Category Archives: Rotary Club of Rochester

Five into One do go! – for Medway First Responders

Responders Natalie and Guy meet five! presidents from the Medway area

Responders Natalie and Guy meet five! presidents from the Medway area

Rotarians are often accused of not joining together to make a bigger impact. This is clearly not the case with the Medway clubs. Five Presidents from, Rochester, Strood, Medway, Medway Sunlight, and Chatham clubs all stepped up to the mark with Medway Mayor councillor Josie Iles and her consort, Steve, to present a worthwhile cheque of £1,675 to the local group of ‘First Responders’. These are volunteers, both men and women, aged over 18, who respond to 999 calls as community volunteers. They must be prepared to ‘drop everything’ should the call arise.

The funding is part of a Medway-wide project to fund three new units of the responders to fill gaps in the emergency cover in Medway over the next three years. You have to be fit, and over 18, and to be reliable and trustworthy, good under pressure, able to remain calm in emergencies, and to be caring when dealing with patients.Think that sounds like you? You can apply to: – Go for it!


Genuine Talent at Rotary Youth Speaks Competition

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Although all participants have demonstrated exceptional talent, two groups were named as the winners of Rotary Youth Speaks for the South East: Cranbrook School: Juno Platt-Higgins,  Harry Lantham-Coyle, Will Turner:          “Wrestling”.  Main speaker: Harry Lantham-Coyle Dover Grammar School for Boys: Peter … Continue reading


A successful Rotary Day Celebration at Rochester Cathedral

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“Fellowship, Service Above Self, Polio Eradication” were the themes at The Rotary Day celebration, today the 17th of February 2013.  17 Rotary clubs were represented at the event. Starting the event with lunch at TA centre, District Governor Stewart Grainger welcomed … Continue reading


Rotary Celebrates “Service Above Self” at Rochester Cathedral

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Rochester 11 February 2013– What would it take to change the world? Rotary’s 1.2 million members believe it starts with a commitment to “Service Above Self”. In more than 34,000 clubs worldwide, members volunteer in communities at home and abroad … Continue reading

Rotarians at Rochester Christmas Festival Dec 1-2, 2012

Selling mulled wine, mince pies, or boldly standing in the cold rattling their tins, Rotarians from the Rotary Clubs of Rochester and Strood have been very active raising money for charity at the Rochester Christmas festival Dec 1-2, 2012.




Channel and Rochester Rotary Clubs Invite you to an afternoon of jazz excellence 25th March

Channel and Rochester Rotary Clubs Invite you to an afternoon of jazz excellence

“Swing into Spring”

With Rod Mason and his Hot Five

 at Victoria’s Cabaret Club, Ashford Road, Harrietsham, ME7 1BL

 Sunday 25th March 2012, 1.00pm for 1.30pm

 Tickets £14 [includes finger buffet]

 [The Hot Five include a brilliant musician who is an old school friend of

Rotarians Denis Pepper [Channel] & Bob Burge [Rochester]

Cheques payable to Denis Pepper, 17 Cliffe house, Radnor Cliff, Folkestone CT20 2TY

Phone 01303 221 777, or contact Bob on 01634 710051

[This is aimed at being a fellowship event and any profit will go to Rotary charities]

Rochester Rotary Club Theatre Invitation 6th March

Rochester Rotary Club Invite you to join them at

The Medway Little Theatre Club

For “Breakfast with Jonny Wilkinson”

[A very amusing play set on the morning of the Rugby World Cup Final]

[By the same author of “An evening with Gary Lineker”]

 Tuesday  6th March 2012, 7.00 pm for 7.30pm

 Tickets £7.50

 contact Bob Burge on 01634 710051

[Any profit will go to Rotary charities]

The Rotary Clubs of Medway participate in Remembrance Sunday


The Rotary Clubs of Medway participted in Remembrance Sunday on 13 November 2011. The service took place at Rochester Cathedral. The laying of wreaths took place at the War Memorial near Rochester Cathedral overlooking the high street.

Presidents of Rotary Club of Chatham, Rotary Club of Rochester and Rotary Club of Strood are filmed laying the wreaths on behalf of their Rotary Clubs.