Rotary Club Mourns Former President

Posted by on Feb 14, 2012 in Press Releases | 0 comments

Farnborough Rotary Club has announced the death of one of its former presidents Mike Gosney, who died Wednesday 15th February after a short illness aged 73. Although he was born in Raynes Park London, he spent most of his life in Farnborough and attended Farnborough Grammar School. After leaving school, he join the RAF as a medical orderly for his National Service. He trained as a Quantity Surveyor in London, after being discharged from the RAF, but returned to Farnborough to set up his...

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Rotary Past President Receives Paul Harris Fellowship Award

Posted by on Aug 28, 2010 in Club Service | 0 comments

John Batty, a former president of Farnborough Rotary Club received a Paul Harris Fellowship award last Thursday 26th August 2010. The award is given to members of Rotary and sometimes to members of the wider community who have given extraordinary service back to community. I had the pleasure of presenting this award to John and there is a not a finer member in the club who deserves it more. although many members of the club work extremely hard for the community. His hard work and dedication in...

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Farnborough Rotary Club Donates To Pakistan Flood Tragedy

Posted by on Aug 26, 2010 in international | 0 comments

Members of the Rotary Club of Farnborough approved the purchase of a Shelter Box for immediate dispatch to the stricken people of Pakistan. From Graham Thomas Farnborough Rotary Club Member Two more Shelter Boxes at a cost of £495, (money which was raised from profits of the Farnborough Donkey Derby and other fund raising activities locally) have been dispatched following requests from members with money provided from Club funds. A further donation from our funds and personal donations for...

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2010 Vocational Award For Source Cafe

Posted by on Aug 13, 2010 in Community | 0 comments

Every year Farnborough Rotary club awards a group or individual a vocational award. This year it was awarded to the Source Cafe in Aldershot. Started in 2000 by youth worker Jo Emmett in response to the needs of local vulnerably-housed or homeless youths, The Source worked with local churches, voluntary groups and statutory agencies to establish a youth cafe’, offering a safe space free from drugs and alcohol for young people to meet in the evenings. The Source moved into its new fully...

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Senior Boxing Tournament in Farnborough

Posted by on Jul 17, 2010 in Boxing Tournament | 0 comments

International Boxing Tournament coming to Farnborough Opportunity for Local Businesses to get involved The Rotary Club of Farnborough has successfully concluded negotiations with the Amateur Boxing Association of England to stage a Farnborough based Senior International Boxing Tournament, England v Ireland. This high profile black tie event is to be held at the Maida Gym in Aldershot on Saturday the 30th October 2010, just weeks after the conclusion of the Commonwealth Games in Delhi India and...

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New Rotary Year- New President

Posted by on Jul 5, 2010 in Community | 0 comments

Every July, every Rotary club throughout the world gets a new president. On the first of July Sean Usher became this year’s president of Farnborough Rotary club. Sean has been with the club since 2001. A local businessman, he formerley owned two resturants in Farnborough, but now concentrates on internet marketing for local businesses. Each president of the club brings something different to the club and there have been 51 previous presidents of Farnborough Rotary Club. Sean wants to make...

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Burns Night For Farnborough Rotary Club

Posted by on Jan 25, 2010 in Events | 0 comments

Burns Night For Farnborough Rotary Club

On Saturday 23rd January  Farnborough Rotary Club held a Burns Night. It was a great success with nearly 80 people attending. I made a video of some of the “dancing” but dare not show it for fear of being sued by members worried about their image. Oh alright then!!! Also I took some photos too… A great night and we raised over £1600 Thanks to all who came, especially Sue Evans, Liz Howarth and Pam Minnet for all the cooking of the Neaps, tatties and other delicacies...

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International Disaster Haiti

Posted by on Jan 15, 2010 in Charities We Support, Events, Foundation and International | 0 comments

Farnborough Rotary club will be organising collections this weekend. We hope to be collecting in Fanborough Town Center and also at the Meadows in Camberley, outside M&S. As I write, we have received the appropriate licenses from Rushmoor Borough Council and Bracknell Forest. We are waiting on an agreement fro Marks and Spencer I will report back how much we raise. All money raised will go towards buying Shelter Boxes, These specially designed boxes are made for disaster areas and are...

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Farnborough Rotary Lunch cancelled

Posted by on Jan 13, 2010 in General | 0 comments

Our weekly meeting has been cancelled again due to the snowy conditions. This will mean that the club has not met for 5 weeks, which must be  a record for our 50 year old club. A few of us might meet up for a beer as suggested by Tim Dunkley Watch this space

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