District 1100 eNewsletter July 2011

We would like to congratulate the following Clubs who have inducted members in the last few weeks and we would also like to give a very big Rotary welcome to the members as well. We wish them a happy time in Rotary:

Wootton Bassett & District
Michael Page
Roger Haydock
Swindon Thamesdown
Pamela Rogers
Worcester Vigornia
Steven Rush
If your Club has inducted a new member please let Sue Fitzjohn know and also the Editor of this eNewsletter so it can be included in the next one.
Picture below Polly Robinson President of Worcester Vignornia inducting Steven Rush. A big Rotary welcome to Stephen!!!


AN APOLOGY..... the members of Worcester Rotary Club. It is acknowledged that the District Directory did not live up to your expectations in that many of the entries for your club were incorrect. We are working on correcting them but in the meantime we are sorry it has not come out quite as you or we wished.


If you require a full size District Directory for your own use and have not got one they can be ordered from DG Martin before 5th August at a cost of £3 each cheques with your order please before that date.

Response to the Disaster in the Horn of Africa
It is reported that as many as 11million people are now dispalced and in urgent need of food and water as well as shelter. Rotarians across the District have responded by making donations to the Disasters Emergency Committee and or British Red Cross. The requirement for basic supplies is still very urgent and any help you or your club can offer will be gladly received. Two Worcester clubs organised a collection at a local garden centre this past weekend and collected over £500 in two days. The members of Worcester Severn and Worcester Vigornia are seen collecting in the wonderful photographs Polly Robinson sent to the Editor.
 It would be good if you could let the District International Chairman Stewart Gilbert  know what you are doing and what you have done for this terrible disaster.


On Sunday 3rd July there must have been one thing incoming District Governor Martin Greaves was praying for and that it was a nice sunny day because the District Handover this year was being held in his garden at Fretherne. When you try something different, which is dependent on good weather, there is nothing you can do but pray it will stay dry and bright for the whole affair. Martin was very lucky since the weather was good the food was good as was the company and a good time was had by all. Chris Fairhead now Past District Governor handed the chain of office to Martin who commented, " Chris will be a very hard act to follow. In my year I would like to concentrate on communications, clubs collaborating together on projects and improving the public image of Rotary. However,above all I want everyone to participate and enjoy their year as we do some unusual but good things as my saying goes, 'if it is going to be it is up to me', and I intend to follow that through my year. I wish everyone a great year in District 1100 and beyond".

A Plea for Help!

David Wells of Bristol Breakfast requires help with "The Festival of Rotary". From all the feedback we are getting it promises to be a truly momentous event and you can take part in it by being a member of David's Team that achieved the success. As David says," I cannot do all of this single handed and any Rotarian who can help in whatever way would be most welcome. The Festival will be a very big event and we want helpers to make it a great success".  If you have the time and ability and would like to help David please get in touch by E-Mail David would like to hear from you.
Well it doesn't matter either way because you will not be required to do your short sales pitch in a lift or an elevator. If you think you can sum up "What is Rotary" in just 45 seconds and do it well you can enter the District competition for the Elevator Speech which will have it's grand final on stage at the District Conference. 

Please note this is an eNewsletter and is not designed for printing. If you wish to print it will come out looking like an ordinary eMail.

If you wish to comment on the content of this eNewsletter or wish to supply an article with a photo please get in touch with the Editor Thank you.

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) starts on 31st July.

Forty youngsters from across the District will be attending Dean Field Studies Centre for a concentrated week of  team games, to develop the youngsters leadership potential and communications skills. Most of all the concentration during the week is in developing the young persons confidence. As one President from a sponsoring club said at the end of the course when she met their candidate, " It was as if the week had totally changed him. When we first chatted with him about going on the course he was reticent in his replies and he appeared quite shy. At the end of the week we met a confident outgoing person who was very assured in himself. We knew then it was well worth helping this young man"
Next years courses are now open for booking and details can be found on the District website

For all information on District Events and even more news from clubs please view the new District Website at
News from RIBI is at and Rotary International

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