Our main objective is to raise funds for the local community and we do this by organising both internal club events and local community events – our biggest being the bi-annual Picnic to Music in The Park.

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 and Mary who all survive him and are here...

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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 granted”.                   Rushmoor Mayor Diane...

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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 Howard, one of the great British film actors of the...

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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 night, better than I hoped for and I am so please...

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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, assistant to Black Rod,  to entertain us for over an...

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Farnborough Rotary Club’s Weekend In Wales

Posted by on Jun 3, 2013 in Events, Slideshow | 0 comments

Farnborough Rotary Club’s Weekend In Wales

Rotary and guests visit to South West Wales Friday 10th to Sunday 12th May 2013 Written by Rotarian Graham Thomas ….“There’s lovely”….. An early morning 8am start and a scramble for seats saw our usual 53 seater Trumans Coach set off to the magic country of Wales. Dedicated driver Ray, chosen from a cast of thousands delicately saw us safely on our way. Our leader, President Pam sat quietly as a back bencher. The occasional comfort stops saw us firstly, over the old Severn Bridge into the streets of Chepstow and a...

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Skittles Evening at the Jolly Farmer

Posted by on Feb 3, 2013 in Events, Slideshow | 0 comments

Skittles Evening at the Jolly Farmer

The Club ‘rollerball’ evening arranged by president elect Geoff Robinshaw at the Jolly Farmer at Blacknest with meals in a basket backup was a great success. It was held on 31st January. It is reported that 50% of members partners and guests managed to make a strike. This was achieved without accidents to any of the participants and especially those responsible for replacing the skitttles ,which included a recent past president, and before the next deranged rotarian lined up for their turn. Substantial Prizes Given A number of...

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Brandon Smith’s New Bike

Posted by on Dec 3, 2012 in Events, Slideshow | 0 comments

Brandon Smith’s New Bike

Community Service Project. Written by Laurie Dudley Brandon Freddy Smith DOB 30 December 2005. We helped Brandon last year who has Cerebral Palsy go to America for a Major Operation to help him to stand and walk. He returned in January and has progressed well since. On the 3rd September we received a request from his Mother and the Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust to help fund a Tom Cat Trike cost £2383.00 to progress his rehabilitation further. Brandon parents had raised £340 and his Grandfather has donated £200 leaving a balance of...

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District Conference 2012 Bristol

Posted by on Oct 29, 2012 in Events, Slideshow | 0 comments

District Conference 2012 Bristol

From President Pam “Well, what a weekend!  Dave and I arrived about 4pm on Friday but now realise that we should have got there for the 2pm start as we missed some interesting speakers.  We weren’t the only people to arrive later in the day so there is no real guilt about that!  However, we settled in and went out for a meal with the accompanying Farnborough Rotarians – Tina, Sam, John & Liz Debenham and John & Pauline Grenham, plus a fairly large group from Rushmoor Rotary.  The restaurant (Blanc) is situated...

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