New Associate Members

Posted by on Nov 15, 2019 in membership, New Members, Slideshow | 0 comments

Farnborough Rotary Club passed a milestone on 14 November as it welcomed its first Associate Members into the club. Donna Bone, recently appointed CEO of Rushmoor Voluntary Services, and her husband Tony, a construction project manager, have joined the club, and Donna, representing both of them, was welcomed by Club President, Ted Benneyworth, and club members at the weekly lunch. As Associate Members, Donna and Tony will do what they can to help the club, but because of their busy lives, there will not be any pressure to commit. Tony...

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District Governor Visits Our Club

Posted by on Oct 24, 2019 in Club Service, Slideshow, Visitors | 0 comments

This week we were visited by out District Governor Alan Moss He is a member of Highdown Rotary Club which is one of two Rotary clubs in Worthing area.  As Alan says “We are family and work friendly group”   In his talk he encouraged us to look at how we could bring more flexibility and innovation to the Club, and provide a “landing platform” for young people such as those moving from Rotoract into Rotary. Rotary President Ted Benneyworth and District Governor Alan...

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Music In the Park raises £60k to reach the half million mark.

Posted by on Oct 23, 2019 in New Members, Slideshow | 0 comments

The Music In The Park Committee Hand Over The Cheque Farnborough Rotary Club is delighted to announce that the 10th Music in the Park has raised enough money for Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care to ensure that the total donated over the past 10 events has exceeded £500,000. The event which took place over the weekend of the 13th and 14th July at the King George V Playing Fields in Farnborough, resulted in a magnificent £60,000 being raised. The chair of the organising committee, Tim Vile, said, “Despite the rain in...

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Rotarian Merv Receives The Paul Harris Fellowship Award

Posted by on Oct 7, 2019 in Club Service, Music In The Park, Slideshow | Comments Off on Rotarian Merv Receives The Paul Harris Fellowship Award

A Farnborough Rotarian has been give a special award for work within the club, in the local community and especially for his role in the successful Music In The Park event, which has raised £500k for the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice in Farnham since 2001.  Merv was introduced to Rotary when he was invited to supply sound equipment etc for the first Music In The Park in 2001 (formerly known as ‘Picnic To Music In The Park’)  and as a result became a Rotarian. He has been an active member ever since who does embrace...

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St Peter’s Junior School Children Gifted Dictionaries

Posted by on Oct 1, 2019 in Community, Slideshow | Comments Off on St Peter’s Junior School Children Gifted Dictionaries

The year 6 children at St Peter’s Junior School, Farnborough were lucky enough to be chosen to receive a beautiful dictionary by the Farnborough branch of the Rotary Club. The dictionaries were presented by former Headteacher Katy Harris.  Katy was recently presented with a champion of change award for her outstanding commitment to a school project in Uganda, giving children living in extreme poverty the opportunity to break out of the cycle and fulfil their potential. Headteacher, Mrs Good thanked the Rotary club for their...

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Visit By The Bishop of Dorking Rt. Revd Dr Jo Bailey-Wells

Posted by on Sep 30, 2019 in Slideshow, Vocational | 0 comments

Last Thursday, we were visited by the Bishop of Dorking Rt. Revd Dr Jo Bailey-Wells. Jo gave us a very entertaining talk about her connection with Rotary, which goes back to her time at Cambridge University, she studied at Corpus Christi College. She was offered the opportunity of a Rotary Scholarship, which meant that she could study with all expenses paid for one year, provided she came back. She volunteered to go to different parts of Africa to be involved in global developments and to try and re-address the balance of world debt...

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Kid’s Out Balloon Race 2019

Posted by on Sep 23, 2019 in Community, Slideshow | Comments Off on Kid’s Out Balloon Race 2019

President Ted Benneyworth and Young Doug Every year on the second Wednesday in June hundreds of Rotary Clubs across the UK put on a special day for children with special needs. Farnborough Rotary club holds its own special day for many children across the region too. This year we held a balloon race. The winner was young Doug.. Here are a few words from President Ted Benneyworth.. “The winner of the balloon race was Doug of Ash Grange School. I went down to the school and presented him with the prize of £15.00...

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Past President Receives Golfing Trophy

Posted by on Jul 11, 2019 in Slideshow, Sports | 0 comments

Brian Fagg being presented with the Intercogs Golfing Society Diamond Jubilee Trophy for the best average score over 3 of their 5 matches in 2018. Intercogs members comprise Rotarians and past Rotarians from clubs in Dist.1140. Farnborough Club members have been very involved with Intercogs over the last 60 years with Pervez and John Roth being Honorary members in recognition of their contribution to the Society. David Woodword presenting the trophy to Brian...

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Members Weekend Away In Suffolk

Posted by on Jun 14, 2019 in Club Service, Slideshow | 0 comments

Every year one of our members – Roy Sharpe who has been a member since 1970 arranges a weekend away for members, their spouses, friends and partners. The 19th consecutive time this has occurred.  This year it was off to Sunny Suffolk for over 40 people. Leaving on Friday morning 31st May, this jocular group boarded the coach on route to Ipswich. Naturally there were jokes along the way and commentary from the group’s leader Roy. A stop for coffee in the majestic city of Bury St. Edmunds, then lunch, before travelling...

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