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Important - Please note our change of venue - THE HOVE CLUB, 28 FOURTH AVENUE, HOVE, BN3 2BJ. (Tel: 01273 730872). See our News section on the Events page - to be updated regularly! Find out what's been going on!! Important - Please note our change of venue - THE HOVE CLUB, 28 FOURTH AVENUE, HOVE, BN3 2BJ. (Tel: 01273 730872). See our News section on the Events page - to be updated regularly! Find out what's been going on!! Important - Please note our change of venue - THE HOVE CLUB, 28 FOURTH AVENUE, HOVE, BN3 2BJ. (Tel: 01273 730872). See our News section on the Events page - to be updated regularly! Find out what's been going on!!
Important - Please note our change of venue - THE HOVE CLUB, 28 FOURTH AVENUE, HOVE, BN3 2BJ. (Tel: 01273 730872). See our News section on the Events page - to be updated regularly! Find out what's been going on!! Important - Please note our change of venue - THE HOVE CLUB, 28 FOURTH AVENUE, HOVE, BN3 2BJ. (Tel: 01273 730872). See our News section on the Events page - to be updated regularly! Find out what's been going on!!

News & Archived Photos
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December 2015 - Our Christmas Carols around the streets of Brighton & Hove collected a record amount of £6,173 - the best ever!
The top collection in the Five Ways/Lowther Road area produced a magnificent £845.
Monies will go to local charities including the Martlets Hospice
At the Charity Gala for the Martlets at the WIndmill Theatre the "Rebelles" choir entertained. Between £2,500 and £3,000 was raised
Not to be outdone by the ladies was the "Resound" male choir conducted by Stefan Holstróm. Also performing were Tim Nail (Piano) and Evelyn Harrison (Saxophone)
The colourful Christmas float
Our happy helpers after a successful round in Hove. Here we have club members, relations and senior scouts in nice new tabards
District governor Doug Price visited South Downs with his wife Rosemary in November to talk to the club
Partially sighted Paul Oulton from Brighton & Hove Guide Dogs with "Sam" the dog and President Hal.Sam is the serious one. Paul spoke to the club about the amazing work of the Guide Dog organisation and the tremendous work of the trained dogs
President Hal exchanges "banners" with visiting Canadian Rotarian Patricia Ainsley from Kelowna
A surprise award just received, in recognition of our staying powers?
Four Rotarian golfers from Midhurst & Petworth supporting our Charity Golf Day at The Dyke GC which raised between £2500 and £3000 for The Martletts Hospice
Presentation to the MARTLETS Hospice of monies raised from the Charity Golf Day in May 2013.
President David with Karen Taylor (Director of Clinical Services), Robert Griffiths (Fund Raising Manager) and Ray Eggleton
IPP David Elliott presented a £1000 cheque to the Chairman of the Sussex Cancer Fund Dr George Deutsch.
David spoke of the magnificent work of the charity following the personal experience of his wife Rosemary.
www.sussexcancerfund.co.uk
DG Doug Price tells the club about RI President Gary Huang's message "Light Up Rotary"
Charity Golf Day at The Dyke Golf Club on the 21st May 2014.
- Winners of the 4-man team competition - from L to R - Bob Powell (organiser), David Foulds (South Downs), President David Elliott and Iain Leithead (Soirée). Surprisingly not looking embarrassed!
At The Martlets Hospice, Hove, President David Elliott presents a cheque for £1,800
from the 2013 Golf Day to Karen Taylor, Director of Clinical Services
Outgoing President Samer passes on his chain of office to VP David Elliott at the Charter Night Dinner Dance
Outgoing President Samer passes on his chain of office to VP David Elliott at the Charter Night Dinner Dance
New President David hands over the Vice-Presidency to Hal Mileham for 2013-14
New President David hands over the Vice-Presidency to Hal Mileham for 2013-14
"South Downs" Ten Pin bowlers, Chris, Peter and Bob (Ray with camera) at Crawley for the Distict Cup - Third out of ten on the night
Sight loss is a serious business but Neil is in the dark
Sight loss is a serious business but Neil is in the dark
Sue Fever from the East Sussex Society for the Blind
Sue Fever from the East Sussex Society for the Blind describes her work to a worried Gordon and a blinkered President Samer!
Vice-President David, with Ray Eggleton, collecting at ASDA, Hollingbury, for the Sussex Cancer Trust
Asda, Hollingbury
Our President Samer, with Amera, at the Centenary Dinner of RC Brighton at the Royal Pavilion - 8th April 2013
President Samer handing a cheque for £3,660 to Antonia Shepherd, fund raiser for the Martletts Hospice, bringing the total presented to £5,500 this year
District Governor William Harmsworth with the "South Downs" cheque for Rotary Foundation from President Samer
President Samer with David Cross, District International Resource Group who spoke to the club about the Sand Dams Project in Africa
Tom Santa
Our Father Christmas Tom does a Usain Bolt around the Five Ways area of Brighton

President Samer welcomes newest (and youngest!) member David Malinovsky to the "South Downs" club

Club meeting in October with guests David Malinovsky and Juliana

 

Juliana a guest of the club with Pres. Samer.
Juliana is a student from Cali, Columbia, studying English


 

 

Performers on stage at the Windmill Theatre when £3,300 was raised for The Martlets Hospice

 

Roy Burman and Jill Morgan from the Macmillan Fund Raising Committee
receiving a £2,500 cheque from David Wagg from the Charity Golf Day

 

 

 

President Samer with Vice-President David Elliott and Asst. District Governor David Langley

 

 

The Presidency passes from David Wagg to Samer Bagaeen

Charity Golf Day 2012 - Winning team Farmrise Construction with President David Wagg
David Wagg with guest speaker Wendy Walker who told the club about
"THE KEEP" the new East Sussex County Records Project
President David and 1250 District Governor Duncan Anderson
One of Santa's helpers (VP Samer Bagaeen!) on our collection rounds. The 2011 collection raised an all time record of £4,700 for local charities
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Councillor Christina Summers who talked about a GREEN Vision for Brighton & Hove City, with President David Wagg

 


Hampton Court - King Henry VIII with our Dutch visitor Karin de Boer whilst Guy Patterson awaits an audience

 



RC Nijkerk President Joop Verhoog making a presentation to IPP Charles Haywood
New President David passes over the Vice-Presidency to Samer Bagaeen
Charles Haywood hands over Presidency to David Wagg
President Charles Haywood hands over a cheque for £3,000
raised from the Charity Golf Day to Rachel David for Macmillan Cancer Support
towards the new centre at the Royal Sussex County Hospital
The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment visited for a dinner evening at The Hove Club in June.
Three soldiers gave personal accounts of their time in Afghanistan.
Over £1000 was raised for the regiment's benevolent fund.
President Charles presents a cheque to Captain Keith Roberts MBE and trustee Mrs Lynn Smith-White
President Charles Haywood greets the guests at the 26th Anniversary Charter Night May 2011 held at the Hove Club.
Vice President David Wagg and Julie are amused
A sing-along at the Old Folks Tea Party held at the Hove Club in June
Emma receives a cheque for £2000 on behalf of the Martlets Hospice from President Charles.
The monies came from the club Christmas collections
Members visited and were given a tour of the reconstructed Oldland Windmill, Keymer President Charles Haywood (left) presented a cheque for the Oldland Mill Trust
Presentation of the plaque for the gates provided for Bradbury Court. Rotarians shown are Chris Williams (whose President's charity it was), David Foulds, President Charles Haywood, Peter Reeve, IPP Guy Paterson and John Woodhouse
Immediate Past President Guy Paterson, along with President Charles Haywood, presents cheque for £2,000 to Juliette Mcpherson the community fundraiser for the Chestnut Tree House Children's Hospice following the Golf Day in May. This is the second time in recent years that "South Downs" Rotary have supported this marvellous charity
President Guy and Zamy Paterson at the 25th Anniversary Charter Night Dinner. A great evening with food, wine, music and dancing. It was enjoyed by all including several past members

SOUTH DOWNS 25th ANNIVERSARY
Charter Night Celebration
SATURDAY 12th JUNE 2010
At The Hove Club

The 27th Anniversary Charter Night celebrations were at Jeremy's Restaurant,Borde Hill, Haywards Heath on Friday 8th June 2012

January 2010 - Norman Baker MP (Lewes) talks to the Club about events leading up to the Iraq war and "The Strange Death of David Kelly" which is the subject of his book. Norman travelled down from London to speak to us despite having to return again that night. He found time to answer questions and kindly offered to donate £2 to our Rotary charities for every book that we ordered. It was an incredibly interesting talk
Martin Perry, CEO Brighton & Hove Albion, gave his "What's Going Up On The Downs?" talk to the club.
Ray Eggleton (right) explains 4.4.2 to Martin!
President Guy welcomes his new Vice-President Charles Haywood – July 2009
President’s Dream Team – District Darts Finalists, July 2009. Beaten but not bowed! Left to right - Guy Paterson, Mike Wynn, John Woodhouse (Capt.), Ray Eggleton
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President Charles Haywood with District Governor Simon Crowther who addressed the club at a dinner meeting in March
"South Downs" darts team - winners of the District 1250 cup for 2006/2007 (for the third time in 3 years), being presented with the trophy by District Sports officer mike poulter, having beaten Caterham in the final. Capt. Ray Eggleton, John Guest, Mike Wynn and David Elliott

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District 1250 Darts Champions 2006/2007

Our "OPERA at ROEDEAN" concert in aid of The Martlets Hospice - Whole ensemble on stage

Sue Mileham (Soprano), Jane Money (Mezzo Soprano), Anthony Hawgood (Tenor) and Darren Jones (Baritone).

"It is anticipated that the concert will have raised around £4,000 for the Martlets"

 

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15/02/2013