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It's that time of year
The Youth Competitions are ramping up 

We have had Young Chef,Youth Speaks and Young Musician

The winning district 1100 team for Youth Speaks was Colston Girls School

 They were sponsored by Clifton Rotary Club.
Our picture shows one of the winning team, a young person named Mariam Rana-Javed. We congratulate her and the them on their win and would also thank the clubs who sponsored teams in both the intermediate and senior competitions.
Just 2 weeks before that we had the district finals of Young Chef at Cotswold School, Bourton on the Water.
As we write Cheltenham Sunrise are ramping up their Young Musician competition.
We have also made awards to Young Writers and Young Photographer. It would be great to have the top entries on the District Website along with the names of the winners.

It's awful, the weather: keep warm and dry.

I hope you are all warm and dry in this awful weather.
The floods are awful and I know we are all very sorry for those affected by them. Last week D1200 appealed for help with the problems in the Somerset Levels, I sent the contact address out to your presidents. This week we have floods in own district in Worcester in Tewkesbury and members have been asking what we are doing about it. I have taken advice and think that if we wish to help we contribute to the RIBI Flood appeal and if we know of hardship we can apply to this fund. Should things change or get worse or we can help more directly then I will of course inform you.
Last Monday I was invited by the District e Club to present the Charter and Presidents Jewel to Uplands School in Swindon. This was a very special day for the school with presentations from the headmistress Jackie Smith(a Rotariam member of the District1100  e Club) the local MP, but most importantly from the children , we also heard a selection of songs from the choir. A truly remarkable school where children who are differently abled are getting the best education possible. 

If you haven't got round to it yet you can still register for conference, forms can be downloaded from the district website (only 5 weeks away now, doesn't seem possible. How time does fly. 
The link is

To read all of Jan's journey through the District click here

The picture above is from an article in The Wire about polio. It gives a first hand account by a journalist and aid worker. The picture shows a male aid worker administering vaccine in Afghanistan. Male aid workers are not allowed into the house but give the immunisation outside.

Jan's E-Mail Address. Your DG Jan Harris gets lots of E-Mails but some are going missing. We think it might be that you are using an old address. Please note Jan's E-Mail address is

 These guys are tremendous!

 The interact Club at Uplands School Swindon are taking part in "The World's Greatest Meal to Help End Polio". They have cooked up quite a treat. From Swindon Advertiser.
Pupils at the special school made 60 bowls of soup on Friday, which will be sold as part of the World’s Greatest Meal, a fundraising project organised by Rotary International to end polio.
During the week of February 23, Rotarians all over the world will be raising money for the final push in polio eradication by taking part in The World’s Greatest Meal.

The students and staff at Uplands will be holding a lunch on Thursday, February 27 from noon to 2pm and serving homemade soup and rolls for a donation of £3, £1 of which will go towards the End Polio Now campaign.
The campaign launched on Facebook had reached an audience of over 60.000 this week alone.
Read the full article here:


Our community work helps develop membership

The year long advertising campaign has been very successful with membership enquiries increasing fourfold. The concern is that we are not always turning the prospects into members. The time, effort and money spent at the front end is not being turned into members at the back end. Many of us would like to know why that is and what we need to do to help you rectify that.

New members reported this time are as follows:

Ted Hamilton-Perkins       Cirencester.

Katie Cooper and Jane Jenkins  Bristol.
We offer you a warm welcome into Rotary and we wish you good service and great fun.

News from the Clubs.
Cheltenham Sunrise are joining with Bristol North West on a Global grant for a project in Nepal. 
We would like to hear more about Global Grants to share with clubs within the district.
Stonehouse have a concert in the Sub Rooms in Stroud on  Friday April 4 with the Kentwood Show Choir and on the same evening SevernVale have a Charity Auction at Whitmeinseter Inn
Before these two events Severn Vale have a Quiz Night on Friday March 7 at Elmore Hall.
Two very busy clubs over the next weeks.
Details will be on the District Website landing page.


To observe this designated month, 

 many clubs arrange international speakers, invite youth exchange students and international scholars from schools and universities to club meetings, plan programs featuring former Group Study Exchange team members,arrange discussions on international Issues, present entertainment with an international cultural or artistic theme and schedule other programs with an international emphasis. Many clubs take the opportunity to launch an international community service activity or make contact with a Rotary club in another country. It is a good month to initiate a Rotary Fellowship Exchange, a 3-H project or encourage support for PolioPlus and other Rotary Foundation programs.World Understanding Month is a chance for every club to pause, plan and promote the Fourth Avenue of Service—Rotary’s continued quest for goodwill, peace and understanding among people of the world.
Quite a short version of your eNewsletter this time. By the time you read this your editor will probably be in Chicago meeting with editors across the world of Rotary. I'll tell you all about it when I get back. It's then straight into RIBI Assembly though.
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