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Thank you, thank you, thank you!
From your DG and District Team for your help and support through the year. 

We wish you your family and friends a really great Christmas time and a Happy, healthy and prosperous New Year in 2014

This issue of your eNewsletter reviews a very successful year for District 1100.

At this time of year just before we look forward we reflect on the year to celebrate all our successes. The "We're for Communities" marketing campaign has been a great success with membership enquiries quadrupling.
The first female President took the chain at RIBI and in our own District we have our first female District Governor. Both of these firsts are helping to change the perception of Rotary as an organisation for middle aged, well heeled men.
The Festival of Rotary in Cheltenham in May of this year proved a great success for those who attended.
Very good news from the year is that Nigeria have had no reported cases of polio since 8th October, so we are winning the war. In the New Year India should be on the eradication list if no new cases are reported before the middle of Janaury. 3 clear years puts India on the list of countries where polio is eradicated.
As an organisation we have a lot to celebrate. So please do that celebrate our wonderful achievements throughout the year and have a wonderful Christmas holiday.

Clubs across the District key up for Christmas

Before I write anything else today, I want to say thank you to you all for all the work you put in to raise money for the Philippines. What a fantastic effort. Once again Rotary has stepped up to the mark to help the people so badly affected by this awful disaster. You have helped both with the immediate needs and also given money to the District fund to help provide something substantial in the near future. We are looking for a suitable project and will keep you fully informed as to what this will be when a decision has been made. You make me proud and humble at the same time. Being your DG is such a privilege. 
This is probably the busiest time of year for most of us, as we plan and prepare for the festive season, look forward to seeing our families and friends and celebrating with parties and plenty of food and wine, but because you are Rotarians you will find the time to run your seasonal events, turn out for collections, help with food banks, make up Christmas parcels, man car parks.  You will have heard me say this before but I will say it again.
We are amazing, Rotary is amazing, think about what you do in your club and multiply that by more than 34,000 clubs word wide – without Rotary this world would be a much poorer place.
So thank you everyone for everything you do.
I wish you all a very merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
To read all of Jan's journey through the District click here

The President of Nailsworth Club Teresa Drover sent us the picture above. It shows the winner, Paul Mercer, of the Grocery Grab at Morrisons with their winnings. Thank you Nailsworth!

Philippines donations to date.

Many Clubs in the District went out and collected for this terrible disaster. Here is where we are so far..

ShelterBoxes 45, Water Survival Boxes 14, Aquaboxes 25.  
Collections across the District have reached £24,000, with contributions going to the District Disaster Fund of £15,000 to Disasters Emergency Committee £2,200 and the Red Cross £2,000.
Thank you to all the Clubs who collected and contributed. We have a report of a lady who when she found out that the collection was for the Philippines Disaster wrote out a cheque for £600. That demonstrates the confidence people have in Rotary and above all the generosity of the British public.

Join Rotarians, friends, colleagues, neighbours to a meal to donate to End Polio Now.

The power of social media has lifted this campaign into new horizons.
In less that 24 hors we had members in excess of 500 and within 48 hours almost 1,500. what an achievement. Commitments are coming in from Rotary Clubs all over the world. India, Pakistan, Australia New Zealand and recently our colleagues in the states have joined us. the idea was thought up by a couple of Rotarians when they met in London earlier this year. 

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New Members
We have reports fro two Clubs this time with new members as follows:
District1100 eClub          Jill Harwood

Nailsworth                         Eve Blundell, Kay Sandells, Elaine and Rob Jewel.

The eCub needs one more member to make 50 what a great success this has been since it started just over 12 months ago. Mostly down to Tim and Janice Mason's hard work. I know Tim never misses a chance to promote Rotary. Well done to Nailsworth with 4 members in one evening. 
The new marketing campaign "We're for Communities" is creating many enquiries and we need to turn them into members. I'm sure the District Membership Chair will be able to assist Clubs in this area..

If you have new members please let the Editor know by E-Mailing we wish to sure your success.

Dates to be noted!

Monday 20th January District Council. The Chase Hotel Brockworth details available soon

Friday 7th to Sunday 9th March District Conference in Bounemouth.

The RYLA Briefing notes and related information were a little late hitting the District Website on the last issue of the eNewsletter. They are there now in two sections. Click here to go to them...

Interact Club at Bourton on the Water

The picture is of members of the Interact Club manning their stall on a late night shopping evening at picturesque Bourton on the Water. We have not got a figure for the amount they raised but we can tell that the sponsoring CLub North Cotswold attended the same event and raised £2,360 for local charities.
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