Rotary in Keynsham is represented by Keynsham Rotary Club. The work undertaken by Keynsham Rotary includes work in the community and fundraising for supporting International and local Charities. New members are welcome; we meet on Wednesday evenings.
Who we are
Keynsham Rotary is a small friendly club of 20-30 members including both ladies and men. We come from diverse backgrounds and occupations. We meet socially, to establish long term friendship and to serve the community in a number of ways
We meet weekly Wednesday evenings from 6.30-8pm at Saltford Golf Club, Golf Club Lane, Saltford, Bristol, BS31 3AA.
Norman James is the Club President for 2017 / 2018 (picture above)
Venue - Saltford Golf Club
Wednesday evening meetings 6.30pm at Saltford Golf Club
General meetings have a format including a two course meal (optional), informal conversation and business of the day with input from president, secretary and various officers. Many meetings include a speaker with subject matter being predominantly local such as local government, education, business and charitable issues.
Business (Council meetings) meetings are held every four weeks. This is when members with responsibilities within the club (President, Secretary, Treasurer etc.) report back to the membership alongside discussion and agreement of club policy.
The club also runs "Guest nights" when it welcomes members, their friends and family plus "Friends of Rotary" and guests. A meal precedes a guest speaker for an enjoyable evening. These events take place approximately three times in the year and are announced in advance on the club programme (see home page for details).
New Members are welcome
Both men & women play an important part within Rotary. The Keynsham Rotary club warmly welcomes women both in full membership and as speakers at our meetings. If you are interested in joining please contact the club on thr e- mail address below.
Why not come along to a meeting and meet us? There is no obligation to join; we hope you will have fun.
For new membership enquiries please e mail Adrian at; firstname.lastname@example.org
Club Responsibilities 2017/18
Club responsibilities are allocated across the membership on an annual basis (from June each year). The current responsibilities are as follows:
President Norman James Community Graham Hoyle
Sen. Vice Pres. Roger Spooner Foundation Nigel Hutchings
Treasurer Rob Thurston Health & Safety John Angus
Secretary Jenny Eaton Sports Jane Thurston
Vocational Graham Hoyle Membership Roger Spooner
Club Service Roger Spooner Speaker Secty. Alec Pike
International John Pike Web site / PR Adrian Dodd
Archivist TBA Youth Lynne Pike
Environmental Jane Farley Meetings Geraldine Kirk
Attendance Ken Cookes
Rotary club business is driven by a committee structure. The Keynsham Rotary Club committees are as follows:
Club Service Roger Spooner
Community Service / Vocational Graham Hoyle
International Service John Pike
Foundation (under International) Nigel Hutchings
Youth Service Lynne Pike
A regular feature of Rotary Club meetings is a guest speaker. Speakers at Keynsham Rotary have been:
Kevin Slater Freewheelers or "Blood Bikes"
Clive Brain The Pyronaut at Bristol Docks
Lesley Bowes Syrian refugees
Stuart Walker Living with Diabetes
Sam Walker Coal - A History
Penny Wear Great Western Ambulance Service
Sally Griffin History of lead mining in the Mendips
Councillor Appleyard Keynsham developments
Frack free Somerset Fracking and implications
Sandy Hollinghurst Bujagali Trust Uganda
Don Cameron Childrens' Hospice SW
Michael Eavis Glastonbury - supporting CHSW
Keynsham Rotary Club supports the local community and good causes both directly and via Rotary Foundation (Rotary Club's own charity). In recent months we have supported Prostate Cancer UK, The Hive,Bristol, St Peter's Hospice, Children's Hospice South West, Jinja Educational Trust (Uganda), Water Aid, Shelter Box and the RUH Forever Friends Cancer Care Appeal.
Keynsham Rotary club is proud to be twinned with Argentan Rotary club in Normandy France. This relationship has prospered over recent years with both club's Rotarians and their spouses enjoying social visits to each other's towns. Such a twinning extends friendship and understanding across national boundaries in the true spirit of Rotary International...the photograph below illustrates our recent visit, together with our friends and hosts to the Pegasus Bridge war memorial at Ranville Benouville, Normandy.
The social and fun aspects of the club are important to its success.
We hold social meetings when there is a 5th meeting in the month. Spouses, partners and friends are very welcome and we enjoy a meal plus a speaker. Other activities include pub skittles, quiz nights, bowls and boules against other Rotary clubs in our District, plus social meals and attendance at concerts/music events. From time to time we arrange trips and guided tours around interesting locations and very occasionally club trips abroad. Members are free to be as involved as much or as little as they wish.
Pencils poised..its Quiz night!