70 years of
Tenterden Rotary Club
At a meeting attended by 54 members and guests the Rotary
Club of Tenterden celebrated 70 years of service to the community. The club was
chartered in 1947 and a meeting was held on Tuesday 7th December in
Tenterden town hall at the same venue and time as that original meeting.
President Chris Milne outlined some of the history of the club and said that
since its inception it has raised about three quarters of a million pounds for
charities in addition to organising events and sponsoring youth activities.
One founder member of the club, Robert Cruttenden, a
former Mayor of Tenterden is no longer alive but his portrait in the corner of
the room seemed to be smiling in approval.
Pic (left to right) Mike Springett (Assistant District Governor) presents
Chris Milne (President
TRC) with a commemorative scroll
Pic Robert Cruttenden portrait on the wall, top right
Thursday 15thJan. Councillor Pam Smith was inducted as a new member. Pam who is very active in the local community and runs an antique business is pictured with president Chris Milne
25thJanuary 2018 - The induction of our newest member. Sarah Vince grew up in Tenterden and has progressed through the
ranks from Rotary barmaid to corporate member, through her job in
marketing for Baldwins Travel Group to now being a fully fledged
Rotarian. Now living in Ashford with boyfriend Jez she is still opting
to continue at the Tenterden club as she says "they always give me
the warmest welcome".
Photo: Sarah Vince from Baldwins Travel Group is welcomed as a new member
Tenterden Rotary Club by President Chris Milne
Bickersteth of Starfish Malawi charity has sent us these pictures of a feeding
station in Chadza Chitiwiri where apparently food is most scarce at this time
of year. Tenterden Rotary are pleased to have helped Starfish Malawi install a
water borehole here last year and hope to provide further help with educational
support. If you would like to know more about how to help please contact Phil