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July 2023

A Message from Felix Collins, our President for 2023 – 2024

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Malling, now in its 64th year of existence!

I took over the role as President from Tony Williamson on the 1st July, followed by an informal, low-key handover ceremony on Sunday, 16th July in the pleasant surroundings of William and Rosemary Pierce’s garden, where we were entertained with local strawberries, cream, and Rosemary Casswell’s delectable meringues; all the while serenaded by Clive, alternating between one of three saxophones, his guitar, and excellent singing. After receiving the ‘badge of office’ from Tony, I was greatly relieved to pass the President Elect badge to Zamir Ahmed, who tells me that he is determined to keep me on the straight and narrow Rotary path. But it was also sad to be saying ‘adieu’ to several of our members, who for a variety of reasons have decided to bring their many years service to an end.
And what of the coming year?

For me, I am firmly of the view that the Primary role of clubs such as ours is to help those less fortunate than ourselves who are in need, locally, nationally, and internationally. For Malling Rotary, this help can mean members working on a particular project together, or raising funds for specific purposes and charities, and this in turn leads to personal satisfaction in working together, and achieving a common aim. To start us off, we have planned some low key events over the coming months, being a BBQ, a Quiz Night, a Race Night, and our traditional ‘bucket shaking’ outside a local supermarket just before Christmas.

Like so many clubs, ‘natural wastage’ has left us with only a handful of members, and in order to fulfil our need to help others, we are relying on a band of enthusiastic volunteers to provide the support that we will need, and hopefully a pool of potential new members for the future.

If you would like to become a Member, or be a Friend of Rotary, and help us to help our community, we would love to hear from you!



ABBA Tribute Night 2

On Saturday 29th April we held our tribute night with ABBA Chique.
Many thanks to the band who were brilliant and to all those who supported the event.

With a packed (and dancing) audience we raised £2000 for medical supplies destined for Ukraine


Shoreham Heavy Horse Show

A great thank you to everyone who visited our bottle stall at the Shoreham Heavy Horse Show on Sunday 4th.

We raised a fantastic £510 for Kent Horse Rescue and £317 for Rotary local charities!

This would not have been possible without you!

Quiz Night

Quiz Night at West Peckham Village Hall on 8th October 2022

Test your knowledge at our latest Quiz night!

Bring a team or come as you are.

Ploughman’s supper is included in the ticket price of £12.00.

There will also be a licensed bar and a raffle. Email to book your place.

Treasure Hunt

Do you enjoy solving clues?

Why not join our twelve car Treasure hunt and see if you can uncover some interesting facts about the local area?

Places are limited so don’t delay.

Email for more details and to book your place. £20.00 per car.


Beatles Tribute Night


On Saturday 2nd July we held our tribute night with the Counterfeit Beatles which was first planned for March 2020 and postponed several times due to Covid. 
Many thanks to the band who were brilliant and to all those who supported the event. Proceeds will go to Porchlight who help homeless and vulnerable people. We hope you had a great time and look forward to seeing you at our next tribute night. Watch this space! 


Quiz Night

Thank you to all who supported our Quiz Night.

We raised exactly £1000.00 for our charities!

Watch this space for news of the next one!


Christmas Collections

A huge thank you to everyone who donated during our annual Christmas collections at Tesco, Lunsford Park and Morrison’s, Larkfield. All money raised will be used to help local people in need.
Thank you to Clive and his band who entertained us all with their Christmas music.

Our annual Christmas Collections at Tesco and Morrison’s have been held for many years and we are grateful to the supermarkets for their continued support. Thank you again to all their customers who donate so generously and keep us jolly even when it’s cold and raining!

We wish you all a Happy New Year!


Covid Volunteers

A huge thank you to all the 94 volunteer marshals who have been helping at the Avicenna Medical Centre in Leybourne since December 2020. So far they have given 3,400 hours working in all weathers to help ensure the efficiency of the covid-19 vaccine rollout at the centre. Thank you also to the staff who have administered 83,000 injections over this period.

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