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South-East England Rotary club release new book to celebrate centenary

South-East England Rotary club release new book to celebrate centenary

To celebrate 100 years of exemplary service, Folkestone Rotary Club have compiled a century of fundraising into a newly launched book.

To celebrate their 100th anniversary, the Rotary Club of Folkestone have released a commemorative book: ‘A Century of Service – The Rotary Club of Folkestone’ by Vincent Williams.

Across this fully-illustrated book, the club’s history will be covered in detail so their huge variety of successful events and fundraisers.

From Folkestone Rotary’s work during The Great Depression to their more recent endeavours providing school uniforms, debt relief advice and volunteers to work at the local COVID-19 Vaccination Centre, Vincent Williams’ book provides a comprehensive look at the club’s achievements.

Author Vincent Williams and Folkestone Rotary Club President Ray Johnson presenting the book.

The book  also gives a fascinating glimpse into the lives of past Rotarians whose businesses were familiar names in Folkestone, as well as the famous celebrity guests who have visited Folkestone Rotary over the years.

Aside from displaying the ways that Folkestone Rotary Club have supported local residents over the past 100 years, this book provides an inspirational look at just what a Rotary club can achieve.

Folkestone Rotary President Ray Johnson commented: “Our thanks to Vince and other Rotarians who worked hard to produce a wonderful publication.

“The club will be 100 in February 2023 and this publication is such an enjoyable read with some superb pictures depicting the vast array of activities over the years.

“It is truly incredible to learn the history of the club and how it has coped and prospered by serving the community both locally and internationally.”

Paperback copies of ‘A Century of Service – The Rotary Club of Folkestone’ are £10 each and there is also a limited edition hardback edition priced at £15 each.

To order a copy of the book please email Vincent Williams.