District 1100 eNewsletter #6 

Look on the District website for help advice and ideas and to find out what is working well for other Clubs.

 Please tell Bryan Bamber if your Club is entering candidates in the youth competitions by 21 October.


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

All Club Secretaries have now received details of the Mini Convention on 12th October. If your Club has not received this, please let Tony know immediately.
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Big welcome to the Rotary family to Simon Carter who has joined Tewkesbury

If your Club has inducted a new member please tell Sue Fitzjohn as we would like to know to celebrate the event with you.


Clubs working together often leads to a bigger and more successful event than otherwise would be the case. Plus can be great fellowship.

The recent Bredon Car Rally is a great example. Tewkesbury led a very successful partnership with Bredon Hill and Cheltenham North. The event enabled Tewkesbury to easily exceed their target of raising £6,000 towards a new minibus for a local special school as well as swelling the charity coffers of the other two clubs.

Tewkesbury President Steve Deakin said "We intend to invite them all over as our guests for our next ladies night. We would have had difficulty in staffing this on our own. We will of course be delighted to help them as and when." 


Tim Mason from Swindon Club is doing an excellent job in leading on the formation of an eClub for our District. Aims to give individuals who may not be able to make regular face to face meetings the opportunity to become Rotarians.

The prospective eClub has a website which is a Facebook group plus a Twitter feed and already has more than 20 potential members. 
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Rotary eClubs follow the same policies as all Rotary Clubs. The key difference is that an eClub conducts its weekly meeting on the club’s website. Rather than being physically present at an appointed day and time, members may attend meetings at any time and any day of the week.

They are aimed at business, professional, and community minded individuals who are unable to attend a weekly meeting in person which could be as a result of a disability. The eClub option offers the opportunity to meet, conduct service projects, and participate in Rotary fellowship in a different way.

If you know someone who might want to get involved or to find out more about the eClub then please contact Tim or look on the District Website.


Wednesday 12th October 
Holiday Inn, Crest Way, Barnwood, Gloucester, GL4 3RX

18.30 - 19.30 New Member Reception. All Rotarians who have joined Rotary in 2011 are invited with their sponsor and mentor.
19:45-20:30 District Council. All welcome. Agenda has been sent to Club Secretaries. Includes election of DG for 2014-15 & Foundation Chair for 2012-13 and address by RIBI President. 
20:30 to 21.30 Seminars. Topics to be discussed include Vocational Opportunities (New Enterprise Scheme & Student counselling on conflict avoidance), Foundation update (Peace Scholars & Matching Grants) plus Protection Issues.
Come along and experience this new approach to District meetings and communications.


Even after a second allocation of extra rooms, very few remain available at the Headquarters hotel. 

See the District Website for details of how to get the last few that remain and other suggested hotels nearby.

More information about Conference, including the Festival of Rotary, and booking forms are on the District Website

The current round of meetings is well underway and are not just for Club Officers. They are for all members who are interested in the subjects being discussed 

Details on the District Website


On Sunday DG Martin and his wife Ann joined about 450 others to take part in the sixth Run For The Future lead by the Bristol Club. With fantastic support from other Clubs in the city the event raises funds for prostate cancer research. To date it has raised over £200,000 for this excellent cause. The Clubs hope to boost this by a further £25,000 as a result of this year's Run.

Martin said "I could have got round the 5km quicker if I had had some proper trainers. I thought 25 minutes was a pretty good time - for the first half. It was the last 20 minutes that let me down!! This was a great event and shows how effective Rotary can be when the clubs work together to stage a major event to raise funds for such a deserving cause"


We have a Rotary Peace Scholar attached to our District in 2011/12.  Our scholar is Viki Gabioud from Argentina; she is studying Peace and Conflict Resolution at Bradford University.

Mainly because of the distance, Viki will only come into the District a couple of times during the academic year. Viki will be at the Peace Seminar in Bradford on 29th October; details on the RIBI website.
For more details about Viki see the Educational Programmes Page, under the Foundation section, of the District Website.


Brilliant News!!  As at 31st August, we in D1100 had achieved 84% of our Gates Challenge target. 

What is more, 19 Clubs have already exceeded the $6,000 target per Club, with 10 months of the appeal still to run. Congratulations and appreciative thanks to all for your wonderful support.

Two dates for the diary, in our continued campaign against Polio:
World Polio Day: 24th Oct 2011
Rotary Day: 23rd Feb 2012

Has your Club planned events for these days?

Contact District Foundation Chairman, Jill Johnston or go to the District Website for further information on any of the above.
Please note that the latest date for copy for the next District eNewsletter is 29 September. Send your contributions to the District PR & Communications Team.
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