District 1100 eNewsletter #44


The very insightful presentation by the RIBI Membership Chair Amanda Watkin at the recent District Council Plus is downloadable here.

On the District Website are the dates for the upcoming finals of the many and varied youth competitions including the National Young Chef Final in Cheltenham. 

Please make all members of your Club aware of the District Assembly at The Chase Hotel, Brockworth on 27th April.


Steven Chandler has joined Cotswold Tyndale.
Janet Palmer is now a member of Fishponds and Downend

Kevin Hewison, Iain Skinner and Joe Williams were all recently welcomed by Hereford City.

They are all very welcome to the family of  Rotary.

Please tell us and Sue Fitzjohn about your new members. We can then share your Club's good news with the rest of District


Over 400 Rotarians and partners enjoyed an excellent District Conference in Torquay.

Delegates took part in a 'This Close' picture for the World's Biggest Commercial to End Polio.

£300 was donated to The Rotary Foundation from the casino and £913 at the act of worship to help pay to transport baby clothes to Romania.

Swindon Phoenix won the Club Bulletin Award. Fishponds and Downend Club won the conference attendance award and Chepstow & District won the best display in the House of Friendship.


Royal Wotton Bassett Town have been very busy helping to raise funds and get the message out about Rotary's pledge to eradicate Polio from the world.

They recently held a very successful Race Night which raised nearly £1,000.

The Club also promoted the "This Close" campaign through out their local community and had a  collection of community photos in the Post Office window.


Many members from across the District had the pleasure of hosting and meeting the excellent Group Study Exchange Team from South Eastern North Carolina.

Information about the trip and their visit is on the District website.


Members of the Hereford Wye Valley & City Clubs travelled to the Caribbean island of Dominica to check up on the island's diabetic foot clinic.
Since it was set up 12 months ago there have not been any further lower limb amputations on the island thanks to early detection and treatment of foot problems caused by diabetes.  
Past President Mike Aubrey said ‘It was wonderful to see the positive impact that this project has had already. There is now someone with specialist foot care training in every health clinic on the island"

Past District Governor Martin Greaves recently was a judge in a 'Dragon's Den' style Young Enterprise day in Cheltenham.

Winners were Balcarras School with a memory stick in the form of a large safety pin which could be attached to clothing to avoid misplacing the stick. Martin bought one as somehow he keeps misplacing things like memory sticks!! 
Please note that the latest date for copy for the next Rotary 1100 District eNewsletter is 27 March. Send your contributions to the District PR & Communications Team.
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