President Diane’s Afternoon Tea

Posted by on Jun 25, 2018 in Events, President's News, Slideshow | Comments Off on President Diane’s Afternoon Tea

President Diane’s Afternoon Tea

The 12 month term of Presidency is nearly over for the current rotary president Diane Bedford. So on Saturday 24th June she was joined by fellow rotarians their husbands, wives and partners for a visit to the gardens of West Green House. Nestling in a woodland corner of Northern Hampshire, the gardens of West Green House surround one of the prettiest manor houses in England. After a tour around the peaceful and tranquil gardens, afternoon tea was...

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Roy’s Weekend in Devon

Posted by on Jun 4, 2018 in Events, Slideshow | 0 comments

Roy’s Weekend in Devon

ROY’s Rotary Weekend 2018 Friday 18th thru’ Sunday 20 th May 2018 Devon Our long awaited visit to the English Riviera started at the comfortable time at 9am on Friday May 18th. (written by Graham Thomas) Our tour leader Roy was waiting at the front seat of the coach, resplendent in his flamboyant orange trilby and attended by his mindful wife Elaine. Ray, our usual driver is now on lighter duties. Roy and Elaine had organised the weather and the sun shone to display England at...

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Rotary Club Members Tour Of The Historic Royal Aircraft Establishment

Posted by on Aug 10, 2017 in Events, Slideshow | 0 comments

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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