District 1100 eNewsletter #5 

Is your Club in touch with local schools and youth groups as they start the new academic year?

Help and advice from a teacher is on the District website


District Secretary's  notices appear here and on the District Website

District diary is now also on the District Website

Entries in the Youth Competitions   Please advise Bryan Bamber by 21 Oct if your Club is wanting to enter young people in Young Chef, Musician, Photographer or Writer and Youth Speaks. Information on the District website. 

Skittles & Quiz : Entries have now closed. A schedule for the Quiz is on the District Website 
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Bumper crop of new members this fortnight which is great news.

Big welcome to:
- Bill Carss and Noel Moore for Cheltenham North
- Marian Lewis and Roy Garner for Chepstow
- Linda Williams for Cirencester

If your Club has inducted a new member please tell Sue Fitzjohn as we would like to know to celebrate the event with you.


Worcester Vigornia are organising a GPS Challenge on 1 October which sounds great fun and very innovative. Four people or more in a car are charged £5 per head to take part in a treasure hunt with a diiference. As you follow the clues using a GPS enabled navigation device. They are also asking every car to bring a rubbish bag with them to collect in any rubbish that participants find on their way. More information on their website.


RIBI President Ray Burman will be in our District from 11 - 13 October.
Ray is keen to raise the profile of Rotary, do things differently, and meet as many Rotarians as possible.
He is an excellent speaker, so why not arrange for a group from your Club to meet him?

Opportunities are
11 Oct : 7pm Informal meeting in Worcester
12 Oct : 11.30am Rotary Glade at Westonbirt
             1pm Wotton Bassett & District's meeting 
             6.30pm District Mini Convention (see below)

Ray will also be visiting many Rotary led projects in the District including the Breast Unit at Worcester Hospital, taking in local sights such as Highgrove House and Worcester Cathedral and there will be other opportunities to meet him. Watch the District website and Facebook pages for updates.  


Wednesday 12th October 
Holiday Inn, Crest Way, Barnwood, Gloucester, GL4 3RX

New Member Reception 18.30 - 19.30 All Rotarians who have joined Rotary in 2011 are invited with their sponsor and mentor.
19:45-20:30   District Council & address by RIBI President Ray Burman All welcome 
20:45 to end:  Seminars, subjects to be advised


How are your Club's plans for the Festival of Rotary coming on?

What about holding a competition within your Club to find the best elevator pitch to promote Rotary? 

Rooms at the Conference hotel and places at the Banquet are going fast.  

Details and booking forms are on the District Website

If you aren't getting this fairly new update from the RIBI Committee & Resource Group on the last Friday of each month, then ask your Club Secretary why you aren't on the RIBI database. It is always informative and has news about new things going on nationally.

RIBI are currently seeking all member's views about many aspects our movement as part of it's Quinquennial Review and also about the Rotary Today Magazine. Go to the RIBI website to tell our leaders nationally what you think. 

We were sorry to hear of the recent death of Past District Secretary and long serving member of Cirencester, Fred Perkin. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.


The New Enterprise Allowance scheme has just been launched and Rotarians are invited to get involved. The scheme gives young people who are unemployed financial support in their early months of self-employment, access to a start-up loan, and a business mentor to help guide them through the first stages of business. Maybe you and others from your Club could become mentors. More information is available from Ken Corrigan and on the District website. 


If your Club has something to celebrate, wants to share what is working or is looking for an idea, wanting to promote an event or meeting, then why not utilise the above? 
You don't have to be a member to view the page and it is free to use.
Go on, give it a go. Help and advice available from the District Marketing, PR & Communications team.
The Facebook page is here
Please note that the latest date for copy for the next District eNewsletter is 15 September. Send your contributions to the District PR & Communications Team.
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