£15k Raised In Annual Christmas Float Collections

Posted by on Jan 3, 2019 in Christmas, Christmas Collections | 0 comments

PRESS RELEASE 31/12/2018 “FARNBOROUGH PEOPLE ARE SO GENEROUS” Farnborough Rotary Club members praised the town’s residents for their outstanding generosity towards December’s Annual Christmas Float charity collections.  President Michael Smailes said “At a time when many people are having to tighten their belts we collected an amazing total of £15,000 from our daytime collections in the shopping areas and evenings touring residential areas.  We...

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Ugandan Visitors

Posted by on Nov 29, 2018 in international, Slideshow | 0 comments

Ugandan Visitors

Joel and Pamela from Uganda visited us to say thank you for the 2 donations they have received from Farnborough Rotary. Joel is the director of a school which he set up to serve the children from a local slum area. The school now numbers over 500 children and the money given to them helped buy IT and science equipment. Pamela, President Michael Smailes Joel and Rotarian Katy...

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Local Girl’s Kilimanjaro Climb.

Posted by on Sep 18, 2018 in international, Slideshow | 1 comment

Local Girl’s Kilimanjaro Climb.

Following a request from local student Sara Gaylard on 10.4.2018 to help support a Rag challenge for an International charity ‘Hope for Children‘ by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, the club wrote to Sarah to inform her that the Club Members have donated £250.00. Under normal circumstances, we donate direct to charities and not via third parties. The Club was however impressed that a local Farnborough student from Wavell School, studying at University, still found time to...

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Succesful BBQ night

Posted by on Aug 3, 2018 in President's News, Slideshow | 0 comments

Succesful BBQ night

A successful President’s BBQ night was held last Friday 27th July at President Michael’s home in Farnborough. With the 60th anniversary of Farnborough Rotary in 2019, the club has decided to hold a number of events to offset the costs of the night – This was the first one and over £700 was raised. Nearly £800 was raised Owen and Jan looking after the bar - no surprise there!! Dave, Tim and...

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President’s Handover

Posted by on Jul 5, 2018 in President's News, Slideshow | 0 comments

President’s Handover

We have a new President of Farnborough Rotary Club – Michael Smailes. Mike joined the club in 2011 and has taken over the reins of presidency from Diane Bedford who has held the pst for the last 12 months. This is a fixed term for all presidents, locally, nationally and internationally. Since joining Rotary in 2011, Mike has been chairman of many committees within the club and is a most enthusiastic member. He is a keen gardener, keeps his own chickens and has represented the...

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