Welcome to the Rotary Club of Frome

Welcome to Frome Rotary, of which I have the pleasure and honour to be president this year. Though we get a lot of community work done, our meetings are full of good humour and we enjoy plenty of social events. Please explore the website and learn about our club and activities and the great world-wide movement Rotary International. If what you learn makes you want to come to one of our meetings, you are most welcome. You might even decide to join us. Please feel free to view our library of newletters.

Gerry Atkinson

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Although Frome Rotary Club has been going since 1925 we like to keep up with the times. At present, we have 53 members and in our time have founded two daughter clubs Midsomer Norton & Radstock and Frome Selwood and also Frome Probus club. We have been twinned with the Rotary Club de Bayeux since 1964. We meet on alternate Mondays for Lunch at 12.30pm, the other Mondays at Breakfast at 7:30am and Twilight at 6:15pm. Occasionally we meet with our partners in the evenings at 7:15pm.This variation from the Rotary 'norm' has proved popular and has increased attendance from members who cannot make lunchtime. We are a friendly and informal lot and visitors are most welcome.

For more on the History of The Rotary Club of Frome select the following link History of The Rotary Club of Frome

 For meeting details contact our Attendance Officer by using the contact us tab or visit our diary section

  'Frome a Special Town'

Frome, the home of the Rotary Club of Frome and the Rotary Club of Frome Selwood, is a remarkable town, having more listed buildings than any other town in Somerset,it has always been able to adapt effortlessly to the changing times. It values its past and much careful conservation work continues to be done to its old buildings, but it looks very much to the present and future. To read more about Frome click on this link.

To know what is happening in Frome visit Frome Times.

Purple for Polio

Well, they are in the ground now so it is up to mother nature. Yes, we planted approx 5000 purple crocus bulbs today with the help of pupils from Critchill school and Frome town ranger Mark Branson. To read more

Rotarians Honoured for 50 Years Service to Rotary

Rotarians Alan Sandall and Dr John Moxon were presented with certificate at the Rotary meeting on 30th September 2016 to mark the 50th year service in Rotary.

Father Christmas Has Arrived

Father Christmas on his sleigh pulled by the two Reindeer has completed his visits to Frome and some of the surrounding Villages.
Members of the Rotary Club of Frome and the Frome Lions Club have been his helpers.
The Rotary Club contribution has involved Members fulfilling 120 plus individual commitments over 16 routes. Tasks which they have enthusiastically taken up and willingly volunteered for.
Our grateful thanks go to those who have assisted in whatever way whether it be organizing the routes , driving , marshaling ,collecting , counting , banking preparing the float or the other tasks involved.
Special thanks to Ian Barnes of Barnes Coachworks.
A wonderful effort resulting in a record collection of £12,594.24. ( to which Gift Aid will be added) and which will be used by Rotary and Lions to support  " Deserving  causes in and around Frome".
What better way to serve the Community ,giving pleasure to so many , raising the profile of the Club and assisting financially those in need whether they be individuals , organizations or other Charities.
We are so grateful to the Public for their fantastic generosity and only hope that they have enjoyed the visits of Father Christmas as much as he has enjoyed himself.
Finally thanks to all those Rotarians  , Partners and Guests who have so willingly given of their time and made the task of coordinating so easy.

Frome Rotary Popup Shop

Four years ago Frome Rotary Club was offered an empty shop for two weeks for fundraising activity. This project has continued and grown. The shop is located in the precinct so why not pop in and have a chat and a good brows you may find something you are loking for. To read more click here.

Frome Carnival

This year Carnival was on the 24th September and a total of in excess of £4,800 collected including £733 at the afternoon collection. To read more and see exstensive photographs click here.

New Books For Trinity School Library

Trinity School have received an early Christmas present from Frome Rotary Club this week, with the arrival OVER 50 new books to complete their library.  As part of a wider initiative in the town to inspire children and their families to read together, Frome Reads has come about from a rising concern over literacy levels in Frome. To read more click here.

Youth Speaks 2016

Once again the annual youth speaks event showed that Frome Intermediate Schools can produce tremendous talent. This year Oakfield Academy sent two teams, Selwood Academy sent  one and Frome College two teams.

The competition was held at Standerwick Centre on January 28th.  Miriam Cheal an experienced judge chaired the event and the other two judges were Fromes Mayor Kate Bielby and MP David Warburton.

The winners were Frome College Team college team two, Second was Frome College Team one and Holly Mc Phee-Clarke was voted the best speaker.

Winners Runners Up
Best Speaker
Holly McPhee-Clarke

Young Writer 2016

The presentation to prize winners for the rotary young writer competition took place at the premises of sponsors, chicken house publishing of Frome, on Monday 8th. A handsome trophy to age group winners and generous book tokens from Hunting Raven bookshop was handed out.

The winners were:- ages 7-10,       1  Anna Bagan

                                                            2 Primrose Boyden             

                                                            3 Martha Johnston 

                                  ages 11-13       1st Ella Evans

Frome College Mock Interviews

On 16th and 17th March each of the 250 students in Year 10 at Frome Community College were given a mock interview.  The students presented a cv and were interviewed for 15 minutes by a panel of two employers. ...more...

The Rotary Club of Frome is a Registered Charity No 1100424

Last Updated January 16th 2017

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The Standerwick Suite
Frome Market
Frome We meet on Mondays at 07.30 ; 12.45 ; 18.15 : and 19.15. Phone Secretary (Meet lunchtimes, alternating with breakfast, twilight and occasional evening meetings with Partners.) The Standerwick Suite
Frome Market
Frome BA11 2QB tel: 01373 831105

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