Latest News and Club programme for the next few months.


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 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.”


2019 Youth Competitions in Shepway

For YOUTH SPEAKS  Please contact: Rtn Collen Hill

For YOUNG CHEF  Please contact Rtn Kate Mcneice

For YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHER  Please contact Rtn David Rolls

For YOUNG WRITER  Please contact Rtn Rodger Joynes

Roller Banners Youth


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Rotary Youth Competitions Prizewinners Folkestone Herald page1 09.08.18

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.

Folkestone Rugby Club was well represented.


2019 Folkestone Channel Triathlon

From 7am on Sunday 8th September at the A5 Tri flyer March 182Harbour Arm, Folkestone.


Programme for October – December 2018

For further details contact the Secretary in advance.


2nd  Committees

9th  Council & Business

16th  Late Yule Supper

23rd  Speaker – Trevor Sayer – Kent Blood Runners

30th  Meal with Partners – Murder Mystery


6th  Committees

13th  Valentine’s – Venue TBC

20th  Council & Business

27th  Speaker -TBC


6th  Committees

13th  Counci & Business

20th   Raids to other Clubs

27th  Wine & Wisdom