District 1100 DG's eNewsletter No3 


District & Club Information

New Member News

In each eNewsletter we will let you know of the new members within the District and the Clubs who inducted them. This time they are as follows:

City of Hereford
Hugh Patterson
Bristol Aztec
Karen Holley
Worcester Vigornia
Marie Borthwick
Worcester Wychavon
Doug Coulton
Interesting that Marie Borthwick was introduced to Worcester Vigornia by her son Ian Chambers.
To Marie, Ian and all the members that have been inducted we wish you a good time with Rotary using the opportunity to give something back, well done.

If your Club has inducted a new member in the past few weeks and it has not appeared in the eNewsletter then let us know. Every new member is a cause for celebration.
 Your District Secretary Tony Smith has various important bits of news to impart to Presidents, Club Secretaries and Members. His jottings will appear in this section.
Nominations are requested for the position of District Governor, District 1100 and Nomination Forms should be submitted with the knowledge and consent of the Nominee to the District Secretary on or before 1st September 2011. The Nomination form is on the District Secretary section of the website and can be down loaded as a pdf. Go to


The Swindon Clubs celebrated the new Rotary year with a Barbecue. The event was led and organised by Andy Grifiths of Swindon Old Town Club and was enjoyed by all who attended including DG Martin. The picture shows some of the Rotarians showing off their culinary skills at the BBQ.

It is with great sadness we have to report the sudden death of a one time President of Bristol Breakfast Club Andy Clements. We pass on our condolences to his family and to those members of Bristol Breakfast who were friends of Andy. 


Forty young people spent a challenging week at The Forest of Dean Centre sponsored by 33 Clubs across the District. On Sunday evening they celebrated their week together with a presentation ceremony attended by family and friends and sponsoring Rotary Clubs. District Governor Martin Greaves said, " It is good to meet with such an enthusiastic bunch of young people and it is obvious to me they have got a lot out of this experience. We are grateful to the Rotary Clubs who sponsored them and to Past District Governor Alan Martin for organising the week. They all did very well collecting over £500 in Monmouth on Friday for the charity Starlight and District will add to that to bring it up to £600. We wish them well in the years ahead."
Applications are open for RYLA 2012 and details will be on the District website at


Many Clubs throughout the District have been fund raising for this terrible humanitarian crisis. Aid agencies have reported over 11 million people displaced in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya. More than 2 million children are acutely malnourished including almost 500,000 children suffering from life-threatening severe acute malnutrition.
Clubs across the District who have made donations are as follows: Cheltenham Cleeve Vale, Cheltenham Sunrise, Chipping Sodbury, Clevedon Yeo, Colwall, Hereford, Malvern, North Cotswolds, Royal Forest of Dean, Worcester Severn, Worcester Wychavon and Worcester Vigornia.
In total a sum of £11,000 has been sent to the Disaster Emergency Committee. A big thank you to the Clubs who have made donations and to those who arranging to do so.
We would also like to point out that over 2,000 ShelterBoxes have been despatched to the region.
 . The CLubs collecting and making donations in this District are.  Th        In total a sum of over £11,000
This scheme is being run by The Woodland Trust who are giving away 1000 tree packs. The packs come in two sizes 105 or 420 trees and there is also a choice of themes. Clubs or Groups must find the right community space for the planting before making an application. Applications should be made on or before 25th September and notification of success by 10th October for delivery in November for planting. For more information go to the Environment section of the District website or contact Ted Potter of Nailsea and Backwell or visit and click on tree plant and follow the trail for more details.

Introducing a New Way to become a Member of Rotary.

Rotary eClubs follow the same policies as all Rotary Clubs. The key difference being that an eClub conducts its weekly meeting on the Club's website, rather than being physically present at an appointed day and time, members may attend meetings at any time and any day of the week.
For business, professional and community people who are unable to attend a weekly meeting in person, the eClub option offers the opportunity to meet, conduct service projects and participate in Rotary fellowship.
If you or you know anyone who is interested join the Facebook page for the new Club: or contact Rotarian Tim Mason at

District Mini-convention 
Pencil in the date! Wednesday 12th October when there will be a New Members Evening, Seminars and more. As soon as we have details we will post them on the District website. The venue will be announced very soon, so keep the date and watch this space.
Makunduchi is a village in Zanzibar and the Rotary Club of Nailsea and Backwell have. With help from The Rotary Clubs of Portishead and Stone Town Zanzibar, together with a matching grant from The Rotary Foundation, have provided much needed funds to enable the purchase of a Glosvent anaesthetic machine. Nailsea and Backwell want to continue to support The Makundichi Project but have a couple of challenges. Stone Town Rotary Club is in a Future Vision Pilot District and Pilot Districts are not allowed to work with Districts not in the Pilot Scheme, but there may be a way around that. Also, the other challenge is that the Future Vision programme requires a matching grant minimum of $15,000.
Nailsea and Backwell can commit £2,200 towards the amount of £5,300 and are seeking other Clubs who believe this project is worthwhile to join them. If you think your Club would be interested in joining this project please get in touch with Geoffrey Irons or call him on 01275 463308 
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