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Youth Competitions in Shepway

Roller Banners Youth

For detailed information about the various Youth Competitions in 2019 and 2020 please click this link:

Youth Comps 2019 – 20

New President For Channel Rotary (Express) 17.07.19


Derek & Colin

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 underhis 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.”


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Channel 50 Cycle Challenge

The sun shone, the sky was blue and several hundred cyclists enjoyed a lovely day on Romney Marsh on 7th July raising money for the Pilgrims Hospices in East Kent.

Folkestone Rugby Club was well represented.


2019 Folkestone Channel Triathlon

The second year of this event was another great success. This has now become a key event in the Folkestone calendar incorporating a sea swim from Sunny Sands beach, a cycle route from the town around the Alkham valley and a run along the sea front. All finishing at the magnificient harbour with the exciting developments on the harbour arm.


Programme for July – December  2019

For further details contact the Secretary in advance.


3rd  Committees

7th C50C Marsh 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

14th Committees

21st Rays walk + partners

28th Pub visit


4th  Committees

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


2nd  Committees

9th Council & business

16th Fellowship Evening

23rd – 24th World Polio Day

30th Speaker “Experience in the Alps”


6th  Committees

13th Council & business

20th Speaker – Nigel Hart

27th Fellowship – Gerald Dickens event at Revelation St Mary, Ashford.


4th Committees

11th Council & business

13th Christmas Dinner