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END POLIO NOW thanks District 1100. The target to raise was $69,000 you beat it by raising $77,960 

Thank  you and your Club for making this contribution. A report on progress is below.

Progress is being made for polio eradication...

however we cannot slacken in our campaign to get the job done. Three countries are still endemic, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria and of those Pakistan has spread the virus to Israel. Each time an epidemic breaks out WHO workers have to swoop to instigate a mass vaccine exercise to get rid of the virus, this costs a lot of money.

We really are at the hardest part of the End Polio Now campaign and that is ridding the last 3 countries. Aid workers are working very hard under difficult conditions to ensure they immunise as many children as they can at each National Immunisation day (NID) and Sub National Immunisation day (SNID). We have some way to go and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has pledged $2 for every $1 Rotary raises up to $35million per year for 5 years. We have been handed a challenge and we are sure we will rise to it and beat it.

On Monday 19th August at 8:00PM on channel 4 the paralympian and TV presenter Ade Adepitan will be presenting a programme titled " Journey of my Lifetime" which is about his personal experience of contracting polio in Nigeria as a child. The trailer to the programme can be seen by clicking here. 

Around the district with DG Jan.

By the time you read this I will have visited 18 clubs since the beginning of this Rotary Year.
Everyone has made me most welcome and I have enjoyed every minute. It is great to be able to meet and talk to members of D1100. Each club is unique and this is what makes them all so special and so interesting.   

You can read about Jan's travels and escapades by reading more...

The day is getting closer...

 When the new Rotary International style book will be unveiled and we will see the new website. On Monday 19th August the new look Rotary International website will be up and running. It has a much cleaner and clearer look and a lot of work has been done to make important things easier to find.

We hope you like it tell us what you think by E-Mailing the Marketing Team 

Book the Date!

Monday 26th August 2013
Hereford Rotary River Festival with Dragon boat Racing, Wye Duck Race and many attraction. Click on the picture to take you to the dedicated site.

Neville Hawker PHF

Neville was President of Portishead Club  during 1987/8 and passed away recently. A memorial service was held at St Mary's Portbury on Friday 9th August.
Our thoughts are with his family and friends in their sad loss.

To the District Website
As pages are updated we will highlight them here.

The whole of the ENVIRONMENT section on the website has been updated as follows: Your Green Future for Schools   
 Fuel Briquettes Replacing Charcoal in Kenya - a success story 
 Recycling - did you know that....
Click on the titles above to go to the page.

August is Membership Development and Retention Month

Whilst Clubs recruit members they should also be busy helping retain the members they have. Many Clubs concentrate on recruiting but tend to forget retention. Why do members leave? Did your club follow up on the last member who left the Club to find out why? Only knowing this information can you address it within the Club.

The following Clubs have inducted the following new members:

Bristol: Keith Rundle and Carole Hudson

Bristol Breakfast: Aaron Gough

Chipping Camden: Antony Close and Stuart Potter.

District 1100eClub: Mark Elling, Edward Cox, Alison Cross-Jones, Jackie Smith, David Stevens and Enda Young.

Kingswood: Marilyn Britton
We wish them well on their journey with Rotary, have fun and enjoy.

If you have inducted new members please let the Editor know since we all wish to share your good news.

Take a bit of time to look at this Thunderclap message from Rotary International

Bristol Breakfast has  reached 60 members. the largest club in this District. A club with mixed gender and a good cross section of age. Well done.

40 Young people from around the District

Took part in this years RYLA which finished last Sunday 4th August.Alan Martin has been organising the course for 9 years now and is stepping down. Our DG Jan was there to thank him and congratulate the participants as well as thanking the Royal Forest of Dean club fot ehir organisation of the event. There are just a few places for left for next year so get your club to sponor a young person for this life changing experience.

For the British Heart Foundation (BHF)

Your Editor had the pleasure of interviewing Charlie Pierce who, ten years ago at the age of 40 had a life changing event and as a result speaks to Rotary Clubs about his experience and the way BHF helped him. It is an engaging and interesting story. He can be contacted through the Editor for Club Meetings. Charlie lives in Stroud.
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