District 1100 eNewsletter #49


Steve Melanopy as joined Bristol Breakfast which we think with 60 members makes them the largest Club in our District.

Hereford Marches recently welcomed as members Astral Shone, Mark Sykes and Lesley Davies.

John Barber is now a member of North Cotswolds.

Swindon Phoenix have inducted Gail Light and Tim Swinyard as members.  

Please tell us and Sue Fitzjohn about your Club's new members. We can then share your good news with the rest of district.

The We're For Communities membership campaign is working very well.

Enquiries about membership are a fantatsic four fold up on this time last year.

The 2012-2013 skittles season ended with very rowdy finals held at the British Legion Club at Slimbridge.
Gloucester triumphed in the Challenge Cup over Dursley.  North Cotswolds over Clevedon in the Plate.
All four Clubs were presented with trophies by District Governor Nominee Martyn Harwood.


The Rotary Friendship Exchange team from District 9930, North Island New Zealand, go their separate ways on Monday, after two very full weeks in our District, with Rotarian hosts from Marlborough, Bristol, Monmouth and Hereford.

The team have scaled the heights of Salisbury Cathedral Spire, walked the decks of Brunel’s SS Great Britain, wondered at the beauty of the Wye Valley, sampled cider and even found some time for shopping!

Team Leader Bob Jollands said “It’s my first Rotary Friendship Exchange experience and I don’t know why I haven’t joined a team before."
Our next RF Exchange is to Australia, in May 2014. Rotarians and their partners wishing to express an
interest should contact Alan Martin.


12 Clubs are reminded that the deadline to submit an informal District Grant application for 2013-14 is 21 June.
Under the new Rotary International rules this will be the last opportunity to apply until June 2014!
The template document detailing procedures and supporting the Club Memorandum of Understanding has been developed with the help of Nailsea & Backwell is available from Martin Perry and will be on the District website shortly.


Donations to Foundation to the end of April were:-

Annual Programme Fund   $97,806
Polio Eradication              $40,919

Thank you to every member and Club that has thus far contributed.

Please don't forget to include our own charity in your Club's planning for 2013 / 14. Lots of opportunties to benefit from it as well as carry on raising funds to help others in need. 


Fishponds & Downend and Chepstow & District both recently celebrated 50 years. Congratulations to them.

Worcester Your Green Future on 6 & 7 June and Kid’s Out on 12th June.

Bristol Breakfast have a Dragon Boat Festival on 9 June and Swindon Phoenix are hosting Dragon Boat Racing on 30 June.


The Annual District Workshop will be on Saturday 13 July in Gloucester.

Dave Fenwick is seeking volunteers who can help to take Shelterbox's message to schools and other organisations.

Shelterbox volunteers have recently been in action providing vital assistance in Oklahoma and Syria.    
Please note that the latest date for copy for the next Rotary 1100 District eNewsletter is 12 June. Send your contributions to the District PR & Communications Team.
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