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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A Cheque For Brendon Care

Posted by on Dec 14, 2017 in Charities We Support, Slideshow, Visitors | 0 comments

A Cheque For Brendon Care

At our lunchtime meeting today, our President Elect Michael Smailes presented a cheque to Phoebe  Day, the fundraising manager of Brendoncare.  In accepting the cheque for £300, she spoke about her grandfather who in her words was “A bit of a legend” in her family.  He worked in special effects for the BBC and worked on tv programmes like ‘Dad’s Army’, ‘Doctor Who’ – he helped to build the Daleks and many others.  But nowadays...

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Visitor From Surrey and Borders NHS Trust Dr Justin Wilson

Posted by on Nov 15, 2016 in Slideshow, Visitors | 0 comments

Visitor From Surrey and Borders NHS Trust  Dr Justin Wilson

At our lunch meeting last week, our guest speaker was Doctor Justin Wilson From Surrey and Borders NHS Trust. They are one of the leading providers of specialist mental health, drug and alcohol and learning disability services for people of all ages in southern England. Helping people to live their lives well, with high quality treatment, support and care focus on the specific health and social care needs of each person to improve their mental and physical wellbeing. Justin joined the trust...

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Prince Charles, Bombs and Barrie Buttenshaw

Posted by on Oct 5, 2016 in Slideshow, Visitors | 0 comments

Prince Charles, Bombs and Barrie Buttenshaw

We held an evening meeting last week and our special guest was Barrie Buttenshaw Barrie is the past President of The Rotary Club of Twickenham and travels to many Rotary clubs in the south. He gave us a very entertaining and informative presentation with lots of laughs along the way.   As an Ammunition Technical Officer, a title that includes inspecting the Army’s ammunition, he was responsible for making safe all manner of explosives including devices left by organisations determined...

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An American In Farnborough

Posted by on Sep 26, 2016 in Slideshow, Visitors | 0 comments

An American In Farnborough

We had a special guest visit us at lunch last Thursday. Mina Femino from the Littleton Rotary Club Massachusetts. She was a guest of Jim Thomson from the Bandey- Hefler Fellowship...

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District Governor Visits Our Club

Posted by on Aug 5, 2016 in Slideshow, Visitors | 0 comments

District Governor Visits Our Club

At this week’s members meeting at the Holiday Inn Farnborough we had a special visitor, the District Governor. FRANK WEST is the District Governor for our area and is a member of the Guildford Chantries Rotary Club. His club is one of three clubs that serve the Guildford area. In Frank’s speech he talked about his career as an engineer, before moving into sales (which dispels the idea that Rotary is full of doctors and solicitors, but more on that another time). He also talked about...

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