Visit to Vimoutiers, summer 2022

 Thursday 30th June to Monday 4th July, 2022

*  Trip is organised by the Twinning Association and Rotary will join in,  including events with Camembert Rotary.

*    Visit the town of Vimoutiers, where events are also being sponsored by the French authorities

* Stay in the historic town of Lisieux with it's famous cathedral and old town.

*   Hyde Band will also be going and providing musical entertainment on at least two evenings.

Ferries are being booked already, and block booking for a hotel is being planned to enable transport co-ordination and socialising

For more details, contact David Hales, at

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Last Friday evening, Fordingbridge Rotary Club revived its annual Quiz Night in Avonway to great acclaim. All 12 teams that took part thoroughly enjoyed themselves, as measured by the conversation levels, and they scored highly in the entertaining quiz. The bar was open and a ploughmans platter was served at 'half-time'. It was great to see so many socialising and having fun, even with covid protocols maintained. The Rotary Club estimate to have made about £900, which will enable it to continue to support local charities and our community in general.

Report by Iain Savage

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First Day Back

After eighteen long months of Zoom meetings, Fordingbridge Rotary was back to Avonway for its first
face to face meeting – the evening was celebrated by combining the long overdue “citizen of the
year“ award with guests from Verwood Rotary and their President Louisa Hiscock as well as guests
from Sandle Manor and the Town Council.

The citizen of the year 2019/2020 was Wendy Reid founder of “Fordingbridge Greener Living“
(pictured with Past President Paul Hammond). On accepting the award Wendy presented an
inspiring, entertaining and ambitious report outlining her vision for Fordingbridge and the shape of
things to come.

The guests of Verwood Rotary made a point of saying what a friendly, vibrant and welcoming club
Fordingbridge Rotary is.

For further details and information about what the Rotary Club in Fordingbridge is involved in, please
contact Nigel Astbury on 01425 839101

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