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District 1100 eNewsletter #31
ROTARY DISTRICT 1100
eNEWSLETTER

SEC'S NEWS

We are sad to report the sudden death of Martin Turner from Cheltenham. Martin was a Past President, Zone Foundation Co-ordinator and in 2009 went to India for the polio immunization programme.
Our thoughts are with his wife Pam and the family.

 


Don't forget the District Council Plus on 15 October. 

Group Study Exchange team members are sought by 14 Oct.

Facing Africa is a District International Project and have an auction event on 1st October.

NEW MEMBERS

Bristol has welcomed Jim Currie and Steve Jones.

Steve Hawkins has joined Bristol Breakfast.

Charls Bowden is now a member of Monmouth.

Ross now have Jan Frij and Cheltenham Sunrise Emily Goodwin as members.

Don't forget the evening for members who have joined this year on 20 Sept.

Please tell us and Sue Fitzjohn about your new members.

 MAKE YOUR VOICE COUNT

In big part thanks to Rotarians, the world is now 99% free from Polio.


Last year there were 700 fewer cases worldwide.


We cannot give up now. This cruel preventable disease can be eradicated
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 Later this month world leaders will gather in New York City for the United Nations General Assembly.


 Polio eradication will be discussed.



Go to www.endpolionow.org and sign the petition to tell the governments of the world to fund the final push needed to finally eradicate polio.


Help by spreading the word to your contacts.

KNOW YOUR STUFF?

The draw has been made for the first round of the District Quiz.

First round must be by 1 Dec.

Contact Peter Hayman for more information.

MUMVURI DONATION 

At last year's Conference we were treated to an inspiring talk from Zimbabwean cricker Henry Olonga.

This resulted in donations totalling £580 for the Mumvuri Project who have expressed their deep gratitude.
INTERNATIONAL PEACE DAY
RIBI have created an International Peace Day page for 21 Sept.

Lots of resources and ideas about how to promote and celebrate the vital work that Rotarians do around the world and how they achieve it.

STONEHOUSE RAFTERS WIN
Stonehouse members recently took part in the 47th Monmouth Raft Race.

They won the prize for the best Rotary Club and came 34th out of the over 50 entries.

MILLIONS TRUST FOUNDATION

Well respected US charity monitoring website Charity Navigator has yet again highly rated the Rotary Foundation.

We scored a massive 68.57 out of 70 on their measures of accountability and confidence.
YOUTH ACTIVITIES
 
September is New Generations month.

If your Club isn't already involved in the many and varied youth programmes then why not think about them?

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards is full for 2013 but places can be reserved for 2014.

May be think about helping restart Rotaract in D1100 for 18 - 30 year olds?

Interact and Rotakids in schools are establishing themselves in our District. Perhaps your Club could join in?

Don't forget Rotary Youth Exchange. Provides lots of opportunities around the world for 15 - 25 year olds.

Get in touch with New Generations Bryan Bamber to find out more.  

The youth of today are tomorrow's leaders and Rotarians.
Please note that the latest date for copy for the next Rotary 1100 District eNewsletter 26 September. Send your contributions to the District PR & Communications Team.  www.rotary1100.org
 
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