District 1100 eNewsletter #24
District Secretary's notices appear here, and like the District Diary, are on the District Website

An exciting new initiative The Rotary Showcase was launched at the Bangkok Convention.

The Showcase is Rotary International’s newest social media tool that helps Rotarians share service initiatives with the Rotary family and beyond.

Users can add their club’s service projects, exchange ideas with other Rotarians, and explore the wide variety of activities that Rotary clubs are undertaking worldwide. 


Lots of new members this time which is great news. 

Peter Regan has joined Bristol Breakfast and Barry Mason & Mike Phillips Cheltenham.

Cirencester has welcomed Susan Bishop & Trevor Jones and Monmouth Patrick Chatterton.

Ed Nixey & Maggie Allen are now members of Worcester Vigornia.

Brilliant to be able to welcome so many new members to the family of Rotary.

Please tell us your good news about membership. We want to share your successes and what is working.


We are also delighted to welcome the following to Rotary along with their President Tim Mason.    

Sue Amor, Duncan Arinze, Rachel Ashley, Ola Baalack, Maria Baalack Christoffersen, Lorna Breslin, David Brown, Mark Burke, Sinead Darker, Rachel Davis, Heather Dontenville, Tim Dutton, Ricky Elliott, Emma Harman, Katharine Hope, Becca Jenkins, Shelley Jenkins, Kevin Leaning, Yzanne Martin Hallet, Janice Mason, Nigel Maud, Helyn Morris, Chloe Mort, Mary Nettle, Conrad Shail and Debbie Vincent.

 Jill Johnston and Kevin Dontenville have joined the eClub subsequently. 



48 Rotarians from 8 Clubs came together last weekend to arrange an excellent stand at a very successful Diamond Jubilee event on Bristol Downs.

Lots of good publicity generated and goodwill created.

Raised £560 for End Polio Now.

Well done to David Wells and everyone involved.

Last call for this event.

Sunday 1 July at The Feathers Hotel, Ledbury.

Pre dinner drinks at noon followed by three course luncheon for only £29.50 at 12.30.  

Book via the Incoming District Governor, David Houghton.



Bob Izon of Hereford Wye Valley was chosen to carry the Olympic torch through his home city.

In his youth Bob was a top level runner - breaking the world record time for the mile in his age group in 1958. 

Recently Parkinson's Disease has slowed him down but Bob continues to make a very full contribution to Rotary and his community. 

Many congratulations.


Some excellent news re The Rotary Foundation.

As at the end of May with one more month to go this Rotary year:

- we were 99.8% of the way to our District's share of the Bill Gates Challenge to End Polio.

- average giving to general Foundation funds per Rotarian was $60. Well on the way to exceeding last year's total.

Big thank you to everyone who has supported Foundation and to Jill Johnston for again leading the District team so well.

Don't forget that your Club has the opportunity to apply to our charity for grants to get some of this money back.


Swindon Phoenix held their Inaugural Evening with 26 members plus 3 more waiting in the wings!

Very big welcome to them all under the leadership of David Coe to the family of Rotary.

They are now busy planning their Charter event for the autumn.


If you want to find out more about Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, meet the team that run it or view where the course is held then why not join us on 28 June?

6.30pm at The Dean Field Study Centre.

Places are going fast for the 2013 course. Reserve your Club's today via Alan Martin.

A great opportunity for young people who will then be aged between 16 & 18.


One of the projects that DG Martin asked Clubs to consider was to provide local schools and communities with defibrillators.

This project has been very successfully led by Colin Prottey of Cheltenham Cleeve Vale.  They have to date arranged 8 machines with another three in the pipeline.

North Cotswolds have provided two machines.

Ledbury, Royal Forest of Dean and Severn Vale have also arranged for machines to be provided.

This is all great news and whilst we hope that these machines will never be used, it is great to know that thanks to Rotary they are on hand.
Please note that the latest date for copy for the last District eNewsletter this Rotary year is 20 June. Send your contributions to the District PR & Communications Team.
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