Rotary Club of Malling

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Jan/Feb 2015 News from President Liz

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New Year News!


The first month of the New Year is almost over; all of the Turkey has been curried, the last of the Christmas chocolates eaten and most of the New Year Resolutions are already in the recycling bin.


Looking back over the Christmas period I am really pleased to report on the result of our fund raising.  The team working at the Malling Lights Festival raised £1100 which has been sent off to “Malaria No More” to help in their vital work in helping protect people from this terrible disease.  Over £1400 was raised from our collections outside supermarkets – that is being spent on projects for the elderly and young people.

 

Zamir raised £7000 on the Movember Challenge – a truly amazing achievement -  and for Prostate Cancer - a really worthwhile cause.

 

In keeping with our commitment to fellowship we had our Christmas Meal at the King and Queen East Malling – the food there is always so good.  This was Malling Rotary’s first visit but I don’t think it will be the last!


A group of Rotarians, friends and Honorary Members enjoyed a New Year’s Lunch at the George at Trottiscliffe.  Again – good food and good companionship.

One of the projects I am looking forward to is work on a raised bed garden at the Abbeyfield Home in Martin Square Larkfield which we are hoping the elderly residents will really enjoy.  Money raised from Christmas collections will help fund this project – with help from Community Payback teams to do the work – and donations from businesses for some of the materials.  The design is complete and work should start in the Spring.


Our next fund raising event is our annual quiz on Saturday 21st of February in Ryarsh Village Hall.  Why not dust off the grey cells and come along?  This is always a very popular event with teams of 6 – 8 at £5 per head and a prompt kick off at 7.30.  Please provide your own drinks and refreshments.

 

One of the nice things about being a Rotarian is that wherever we go in the world we can always find a Club where we will be made welcome – Zamir has just returned from Pakistan and brought us greetings from a club in Lahore and Rosemary is just setting off for a visit to New Zealand where she is going to meet many Rotarians.


Life is always busy with Malling Rotary – contact us for more details.


Liz



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