007 and much of the initial funding for the new facility came from Rotary’s 70’s Extravaganza held in Quex Park in 2008 (the poster for this event is still on display in the waiting room, remembering performances by Suzi Quatro, T Rex and the Glitter Band all hosted by Dermot O’Leary and Kaddy Lee-Preston)

We are delighted to be able to continue to support their outstanding work.

PROBABLY OUR YOUNGEST EVER SPEAKER!

Members and guests were delighted to hear 10 year old James Howard give a talk about the 1st Garlinge Cubs, his role as "Sixer" and his challenge to enable him to get his Silver Award. With the guidance of his Mum and Grandad, James baked over 100 cakes and biscuits which were brought to the Rotary Meeting in boxes of six and members and guests gave him donations in return for the delicious comestibles. All the funds raised will be given to the Demelza Children's Hospices and, at the last count, James had amassed over £200 and the cash is still flowing in.

President Chris thanked James for bringing greetings from his Cub Pack and for sharing his challenge with the Rotary Club and presented James with a Club Banner as a memento of his visit.

ROTARY & INNER WHEEL RACE NIGHT

Westgate Community Centre was packed with punters who enjoyed an exciting programme of eight "horse races" as the wooden hobby horses, ably assisted by Rory and Emilia, raced up the track. Everyone enjoyed a delicious, and hot, dinner of fish and chips or chicken and chips supplied by "The Fish Inn" Westgate.
The intention was to raise as much money as possible for Rotary and Inner Wheel charities and it looks like we raised the best part of £1000 which will form part of our donation to the Viking Day Unit at QEQM hospital and to the charity Hope For Tomorrow.
Huge thanks to Hazel and Kath for a tremendous effort beforehand preparing the event and enormous thanks to all the businesses and individuals who sponsored races and horses.


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CONTACT CLUB REUNION 2022

Thu, May 26th 2022 4:00 pm - 10:00 am Sun, May 29th 2022

CONTACT CLUB REUNION 2022

The Contact Club Reunion will be hosted by the Rotary Club of Darmstadt, Kranichstein with guests from the Rotary Clubs of Poitiers, Futuroscope and Westgate & Birchington

Visit to the RAF Museum at Manston

Tue, May 31st 2022 6:00 pm

Visit to the RAF Museum at Manston

Come and be fascinated by the exhibits and dine in the NAAFI

Tue, May 31st 2022 6:00 pm

No meeting at St Augustine's

Members & Guests are invited to visit the RAF Museum at Manston

Tue, Jun 7th 2022 6:00 pm

Club Meeting

Grace, Objects & Raffle: Chris Hedges

Tue, Jun 14th 2022 6:00 pm

Club AGM

Grace, Objects & Raffle: Bob Hinge

Tue, Jun 21st 2022 6:00 pm

Club Assembly

Grace, Objects & Raffle: Mike O'Toole

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Tuesdays at 18:00 for Dinner at 18:30

(DRESS CODE: Gentlemen~Jacket & (optional) tie; Ladies~Smart casual. ) St. Augustine's
125 Canterbury Road
Westgate-on-Sea
Kent
CT8 8NL  01843 830150

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