Toasting Rotary Clubs

Toasting Rotary clubs from around the world!


At our regular meetings we toast the members of a Rotary club in another part of the world. The toast reminds us of the international nature of Rotary and that clubs like ours are active and doing good on every continent.

“From all of us here to all of you there. From beautiful Guernsey, a Rotarian Cheer!”

Our Toast List to the Rotary Clubs of:

Date of Toast

Replies from Clubs

 

October 2020

 

Newcastle Under Lyme

28/10/2020

The banner was presented to us by Rotarian Derek Broome (PDG – 9210) on the 31st March 2010 with the compliments of the then President Roger Garland and members.

 

November 2020

 

Brentwood

04/11/2020

Hello Simon, Thank you so much for your email and what an inspiring idea. We do have associations with other clubs around the World and their members have joined our regular weekly meetings on the odd occasion – especially now that we can only Zoom in to the meeting. It does have some silver linings. I will be informing the club at our meeting next Tuesday that I have received this email from you and will be raising the suggestion that we follow suit.  Any idea that reminds us of our history and International connections is a good one in my mind. Thanks again and kind regards, John Stephenson PHF, Secretary.

Kloof, South Africa

04/11/2020

Hi Rod, What a coincidence. Last night at our Rotary Club of Kloof meeting, we raised a glass and drank a toast to your club. I told our members about your contact with SA and having visited our club, and a bit about your club and also how well SA Virologist Nicola Brink has done. I believe she has received an award recently. So thanks for the toast. Stay well. Warm regards, Reg Courtney, President.

 

 

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Shanklin

11/11/2020

Cheers from Shanklin Rotary from Lyn Fleming, President Elect

Bradford West

25/11/2020

Many thanks for your contact and for kindly toasting us at your regular meeting. Due to COVID we have been unable to meet face to face since March but continue to meet via Zoom. I will report your communication at our regular Thursday pm meeting today. Once again many thanks. Brian Marshall, Asst. Sec.

 

December 2020

 

Ashby-De-La-Zouch

09/12/2020

Thank you very much and greetings from myself as President to all your Presidents and members. What a good idea! I'll share it with my members at our meeting on Thursday evening.

Dingwall

16/12/2020

Thank you for letting us know about your proposal to toast our club at your meeting this evening. In the midst of various difficulties currently prevailing it is warming to receive a message which illustrates the friend ship of Rotary. On behalf of our Club I wish you good fortune for the coming festive season and for 2021. Yours in Rotary, Hugh A. MacKay, President

 

January 2021

 

Bristol Breakfast

06/01/2021

Many thanks for your recent email informing us that your Club had given a toast to our Club at your meeting on 6 January. We were delighted to be able to announce this at our meeting on 13 January and we duly reciprocated! We discovered from our membership that a number of them had flown out to Guernsey to visit you and that one of our founder (I think) members had moved to the island, establishing a connection between our two Clubs. Personally, I have very fond memories of Guernsey which I have visited on a number of occasions. First, as a boy scout, my group regularly had our summer camp at a farm at Pleinmont. The story there was that the farmer had been evacuated to our home town (Accrington) during the Second World War and was kind enough to offer us the privilege of camping on his land as a ‘thank you’. We had some truly memorable holidays walking the coast paths and playing in the gun towers in the dark. So much was I enchanted by Guernsey that I subsequently went with a group of sixth form friends and then, after I married, with my wife. Guernsey holds a very special place in my memory and I hope I shall have the opportunity to visit the island again. So, as this year’s President of Bristol Breakfast, I am especially glad to be able to send best wishes to you and your club. John Whittaker, President, Bristol Breakfast Rotary Club

 

 

I was the pilot that flew a group of us to your club many years ago. The member who moved to Guernsey was Norman Dewey. I heard that he had been quite poorly and he must be elderly if he’s still alive. Also I know Nick Brown who is/was a member. Regards, Julian Telling.

Weston-super-Mare

20/01/2021

How wonderful that our fellow Rotarians in Guernsey thought of us and raised a glass! We returned the gesture with much friendship today and were delighted to do so. This is a great idea and we are going to adopt it so thank you most sincerely. Yours in Rotary, warm wishes Norma Johnston, President Weston Rotary on behalf of all members of the club.

 

February 2021

 

 

 

 

 

March 2021

 

Stockton-on-Tees

24/03/2021

Thank you so much for your email which I have now circulated to all our members. Please pass on our kind regards from our President Bill and all our members. I hope everyone and their families are well and keeping safe. Kind regards, David Earnshaw (Hon Sec - Stockton on Tees Rotary Club).

 

April 2021

 

Cheadle & District

07/04/2021

Many thanks for your message and greetings from Rotary in Cheadle & District. I must confess that I haven't been to Guernsey although some five years ago I was with a group of Rotary yachters and flyers who enjoyed a long weekend hosted by Rotarians in St Helier, Jersey. Who knows - when we  get back to be able to travel again we might make it to Guernsey? Best wishes to everyone in the Rotary Club of Guernsey. Yours in Rotary Service, Patrick Tyrrell, Secretary, Rotary Cheadle & District

Rotary Guernesiais

21/04/2021

Thank you for your kind thoughts. Apologies for the delay in responding. We will be certain to return the toast at our next meeting. What a lovely idea. Katie Court. Rotary Guernesiais.

Saddleworth

28/04/2021

Hi Simon, Thanks for your email. The email arrived just in time for our zoom meeting yesterday. Such good timing! It was a pleasure to read it out to our assembled Club at the conclusion of our meeting. Members were delighted to have received your kind and timely greetings. They have asked me to thank you sincerely for your thoughtful actions. It all makes the final toast 'Rotary and Peace the World over' all the more relevant. Thanks again. Clint Elliott. Secretary - Saddleworth Rotary Club.

 

May 2021

 

Amesbury

05/05/2021

 

Sleaford

05/05/2021

 

Bad-Ischl, Austria

12/05/2021

 

Halstead

12/05/2021

 

Combourg - Dol, France

19/05/2021

 

Bishops Waltham

19/05/2021

Thank you for your messages and for toasting  our  club. It’s a lovely idea and please pass my appreciation and regards to your club.  I will pass your regards on to my club. YIR, Mandy Tourle, BWRC President

Stockholm Farsta, Sweden

26/05/2021

 

Schwabisch Gmund, Germany

26/05/2021

 

 

June 2021

 

Gately

02/06/2021

 

St Andrews

02/06/2021

On behalf of the Rotary Club of St Andrews we are humbled to receive a toast of a "Rotary Cheer" from beautiful Guernsey. Please thank all your members for their kind greetings and toast. We give you and your members our very best wishes and hope we will see some of you in St Andrews again before long.  Your golfing members would be very welcome next June to our International Rotary Golf Fellowship Tournament as seen on our web site. We also invite any of your members to join our zoom meeting this Wednesday at 1pm when we will have a presentation by a former St Andrews student who is now a Rotarian in Pennsylvania.  Her presentation "Hop on the Bus" is promoted on Rotary International web site as well as our own.  The link for Wednesday's meeting is    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85804188096?pwd=MDBEUHFZMGcxaGpPbUp4SkU4RTJPUT09. Just join in the meeting if any of your members are free. Zoom meetings for this past year has enabled us to use 10 former students from our Rotaract Club to give presentations from India, US, Canada, Crete and Turkey. We pinched a minister of the Church of Scotland from Guernsey a few years ago.  Graeme Beebee is minister of St Leonards church where many of our Rotary members worship. As you say Rotary is all about networking locally and internationally. Again please pass on our "Cheers" to all your members. As incoming president for this coming year my slogan is 2 words -----"Have Fun". Colin Mitchell.

Farnborough

09/06/2021

Thank you so much for your email to our club informing us of you displaying our banner at one of your meetings. It is always good to hear from other clubs especially those across the seas!  What a lovely tradition to toast members of other Rotary clubs in other parts of the world. Indeed it reminds us of our international involvement. Please convey our greetings and best wishes to your members from Farnborough. Kind regards, President Katy (Harris)

Mill Hill, London

09/06/2021

 

Picton - New Zealand

16/06/2021

 

Eschwege - Germany

16/06/2021

 

Paignton

23/06/2021

Thank you so much for the greetings from Guernsey, and please pass on our greetings to your members, from what today is a wet and windy Paignton. We are unable to meet as a Rotary Club at the moment because of the current restrictions, but are hopeful for the end of July.  Our Handover will take place next Thursday 1st July when I will be taking over as President from my husband who, has carried us through the the pandemic and been in the ‘hot seat’ for two years. Fingers crossed the weather will improve as this will be happening outside on the beach……or we may end up with some very soggy Rotarians! We have a lot of plans for when we can finally meet as a Rotary Club again and I think we will adopt your ‘tradition’ and resurrect the flags we have been presented with in the past and remember those RCs with a toast at out meetings. We wish you all well in your future endeavours and who knows in the future we may all meet, as one of our ideas is for our RC to socialise by taking trips together. Kind regards, YiRF, Sue Kirkham, Rotary Paignton, President Elect.

Ashby-de-la-Zouch

23/06/2021

 

Pershore

30/06/2021

 

Holsworthy (Devon)

30/06/2021

 

 

July 2021

 

Masaka- Uganda

07/07/2021

 

Larne

07/07/2021

 

Prague International - Czech Republic

14/07/2021

Thank you so much for being linked with us - happy that we shall be able to toast to your club to on the closest occasion too - Monday July 19th at our regular club meeting with our special toast bringing to attention our two beloved drinks...being produced at a very good quality in the Czech Republic!!! See here: To all of you there from all of us here, in Moravian wine and good Czech beer, from beautiful Prague, with Rotarian cheer! Hope you shall be able to visit and have one of the drinks with members of our Rotary Club Prague International (RCPI) very soon...Have a very good summer, Helena Kovarikova, RCPI

Victoria - Seychelles

14/07/2021

 

Bradford

21/07/2021

 

The Hague Metropolitan - Netherlands

21/07/2021

Greetings to RC of Guernsey from the President and members of RC The Hague Metropolitan. Thank you remembering our Club and displaying our banner. RCTHM is an international club with 27 different nationalities represented between our 43 members. We have a long tradition of completing international projects and like you, we enjoy the international nature of Rotary. We wish RC of Guernsey every success for the future and would be delighted to welcome you to our meeting should you ever come to The Hague. Yours in Rotary, Peter (Mr. Peter Burgess, Secretary RCTHM)

Forest of Dean

28/07/2021

 

Aberdare

28/07/2021

 

 

August 2021

 

Morriston

04/08/2021

 

Bristol South

04/08/2021

 

Uckfield

11/08/2021

 

Taunton Vale

11/08/2021

Thank you and your club for toasting Taunton Vale. I will ensure that I reciprocate on Monday when we meet. Please send our best wishes to your club including Simon Milsted who I believe to be your past President ( if not apologies). I am often in Guernsey visiting my sister in law (owns Wink) and my nephew (at the Hook) both in St Peter Port. Next time I will look you up and see if you are having a meeting. Kind regards Phil Greenway. President Taunton Vale RC.

RC Rastatt - Baden-Baden - Germany

18/08/2021

 

Rossendale

18/08/2021

Greetings from Rossendale Rotary Club. Many thanks for letting past president John know about the toast you raised to us the other week. We are getting back together, after keeping going on Zoom for 15 months. Last Weds 25/08 was the second meeting, and I have been asked to return greetings to you and your president. Rossendale is now in its 87th year, a few years younger than yourselves, but by now, well established in the community. Kind Regards, David Walmsley, Secretary.

Bhavnagar - India

25/08/2021

 

Tempe South - USA (Arizona)

25/08/2021

 

 

September 2021

 

Toowoomba  City - Australia (Queensland)

01/09/2021

 

Alstonville - Australia (NSW)

01/09/2021

 

Seaford, East Sussex

08/09/2021

Many thanks for your club greetings from Guernsey. We were pleasantly surprised by the contact and though it a great idea to emulate toasting a different club each week to promote the spirit of Rotary across the globe. May we return our warmest greetings to you and your members. Health, wealth and happiness to you all in these uncertain times. Kind Regards, Mike Ogilvie, President.

Southampton Magna

08/09/2021

 

Rotherham

15/09/2021

 

St Ives

15/09/2021

 

Warszawa Wilanow, Poland

22/09/2021

 

Club of Bukoba, Uganda

22/09/2021

 

St Albans Verulamium

29/09/2021

 

Birstall Luddites

29/09/2021

 

 

October 2021

 

Umhlanga, South Africa

06/10/2021

 

Chard

06/10/2021

 

Sevenoaks

20/10/2021

 

Biel-Buttenberg, Switzerland

20/10/2021

 

Evanston Lighthouse, USA

27/10/2021

 

Tulln, Austria

27/10/2021

 

Dingolfing, Germany

03/11/2021

 

Wallingford

03/11/2021

 

Holmfirth

10/11/2021

 

Saint Brieuc, France

10/11/2021

 

Denia, Spain

17/11/2021

 

Bournemouth

17/11/2021

 

Makati

24/11/2021

 

Bridgend

24/11/2021

What a lovely idea. We have contacts with Clubs all over the world, and have had several linkups on Zoom. It’s good to know that our friends in Guernsey are thinking of us. Kind regards, Mike Lewis, Hon Sec Rotary Bridgend.

 

December 2021

 

Fareham

01/12/2021

 

Gateley, East London, South Africa

01/12/2021

 

Truro

08/12/2021

 

Basingstoke

08/12/2021

I was pleased to receive your email and to learn about your ‘tradition’ in tasting Rotary Clubs around the world. Thank you for toasting our Club here in Basingstoke. We are wondering how and who may have presented your club with our banner? But thank you. We will make a toast to Guernsey at our next meeting on Monday 21st February. Best Regards, Mark Flower, Hon. Secretary, Rotary Club of Basingstoke.

Saxmundham

15/12/2021

Greetings  and appreciation from the Rotary Club of Saxmundham & District for toasting our Club at a recent meeting. One of our former members, now at the Framlingham Club has a son and family living on the island and is a frequent visitor and I enjoyed a very pleasant lunchtime with you a few year's back when we holidayed at The Hotel De Havelet, a favoured location for our trips to Guernsey in the 80s and 90s. Unfortunately we haven't been able to return since 2019 but look forward to enjoying future breaks on Guernsey and meeting with you again. I will convey your Club's greetings when we meet this evening. Our very best wishes to all your members on your beautiful Island. Jon James, Secretary: Saxmundham & District Rotary Club.

Randburg, South Africa

15/12/2021

 

Hamilton East

22/12/2021

 

Bremervorde Zeven, Germany

22/12/2021

 

 

January 2022

 

Thetford

12/01/2022

 

Kirkcaldy

12/01/2022

Many thanks for your email .. and the toast to the health of The Rotary Club of Kirkcaldy. The Club is in good spirits but a trifle "bruised" due to Covid. However we are celebrating our Centenary year and it has been an interesting exercise in ploughing through the history of our club. None of our members has owned up to visiting your club. I think your "tradition" of toasting clubs is a great idea. Sadly we lost a couple of hundred banners that had been collected over the years, this was due to  over zealous hotel staff. Best wishes to your President and your club  members from our President Ken and the members of The Rotary Club of Kirkcaldy. Many thanks, Tony Payne,Hon. Secretary - The Rotary Club of Kirkcaldy.

Yelverton

19/01/2022

 

Quimper Corentin, France

19/01/2022

 

Stonehaven

26/01/2022

 

The Nene Valley

26/01/2022

 

 

February 2022

 

Hythe and Waterside

02/02/2022

 

Mackay Sunrise, Australia

02/02/2022

 

Wairoa, New Zealand

09/02/2022

Dear Simon, The Rotary Club of Wairoa were delighted to receive your message and to hear of your tradition to acknowledge clubs from around the world. Your message was read to our full club meeting followed by animated discussion and excitement that our club had been acknowledged from so far away. Members have asked me to thank your club for your good wishes and would like to return the same sentiment. Kindest regards, Peter Manson, President, Rotary Club of Wairoa, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.

Malta

09/02/2022

 

York

16/02/2022

 

El Centro, USA

16/02/2022

 

Hershey, USA

23/02/2022

 

Coulsdon

23/02/2022

 

 

March 2022

 

Nowra, Australia

02/03/2022

 

Jersey

02/03/2022

 

Norwich

09/03/2022

 

Kuala Lumpur DiRaja, Malaysia

09/03/2022

 

Grand Bae, Mauritius

16/03/2022

 

Nantes, Duchesse Anne, France

16/03/2022

 

Dover

23/03/2022

 

Wellington Harbour City, New Zealand

23/03/2022

 

Warrenton, USA

30/03/2022

 

West Fife

30/03/2022

 

 

April 2022

 

Poole

06/04/2022

 

Gibraltar

06/04/2022

 

Luton

20/04/2022

 

Littlehampton

20/04/2022

 

North Redondo Beach, USA

27/04/2022

 

Chiswick Brentford

27/04/2022

 

 

May 2022

 

Wheeling, USA

04/05/2022

 

Karrinyup, Australia

04/05/2022

 

Bingley

11/05/2022

 

Seymour, USA

11/05/2022

 

Christchurch, New Zealand

18/05/2022

 

Wellington North, New Zealand

18/05/2022

 

Buckingham

25/05/2022

 

Hertford

25/05/2022

 

 

June 2022

 

Lymington

01/06/2022

 

Singapore

01/06/2022

 

East Grinstead Meridian

08/06/2022

 

Whangerei, New Zealand

08/06/2022

 

Hobart, Tasmania

15/06/2022

 

Warrensburg, USA

15/06/2022

 

Cwmbran

22/06/2022

 

Browns Bay, New Zealand

22/06/2022

 

Saint Malo, France

29/06/2022

 

Crows Nest, Australia

29/06/2022

 

 

July 2022

 

Shaftesbury

06/07/2022

 

Basinstoke Deane

06/07/2022

 

Nantes Sur Loire, France

27/07/2022

 

Abergavenny

27/07/2022

 

 

August 2022

 

Kew

03/08/2022

 

Lindfield, Australia

03/08/2022

 

Chiang Mai, Thailand

10/08/2022

 

Port Alberni, Arrowsmith, Canada

10/08/2022

 

Boston, Club No. 7, USA

17/08/2022

 

Seaford

17/08/2022

 

Durham

24/08/2022

 

Redruth

24/08/2022

 

 

September 2022

 

Taupo Moana, New Zealand

07/09/2022

 

Zebulon, N. Carolina, USA

07/09/2022

 

Te Awamutu, New Zealand

14/09/2022

 

Taumarunui, New Zealand

14/09/2022

 



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