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The eNewsletter of District 1100. News and views around the District. Want something publicised send it to us.

It's a Hit this eNewsletter is opened by 80% of the people it is sent to.

We happen to think that fact is fantastic, so thank you for reading it!

Do you know about the Rotary Areas of Focus?

They are as follows: 1. Peace and Conflict Resolution 2. Disease Prevention and Treatment 3. Water and Sanitation 4. Maternal and Child Health 5. Basic Education and Literacy and 6. Economic and Community Development.

We are sure that your club is pursuing at least 2 of the above goals as the Rotary year progresses and if you have a story to tell we want to hear it and share it. There is one below and we want a lot more as the "We're for Communities" campaign really builds momentum.

The Rotary Areas of Focus also align with the Millenium Development Goals (MDG's) which were laid down by 189 countries meeting at the United Nations. They are reported on each year and the aim is to reach them by 2015.

Take a look at the MDG's by clicking here.

The picture is of happy children receiving certificates at Bredon School...

courtesy of Bredon Hill Rotary. The children are proud of their achievements and your Club can be a part of this action with the Young Writers Competition.

Your club intention to put entries in for the RIBI Young Writer Competition must be notified to Rtn Polly Robinson by 18 October 2013. Click on the name and E-Mail will appear automatically.
 
Each entrant should create a story – max 500 words – in prose entitled “What a difference that made on my life/their lives.” That can be anything the storyteller wishes to define.
 
Winning entries must be submitted for the District competition by 31 December 2013.
 
More information about competition rules and guidelines is available on the District website read more....
 
Note: The D1100 eClub is keen to see all young people in the district given the opportunity to compete. Some clubs in D1100 have close contacts with schools and colleges in the district and may prefer competitors from those schools and colleges to be passed on for their attention [rather than to be dealt with by the eClub]. Please send a list of schools and colleges your club is involved with to Polly, email as above. The eClub will target local libraries to get information out to Young Writers.

Community Service Kicks Off

Four clubs, Bredon Hill, Gloucester North, Keynsham and Newent entered teams in the inaugural District U12 Football Tournament at Churchdown on Saturday 13 July. The competition was played as a league with the top two teams playing off to be champions. Bedon Hill’s team Eckington Juniors Football Club were the winners and will now play in the Inter District Final at St George’s Park, Burton on Trent, the English FA’s National Football Centre, on Sunday 4 August. The other teams in order of performance were: Highnam, Keynsham and Severnside. District Governor Jan Harris was there to make the presentations.

Jan our DG Celebrates with the winning Team.

A very happy Eckington Juniors FC go on to St George's Park Burton-on-Trent the English FA's state of the art Football Centre.
The new look RI Website is almost ready and will be released on 24th August. The branding follows the recent work of Siegal and Gale the branding experts.

What's Happening?
If you don't know you can find out at a Zone Meeting:

Most will be completed by the time this eNewsletter hits your desk. However we would point out that Zone Meetings are for all members. It seems that information regarding the meeting is not getting out to all members so we will ensure in the future that a timely reminder is sent with details of times, dates and places.

Go to Zone Meetings on the District Website where the dates are given but not always the venue so keep checking as your AG updates it.


100,000 New Members is the challenge

Is it realistic and do you have a view on this and are you up for it? Is your club actively playing a part in the challenge along with all members? There are approximately 2,000 clubs in the UK and Ireland divide that number into 100,000 and we get around 50 members per club. So if your club is not attracting new members are they promoting Associate Members or Satellite Clubs or new flexible clubs to meet the requirements of this 21st century?
If you have a view on this, can help, want to help then get in touch with the Editor.
 
New members for the last couple of week are as follows:

Cheltenham North: John Thompson

Hereford: John Taylor

Severn Vale: Gavin Maw and Lloyd Morgans

South Cotswold: Gary Warner and David Bush

Worcester: Cyril Arridge, John Wright and Ian Jones

Worcester Vigornia: Tom Evans

We welcome them to Rotary and wish them well on their "We're for Communities" journey.

Hurry, hurry, hurry!

The D1100 eClub invites you to hear first hand about the Trussel Trust and their extensive work, at their head quarters in Salisbury on Saturday 3rd August, 10am start.  Invite extends to  join them in a bring and share picnic and a guided tour of Salisbury Cathedral at 2.15pm (donation of £5.25 suggested).  If you would like to come please E Mail Janice Mason by Monday 29th July.

District Protection Matters
Andrew Griffiths, District 1100 Protection Officer (DPO) has a dedicated E-Mail list of Club Protection Officers and interested parties in protection matters. If you wish to be added to the list contact Andrew.

His most recent and relevant topic has been the photographing of children at Rotary Club Events. A topic that the District Marketing PR and Comms Team are aware of when uploading pictures to the District Website and this eNewsleter. 
 
Copyright © 2013 Rotary District 1100 Marketing Pr and Communications Team

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