July 2023 Haslemere Herald Artical

Ken Griffiths becomes presedent 2023/2024
Ken Griffiths Well known for his 20 years community service known locally as community Ken takes over the helm at Haslemere Rotary Club.
Ken said Rotary Haslemere has achieved a great deal historically and is a flourishing club with some 27 members.
His plan for the future is to continue his sterling community work, raise money for local charities. Talk to Me, The Hunter Dentre, and international relief.
Talk to Me, is a counselling service that is operational from Haslewey Community Centre,The 'Hunter Centre@ is a Day Centre supporting people suffering with dementia.Rotary International relief is whereby help can be given in relation to natural disasters and warfare etc.
Ken wants to encourage volunteerd to support our vibrant club and help achieve more succession in his year as President



July 22  Press Report

Phenomenal £35,000 raised by Haslemere Rotary Club for 21/22. Amongst the best result for many years.

Picture of Rotary President Paul Mills passing a cheque to Haslewey Manager Magdalena Psonka with Helen Talbot Haslewey Cafe / Customer support. Cheque totalled £5,000 for the year.

This was a contribution to the work of ‘Talk to Me’ a Counselling Service at that operates from Haslewey.

Rotary President said Counselling was a service that he had found invaluable in the past and he wants others that need help to be able avail themselves of such assistance.

Cheques presented to other organisations.

£5000 to Guildford Hospital Cancer Support Charity at the fountain centre. This Charity does so much to help those who suffer from Cancer. President Paul has observed the work carried out and is impressed at the way they deliver their services.

£12,000 to the Ukraine Appeal with the money going to various front line charities which are able to render urgent assistance to those suffering. President Paul said the generosity of Haslemere people towards the Ukrainian people has been immense.

£1000 to Rotary International that supports world wide disaster relief efforts through Rotarians globally.

£25,000 was raised, the value of supplying 250 renovated and new laptops to local school children over two years 20/21 & 21/22. Recalling how the Covid Pandemic affected school children working from home. President Paul said he was struck by the need for children to have their own computers in order that they could learn from home. Parents were suffering loss of jobs, working from home needing to use the family computer and school children were facing the problem of no access to computers.

In partnership with Disking Computers the public donated old lap tops that were renovated and given to children in addition grants were sought from local charities to buy new chrome books.

Rotary community work has recently involved helping with the Haslemere jubilee  procession along with the Fringe festival On Lion Green Haslemere. Hugely successful events.





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