District 1100 eNewsletter #13
What is your Club doing to be loud and proud?

Please tell us so that we can share what is working with other Clubs. 

Tools, ideas and help are here or available from the District Marketing ,PR and Communications team


District Secretary's notices appear here, and like the District Diary, are on the District Website

Just a quick reminder in respect of the District Mini Convention including District Council on 10 January.


Cheltenham Sunrise have welcomed Carrie Walker,  Chepstow  Lynne Coe and Clifton Dennis Prendergast .

Keynsham recently inducted John Griffiths, Nigel Hutchings and Mark Miles .

Big welcome to them all to the family of Rotary.

Don't forget to involve Sue Fitzjohn & the Membership team in your Club's recruitment and retention planning and activities.


To raise funds for ShelterBox, brave Swindon North member Terry Williams is planning to sleep for 7 nights in a ShelterBox tent.

Terry's challenge will take part on Highworth High Street from 18 - 25 February.

Good luck to Terry and well done in taking on such a different and high profile challenge. 

Find out more and support him here.

Please tell us what fundraising your Club has done or is planning. We can then share this good news and best practice around the District.


January 13th will be, hopefully, the first anniversary since India recorded its last new case.

If all medical tests come back clear of the disease, India will lose its endemic status. It will be a further two years of continued monitoring and no new cases before the country is declared polio free. These test results will come back 4-6 weeks after the 13th of January.

The WHO is planning a major press conference in Geneva around the 13th of January to highlight the significance of this date. RI will be there.

 The District Team are currently exploring how, once it is confirmed, we can best share this good news to ensure that our Clubs receive the recognition for their part in this tremendous achievement. Please therefore do not release anything without involving Allan Berry or Peter Wells. 


Draw for the Second Round is on the District Website.

Matches will be taking part this month.

Contact District Quiz Master Peter Hayman for more information.


Are you on Facebook?  If so, why not join the Rotary District 1100 Facebook group

You can also get there by following the link in the navigation panel at the top of the District website home page or logging into Facebook and entering “Rotary District 1100” in the search box. 

Over 100 members at present and rising. If you are not a member of Facebook , why not join in so that you can read lots of news about activities of Clubs in the District in this active group?
You never know, you might even enjoy this social networking site!

The site is currently not being updated as, in common with Club sites that use the RIBI template, the technology used to edit it is being upgraded.

Hopefully this work will be completed by the middle of January. In the meantime the site can be accessed and viewed as usual.


7.45pm, 10 January at Holiday Inn, Barnwood, Gloucester.

Fantastic opportunity to find out more about Rotary. Newer members & Club Officers especially welcome.

Full programme is on the District Website. Highlights include:

- Presentation by Ian Mean, Editor in Chief of Gloucestershire Media
- brief District Council
  - Workshops on Membership (eClub & mentoring of new members), Youth Opportunities (wide variety of young people speaking about their experiences on Rotary programmes) and the Proposed restructuring of RIBI.   

To be preceded by a reception for Treasurers (6.30pm - 7.30pm)


At the end of 2011 five members from Bristol went to Nepal to view the progress with two projects the Club has funded with Bristol Breakfast and Clifton.

Nepal has one of the lowest GDP's in the world. The Clubs have linked with the Pahar Trust and a Nepalese Club to successfully add a two classroom extension to a school and a filtered water system for a village.

These are tremendous international projects. Well done to the Clubs involved.  
Please note that the latest date for copy for the next District eNewsletter is 18 January. Send your contributions to the District PR & Communications Team.
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