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MID SUMMER MADNESS  MAIDSTONE RIVERSIDE ARE WELL NAMED July 25  Riverside BBQ and Canoeing in the Medway  Another really hot afternoon and  Rotarians were once more busy setting up gazebos  ready to serve Young Carers with gourmet delights and drinks after an afternoon on the Medway. (Thank you Medway Canoe Club and Rotarians and family members of Maidstone Riverside Club) 
What a memorable start to the summer holidays for these young people and me. Everyone  really had fun, some getting MUCH wetter than others, swimming rather than canoeing! We played games  in the canoes and paddled vigorously. It was a privilege to join them  on the water even though I disappointed Colin Norgate by not falling in. He was posed waiting for the moment to catch me falling in !!!






OVER THE DOME  FOR POLIO MEETING July 27   Thanks to Mike Martineau  (Beckenham RC) and Christine Atkinson  (West WickhamRC)  who have  now  finalised the  Over the Dome event for District. Details have been sent out  to all…

THE MAGIC OF DISNEY AND THE MAGIC OF ROTARY

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CHILDREN'S HOSPICE HOLIDAYS 


 Jim and I were treated to a most moving and wonderfully sociable event   organised by Medway  RC  last  Tuesday after returning from Gibraltar. It was buzzing, with I guess  60/70 diners including visiting rotarians and guests, some of whom had taken part in the Children's Hospice Holidays programme.  Ellenor  Hospice staff  also joined  us. IT WAS A CELEBRATION PARTY!!There were several presentations. The joy in the children's faces and the  comments from their parents   on the video clips brought everyone  in the room close to tears.  Without ROTARY these memorable  family experiences would never have taken place. We have lost a daughter to Cancer so know first hand how memories  are what we hold on to. 
Medway Sunlight Rotary and Sidcup Rotary are partners in this project .  Thank you. 
WELL DONE ROTARY A MAGIFICENT ACHIEVEMENT 
YOU COULD JOIN THEM  .



CONTACT DAVE HATCHER if you would like to here more about this project. Ask for a present…

Blog 3 July 15 YES THERE WAS A MONKEY ON MY BALCONY AND I WAS STILL IN DISTRICT 1120

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A WEEK OF MEETINGS TOPPED WITH A TRIP TO GIBRALTAR Note all  your  Club members involved. The District Team is  made up volunteers from our Clubs. Could YOU help too?
We need a Health and Safety Officer Help with Marketing across District . There must be someone out there who has experience who could offer a little time. and Membership champions  across the District.  Not lots of Committee Meetings !! Promise.   Please phone me on 07901911172  if you have skills and are willing to help out.
SPOT THE DG above or below?!! no phone calls or emails required !!Yes I was stopped at customs with the chain !!



Monday  This week I  met with Brian Portway (Gravesend Club. ) Areas for discussion included ACTION on  Public Image workshops for 2018-19District involvement in targeting key  organisations across District  to tell them about Rotary. and what you are doing. SO MUCH IS SECRET It would be really helpful to be able to use the final information from Rotary Central for last year. I will shout i…