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It's that time of year 

The conferences within Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland are behind us

and we are ramping up to the next Rotary year

very shortly across the country members will be attending District Assembly usually closely followed by Club Assembly. It is that time of year when incoming officers will be laying out there programme to meet Rotary goals and the Presidential Theme, "Light up Rotary" . It means we should try to make Rotary much more attractive and appealing to attract new members. The worldwide membership has now fallen below 1.2million and falling away in some countries quite fast. Here in Great Britain and Ireland the fall in members is third behind  the USA and Japan.
Addressing the membership challenge is the biggest and some say the most important hurdle we need to jump. At your District Assembly clubs will be presented with ideas and projects to help with this. District Assembly is open to all members to attend so why to get up a party from your club and come along on Saturday April 26.

The star of the RIBI Conference was Malala

The picture above shows Sarah Brown with President Nan McCreadie and a very special guest Malala.
Immediately above is the the disaster zone set up in Centennial Square Birmingham with Interactors demonstrating the Pure Water Filters. This was filmed to ITV Central News and was syndicated to BBC Midlands Today.

Your Editor had the privilege of an exclusive interview with Sarah Brown for Rotary Today and the time spent with this charming and dedicated person was inspiring. Sarah Brown is driven to try and solve the education of children throughout the world to get all 54 million,who do not have access to education, being taught in some form to meet the Millennium Development Goals by 2015. Some challenge
Our DG Jan writes:
Another couple of weeks into this Rotary year and how quickly it has passed.  There is so much going on at the moment, days and nights are filled with Rotary happenings and events. 
Forgive me but here is another reminder for the Festival of Rotary please put  Saturday May the 3rd in your diary and join us in the Guildhall, Worcester between 10 30 and 4pm. It will be a really good day with clubs coming together to show what they do, raising the awareness of Rotary. Tea, coffee, cakes will be available.
For the complete version of Jan's busy weeks click here.

Come along to hear…
The District Governor Elect tell you of his plans for Rotary year 2014/15 with presentations on membership, polio and the project in Bulgaria.

Club Presidents, Secretaries and club chairs will also be given information and presentations in breakout sessions by district chairs.
They are there to help and support the clubs and help in whatever way they can to further all the areas of focus for Rotary.

Saturday April 26, 2014

The Chase Hotel Brockworth, Gloucester commencing at 09:00.
Come along and find out the exciting things that will be happening within your organisation in the next Rotary year.

Keynote Speakers

Breakout Sessions with District Chairs who want to hear from you on matters concerning their areas of expertise.
We will equip you to Light Up Rotary in 2014/15.

One of our colleagues stated,

"Membership is one of the biggest, if not the biggest, challenges facing Rotary" and he is right. Clubs have been given all sorts of opportunities to help them recruit new members. This week we heard about a club, not in this district, who recruited 20 new members with the corporate member pilot. There are other pilots, Satellite Clubs, Associate Members and flexibility within clubs to meet almost when ever they like to meet the increasing demands of a busy lifestyle. There is also the 10,000 5 year membership challenge. Are we anywhere near to meeting that target? I think not but we must try and meet the challenge.
Clubs reporting new members are as follows.
Marlborough & District: Jenny Larsson
Welcome to Rotary Jenny and e really hope you enjoy your time with this great organisation


The Festival of Rotary 2014

The Guildhall
Saturday May 3
10:30 - 4.
All the Worceser Clubs as well as Bredon Hill, Colwall, Evesham, Malvern and Pershore are working very hard to showcase what they do to the public in Worcester. It looks like being a great day and we are sure the clubs in district 1100 will want to support them.
Please come along and see what these clubs get up as we think you will be surprised.
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