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ROTARY DISTRICT 1100
eNEWSLETTER
AUGUST IS MEMBERSHIP & EXTENSION MONTH

For All Your District Information go to:
www.rotary1100.org

SEC'S SPOT

This is a reminder that District Secretary's notices will appear in the eNewsletter and the District Website at www.rotary1100.org under Administration, District Secretary. Club Secretary's have been notified of how to access the District Website but if still unsure contact the District Secretary.

E-Mailing the District Secretary : when sending an E-Mail would Club Secretary's please state the name of their Club this will save hunting through 67 names.

Entries in the District Quiz:  Please be advised that entries for the District Quiz should be with Peter Hayman before the end of this month.
Skittles : Entires for the District Skittles Competition close on 31st August. If your Club wishes to enter this very popular competiton please let Peter Holl of Clevedon Club know by the closing date.
 

NEW MEMBERS

We have not been notified of any new members being inducted in the past weeks. However we do know of one being inducted next week.
North Cotswold: Mike Moseley  Well done North Cotswolds and a very warm welcome to Mike from the family of Rotary.
Also news of a new Club with a difference, an eClub: The District 1100 eClub has been started by Tim Mason, Swindon and if you click on the Club name it will take you to their website.  
If your Club has inducted a new member we would like to know to celebrate the event with you.

FUND RAISING IDEAS

A couple of fundraising ideas have been sent in and we would like to share them with you. First is Newent  with a simple idea of collecting items for recycling. They get £6 for a 10kg bag of items for recycling. The main mover and shaker at Newent is Paul Hyndman, see the District Directory for his details. The other idea is from Nailsea and Backwell Club who run a Rotary Casino whether or not they come along and run it for you we don't know but for futher information get in touch with the Club.

LIZ GETS ALL THE BEST JOBS

Liz Odell of Nailsworth Club is off to the world's newest country, South Sudan, to help with relief work. As a member of the ShelterBox Response Team Liz can be deployed anywhere in the world at very short notice and this weekend is flying off to South Sudan. She will be heading for Zagalona, a suburb of Wau, to help set up a camp for displaced persons. Over 76,000 refugees have arrived so far, fleeing the conflict in the border region of South Sudan, Abyei. Liz said on being deployed,"This looks like an interesting deployment and whilst I always look forward to these projects there is a little bit of concern over what we might find when we get there."

Over 600 ShelterBoxes have arrived in Mombasa on there way to Juba and finally Zagalona.

ShelterBox received some very good news this weekend since Dame Judi Dench made a sizeable contribution to their effort in the Horn of Africa. Dame Judi made the donation to ShelterBox in the knowledge that it will be used for direct aid in the region. To get news and information on ShelterBox go to www.shelterbox.org


SHELTERBOX NEWS
 If you would like to know more about ShelterBox they are holding an information evening on 17th September in Worcester. For details E-Mail davidglover@shelterbox.org

DISTRICT MINI CONVENTION

Book the Date: 12th October, Book the Venue: Holiday Inn, Crest Way, Barnwood, Gloucester, GL4 3RX
18:30 - 19:30 New Member Reception
19:45-20:30   District Council & address by RIBI President Ray Burnam
20:45 to end:  Seminars, subjects to be advised
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DISTRICT CONFERENCE

All of the  original allocated rooms in the Conference hotel are now fully booked. We have negotiated with the hotel a further allocation of rooms but at a slightly higher rate of £118 per room per night. When booking your room to get the preferred rate please quote Code R19. The Conference Banquet is also filling up fast so if you wish to attend the banquet please book a place. The Conference Organisers would also like to know if you wish to attend the Breakout Sessions so when registering please tick the preference box.. For details and booking forms go to www.rotary1100.org Conference 2012 section.

COPY DEADLINE: Please note that the latest date for copy on the next eNewsletter is 1st September.

TO CLUB PRO's : Each week we get notified by RIBI of events and publicity items of significance appearing in the Press. Also items they reckon should be pubicised on a local basis. If you wish to see these notices then please E-Mail myself to go onto a Distribution List. allan.berry@btconnect.com

THE $200M CHALLENGE

So far we have reached $185 million towards the target which should be reached by 31st June 2012. As a District we have done very well towards meeting our goal of raising $395k since we have reached $327k, which is 83% of the target. We need that really big push up to June next year to make it happen. Don't forget the bottles of Tomato Ketchup, use them to make funds for End Polio Now and of course there is World Polio day in October. All great opportunities to bring awareness to our efforts and raise even more funds.

HORN OF AFRICA APPEAL

Clubs and members continue to support the tremendous effort to help the refugees made homeless because of the fighting in Somalia and the drought conditions in neighbouring countries like Ethiopia and Kenya. The Rotary Foundation Trustees have also set up a Horn of Africa Fund go to Rotary Horn of Africa Famine and Refugee Relief Fund for details of how to donate.
We report all donations from Clubs to RIBI so it would be good to know how much your Club has donated and to whom. For instance Cotswold Tyndale donated to Waterboxes recently.
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