District 1100 eNewsletter #22
District Secretary's notices appear here, and like the District Diary, are on the District Website

District Councils / Mini Conventions will in future be known as District Council Plus .

All those who attended the After Party at the Aquarium at Conference will shortly receive a free ticket to @Bristol in recognition that the food wasn't up to their usual standard.  

Next year's Club Officers should look out for information from your Assistant District Governor about upcoming Zone meetings near you. 



Exciting news. Swindon Phoenix are planning their Inaugural Night for 6 June at Swindon Marriott Hotel.

This will be the second new Club formed this year taking the total Clubs now to sixty nine.

Please support them if you can. More information from John Flanagan.


Alison Kaye has joined Cheltenham Sparks

John Angood has beome a member of Pershore.

Gill Rogers is now a member of Stonehouse.

We hope that they both enjoy being Rotarians.

Please tell us about your new members and  Sue Fitzjohn what your Club is doing to recruit members.



As many of us heard at Conference there is a funding gap of $1.09bn against the budget of $2.23bn for the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. If you didn't a similar powerful and informative presentation recognising Rotary's contribution was given at the recent RI Convention.

As a result the World Health Organisation have had to scale back 24 planned initiatives to keep within budget.
The World Health Assembly have just declared polio a "global health emergency" to help raise the profile and muster funds to continue their campaign.

The spokesperson said "If these funds do not materialise, we can expect polio to make a slow and steady come back. It is the nature of the virus"

Rotarians in District 1100 and around the world have played a major role in reducing polio to its current low level. We cannot stop now.

Please therefore make sure that End Polio Now features prominently in your Club's planning for 2012 / 13. Rotary can then carry on being at the centre of this great achievement and news story.

We can all do our bit by joining in this petition to be sent to governments around the world to get their support.

Sunday 1 July

The Feathers Hotel, Ledbury.

Pre dinner drinks at noon followed by three course luncheon at 12.30.  

£29.50. Limted places so be quick!

Book via the Incoming District Governor, David Houghton.


Rotarains from a variety of Clubs in Bristol have over many years contributed to the building of a school in Kharpani.

Earlier this month a dam burst which has devastated the nearby village.

Clubs and individuals are asked to consider if we can spare a little to help with the rebuilding.

More information on the District website.

Contact Tim Mitchell of Bristol Northwest to find out more or contribute.


We will have about $128,000 in grants from the Rotary Foundation for the coming year.

This will allow £9,100 for the very popular District Simplified Grants.

Details and forms here.


In the recent District skittles finals, Royal Forest of Dean won the Challenge Cup narrowly beating Dursley. 

the District Plate overcoming Fishponds and Downend.

Many congratulations to both on their successes in two hard fought and close games.

Bath based charity Off The Record support young people to improve their emotional health and well being.

They are looking for a Treasurer.

Contact Carolyn Griffiths if you can spare a few hours a month to help.
Please note that the latest date for copy for the next District eNewsletter is 23 May. Send your contributions to the District PR & Communications Team.
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