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District 1100 eNewsletter #14
ROTARY DISTRICT 1100
eNEWSLETTER
JANUARY IS ROTARY AWARENESS MONTH
 
What is your Club doing to be loud and proud?

Please tell us so that we can share what is working with other Clubs. 

Tools, ideas and help are here or available from the District Marketing ,PR and Communications team

SEC'S SPOT 
 

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

District Mini Convention was great success with 150 people attending. Well received presentations about RIBI's finances and the reorganisation of Rotary in these islands.  

NEW MEMBERS

Kevin Basden & Jimmy Morrison recently joined Hereford City.  

Royal Wootton Bassett and District 
welcomed Catherine Cadogan and Hazel Newson 
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Great to have them all as members.

Don't forget to involve Sue Fitzjohn & the Membership team in your Club's recruitment and retention planning and activities.

KENNY BALL IN CONCERT

 
Fishponds & Downend, the two Keynsham Clubs, Kingswood and Yate are working together to promote the above at King's Oak Academy, Bristol on Friday 2 March at 7.45pm.

Tickets £17.50 from the Clubs or via Richard Warner.
 Graet to GreatGreat Greart

Great to see so many Clubs working together like this. Good luck to them.

Please tell us what fundraising your Club has done or is planning. We can then share this good news and best practice around the District.

BILL GATES
CHALLENGE ACHIEVED 

Fantastic news that throughout RI we have raised US$202.6 million to beat the $200m Challenge.

Our District is 88% towards our contribution to this which is also good news. Thank you. 
 
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has also awarded The Rotary Foundation an additional US$50 million grant for polio eradication.  This is not a challenge grant; it results from Rotary’s early achievement of the $200 million milestone and of the need for continued funding support for the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.  

Polio remains endemic in two countries so we can't end our collective pledge to End Polio Now so do please keep raising funds.
 
 
More information from Peter Wells or from this fact sheet. 

 
GET LOUD!

At the recent very successful District Mini Convention Ian Mean the Managing Editor of Gloucestershire Media Group inspired and challenged Rotarians to get loud and promote ourselves.

To help he has offered a weekly half page in the papers in Gloucestershire newspapers he edits.

Excuse the pun, but this is wonderful news.

John Lovell is coordinating Club's contributions so contact him to help get your Club's story into print.    

If your Club isn't in Glos, then why not tell your local editor about this initiative and challenge him or her to do the same?

CONFERENCE UPDATE
 

Ex Zimbabwean cricketer Henry Olonga is the latest confirmed speaker. Henry is a very motivational and will be very entertaining. 

Registrations are requested by end January please.

Booking forms and lots of information are on the District Website which is now fully operational after its upgrade.

The website also includes information about the four Rotray focused breakout sessions plus for those partners and guests less interested in Rotary, a walking tour of Bristol. 

57 Clubs are taking part in the unique Festival of Rotary which is great. Hopefully still on College Green and if not on Queens Square.

RYLA

Registrations for the 2013 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards course are now open.

RYLA Chair Alan Martin is out of circulation from 1 February until 20 March so contact Andy Jarrett to reserve a place for your Club.

Don't forget also that payments for this year's course were due in by 21 Jan.



The Rotary Jaipur Limb Project is holding an Awareness Day near Alcester on Sunday 11th March 2012.

Aim being to find speakers to cover all Districts to keep desperately needed funds coming in. Full training and expenses available.

To find our more or register contact Margaret Webb.



We nearly have a new Interact Club in Wootton Bassett School sponsored by the Royal Wootton Bassett & District RC.

The youngsters are carrying out suitable projects and raising some funds but are not yet a formal Interact club.

Any others out there??


 
The District Simplified Grant allocations have now been made for the year.

Great to see Clubs using these to make a difference locally and internationally.

Still Matching Grants funding available; contact Peter Hayman before then of March to find out more.   
Please note that the latest date for copy for the next District eNewsletter is 1 February. Send your contributions to the District PR & Communications Team.
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