The Rotary Club of Gloucester Severn - Registered Charity No. 1068951
Formed in 1983, we are a very active Rotary Club, supporting local, national and international causes through a programme of fund raising. We also have a very active sporting and social calendar.
Our club, of over 50 members, meets weekly at the Bowden Hall Hotel in Upton St. Leonards, in the evening, and our ethos is based on the three core principles of fun, fellowship and fundraising. We have a wide variety of interesting speakers, as well as Vocational talks from some of our own members.
We also augment our Rotary experience with a number of social events thoughout the year.
Why not come along and hopefully join us? You would be made very welcome. If you are interested, click on the 'Join Rotary' graphic above we will arrange for someone to accompany you.
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Boxing Evening - February 2019 - details TBA
Sporting Dinner - Thursday 12th July 2018
Another stunning good weather event ably organised by Jeff Roberts and his team. Speakers Tessa Sanderson and Mike Tindall kept us all entertained and compered by Ian Robertson.
Dragon Boat Regatta - Sunday 13 May 2018
Dragonboat day again! Sunday May 13th,
thankfully oncemore dry and more or less sunny for the most part. The great Gloucestershire public turned out again to support our popular, colourful event, though a few late cancellations left unfilled holes in the team competitors’ list. Nevertheless some 27 determined crews battled it out to win the much coveted “Gloucester Dragonboat Shield”, the eventual victors being the strangely named “Stinking & Sinking”.
Apart from the races themselves we had, as usual, Danters funfair in full swing, and a goodly number of stalls, plus some live entertainment, so much to keep families and youngsters interested for the duration of their visit to the Docks.
This was the 21st year of the Dragonboat Regatta, some record indeed, and its popularity shows no sign of waning…preparations for May 2109 loom on the horizon! My thanks, as ever, to my cohorts, Rog Barrett and John Barnes, whose efforts and enthusiasmin the background go unseen but are vital to the success of this fundraiser. Thanks to to Derek Thomas for keeping me updated on a regular interval as to how we stand financially; to Roger Hart and Richard Allison and their team for supervising the “yellowboards”; to all Club members and, not forgetting, wives, for their support on the day stewarding, selling programmes, and making delicious home made cakes!
Our Dragonboat Regatta has developed into one of Gloucester’s foremost family “day outs” and, I’msure, does no harm from a PR perspective for the existence and work of our Club. Finding teams to enter gets no easier, and Club’s help with this in future would be much appreciated…but we truly have a charity fundraising event here which ticks all the boxes!
Boxing Evening - Friday 16 February 2018
Our 34th Boxing Night proved another successful evening which our 200 attendees all enjoyed.
The Red Bus Bar provided excellent ale and service and got the evening off to a good start and as ever South West Catering’s team delivered their usual high quality beef meal. The boxing organised by the Gloucester Amateur Boxing Club was of a high standard with many close run bouts and even a knockout. None of the boxers was seriously hurt although one had to go to the accident unit with a possible dislocated shoulder. With the talented non-swearing comedian Bob Webb the overall entertainment package was received very well and popular on the night.
Sadly our numbers were down to 200 which reflects our Rotaries lack of suitable contacts for this largely corporate event, excepting the ever enthusiastic Jerry. I doubt the Presidents Club event made much impact this year but the continued public negative perception of ‘men only’ events isn’t going to help. This year our ring girls were advised to dress up a little more than usual to the approval of most of our guests.
As usual the school offered us great support and where would we be without our sponsors Keyway and Bunsdon. A big thank you to them and all the other companies that advertised, sponsored and attended the event. As ever, thanks to all the Rotarians who worked so hard setting up the event or working on the night.
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