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District 1100 eNewsletter #10 
ROTARY DISTRICT 1100
eNEWSLETTER
NOVEMBER IS FOUNDATION MONTH
 
Jill Johnston recently attended the Peace Scholars Seminar in Bradford. Read her very interesting report here.
 
Don't forget also to start planning your Club's fundraising and awareness raising around World Rotary Day on 23 Feb to help End Polio Now.  

Peter Goldsworthy of Swindon Thamesown recently took a bottle of Rotary Sauce with him on a trip to a twin club in California. The bottle was auctioned raising $85 for Foundation. Well done Peter. Does anyone know of a bottle that has travelled a greater distance? 


 

SEC'S SPOT 
 

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

Just a quick reminder that nominations for District Officers need to be with Tony by 15 Nov. This includes any existing post holders that wish to be re-elected.

Don't forget the Shelterbox workshop on 19 Nov. Dave Fenwick has details, 

Worcester have created a cookery book containing 69 recipes from 22 countries to raise funds for street children in Egypt. 

Information on the very successful World Affairs Seminar for 16 - 18 year olds in Wisconsin, USA in June is now available.
 

NEW MEMBERS

Big welcome to Mike Anderson who has joined Clevedon Yeo. 

Do contact Sue Fitzjohn & her team for help with your Club's recruitment and induction. 

BRANCHING OUT!

 More Clubs than ever this year are holding a Tree of Light. 

Well done and best wishes to Clubs like Clevedon, Evesham and Gloucester for organising such colourful, news worthy and lucrative fundraisers.

Is this something that your Club could consider for 2013? See what they do this year and give it a go.



What is your Club doing to raise funds?

Tell us so that we can inspire others. Imitation is the best form of flattery!

ROTARY'S BEST
KEPT SECRET!

Rotarians can travel the world enjoying fellowship and hospitality under Rotary’s Friendship Exchange(RFE) programme.

Currently we have just one RFE exchange each year, but there are clear indications that Rotarians would welcome more.  

A team from D3040, India, will be with us in September 2012 with a return visit in late 2013.

Meanwhile, South Africa, The Great Lakes area of Canada & America, Washington State, Oregon & Ireland are all possibilities.

Interested? Then contact Alan Martin

DISTRICT 1100
'SAVING LIVES PROJECT'
 

 Balcarras and the Cotswold School are the latest  in Glos to receive Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs), provided by Cleeve Vale and N. Cotswolds Club .

These placements now bring the total installed in schools to 10. More are underway and several District 1100 clubs are now in discussion with the project team. 

The project addresses Sudden Cardiac Arrest, a major killer at any age - it is estimated that in the UK up to 100,000 may die each year unless treated rapidly by defibrillation. 

Secondary schools that also have adjoining sports facilities or clubs which are also used by the general public out of school hours have been identified by project partner Great Western Ambulance Service as appropriate recipients of AEDs, particularly because of their high footfall.  

Contact Colin Prottery or visit the District website for more details. 

CLOSING
THE GAP!
 

The first District Social Networking (SN) Event takes place Wednesday 16 November at Worcester Sixth Form College. 
 
An informal event based on the ‘Speed Dating’ principle ie a couple of minutes with one regular SN user then move onto the next one.
 
You may find it useful to take a look at the District 1100 Facebook page before you come along.

2012 IS GO!
 

Guidance and booking forms for the 2012 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards course are now on the District website or contact Alan Martin.

All places are taken for 2012 but bookings are open for 2013.

This is a fantastic opportunity to help improve the leadership skills of a young person aged 16 - 18 from your local community.
 

90 & STILL
GOING STRONG

 
Many congratulations to Cheltenham & Stroud Clubs who both recently celebrated in fantastic style the 90th anniversary of their Charter.

OFF TO NEPAL!
 
Five Bristol members are later this month leaving for a short trip to Nepal to view projects working with schools there.

Sounds great and we wish them well. Look out for information about how they did in a future edition   
TREES TO
PLANT

Nailsea and Backwell & Cheltenham Sunrise have completed their autumn planting of free tress for the Queen's Jubilee. Well done to them.

Applications to The Woodland Trust are open until 31 Jan for the spring planting window.

Packs are available in two sizes and four different themes, ideal for planting as hedging, small woods or copses. 

The mixture of trees for the spring planting will include a Royal Oak to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee.
 
Please note that the latest date for copy for the next District eNewsletter is 24 November. Send your contributions to the District PR & Communications Team.
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