Malcolm Connelly awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship

At the Fordingbridge Rotary meeting on 30 June 2015, Malcolom Connelly was awarded the Paul Harris Fellowship (PHF) for services to Fordingbridge. 

The Fellowship is an award named after the founder of the Rotary International movement.

The presentation was made by Sue Willcocks, wife of our President Sid Willcocks who passed away in March.

Malcolm has supported Rotary interests since our first presentation to the Town Council eight years ago when he was Chair of the Amenity Committee. We were requesting the use of the Recreation Ground for the first Fordingbridge Summer Festival. He allowed Stan Broomfield as Festival Chair and David Hales, Festival Secretary, time to present our proposal. This was promoted to full Council by him and since then we have enjoyed their full support without any cost.

He has also supported many other Rotary events and projects within his Town Council duties in recent years, including six years as mayor.

Malcolm joins two other very worthy PHF public members in Fordingbridge: Malcom Adams and Elizabeth Connock, both very community-minded people who quietly provide that extra input to Fordingbridge.

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Visit to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

On 26 October 2013, about 40 Fordingbridge Rotarians and guests made a very successful visit to the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Thanks to Sid who organised the visit so efficiently. (more…)

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Senior Citizens’ Trip to Swanage

On 12th May the Rotary Club of Fordingbridge organised a trip for 34 senior citizens to enjoy the beautiful scenery along the Swanage Steam Railway from Norden to Swanage via Corfe Castle. 

After disembarking at Swanage the guests were provided with a delicious cream tea at Holme Garden Centre before returning home. 

The guests, from Fordingbridge, Alderholt, and Sandleheath, were collected from and delivered back to their homes by volunteer Rotarian drivers and the Fordingbridge and District Community Association mini-bus.  The day was funded from Rotary Charitable funds.

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