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A GREAT SUCCESS!

 

That is the feedback from the recent District Conference.
 

We all had a lovely time when we went to Bournemouth

Do you remember the song from the promotional video for this year’s conference.
‘we will have a lovely time when we go to Bournemouth’, well we did, we had a great time and we had beautiful weather too.
The speakers were superb, their presentations were great, they are all passionate about what they do and all had a story to tell. 
On Saturday evening the Rotary Oscar Award Night – well it was fantastic, the Purbeck hall was transformed into a Hollywood Set. With two larger than life Oscars. We started the evening with a lovely meal (thank you Anne Pooley), at the end of the main course everyone was surprised by the ‘singing waiters’ who entertained us for 45 minutes. They sang rock, pop and opera and had us all on our feet dancing before they finished. Then we had our sweet, and the Oscar ceremony started soon after that. This was great fun I really enjoyed giving away the Oscars. Thank you Oliver for the script, Polly for presenting with Oliver, Sandie for being my ‘helper’ and to everyone who took part.
 
For the complete article please go to the district website clicking this link.

NEC Birmingham

ran from March 13 to 16 and is a great success The RIBI Youth Team are present with a booth and each day present the Youth Programmes and Competitions in Rotary in Great Britain in Ireland.
Attendance each day so far has been mind boggling with 19,000 Thursday and 23,000 Friday. Large companies are present fulfilling their role of Corporate Social Responsibility and taking it very seriously. One very high technology company your Editor spoke with were looking to place time and money in high level sponsorship.
As for the young people attending they were fantastic, their participation was wonderful to observe and you could see they were really enjoying themselves find out about new things. Rotary is now involved in this in a big way and needs support from every district to carry it forward

We're for action… at The Festival of Rotary 2014

The Worcester Clubs are pulling all the stops out for this event and would like members within the district as well as friends and family to join them.
There will be plenty to see and do. Many of the Youth Programmes and Competitions will be on display and the theme will be based around "We're for Communities" since "We're for Literacy", "We're for Action", "We're for Youth" , "We're for ShelterBox" and many many more.
Please join them, they are delighted to be showcasing their work in such a prestigious venue.

 
Youth Speaks Regional Final
will take place at Maisemore Village Hall on Saturday March 22. These young people would appreciate some support during the day so please find time to go along and listen to them you will not be disappointed. 

For some of the Youth Programmes and Competitions

We are looking for people to help with the following:
  • Rotaract
  • Youth Speaks
  • Youth Exchange
  • Football Tournament
All of the above are tremendous opportunities to engage with young people and make a difference. If any of these exciting invitations to serve excites you then contact John Loran by clicking his name to send an E-Mail message.

New and Long Serving Members

Our picture shows from left to right Andrew Bartlett (left) and Paul Kenney (right) with Michael Wasley President of Malvern Club we welcome these new members to the world of Rotary.
Cirencester Club inducted a new member, Ted Hamilton-Perkins  joined the fold recently, whilst Cheltenham had a transfer by the name of Ajit Ambekar from Grand Cayman. Meanwhile back in Malvern Roy Lockyer is celebrating 50 years in Rotary.
Congratulations to them all.

 
MARKETING PR AND COMMUNICATIONS
is linked to Membership and at the Annual Business Meeting at the RIBI Conference in Birmingham shortly members will be asked to vote for a £5 levy to continue the, "We're for Communities" marketing campaign. The campaign has been a great success and has in some months pulled in 4 times the enquiries about Rotary than in previous months the years before. We would ask you to advise your clubs to vote for this proposal. A more detailed analysis of the campaign can be viewed by clicking here. Then view pdf Public Image and Awareness Campaign Plans 2014/15.
 

Young Enterprise Gloucestershire Wednesday March 19.

This event takes place at Cheltenham Pittville Pump Rooms and is open to the public from 2:00pm. Many schools in Gloucestershire are taking part and being sponsored by a number of companies. It is great to report that we will have 2 Rotarians taking part as Dragons in the Dragons Den part of the event. Nigel Knowlman of Cheltenham Sunrise and Maree Stephens of Severn Vale will interrogate the young entrepreneurs.
Young Enterprise are always looking for mentors for their programmes with young people. If you are interested contact the Editor for more details.

March is Literacy Month

Rotary Clubs across the world are reaching out to help with literacy at home and internationally. Some clubs are supplying books where there are none. Other clubs are helping with manpower to aid the learning of reading. Being able to read is opening the door to even greater learning so it is essential.
If your club has such an initiative please support it. For more information go to 
http://ow.ly/uBs9D.
Copyright © 2013 Rotary District 1100 Marketing Pr and Communications Team

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