WelcomeWelcome to the website of the Rotary Club of Folkestone.
Santa is on his way!
Members of the Club have been busy helping Santa in his preparations for Christmas: on Saturday November 29th, the Club's Christmas sleigh, which goes around the streets of the town in the evenings in the run-up to Christmas collecting money for those in need, led the Folkestone Town Parade from the Leas Cliff Hall to the shopping precinct. Santa and his elves then collected donations before Santa helped the Town Mayor to switch on the Christmas lights.
Later, President Don Bullock handed over a sizeable cheque to the United Response Team to fund their Christmas Day opening for those feeling isolated or lonely.
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":
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.