Most of you will have been involved in Father Christmas events during December. I hope you all had fun and fellowship raising lots of money for your chosen charities and helping the community. Did you use this opportunity to showcase all that is great about Rotary and recruit new members?
It is also the time for a good old Christmas celebration and I’m sure most clubs will have had a seasonal meal, together with some carol singing or maybe a Christmas quiz. I joined my own club Stroud for their Christmas meal followed by entertainment by Gloucestershire mummers!
I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible next year. If you have not already done so, please invite me to your fund raising and social events, or your usual club meeting to show what your club does. Thanks to the clubs who have invited Jill and myself to your events in 2014.
Jill and I wish you and your families a very Happy Christmas and a healthy and peaceful New Year. Let’s continue to Light Up Rotary in 2015.
Conference at Warwick University 27 - 29 March 2015
Full details of the Speakers and entertainment are on the District website
– you can still book your place for the conference. Thanks to those of you who have already booked.
Mini Convention on 12 January 2015 7.00 pm, the Chase Hotel, Brockworth
Club secretaries will have received the agenda for this evening. We are holding a special Foundation and an International workshop at 6.15 pm. Attendance at the Foundation workshop will qualify your club to apply for a District and Global Grant. Both the workshops and the Mini Convention are open to everyone.
RIBI Prostate Cancer Cycle Event 21 June 2015
I met with Comm Voc Chairman Phil Selwood and a group of enthusiastic Rotarian cyclists this week to discuss how clubs can be involved. A presentation will be made at the Mini Convention.
Date for your diary
The inaugural meeting of the Gordano Breakfast Club will be taking place on Thursday 5 March 2015 in the evening. All Rotarians are welcome to attend. Further details will be provided by Gordano later.
Rotary Community Corps
I’m pleased to let you know that we have a third RCC in District 1100. Sponsored by the Rotary clubs of Stroud, Nailsworth and Stonehouse and named the 5 Valleys Fireworks RCC. The Corps will be using their skills and experience helping the clubs run the annual 5 Valleys Fireworks event. A presentation about this event will be made at the Mini Convention. It will certainly spark interest and go off with a bang.