District 1100 eNewsletter #40


The international theme of 2013 / 14 will be "Engage Rotary, Change Lives".

District Youth Speaks finals are Sunday 3 February in Highnam. National Young Chef final in Cheltenham on 24 April.

One place is now available for this year's Rotary Youth Leadership Awards course. Contact Andy Jarrett if your Club is interested.

Later in the week, check out the diary pages of the District website to find out where and when you can meet the RIBI President John Minhinick when he visits our District towards the end of next month.  


Frank Morton has joined Royal Wootton Bassett and District.
Graham Cook is now a member of Thornbury. 

Worcester Vigornia
welcomed Sue Smits and Ann Stuart. 

Great to have them all as fellow Rotarians.

Please tell us and Sue Fitzjohn about your new members.

Peter will lead RIBI

Many congratulations to Past District Governor Peter Davey of Monmouth on being selected as President of Rotary in Great Britain & Ireland for 2015 / 16

As well as his many contributions to his own club and our district, Peter has been Chair of the Membership Development & Retention Committee and Training Leader at two Rotary International assemblies. He is currently the Coordinator for RI Zone 18a. 

We wish him and Sandra well.


For most Clubs recruiting even more members will be a continuing priority.

To help Sue Fitzjohn has devised 13 tried and tested ideas.

Have a look and give them a go!

If your Club keeps doing the same things, it will get the same results!


David Price of Cheltenham has challenged himself to climb Mount Kilimanjaro to raise funds for End Polio Now. We wish him well. Please sponsor him if you can.

Clevedon Yeo have been busy giving out membership leaflets to estate agents in the town. It will be interesting to hear about the outcomes of this different approach. 


Places are going fast for the banquet and must be booked by 31st January.

See the District Website for information about the high quality speakers and entertainment throughout the weekend.

Conference is a great way to catch up with old friends and make new ones.


The Group Study Exchange team from District 7730 in Southern Eastern North Carolina will be with us between 9 Feb and 9 March.

The team, led by Rotarian Bevin Wall, have set up a Facebook page. Their programme is here.

Not to be outdone, our outgoing team led by Steve David have set up a Blogspot.
Please note that the latest date for copy for the next Rotary 1100 District eNewsletter is 30 January. Send your contributions to the District PR & Communications Team.
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