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Folkestone Rotary Half Marathon

For 2014, the Club is pleased to be working in aid of Step Short and the Gurkha Memorial Fund for its main fund-raising event, the annual Half Marathon, organised by Rotarian Ray Johnson. Click on the link on the left to see the latest news, including details of previous races, which have supported Folkestone & District Mind, KAB, Demelza House and Macmillan Cancer Support in recent years.

Welcome

Welcome 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: webmaster@folkestonerotary.org.

News


Next Club Meetings
The Club Meetings for August will take place on Monday August 11th and Tuesday August 26th at the Hotel Burlington, 12.15 for 12.45. For the August 11th meeting, Visitors' Host will be George Au and Cash Collectors will be Past President Dennis Baker and Dan Keeling. On August 26th Visitors' Host will be Julie Hollis, with Cash Collectors Elias Cheriyan and Immediate Past President Terry Cooke-Davies.

Next Club Council Meeting
The next Club Council Meeting will be on Monday September 1st 2014 at the Burlington at 6pm.

Subs due!
A reminder from Treasurer Don Falvey that the new Rotary year’s subscriptions are now due. Details are in the e-mail that Don sent out at the end of June.

Newsletter, July 2014
Click here to see the July 2014 Edition of the Club Newsletter, courtesy of Immediate Past President Terry Cooke-Davies.

Calling all members!
If you have any images or articles which would be good to include on the website please pass them on to me, either via e-mail by clicking here or at the next Club Meeting. Similarly, if you have any suggestions as to how the site could develop, please let me know.
(Bill Wright)