District 1120 Conference in Lille

Fri, Oct 26th 2012 at 12:00 am- Sun, Oct 28th 2012 - 12:00 am

A superb FUN, FELLOWSHIP & FOUNDATION Conference in Lille!

President-Elect Tony Orpwood & Christine; President Chris Hedges & Hazel; Assistant Governor Jan Dash; Past President John Hawkins & Margaret

After an early start to take Le Shuttle to Calais, the W&B contingent arrived in good time to have a delicious lunch in the excellent Novotel before walking the 200 yards to the Conference venue, the Grand Palais for the opening session.

 

After a warm welcome from the Mayor of Lille there were good speakers representing the Lille Chamber of Commerce and the charities

'What We Do' Main Pages:

Community Service Committee is responsible for organising fund-raising and social events, community service projects and recommending payments to external charities.

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Chris Hedges updates the website on a regular basis.

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Successful RYLA candidates,Elizabeth Irvine and Emily Robertson report on their experiences at the Arethusa Venture Centre

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Adrian Bawtree, Tessa Read, Roger Newman MBE, Chris Hedges, Derek Brown & Richard Parkin

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 Parkin

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The Rotary Clubs of Thanet are committed to providing opportunities and support for young people.

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Neville Thomas

We are very sad to report that Rotarian Neville Thomas has died.

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Mick Stokes is our Dining Steward and is charge of arranging our venues and gourmet refreshment.

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The Foundation Committee seeks to raise awareness of Rotary's own Charity, THE ROTARY FOUNDATION, and organise events to raise funds for the projects undertaken by the Rotary Foundation.

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Banner of the Rotary Club of Temecula

President Chris & Hazel Hedges visited the Rotary Club of Temecula, California

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Mike O'Toole is our Sergeant-at-Arms

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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 fundraising

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We are always delighted to welcome guests to our meetings who may be considering joining the Rotary Family. Please contact our Secretary, Dave Alker to enquire about booking in.

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ROTARIAN PAINTERS AT WORK!

Westgate and Birchington Rotary Club Funds Improvements at Christ Church Community Hall in Westgate

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Banner of the Rotary Club of Westwood Village, Los Angeles

President Chris & Hazel Hedges paid a visit to the Rotary Club of Westwood Village, Los Angeles

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Here is an archive of news and activities over the last 10 years

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Club Council normally meets on the last Monday of every month at Church House, Birchington at 7.00 pm.

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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.

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In recent years we have supported a wide range of local, national and international charities

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Ian Sharpe & Victoria Lawrence dance the Foxtrot

The "Strictly Come Rotary" Dance Competition was staged on Saturday 13th April 2013 at The Winter Gardens in aid of "Alfie's Trust"

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The winners of the Young Photographer Competition were presented with their awards by the Editor of The Isle of Thanet Gazette, Rebecca Smith

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President-Elect Tony Orpwood & Christine; President Chris Hedges & Hazel; Assistant Governor Jan Dash; Past President John Hawkins & Margaret

A superb FUN, FELLOWSHIP & FOUNDATION Conference in Lille!

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An excellent portfolio of entries was received from competitors in the 2014 Young Photographer Competition. Very well done!

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St Augustine's Chapel

A Musical Soiree was held in the Chapel at St Augustine's to raise funds for the charity "Sing For Your Life"

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The good news is YOU ARE ON OUR WEBSITE!! Please visit it regularly to find news of our latest efforts to serve our community. MEMBERS - PLEASE CHECK THE HOME PAGE EACH WEEK!!!

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To coincide with St Valentine's Day, an "Italian Masked Ball" was held in Kearns Hall.

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Memebers enjoyed a comprehensive wine tasting experience and dined in style.

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Sheila Minhinick, RIBI President John Minhinick, Hazel Hedges, President Chris Hedges, Sheila Grainger, District Governor Stewart Grainger

RIBI President John Minhinick and his wife Sheila attended a Dinner and Presentations for Rotarians in East Kent on Tuesday 4th September 2012

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The Joint Rotary Clubs of Thanet together with Kent Music presented the seventh annual Schools Prom at The Winter Gardens, Margate

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Santa's coming!! He'll be coming to a street near you in December" PLEASE GIVE GENEROUSLY TO SUPPORT OUR CHARITIES!!

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Rotarians from Darmstadt-Kranichstein, Poitiers-Futuroscope and Westgate & Birchington in Auerbach Keller, Leipzig

A party of Club Members and their partners travelled to Leipzig for the annual Contact Club Reunion with the Rotary Clubs of Darmstadt-Kranichstein and Poitiers-Futuroscope

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Chris Hedges's President's Night Dinner Dance was held on Friday 7th June 2013 at St Augustine's, Westgate-on-Sea

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The planting gets under way

Members constructed a raised garden area for the students at the Hearing-Impaired Unit with matched funding gained from a District Grant of $1000.

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President Tony prresented cheques to the Woodford Foundation and "Blood Runners"

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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 September

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The Club enjoys a number of sporting activities in conjunction with other Rotary Clubs, including Bowls and Golf competitions. The Sports Coordinator is John Hawkins.

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Rotarian Allan Harris is our Club shop manager and arranges for members to purchase Rotary regalia, clothing and jewellery.

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A filled Aquabox ready for deployment

The children at St Crispin's School, Westgate-on-Sea, filled seven Aquaboxes.

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President Chris & Hazel paid a visit to the Rotary Club of Beverly Hills.

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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 Doody

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A party of Rotarians and members of Inner Wheel attended Evensong "Celebrating Rotary" in Rochester Cathedral on Sunday 17th February 2013

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