Welcome to our Club’s website.

Welcome to our Club’s website.

I am privileged to be the Club’s 53rd President; the Club was established in 1969.  Usually we have a new President and Club Council for each Rotary year – that runs from 1st July to 30th June – however because of circumstances arising as a result of the Covid 19 pandemic I remain President for a second year

I moved from Warwickshire to Littlestone in Marsh 2017, with my husband, Patrick – and our canine companions.  I was already a Rotarian and I therefore looked for a Rotary Club to join near to my new home.  I was delighted by the friendly welcome that I received at the Rotary Club of Romney Marsh and was impressed by what the Club does to help local charities, organisations, and the community and also sometimes, and to a much lesser degree, to provide international aid – such as to the Rotary International programme ‘End Polio Now’ to try to eradicate polio world.

We meet each Thursday (7pm for 7.30pm) for a meal at The XIX, The Warren Golf Club, St. Andrews Road, Littlestone, TN28 8RB – but weekly attendance is not obligatory. In our Meetings we plan and discuss Members events and visits, fundraising events, and which charities and organisations to support. We have interesting Speakers (often from charities). Meetings include some formality but always there is good fellowship and banter – often directed at the President! – so if you join us be prepared to enjoy yourself, as well as to help to raise funds for charity.

We meet each Thursday (7pm for 7.30pm) for a meal at The XIX, The Warren Golf Club, St. Andrews Road, Littlestone, TN28 8RB – but weekly attendance is not obligatory. In our Meetings we plan and discuss Members events and visits, fundraising events, and which charities and organisations to support. We have interesting Speakers (often from charities). Meetings include some formality but always there is good fellowship and banter – often directed at the President! – so if you join us be prepared to enjoy yourself, as well as to help to raise funds for charity.

The Club is part of a ’Cluster Group’ of nearby Rotary Clubs and we occasionally attend meetings (called ‘Raids’) at their Clubs and join together for joint initiatives and events.

My main aims for 2021-22 are to ensure that our Club continues to thrive, to help to promote its public image, to see all Club Members involved, consulted, and playing their part in the work the Club does to support charities and, most importantly, to encourage the Members to enjoy the good fellowship and fun traditions in this Club

We’ll be delighted to welcome new Members to the Club, so if you’re interested in joining us do get in touch and come along to meet us. Contacts are: Sarah Day (07513 403398), Stephen Hagues, our our Vice President and Club Secretary (07900 736018) – or send an email to info@romneymarshrotary.co.uk.

Barbara Gold

You will see, below, the members of the 2021-22 Club Council

Stephen Hagues, Vice-President/Secretary and Club Protection Officer 

I am pleased to be Secretary for a further year. I am confident that we will continue to make a difference to our community in 2021/22. We are a friendly club and welcome all to be involve

Trevor Harrison, Treasurer

2020-21 was a very difficult year for the club to manage but I’m pleased to report that we have come through it in good shape having donated well over £8,000 to mainly local charities in the 12 months to the end of June.  I am delighted to have been appointed Treasurer for another year and look forward to being able to make a contribution to the further success of our club. 

Andrew Sinden Fundraiser

I am honoured to have been invited to take the lead on fundraising on Council for the coming year.  I have been a Rotarian for approximately four years and have enjoyed both the fellowship and learning about the work the club does to support local charities and good causes.
I was previously a trustee and secretary for a local charity which raises funds to build a new community hall in St Mary in the Marsh; for eleven years I organised and ran a season of summer music concerts in St Mary in the Marsh which raised over £18,500 for the local church; and I am the administrator of a local community choir The Haywardian’s which, since 2010, has raised in excess of £35,500 for local charities and good causes.  I hope that, with the help and encouragement of my fellow Rotarians, I may use my experience to continue the club’s formidable record of supporting local charities and good causes on Romney Marsh during the coming year.

Patrick Gold, Vocational and Fellowship Service/Risk Management 

Patrick is a terrific servant of our Club, the word ‘no’ isn’t in his vocabulary, this year he will be heading up our fundraising and team, helping with our monthly newsletter, looking after risk issues and once again be one of the regular drivers for our sleigh runs.

Sarah Day,  Foundation/Recruitment/Public Relations/Environment

My role is looking  after our Club’s involvement in, and support of, the major initiatives set by Rotary International notably the ‘End Polio Now’ campaign but also I  look after the content of our website and Facebook pages. The mission of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.

Frank Thrower,  International Service

I have been a Rotarian for 38 years and held the position of Club President three times. I was the Club Secretary over many years. As International Chairman for 2021/22 . I  shall be organising the club’s biannual visit to our contact Club in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.  I am also known as the club Santa which I  thoroughly enjoy doing over the month of December.

Gill Singfield  Youth/Schools Liaison

After an eventful and challenging first year’s experience I feel more confident in moving forwards this new year. Due to the present situation many Youth activities cannot take place especially with Young Carers within the 4 Clubs Youth Committee. I am sure that many new incentives will be carried out to offer support where it is needed. The Young Writers Competition will take place and I look forward to making new contacts in Schools. It is hoped to become more involved in RYDA .

Mark Singfield –  Club Service

Apart from the Council, we have the following assistance:

Julie Lawrence – Newsletter

Independent Examiners – Peter Russell and Roger Constable