What does Rotary do?

Rotary is founded on principles developed over the years to provide members with a strong, common purpose and direction. They serve as a foundation for our relationships with each other and the action we take in the world.

The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise.

Avenues of Service

We channel our commitment to service at home and abroad through five 'Avenues of Service', which are the foundation of club activity. >>

Club Service

Focuses on making clubs strong. A thriving club is anchored by strong relationships and an active membership development plan.

Vocational Service

Calls on every Rotarian to work with integrity and contribute their expertise to the problems and needs of society.

Community Service

Encourages every Rotarian to find ways to improve the quality of life for people in their communities and to serve the public interest.

International Service

Exemplifies our global reach in promoting peace and understanding. We support this service avenue by sponsoring or volunteering on international projects, seeking partners abroad, and more.

Youth Service

Recognizes the importance of empowering youth and young professionals through leadership development programs such as Rotaract, Interact, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, and Rotary Youth Exchange

Read more about Rotary's guiding principles

When & where does the club meet?

Lunch

We hold lunch meetings (12:15 for 12:45) on the second and fourth Monday of each month at the Burlington Hotel.

Dinner

On the fifth Monday in the month, we hold an additional dinner meeting for members' partners and prospective members.

Upcoming Meeting Dates

Who's Who?

Club Officers

Val Webb
Val Webb
President
David Roseveare
David Roseveare
Past President
Tom McNeice
Tom McNeice
President-Elect
Bill Wright
Bill Wright
Vice-President
Bob Ratcliff
Bob Ratcliff
Honorary Secretary
Don Falvey
Don Falvey
Honorary Treasurer
Julie Couch
Julie Couch
Assistant Honorary Secretary

Club Council

Bill Wright
Charles Bain-Smith
David Taylor
Liz Folger
Lynne Beaumont
Ray Johnson
Steve Tillman
Terry Cooke-Davies

Members

Alan Risley-Settle
Andrew Beggs
Bill Wright
Bob Ratcliff
Bob Weldon
Charles Bain-Smith
Chris Edwards
Dan Keeling
David Roseveare
David Taylor
Dennis Baker
Derek Wood
Don Bullock
Don Falvey
Frank Sturrock
Geoff Milsted
George Au
Harry Wald
John Greig
Julie Couch
Kishore Sapkota
Liz Folger
Lynne Beaumont
Nick Wright
Nigel Thorpe
Noel Tatt
Paul Roberts
Peter Woodward-Bailey
Ray Johnson
Roger Joyce
Rosie Vidovix Unsworth
Steve Tillman
Sue Dixon
Terry Cooke-Davies
Tom McNeice
Trevor Greening
Val Webb

A Brief History

The Rotary Club of Folkestone has been helping communities in Folkestone and overseas since our club was founded on 21st February 1923. We are member club 19426 under District 1120 of RIBI.

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