Saturday 4 May will be the second annual Festival of Rotary.
This year it will be held in regency Cheltenham.
Start thinking and planning now how your Club can get involved.
Exciting plans are being developed for an auction later in the year to raise funds for End Polio Now.
Please contact DG David if you have any items that could be auctioned or want to get involved.
Watch this space for updates.
PRAISED & PLUNDERED!
Many congratulations to Stroud member Graham Furley who was awarded the British Empire Medal in the New Years Honours list for services to the community in Stroud.
Less good news followed though as a few days later heartless thieves broke into his home!
Also well done to Martin Burton of Malvern who also received an MBE for services to the charity sector.
AROUND OUR CLUBS
Cheltenham Sunrise, North Cotswolds and Severn Vale worked togther to collect about 120 old computers for ITSA Schools for Africa The charity is still particularly short of flat screen monitors.
Hereford Interact raised over £1,800 during 2012 from events including Guess the name of Teddy, Wear what you want day at Halloween and a cake sale. Rotary International have suggested 7 ways for Clubs to get the best out of 2013.
Sandra Davey and the team have just off loaded 22 black bags and 3 big boxes of baby clothes onto Lewis Williams Shoe box lorry.
Fantastic response from District 1100 and the population of Monmouth and surrounding area.
The public have donated 72 bags full of baby clothes since April. A massive thank you to everyone. January is Rotary Awareness month. Tell people you know why you are a Rotarian and invite them to join in.
Don't forget to also start thinking about how to make the most of World Rotary Day on 23 February.