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Champions of Change

Dr Tim Mitchell from the Rotary Club of Bristol is recognised for his work with the Pahar Trust

Dr Tim Mitchell is a Champion of Change


From the Rotary Club of Bristol was recognised for his work with the Pahar Trust with an award from the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg at a reception at the Scottish Office this week. Tim was one of 12 recipients of the award from nominations across Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland. Tim was accompanied by DG Jan and his own MP Charlotte Leslie, who said, “ It’s great to be associated with Rotary in my constituency and even more inspiring that a local GP has received a ‘Champion of Change’ award for his international humanitarian work. I’m delighted he has been recognized in this way.” On receiving his award Tim commented,“ I feel highly honoured to be receiving a Champions of Change Award  from the Deputy Prime Minister and also a little humbled to be recognized in this way. I’m accepting it on behalf of all the people who work with me and the children I have helped in Nepal.”
The picture above shows Tim with Charlotte Leslie MP and RIBI President Nan McCreadie

Jan's had a great year, well done!

This is the last eNewsletter of the Rotary year 2013/14. The 26th I have written. I hope you have found them interesting it is certainly a good way for me to keep a record of everything that I have been doing over these last 12 months.
It has been an amazing year – I have been to over 300 meetings, events, dinners, charter nights etc. I have learnt so much about the individual clubs that make up this district. All of them unique and all of them enjoying fun and fellowship which enables them to give service above self.
While on the subject of service above self, I was privileged to attend a function at Whitehall last Wednesday because one of our members was given a special award.
Four of the members of this district were nominated for the RIBI Champions of Change Award, however there could only be one winner from this district.
Dr Tim Mitchell from the Rotary Club of Bristol was selected and it was he that I accompanied to Whitehall last Wednesday. Congratulations Tim on the RIBI Champions of Change Award and congratulations to all our other District Nominees. Tim was chosen for his work over many years with the Pahar Trust in Nepal.
Tomorrow of course I hand over to Martyn Harwood.  I hope Martyn has a fantastic year and enjoys every minute of it as I have done.
Thank you all so much for your support over this last year, for your company, for all the work you do.
I have said this many times – I say it once again
You are amazing.  Best wishes to you all.  Kindest regards Jan

To read Jan's last piece in full click here.

A new District Governor takes the chain.

Martyn Harwood took over his duties on Sunday June 29 at a celebratory lunch at Egypt Mill, Nailsworth. Martyn who lives in Bussage and has been a member of Rotary for 22 years now oversees 66 Rotary clubs with over 2,000 members in district 1100 
Commenting on his elevation to District Governor Martyn said,
" I'm very proud to take up the position and look forward to the year ahead, especially to have the opportunity to see the good work that local Rotary clubs achieve in their communities,as well as nationally and internationally.  I've got a great team with me, especially my wife Jill and I know it will be a great  and enjoyable year.”
Martyn has been a key member of the Rotary Club of Stroud and has helped in their annual Ebley fireworks display and many other annual events. He will be in post for 12 months supporting and helping the clubs in the district with their local and international work for communities.

I'm sure all the members of District 1100 wish Martyn well in his important year


 Important Dates: Please Note

The "End of Course Spit Roast" will be held on Sunday August 3 details will be given nearer the date.

This year the course is full and bookings are being taken for next year 2015. the dates will be similar and the also the cost at £520 per person.

To find out more got to or click here.


A Quote from the RI Treasurer

This quote was taken from the RI Treasurer as he presented his report to the RI Convention in Sydney earlier this month. "“None of us can control inflation rates or global investment markets. But I want to emphasise that membership growth is an area in which each of us do have control.”
There is one club who have stepped to met this important challenge
The Rotary Club of Yate and District inducted 3 members recently they are

Linda Grifffith
Brian Hamling
Malcolm Greenaway

We welcome them into the family of Rotary and wish them fun and fellowship as they step up to serve.

We would like to celebrate with your club the new members you incudt so please let us know by writing to the editor by clicking here.

Because of the sheer volume of E-Mails I get now it is best marked "New Members"


North Cotswolds Winners of District Bowls

Churchdown bowling Club was the venue for the final of the district Bowling Competition. The finalists being The Rotary CLub of Nailsea and Backwell and The Rotary Club of North Cotswolds.

North Cotswolds emerged the winners and the cup was presented by the District Governor  Jan Harris.


What's Happening on Social Media?


Rotary Worlds Greatest Meal
to Help End Polio

The group and the page are performing well with over 7,000 members contributing now. With Susanne Rea avidly promoting at every chance.
The page performs well each week. Above all the event has raised approaching $1million and then matched by the Bill and Melinda gates Foundation it could be $3million all from Social Media.

What resources would you
like to help tell the Rotary story?
This could include on your website,
social media, or print?

from RI's Social Media person Antionette Tuscano
What you should know about
the new Rotary Foundation
funding model?

This latter one has received the most interest

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