Posts Categorized: Club News

Question Time

Rotary is not about politics or religion, but that doesn’t mean we can’t discuss current affairs. Yesterday’s meeting featured a ‘Question Time’ panel, chaired by David ‘Dimbleby’ Hales, and starring Stephen Walker, Toni Butler, Martin Calver, and Paul Hammond. Questions from members had been given to the panel before-hand to give them a chance to […]

Skittles Night 2016

On 22 November, a large crowd of Rotarians, Inner Wheelers, and hangers-on went up to the Woodfalls Inn for an evening of skittles, food and drink, and good company. Prizes were awarded to: Best Lady Player — Sandra Harte Best Gentleman Player (after a play-off against Karl Jung) — John Oram Best Couple — Richard […]

Avonway Community Wellbeing Day

Avonway Community Wellbeing Day, organised through the Fordingbridge Carer Hub, was held on Wednesday October 26th with the objective of showcasing the many and varied services and support organisations based in and around the Fordingbridge area. Many have a relationship with the Avonway Centre, who hosted and sponsored the day. Visitors were invited to chat […]

A New Roof in the Playground

During half-term, members of the Fordingbridge Rotary Club were involved with another community project in the Fordingbridge area. As a result, St. James’ CE VC First School, Alderholt, now have a new roof on their playground store. Elliotts, the builders’ merchants in Fordingbridge, kindly provided the roofing materials.

Rain-Water Harvesting Project, Hillcrest, South Africa

We have been working on a Rotary Global Grant since Dennis Wesley of the Hillcrest Rotary Club came to the District Conference in Bournemouth in October 2014. You will be pleased to know that this project has now well under way. In essence the total cost of installing the rain water harvesting plant at the orphanage […]

The History of English Wine Growing

On 27th September the Club welcomed English wine grower Roger Marchbank and his partner Diane. Roger is a former chairman of the National Vineyards Association. He gave an interesting talk about the history of wine dating from 5000 years BC to the Roman invaders who planted vineyards in England very successfully and the decline brought […]

5th Grand Quiz Night

Fordingbridge Rotary Club’s 5th Grand Quiz Night will be held on Friday 11 November 2016 at Avonway Community Centre, Fordingbridge. All 17 team places have now been booked for this year.  Look out for next year’s quiz and get in early to avoid disappointment. There is a maximum of six people per team, and the cost is […]

“The AA Man”

In August guest speakers David Weller and Vera Hughes (pictured) delivered a dramatised talk entitled “The AA Man”, taken from the memoirs of the association’s first secretary, Stenson Cooke. They described the early days of motoring when sneaky plain clothes police officers measured out a furlong and used a stopwatch to detect motorists exceeding the […]

Fordingbridge Summer Festival 2016

The Rotary Club had prepared the field, the marquee was ready and dawn broke on Saturday to a summer morning, with sun and white puffy clouds. It was the day of the 8th Fordingbridge Summer Festival. Soon the peace of Fordingbridge Recreation Ground was broken by the arrival of 16 working craft displays, 50 trade […]