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Rotary comes back to Crowborough

Stephen Tester from our team has joined forces with Graham Bucksey from Rotherfield-based Scribe Property Management to launch a brand new Rotary Club in Crowborough.

“Graham and I were members of the previous Rotary Club in Crowborough, which sadly closed some time ago,” says Stephen. “Recently Graham got in touch with the idea of launching a new Club and asked if I’d like to be involved. We had both missed being members so, with Graham’s drive and enthusiasm and the support of the regional team, Rotary is back in Crowborough.”

Scribe Property Management has been offering a professional management service to lessees and freeholders of residential blocks of flats located in both Kent and East Sussex for 40 years and Graham recently joined as a Consultant, having previously run his own building services engineering consultancy practice based in Tunbridge Wells and then Crowborough.

Graham says: “In addition to the social aspect of the Club, we are focused on how this new Rotary will support, assist and benefit the Crowborough community. This is such a wonderful town and we hope to celebrate and support its residents. We have already held some meetings and have recruited quite a few members, including my colleague Kay Prescott from Scribe and Glenys Jones from Tester & Jones.”

Rotary was established back in 1905 by Paul Harris, an attorney based in Chicago, as a space where ‘professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships’. Over time, Rotary’s reach and vision gradually extended to humanitarian service. Today it has 1.2 million members worldwide and more than 35,000 clubs working together.

Rotary’s mission is to ‘provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through our fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders’.

As Paul Harris said more than 100 years ago: “Whatever Rotary may mean to us, to the world it will be known by the results it achieves.”

Crowborough Rotary Club has already put a date in the diary for a charity golf day at Crowborough Beacon Golf Club on Wednesday 27 October, while there are plans for other charity fundraisers in the pipeline. Glenys is looking to organise a fashion show event early next year.

If you would like to find out more about joining the new Crowborough Rotary Club, call Graham on tel: 07836 232075 or email:

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