The Sergeant-at-Arms is responsible for ensuring that behaviour at Rotary Meetings is appropriate.
Happily, this is rarely the case and the Sergeant-at-Arms has many opportunities each week to fine members for their misconduct raising large sums of money for our nominated charities.
Fortunately, this whole process is carried out in an extremely light-hearted way and members look forward to the spectacle of ritual humiliation (often driven along by cruel informants who are only too glad snitch on their fellows!).
At the end of the year, when the collecting tin is overflowing, a sweepstake is held to guess the amount of money which has been extracted in fines, the winner gaining a bottle of champange and the tin gaining a large additional sum.
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A "Sing For Your Life" "MUSIC BOX" has been handed over to East Kent Independent Dementia Support (EKIDS). From left: Adrian Bawtree, Tessa Read, Roger Newman MBE, Chris Hedges, Derek Brown & Richard Parkinmore
The International Committee is responsible for coordinating the Contact Club arrangements with the Rotary Club of Poitiers Futuroscope and the Rotary Club of Darmstadt Kranichstein. The Committee also seeks to support overseas charities with fundraisingmore
The Inner Wheel Club of Westgate & Birchington is a close member of our Rotary family. Its members are predominently relations of Rotarians but membership is open to any lady who is sponsored by an exisiting member.more
Following the successful bid for a District Grant, a Sensory Garden, adjacent to the Hearing Impaired Unit at Hartsdown Academy, was constructed by Rotarians. The "Oasis" was formally opened by Past President Chris Hedges on Friday 27th Septembermore
A large gathering of Rotarians and guests enjoyed the annual Christmas Dinner which was made more special by the induction of Christine Laming and the award of the Moulsdale Trophy to Eddie Doodymore