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Rotarians contribution to The Rotary Foundation (TRF) are just over $250million. Do you know where that money goes? 

Is your Club getting some back in the form of a District Grant and/or a Global Grant?

The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to...

enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education and the alleviation of poverty.
District 1100 Foundation Chair, Martin Perry tells us how we use the TRF money.

Over 27 clubs have been part of the 24 District Grant applications received by the deadline of 21 June 2013, a higher number of clubs involved than for previous years.

Early indications are that up to 7 Global Grants will be applied for this year, with more clubs working together than ever before.
Grants are only available because of individual and club donations. Without your continuing support The Rotary Foundation would not be able to support with grants for the wonderful projects locally and internationally.

The District Foundation Team are always available to talk to clubs about the new grant formats.They will tell you how your club can be involved and also about Foundation generally. E-Mail the Team here.

Nailsworth are for their community...

and what a way to show it. Thorold Cox tends one of the planters their club have installed around the town. Fantastic show of flowers and community spirit.
We're for Communities... Are You?

First Football Competition Kicks Off
On Sunday 4th August a team from Eckington Junior Football Club took part in a competition at the Football Associations Training Ground at St George’s near Burton upon Trent,sponsored by Bredon Hill.

Eckington Juniors were a close second and the picture shows the prize giving with RIBI President Nan McCreadie, President of Bredon Hill Richard Walton and Irish International Rory Delap. 

DG Jan's Journeys

Hi everyone,
Since the last newsletter I have visited another 10 clubs making a total of 28 clubs since the 1st July.  It is great fun and such a pleasure to meet so many members and hear about your activities and events. 
Lat Sunday John and I attended Chipping Sodbury Sportive. This is the second year that the Rotary Club of Chipping Sodbury have organised this event. They had almost 600 cyclists (200 more than the first year) taking part riding a distance of 30, 60, or 100 miles. A great day, very well organised.  
I love coming to your events so please let me know what you are doing and if at all possible I will be there. 
Have a great bank holiday. For more on Jan's Journeys click

Get tied up, get knotted or just stitched up

District 1100 eClub are after your old ties,neckties that is. They want them to use to make all sorts of thing they can sell to make money for End Polio Now. Janice Mason the eClub President commented, "We want as many ties as we can get to make an assortment of things from bags to necklaces or whatever we can that looks good and will sell. Please get in touch and somehow get them to us. You can see what we do by clicking this link" 

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Your Rotary Website Experience Redefined

From Monday 26th August the RI Website is changing

It will be a lot easier to find some of the essential material you require for your Club, Rotary Club Central has been revamped and the people designing the RI Website have been taking feedback as the pages have been changed. It is a whole new experience we invite you to use it by clicking the picture logo and please get back to us with comments etc. Write to your District Marketing PR and Comms Team

How are you doing in Membership Development and Retention Month?

A number of Clubs have signed up new members. We'll add them up for each club at the end of this month and see who has done the best.

Here is the roll call of Clubs with new members.
Chipping Sodbury:  John Watson

Nailsea and Backwell: Hallam Merryweather

North Cotswold: David Prout

Royal Wooten Bassett and District: Tom Knibbs, Tony Pepperal, Derek Harden, Clare Turner & Colin Lawrence as Hon Member.

Swindon Old Town: Peter Elliot & Bev Mann (Assoc.)

Swindon Phoenix:Lynne Harper

Worcester: Ian Jones, Cyril Arridge and John Wright transfer from South Cotswold.

Worcester South: Callum Davies
A warm welcome to them into the family of Rotary

Don't forget if you have inducted a new member into your club and would like it mentioned here please get in touch with the Editor

Was a great success yet again
All the participants on this year's RYLA course said they would recommend it to friends and colleagues and rated their course tutor as "excellent" To see more of their scoring reading more....

Find out what has been happening

Sandra Davey from Monmouth Club is arranging an evening with the main mover and shaker of this project PDG Elizabeth Tatman MBE. Keep the date 30th October and the venue is being arranged . there will be a Buffet meal for £5.00  Sandra said, " The response to the call for the clothes was tremendous and we want to tell eveyone who contributed how the clothes have enhanced the lives of children in the receiving countries" Drop Sandra a line to let her know of your interest by clicking here.

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Geoffrey Irons

It is with great regret and sadness we report the passing away of Geoffrey Irons last week. Geoffrey was a past president of Nailsea and Backwell Club and an Assistant District Governor. We know the club members will miss him greatly since he was a true gentleman and epitomised the spirit of a true Rotarian. No arrangements have been made for his internment yet and if you wish to pay your respects I am sure a Club member will give you the details when they are announced. Our thoughts are with Geoffreys freinds and immediate family in their loss.
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