President Sonia Williams
Hon Secretary Harry Lilly 01825 841315
Membership Peter Ruck 01732 506112
Ours is a friendly club of approximately 35 members, formed in February 1924. We meet each Thursday at 12.30 at the Rose and Crown Hotel in Tonbridge. Our major fundraising events of the year are the Tonbridge Half Marathon, which we organise jointly with Tonbridge Lions Club, the Rotary Charity Golf Day which was recently held this year at the Dale Hill Golf Course in Ticehurst, and the Tonbridge Christmas Festival which we run on behalf of the local Council for the benefit of the community.
We support many local community groups and events, and raise money for local and international charities, including Shelter Box, Water Aid, Anesthaesia Worldwide, and The Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance Trust. In the past we have donated large sums to Carer's First, Compaid, Headway, Hospice in the Weald, The Scott Project, and many other lesser known but essential local charities.The President's main charities for the Rotary year 2018-2019 are Pepenbury and Slideaway, but we will continue our support for traditional beneficieries such as the Royal British Legion, the Tonbridge Child Contact Centre and many others.
Our Community and Vocational Service projects include the Kids Out Theme Park adventure, Senior Citizens' theatre visits, Country drive & tea, mock interviews at local schools and career mentoring in conjunction with Tonbridge Job centre.
Meetings and events happening soon
Thursday 22nd November 18.30
Talk by an invited speaker - Nigel Press
Thursday 29th November 19.00 - 21.30 Thursday 22nd November
5th Thursday evening with spouses
Venue to be announced
Thursday 6th December 12.30
December Business Meeting
Catch up on Committee activities
Thursday 13th December 12.30
"Tonbridge School in WWII"
Talk by an invited speaker - David Walsh
Thursday 20th December 12.00
NO MEETING THIS WEEK
Because of proximity of Christmas
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Meetings & Venue
Where and when:
(4th Thursday each month - evening meeting - 18:30 for 19:00 5th Thursday each month - evening meeting with wives/partners - 18:30 for 19:00)
Rose and Crown Hotel
125 High Street
TN9 3DD 01732 357966