Completed meetings and events 2017-2018

Mon 15th January 2018 Will Wellon, the manager of the Spa @ Hatherley Manor Hotel to be opened early 2018

Will will outline the new facility at the hotel, and give us a view of the difficulties encountered which extended the expected build time. He will look into the range of delights the new Spa will be offering. He may even give us a special opening offer!

Mon 8th January 2018 Club Member John Connell in Australia

John’s presentation will be around his recent trip to Australia, sailing around the Whitsunday Islands and also some snaps from the Blue Mountains, plus an interesting Rotary connection

Mon 1st January 2018 New Year's Day

Bank Holiday

Mon 25th December 2017 Christmas Day

Bank Holiday

Wed 20th December 2017 - Sun 24th December 2017 Christmas Collections

This year we will be collecting at Sainsburys Barnwood (20,21 & 24) & Tesco Brockworth (22 & 23) for Rotary charities. We are grateful to the stores for accommodating us and the public for their generosity in previous years.

Mon 18th December 2017 Christmas Party at Hatherley Manor Hotel

Our traditional end of year Christmas Party with our partners and festive food. The dress code is black tie/posh frocks. The cost is £25/person. Christmas Cards will be distributed

Thu 14th December 2017 Annual Carol Service

Our annual carol service will take place as usual at St Bartholomew’s Church on Chosen Hill, Churchdown. The service will start at 7.0pm and last for about 45 minutes and be followed by mulled wine and mince pies. All are welcome

Mon 11th December 2017 John Heathcott on behalf of the Cotswolds Conservation Board

The Conservation Board is an independent statutory body working to conserve and enhance the natural beauty of Cotswolds AONB, increase understanding and enjoyment of its special qualities, and foster social and economic well-being of local communities

Mon 4th December 2017 The Changing Face of Provincial Newspapers

The Gloucester Citizen was first published on 1 May 1876. It was a six-day-a-week newspaper, until going weekly in October 2017. Jenny Eastwood former editor will tell us how the changing face of newspapers is being dictated by the behaviour of readers.

Mon 27th November 2017 The Overactive Pensioner

Since Philip Howells, the Super Running Pensioner from Ledbury took
up marathon running at 53 he’s completed, on average, 13 marathons a year. Despite a heart condition, Philip aims to complete 333 marathons to become Britain's most active pensioner.

Mon 20th November 2017 Special General Meeting

Tonight we elect the officers for the Rotary Year 2018 - 19. The special general meeting will be preceded by committee meetings and followed by a business meeting

Mon 13th November 2017 Call my Bluff

A re-run of the popular TV game show coming to Rotary@Kingsholm. A team of celebrities, well Rotarians, will try to bluff the audience with definitions of obscure words.

Mon 6th November 2017 Alan Ayckbourn’s farcical tale of matrimonial mishaps, How the other half loves at the Everyman, Cheltenham

One secret love affair. Two disaster-bound dinner parties. Three couples headed for trouble. Following its acclaimed West End revival, Alan Ayckbourn's hilarious tale of matrimonial mishaps and London's funniest comedy of 2016 embarks on a national tour

Mon 30th October 2017 Kevin Hamblin, Chief Executive of South Gloucestershire & Stroud College

Kevin will tell us about the £15m Berkeley Green Campus, being developed on the old Berkeley Nuclear Power Station site. This is a new type of learning centre for young people keen to pursue technologies pioneered at the Berkeley Nuclear Laboratories

Mon 23rd October 2017 Donna Wallbank, RIBI president elect for 2019 - 20

Donna, a Rotarian since 1997 has held various club/district roles. She has also been chairman of RIBI’s Youth and Community committees as well as running a hair salon. She will tell us of her Rotary journey and her vision for her presidential year

Mon 9th October 2017 Visit to Greek on the Docks, a local restaurant

The restaurant has an excellent reputation and we are looking forward to a pleasant social evening with good food and drink; and the good company of Rotarians and their friends.

Mon 2nd October 2017 Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway going forward

Peter Bennett, Deputy Head of the Carriage & Wagon Department of the railway will update us on the work involved and how it is being done as the railway prepares to open its latest extension to Broadway.

Tue 26th September 2017 Maggies, one of Inner Wheel's charities for the year

Christine Ellson is hosting a coffee morning in aid of Maggies. It is also a Bring and Buy sale, so if you have something you are happy to part with - from a packet of biscuits to auntie's old necklace but no books please - bring it along! Entrance £2.50

Mon 25th September 2017 Clare Robinson chairman of Gloucester Film Makers

Clare has acted in several films, two of which she will be screening tonight. Clare’s talk will be about how the films evolve and the difference between stage and screen productions.

Mon 18th September 2017 Product Design at the University of Gloucestershire

Dr Michelle Williams, a judge at our Rotary Technology Tournament, is passionate about sustainable design and is the creator of an Honours Degree course in Product Design. Tonight she will tell us about the course and sustainable design.

Mon 11th September 2017 District Governor"™s Visit

District Governor Alan Hudson will visit us tonight to chat about what we are doing and give us the up to date inside information from our Rotary leaders

Mon 4th September 2017 David Freeman presents Blues and Boogie, every Sunday on Jazz FM

Dave began life as a physics teacher with an ambition to be a blues guitar hero. He considers himself very lucky to be free of science and revelling in the three magic chords of blues on Jazz FM. He has been involved with Jazz FM since the mid nineties

Mon 28th August 2017 Bank Holiday

No meeting

Mon 21st August 2017 Frank Austin from Royal National Lifeboat Institution

Frank will speak on the organisation and work of the RNLI which saves lives by providing a 24-hour lifeboat search and rescue service, seasonal lifeguards, water safety education and initiatives, and flood rescue response

Mon 14th August 2017 A light hearted look at public image

Jan Long is a member of Ledbury Rotary and the District Public Image Chairman. Jan will be able to explain the host of resources available from Rotary to support clubs in strengthening and growing their public image

Mon 31st July 2017 A year in the life of Christine Ellson

Christine, a member of Gloucester Inner Wheel, spent the last 12 months as Inner Wheel District Chairman and will give us an insight into her role and will tell us all about her experience

Mon 24th July 2017 Stephen Vaughan CEO of Gloucester Rugby

Stephen will talk about his role at the club including no doubt the background to the selection of a new head coach for next season, if and when the pitch will be replaced and the type; and player recruitment.

Mon 17th July 2017 The history of Gloucester Prison by Julie Hodcroft

Julie who has been a Gloucester Civic Trust guide for 21 years conducting tours around the city, the docks and Blackfriars will be retelling the history of Gloucester prison with relevant gory bits!

Sun 16th July 2017 President"™s Lunch

Sunday 16 July, a date not to be missed. Our new president, Charlie, will host members, partners and guests at our traditional summer start to the new Rotary year. A sumptuous venue has already been booked, and all will be revealed in due course!

Mon 10th July 2017 Nicola Simpson on her role as Gloucester Community Wildlife Officer in Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust's mission is to value nature. Its ambition is to preserve, recreate and reconnect Gloucestershire’s wild places. They want everyone in Gloucestershire to value, enjoy and share wildlife in the county
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