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District 1100 eNewsletter #11
ROTARY DISTRICT 1100
eNEWSLETTER
DECEMBER IS FAMILY OF ROTARY MONTH
 
Friendship is the rock on which Rotary service is built.

We are encouraged to care for Rotarians and members of Rotary's extended family (spouses, children, and parents) and remember spouses of deceased members.

Also to regularly involve our family members  in as many of our meetings, social events and projects as possible. 

SEC'S SPOT 
 

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

Jay Jay Martin, President of Avonmouth, has resigned due to ill-health. All communications to Club Secretary, Alan Currie.

Contact Bill McCance on 07737 929738 if you would like a speaker from Forces Support, a charity aimed at bereaved Service families. 

Jay Jay Martin, President of Avonmouth, has resigned due to
ill-health.  All communications to Club Secretary, Alan Currie.

Contact Bill McCance on 07737 929738 if you would like a speaker from
Forces Support, a charity aimed at bereaved Service families. 

 

NEW MEMBERS

Morweena Newcombe and Dan Bacon have both recently joined Cheltenham Sparks. 

North Cotswolds welcomed Victor Hall

Two couples, Heather & Lawrie Anderson and Jackie & Michael Jefferies have been recruited by Stonehouse.

Worcester have inducted Samantha Sinclair-Day and John Harrison. 

Sue Fitzjohn & her team are there to help your Club with recruitment and induction. 

SWINDON SUCCESS

 
The Swindon Club, along with local businesses, are involved in two major fund raising events. Over the years, their annual charity ball has raised a staggering £625,000. Their other charity "Swindon Cares" has raised over £168,000.

Recently in front of the High Sheriff and Vice Lieutenant of Wiltshire the Club gave a further £17,300 to two local charities. 

Well done to them.

PR GRANT FOR
FESTIVAL OF ROTARY

Fantastic news!

Our District application for a PR Grant from RI has been successful to the tune of  a massive £4,500.

Plans are now underway for a very strong promotional campaign to encourage people from Bristol to visit the Festival which will be the Sunday 22 April as part of the District Conference.

Currently more than 50 clubs from the District have confirmed that they will be participating and a programme of entertainment is being put together.

Big thanks to David Wells who is leading the team coordinating this very different event.

MINI CONVENTION 

 The The The meeting on Tuesday Jan 10th at Holiday Inn, Barnwood, will follow the format of October's which proved to be very popular and was well received. 

Main speaker will be Ian Mean who is Editor in Chief of Gloucestershire Media. Will talk about current local newspaper production.

Having three seminars on different subjects with outside speakers worked well last time, so will happen again. 

LIGHTING UP
THE JUBILEE

Why not mark the Queen's Jubilee by lighting a beacon on 4 June?

May be something that you could link with other Rotary Clubs or community groups to achieve more together and build links? 

Detailed instructions and guidance are available on how to build a Bonfire Beacon or gas powered Church Tower Beacons are available for about £350.

Beacons need to be registered by 30 April. More information is here or from DG Martin  Please tell Martin if your Club is considering taking part. 
 
MAKING CONNECTIONS
 
The first social networking (SN) event held in Worcester was a great success with everyone leaving with a better understanding  what can be achieved for members and clubs through SN. 

Regular users offered help and support to those less familiar with online communications.   

District Social Media Champion Tim Mason said "Thank you Polly Robinson for organising a really fun evening, we must now build on this model!" 

GREEN FUTURE GROWS
 

More great news in that the very successful project led by Cheltenham Sunrise in 2010 - Your Green Future - is planned to be repeated at the University of the West of England on March 13th and 14th 2012.

A number of Bristol organisations are working with Rotary to deliver the event which is aimed at local school children

More than 50% of the required funds has been promised. So far 4 Rotary clubs have pledged their support but there is still room for other Clubs, companies and groups to get involved.. 


Get in touch with Bob Gower to find out more about this fantastic and innovative initiative.
DISABLED SPORTS
ANOTHER SUCCESS

Teams from Bristol & Glos again represented D1100 at the recently held District Disabled Sports weekend in Coventry.

The competition involved darts, swimming, weightlifting, table tennis, new age curling, pit stop, slalom, triathlon & rifle shooting.  

Many thanks to Mike Blott from Bristol Breakfast and Chris Tovey from Cirencester for kindly organising the teams.

Also to every Club in District who donated towards the costs of transport and accommodation.

DG Martin who attended the event said "It was fantastic to see the excitement and pleasure that the competitors clearly took away from this fabulous event."  
Please note that the latest date for copy for the next District eNewsletter is 8 December. Send your contributions to the District PR & Communications Team.
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