New Associate Members

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

New Associate Members

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...

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District Governor Visits Our Club

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

District Governor Visits Our Club

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...

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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

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

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...

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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

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...

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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

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....

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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

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

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...

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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

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...

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Past President Receives Golfing Trophy

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

Past President Receives Golfing Trophy

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...

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New President – New Rotary Year

Posted by on Jun 27, 2019 in President's News, Slideshow | 0 comments

New President – New Rotary Year

The term of President for Rotary clubs is one year.  And so on Thursday 27th June the presidential year for Mike Smailes ended and the new year began for Ted Benneyworth. Past President Mike presided over the 60th anniversary celebrations for the club and in his handover speech to the club he thanked the many members for their help in his year, especially his secretary Tony Myers and his assistant Owen Eggington for keeping him on track and making things go...

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