WelcomeWelcome to the website of the Rotary Club of Folkestone.
Meet the new President!
At the end of June, outgoing President Terry Cooke-Davies passed over the reins to new President Don Bullock at the Handover meeting held at Folkestone Rugby Club. Before officially stepping down, Terry had the honour of presenting a number of awards, including Paul Harris Fellowships to members Peter Woodward Bailey, Roger Joyce and Andrew Beggs, pictured from left to right below:
He also awarded a PHF Sapphire Pin to Past President John Barber and to David Jarvis, Inaugural President of Folkestone Channel Rotary Club, for their exceptional "service above self":
8th Folkestone Rotary Half Marathon
The final amount raised by last September's 8th Half Marathon organised by Ray Johnson has now been finalised at £38,297 which means that, since it began in 2006 the annual event has generated over £246,000 for charity. The main recipient of the 2013 proceeds was Folkestone & District Mind, who received over £3,000 - many runners donated towards their own chosen good cause. Ray expressed his thanks to members of the Folkestone, Hythe and Folkestone Channel Rotary Clubs, Folkestone Running Club, Folkestone Interact, other running clubs and members of the local community. He added that he would like to thank the race sponsors, in particular Independent Insurance Services and The Roger De Haan Charitable Trust, but most importantly the runners whose participation made the event so successful.
Preparations for the 2014 race (to be held on September 28th) are well in hand and more details and an entry form is available on this website and at www.runnersworld.co.uk/events
The links on the left show just some of the charitable activities of the club - but there is also a strong "fellowship" element too! For the new year (the Rotary year runs from July to June), our evening meetings will be guest days when prospective members and their partners can come along to see what we do. Information about the Rotary International movement is available from the About Rotary link above and if you are interested in finding out more please contact the Club via this e-mail link: firstname.lastname@example.org.