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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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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Visiting MP Visits for Lunch

Posted by on May 4, 2018 in Slideshow, Visitors | 0 comments

Visiting MP Visits for Lunch

Our local MP Leo Docherty joined us for lunch this week to introduce himself to members. President Diane Bedford invited him to become an honorary member of the club, which he accepted. His predecessor Sir Gerald Howarth was a honorary member and continues to be so. 

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Paella and Pig Racing

Posted by on Apr 30, 2018 in Foundation and International, Slideshow | 0 comments

Paella and Pig Racing

It was an usual night at St. Mark’s Church in Farnborough last Saturday when nearly 40 rotarians plus partners and friends turned out for an evening of pig racing and paella. Over 90 eagerly awaited the arrival of the pigs, most of us, I included, thought they might be on imported films from some South American country, where this is a traditional night out and so we would bet on the winner in the films. The organising committee were sworn to secrecy and no-one in the room knew what to...

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Local Charities Receive Cheques At Rotary lunch

Posted by on Apr 23, 2018 in Christmas, Slideshow | 0 comments

Local Charities Receive Cheques At Rotary lunch

Last Thursday a group of local independent charities received check donations from Farnborough Rotary club. The money was raised on the Christmas float in December, when local residents gave generously, enabling the club to raise £16,000

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