Rotary Club Members Tour Of The Historic Royal Aircraft Establishment

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Rotary Club Members Tour Of The Historic Royal Aircraft Establishment

Here is photo taken during today’s Club tour of the Historic Royal Aircraft Establishment’s “Old Factory” site.   The photograph shows Club members at the iconic Portable Balloon Shed at Farnborough Business Park.    The tour was, organised by North East Hampshire Historic & Archaeological Society’s, following a donation from the Rotary...

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Dave Thomas RIP

Posted by on Apr 14, 2017 in Events, Slideshow | 1 comment

Dave Thomas RIP

Former member of Farnborough Rotary Club Dave Thomas passed away in March 2017. The funeral took place at Aldershot crematorium on Thursday 13th April. Hi eulogy was read by a friend called Ian. We though we should post it here for posterity. David John Thomas was born on 15 May 1943 to Fred and Doreen Thomas in Norwood Green, Middlesex. It may be a shock to some of you that he was actually born in England not Wales. He was the eldest of four siblings the other three being Tom, Gwynn...

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All Aboard The Rotary Evening Cruise

Posted by on Aug 5, 2014 in Events, Slideshow | 0 comments

All Aboard The Rotary Evening Cruise

On the last day of July this year nearly 40 rotarians, partners and friends climbed aboard the John Pinkerton II canal boat for a 2 1/2 hour cruise. Boarding at Colt Hill Odiham, members  travelled along the Basingstoke Canal to the Barley Mow at Winchfield, where a fish and chip supper was served. “It was a very relaxing evening” commented one member, “A chance to take in the beautiful surroundings, which we so often take for...

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Evening Dinner With Guest Speaker

Posted by on Nov 1, 2013 in Events, Slideshow | 0 comments

Evening Dinner With Guest Speaker

This week’s club meeting was held last night. Mostly we meet lunch-times, but when there is a fifth Thursday in the month, we have an evening meeting. Last night’s was held at our regular venue, the Holiday Inn  at Farnborough. Dinner was served at 8, later than the usual 7.30 which meant more time for chatting amongst the members. Talking is one thing a rotarian is fond doing.….. Our speaker was Terrence Pettigrew, (Terry), who had written a book about the Actor Trevor...

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Rotarian Raises £1500 for Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice

Posted by on Oct 31, 2013 in Events, Slideshow | 0 comments

Rotarian Raises £1500 for Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice

Farnborough Rotarian Frank Yuen put on a music night at his restaurant Wings Cottage and raised £1500. Over 70 people turned out for a night of great food and entertainment, to raise funds for the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice in Farnham Chloe Reynolds, a local singer from Camberley, gave two 45 minute performances of her own work and other from artistes like Alicia Keys. A raffle was held and then a game of Heads and Tails, which is always popular. Afterwards Frank said “It was a brilliant...

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Farnborough Rotary Visit House Of Commons

Posted by on Jun 19, 2013 in Events, Slideshow | 0 comments

Farnborough Rotary Visit House Of Commons

Rotary visit House of Commons Monday 3rd June 2013 Written by Graham Thomas On a beautiful summers day and led by President Pam and husband David, a small group of Farnborough members and guests  dutifully met up at the early hour of 9am. After security checks to see if were trying to sell Music in the Park tickets we met in Westminster Hall, with our very experienced guide for our tour. We were so fortunate in having a Parliament guide of some 17 years experience, namely the Head Doorman,...

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