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District 1100 eNewsletter #17
ROTARY DISTRICT 1100
eNEWSLETTER
MARCH IS ROTARY WORLD LITERACY MONTH

 
Is your Club doing anything to mark this?

SEC'S SPOT 
 

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

District Quiz final is 19 April.

Don't forget the Club bulletin competition. Only one received so far. Must be with the DG by the end of this month.

Grants are available for short breaks for children from the Rotary Children's Holiday Trust. Contact Paul Charter for more information. 

 Next District Council and Mini Convention will be 21 March and District Assembly is 28 April. 

NEW MEMBERS

 Avonmouth have renamed and relaunched themselves making a new start as Bristol North West. Already they have been very busy recruiting new members including John Murphy, Tim Mitchell, Gary and Suzy Sibley 

Mark Barrett has joined Swindon Old Town and Chipping Sodbury have inducted Stuart Hobday. 

Cirencester have welcomed Yvonne Binks and Ivan Hackett.

Great to have them all as fellow Rotarians and well done to all four Clubs.

Don't forget to tell us about your new members and link in with Sue Fitzjohn on your recruitment activities.

MARCH IS PROSTATE CANCER MONTH

Many Clubs around he District are planning events.

Cheltenham Cleeve Vale and Colwall are helping to raise funds for the RoboCap Appeal in Glos, Hfds & Worcs to buy a piece of specialist robotic surgery equipment.

WORLD ROTARY DAY

As well as the excellent coverage on the BBC about End Polio Now, around our District Clubs were busy promoting Rotary and membership.
 
DG Martin attended a "Purple Pink" coffee morning hosted by Worcester at the City's Guildhall.

Brave Swindon North member Terry Williams spent 7 days living in a ShelterBox tent raising a wonderful £5,000 and getting lots of brilliant media exposure. Pictures and information on the
District website.
 

 
CONFERENCE NEWS

Great news. College Green has been re turfed and is ready for us for the  Festival of Rotary

The day will be compered by BBC Radio Bristol's Steve Lefevre   who is sure to add an element of sparkle

See the event's excellent website www.festivalofrotary.com and Facebook page to find out more.



Questions for the panel would be welcomed for the Question Time Break Out session at the Conference.

Could these please be sent to Berylyn Mann of Nailsworth and Duncan Williams of Worcester Severn.
 

MINI CONVENTION
 

Your chance to get involved with our District. Something for everyone.

Wednesday 21st March at a different venue, The Thistle Hotel, Cheltenham - Golden Valley roundabout on A40.

Pre meeting for Club Health and Safety Officers (disappointingly so far only 4 have responded!)

 Presentation by Glos College and announcement of winner of  Club website competition.  RIBI restructuring update and District Budget.

Seminars to include presentations/updates on D1100 key projects - Caribbean Footcare, Your Green Future and Kids Out.



The Final of the District 1100 Young Musician was held on Sunday morning in Cheltenham.

The Instrumental section winner was Rebecca McNaught (sponsored by Cheltenham Sunrise) and the runner up was Megan Hughes (Southern Cotswolds Clubs).

The winner of the Vocalist section was Rose Johnson (Evesham) and the runner up was David Coe(Cheltenham Sunrise)

 
Both Rebecca and Rose then took part in the Regional Final. To the delight of all in D1100, Rebecca was the winner of this Final and will be competing at the RIBI Conference for the National trophy on April 13th. 

SCHOLAR COMES IN PEACE!


Rotary Peace Fellow, Viki Gabioud is studying in Bradford and is attached to our District as a ‘remote’ scholar.
 
Viki is coming into D1100 on Friday 9th March for a social weekend with District Peace Scholars Chairman Terri Stevenson of Gloucester Quays. 

Terri has arranged an ‘Italian Night’ at Caffe Tucci in Gloucester Docks, 7pm on 9th. All welcome.

Meal will be a very reasonable £5. Please let Terri know if you can join in.



The Second Oxford Peace Conference will be held at the Said Business School on Sat 28 April.

Variety of top notch speakers. £28. Full programme and booking information available here

 

TOP CHEFS

The District Young Chef is Amy Brown of Cotswold School, Bourton on the Water, sponsored by North Cotswolds.

Runner up was Ashleigh Farranand of Cleeve School, Bishops Cleeve, sponsored by Cheltenham Cleeve Vale.
 
Many congratulations to both who now go on to the National Semi Final on 17th March at Haberdashers Monmouth School for Girls.

The 8 finalists came via 29 club competitions. The three expert judges were very impressed with the high quality of the entrants.  .

Please note that the latest date for copy for the next District eNewsletter is 14 March. Send your contributions to the District PR & Communications Team.  www.rotary1100.org
 
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