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SEPTEMBER IS YOUTH SERVICE MONTH

One of the 5 Avenues of Service 

Are you participating with your Club in a Youth Service Competition and/or Programme?
There are so many to choose from...

They all "Engage Rotary - Change Lives"

and they are all part of "We're for Communities". 
These competitions and programmes raise awareness of Rotary right across the spectrum of community locally and nationally. The Clubs who get involved are really inspired by the standard and dedication of the children and their parents. As one President commented, "All of our members get involved with the competition and they all get a lot out of it, meeting the kids and their parents. We have a really enjoyable time organising and helping with the competition"
The new Youth Service Newsletter is on the District Website click here for more..
For information on the Programmes and Competitions get in touch with the District Youth Service Officer John Loran 
No we have not forgotten Rotakids, Interact and Rotaract we will feature them next time.

Saturday 21st September is World Peace Day

Clubs across the world are joining in this day by attending or organising an event to make the world a better place through peace. Join with them on this very important day in the world and tell us what you did. E-Mail us for the next edition.
Get the Peacecode for the live transmission on YouTube on that day by clicking here.

DG Jan's Journal

I have continued my journey around the District Clubs. It is wonderful to be made so welcome wherever I go.

I have now reached club visit 34 so half way through, because I think I will be enjoying a virtual visit to the eClub sat in front of my computer which will again be a new experience and one I am looking forward to.
 
Recruiting seems to be going well, I have sent out 25 welcome letters to new members in the last two months, so let’s keep this up,  we can see the increase of 3% we are asked for by the end of the year. The  "We’re for Communities" campaign is going well and this is also bringing enquiries from prospective members.

To read more of Jan's Journal click here to go to the District Website page. 

Social Media Plays it's Part

More members and Clubs are using social media to communicate what they do. Facebook is being used by Clubs all over the world to inform Rotarians and the general public about our activities and events. Quite a number of Clubs in this district have their own Facebook pages and Twitter feeds with followers. Members exchange ideas and work on projects together. LinkedIn groups comment on various aspects of the Rotary experience. It does not take up a lot of time and is fun. Try it sometime you might be pleasantly surprised.
 

It's up and running so tell us what you think...

..click on the picture to take you to 'My Rotary" where you can log in. Visit Rotary Club Central and there are lots of new features. It has been generally well received as the website was built getting feedback from members all the time. The new branding is getting a mixed reception. Please view the "Style Book" to see how to use the logo.

Did your Club Ignite Membership in August?

How many new members will you induct?

Here is the list of new members reported since the last edition

Chipping Camden: Anthony Close

Royal Wootton Bassett and District: Adrian and Lindsay Toon

Cirencester: Roger Abraham, Harald Hesselberg, Andrew Tubb

Welcome to Rotary, have fun and enjoy your service.

OK we own up, we're not perfect, in the last issue we got a couple of things wrong and apologise. Here are the corrections:

Royal Wootton Bassett Town: Tom Knibbs and Colin Lawrence Hon Member.

Royal Wootton Bassett and District: Tony Pepperal, Derek Harden and Clare Turner

I just hope we got it right this time, we do check very carefully before it is transmitted.

District Council is upcoming, a date for the diary.

Monday 14th October 19:30 Chase Hotel Brockworth Gloucester.
District Council Extra; Featuring Youth Service competitions and programmes explained. Participation by young people.

Pre Council Meetings for Foundation and International commence at 18:30. Further details in the next Issue.
DISTRICT CONFERENCE
Friday 7th to Sunday 9th March 2014
Bournemouth International Conference Centre
see District Website for details

President Elect Training Seminars

Get the knowledge for your year ahead at these seminars which begin in October. Be informed about your District, Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland, Rotary International as well as Foundation and Rotary's public image. Watch the District Website for further information.

This eNewsletter is sent to 3 groups of members in District 1100. Club Presidents, Club Secretaries and District Officers. It is produced to keep members informed on all Rotary matters but especially this District. A number of the recipients send the eNewsletter on and we know it reaches around one thousand members within District 1100.
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