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Vocational Service, what does it mean?
It's a way of life encompassing many activities. 

Do you and your Club members "encourage and foster" any of the following...
  • High Ethical standards in business and professions.

  • The recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations.
  • The dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society.
We try to put these ideals into action in our daily lives as follows:

Talking about your vocation in your club, and taking time to learn about fellow members' vocations.
Using our professional skills to serve the community.
Practising our profession with integrity, and inspiring others to behave ethically through our own words and actions.
Helping a young person achieve his or her career aspirations.
Guiding and encouraging others in their professional development.
For more information on vocational service read more
October is RI Vocational Service month.

Where has DG Jan been these last 2 weeks?

It's hard to believe that I am already a quarter through my year as your District Governor. The last three months have flown by. By the end of this week I will have visited 48 Clubs so I have 21 to go.

As always I have been given a warm welcome at each club which, as I have said before are all unique and this is what makes them all so special and so interesting to visit. You all work so hard for your local and international community but the great thing about it is that you are having fun and fellowship while doing so. As volunteers you are priceless because you can’t put a value of volunteering. So you are all unique, all special and all priceless, no wonder I enjoy my visits so much.
Here are just some of the highlights:
Spent an afternoon at the Cheltenham Clubs 'Mile of Coins"., helped my own club, Evesham with their "Tree of Light" for Christmas, followed up on the Flash Mob events for Cheltenham and Worcester. Unfortunately Cheltenham has had to be postponed.
Bus Posters for polio.
Too much to go into detail here but if you wish to find out more of DG Jan's journey's these last two weeks click here.

Keep the date Thursday 24th October

It's World Polio Day. People all over the world will be highlighting the achievements in eradicating polio from all but 3 countries. 

Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan the endemic countries are working very hard on eradication. Cases in Afghanistan have halved, in Pakistan, with all their problems, cases have reduced dramatically and cases in Nigeria are also well down for the same measured period last year. Unfortunately Somalia have reported 175 cases and emergency funds and teams have been mobilised for immunisation. Cases have been reported in Israel and immunisation programmes implemented for children up to the age of 9 with immunisation programmes planned for The West Bank and Palestine over the next 2 months.
Our colleagues all over the world continue to support this initiative and we feel we should celebrate and highlight our success remembering the further work to be done. 

World Porridge Day

Thursday 10th October
Mary's Meals is celebrating World Porridge Day on Thursday.

The Scottish village of Carrbridge – home of the annual World Porridge Making Championship – has teamed up with the Scottish-based charity, Mary's Meals to establish an international World Porridge Day.
The charity, which operates its international headquarters from a tin shed in the Argyll area of the Scottish Highlands, has one simple aim: to provide a daily meal in a place of education so chronically poor children are attracted to the classroom where they can gain a basic education that can provide an escape route from poverty.
World Porridge Day aims to raise awareness of the role that porridge plays at Mary's Meals projects in Malawi, where a daily mug of maize-based 'likuni phala' is an incentive for children to go to school.
For more details please contact Jill Johnston by clicking here

Coming to the back of a bus near you.

But please don't crash into the back of the bus or text your donation whilst on the move. The Ad's will be appearing over the next 2 weeks to coincide with World Polio Day. If you spot one on the back of a bus we would like to know. The route etc would be great and we're offering a prize of a free ride on the bus on which it is spotted. Either that or we will donate the fare to "End Polio Now"
Enjoy the spotting or the ride or both. We have no wish to hear of traffic jams you are in whilst reading the Ad or dents in the back of the bus.

Engage New Members,Change People's Lives

The list of Clubs inducting new members continues to grow on each edition, here is where we are this time.

Bristol Bridge: Lauren Preedy, Rebecca White, Pamela Williams and Lucy Sherry

Cheltenham North: John Smith

Clevedon Yeo: Eric Price

Hereford Wye Valley: Ian Kirby

Ross On Wye: Stewart Rose

Royal Wooton Bassett and District: Mike Wood

Welcome to Rotary we wish you a happy and fulfilling experience.

With new members there comes new talent and when we engage the new talent we change lives.

If you have inducted new members recently we would like to know E-Mail us by clicking here...

Monday 14th October at 7:00pm

The Chase Hotel, Brockworth, Gloucester
District Symposium (incorporating District Council)
6:30 International or Foundation

Sandra's Baby Clothes
Well they are not Sandra's but she is collecting them
Wednesday 30th October
What has happened to the donated clothes already? Find out from Elizabeth Tatman MBE
Click here to go to the invitation on the District Webiste
Sanda Davey needs to know numbers for catering for a Buffet Supper.
Friday 7th to Sunday 9th March 2014
Bournemouth International Centre
see District Website for details or look at the beautiful brochure telling you all about it.

District Treasurer wanted
read more if you are interested.

The 2014 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards...

The 2014 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) for 2014 is now fully booked. If you think your Club has booked a place and has not had confirmation yet get in touch with Andy Jarrett.

To help Clubs recruit young people between 16 and 18 who would benefit from the RYLA experience take a look at

Letters of thanks from the 4 local charities who benefited from the fantastic sum of £211.00 collected by this years course in Cheltenham.

The District Symposium on 14th October is all about youth and RYLA is being featured so come along to hear more.

Transition Stroud

One of the movers and shakers for this charity has offered her services as a speaker. This is what they do:Transition Stroud is a network for local people and groups working on the transition to a locally-based low carbon lifestyle.

We began in 2006, and are one of over 1000 similar initiatives around the world developing practical answers to the question:

How can our community respond to the challenges, and opportunities, of Peak Oil and Climate Change?

"A future without oil could be better than the present if we use our imagination and think creatively."Rob Hopkins

Helen Royall can be reached on 01453 755509 or E-Mail

If you have details of really good and entertaining speakers we would like to hear from you.


The RI New Branding is now getting established. We hope you like it although it has had a bit of a mixed reception amongst members. We would like all clubs to begin to use it and if you require any help using the new logo and emblems please get in touch with the District 1100 Marketing PR and Communications Team



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