President David welcomed District Governor Ray Dixon, Assistant Governor Jarle Tatt, the Presidents of the Rotary Clubs of Broadstairs, Isle of Thanet Sunrise, Margate, Ramsgate and Thanet, Members of Inner Wheel and their District Chairman Hazel Hedges, Rotarians and Friends of Rotary to the annual formal Dinner at St. Augustine's, Westgate-on-Sea.
Guests enjoyed an excellent lunch during which guests were enthralled by magic tricks performed at the tables. After the meal we were entertained by the local choir "Blend" who sang a programme of "easy-listening singles" from the 70's and 80's.
President David gave his annual address, illustrating the fun, fellowship and fundraising which the Rotary Club of Westgate & Birchington has enjoyed this year. He raised a glass to his honoured guests and the President of the Rotary Club of Margate, Stephen Askew, responded.
President-Elect James Croall proposed a toast to the Guests and Inner Wheel and District Governor Ray Dixon responded.
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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 fundraisingmore
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 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