Centenary 2022

How it all started

In the aftermath of the First World War Rotary was a growing international force. At the suggestion of a Rotarian from the Margate Club (Canterbury’s Mother Club), Alfred Baynton of Canterbury and General Manager of the East Kent Road Car Company convened an informal lunch at the County Hotel, Canterbury, on 2 December 1921.

This was followed by the Charter Night and Inaugural Dinner on 9 February 1922.  For more details on the history of the club, click here.


Who we've supported over the years

Over the last 100 years we've supported 100s of charities and local causes. Here are just some of the causes that we've supported with financial or in-kind donations or with our time over the last few years. 

Local charities

 Other local causes

National & International charities & special causes