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FOLKESTONE CHANNEL ROTARY CLUB MEMBER AWARDED THE OBE
IN THE NEW YEAR HONOURS
Channel Rotary is proud to announce that our member Derek Harris (left) has been awarded the OBE in the New Year Honours for his exceptional services to UK charities and charitable fundraising.
Said Channel Rotary President Bill Flavell:
“We are all delighted to hear of Derek’s award. For ten years he was Sales Director for Age UK, doubling the number of shops to 200 and greatly increasing their impact and contribution. Such was his commitment that, when he could have retired, he took on a similar role in the mental health charity Mind as a Director of Minds Matter Trading Activities. Mind provides advice and support to anyone experiencing a mental health problem and campaigns to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding of mental health. In the seven years until he stepped down this month, the annual turnover of the retail shops had effectively doubled under his stewardship
“Derek joined Channel Rotary in 2001 and was our President in 2009/10. He has also held other senior responsibilities including directing our popular annual Santa Run. Throughout, he has worked tirelessly for the Club and for the charities and good causes we support locally, nationally and internationally. He exemplifies in every way the Rotary motto of Service Above Self.”
Youth Competitions in Shepway
Channel 50 Cycle Challenge
The sun shone, the sky was blue and several hundred cyclists enjoyed a lovely day on Romney Marsh on 8th July raising money for the Pilgrims Hospices in East Kent.
2019 Folkestone Channel Triathlon
From 7am on Sunday 8th September at the Harbour Arm, Folkestone. www.channeltri.com
Programme for May – July 2019
For further details contact the Secretary in advance.
7th C50C March bike ride
10th Council and C50C debrief
17th Business meeting
24th Job talk – Malcolm Stewart
31st Fellowship meeting at the Clifton Hotel
7th Pub visit
21st Rays walk + partners
28th Pub visit
6th – 8th District Conference, Canterbury
8th Channel Tri – Folkestone Harbour
11th Council & business and Channel Tri report
18th – 19th Presidents Pick – Whitstable
25th Speaker meeting
9th Council & business
16th Evening with Partners
23rd – 24th World Polio Day
30th Guest speaker evening
13th Council & business
20th Speaker – Nigel Hart
27th Fellowship – Gerald Dickens event at Revelation St Mary, Ashford.