Farnborough Rotarians Interviewing Oak Farm Teenagers

Posted by on Nov 25, 2009 in Community | 0 comments

Today I along with rotarians Neil Wilson and Andrew Clarke played interviewers at Oak Farm School. These were mock interviews. It gives the teenagers, aged 15-16 a chance to take part in an interview as if they were applying for a job. This is an annual thing that members of our club attend to. We interview 6-8 teenagers for around 20 minutes each. We cover all areas, their background, ambitions, the grades they hope to achieve and then give then an analysis on how the interview went. Although...

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Farnborough Rotary’s New Club President

Posted by on Jul 2, 2009 in Events, General | 0 comments

Farnborough Rotary Club has a new President. Every 12 months Rotary clubs locally, nationally and internationally elect a new president. Brian Parker is the new president. Brian joined Rotary in 2000 and has served on many committees. He was a former union official and although now retired, he is also a councillor with Rushmoor Borough Council. I know that Brian is very excited about being elected as president and looking forward to stewarding the club for the next 12 months So good luck to...

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Rotary Darts Champions

Posted by on May 27, 2009 in Events, Sports | 0 comments

ilst there are members who play golf, cricket, badminton and various other sports throughout the area, we also have within the club rotarians who are keen on darts. Last night in the inter-district competition final,   Farnborough rotary club beat the Rotary club of New Malden, at the Court House Pub in Cove, in a “thrilling” final of 3 games to 1. John “Arrows” Anderson won the initial game with a double 9 to win. The photograph below shows the winning dart, (Arrows...

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Farnborough’s Donkey Derby

Posted by on May 18, 2009 in Community, Events | 0 comments

Its fast approaching,  one of the biggest local events in Farnborough. On Monday 26th May the traditionally English event of racing donkeys over 100 yards ridden by 10 year old children screaming with fright and delight is coming. Unfortunatley, the last two events have been cancelled, but the event has been a feature in Farnborough’s community since the 1960s and we are hoping that the good weather will return. But as I write this on the Monday before, it is looking grey and overcast,...

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Rotarians Take Over York

Posted by on Apr 29, 2009 in Events, Visitors | 0 comments

Over 50 rotarians from Farnborough Rotary enjoyed a weekend away in York. Here is a brief report from rotarian Graham Thomas “A great, successful and well organised weekend with Farnborough Rotary members, partners wives and friends. Roy Sharpe did us proud as usual. Very comfortable new coach ride to York via Castle Howard. Excellent accomodation at the hotel and good food and service. Steam railway trip across the moors and a visit to Harewood House in excellent weather conditions all...

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Farnborough Rotary Chinese Dinner Then Speed Bingo

Posted by on Apr 22, 2009 in Events, Foundation and International | 0 comments

Farnborough Rotary members got together for a great night out last night at Wings Chinese restaurant Farnborough. Almost 80 people,  members along with their wives,  girlfriends, family or just friends had a sumptuous 3 course meal followed by a game of bingo, Yes BINGO The evening was arranged by John Grenham a rotarian since 1980.  It was a charity event in aid of Rotary’s own charity called Rotary Foundation. There was the usual banter, mickey taking and a fair amount of alcohol....

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