Keynsham Rotary

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.

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Roger Spooner President 2018 - 2019

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 19:00 - 20:30hrs at Saltford Golf Club, Golf Club Lane, Saltford, Bristol, BS31 3AA.  


Our meetings

Venue - 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; keynshamrotary@hotmail.co.uk

Club Responsibilities 2018/19

Club responsibilities are allocated across the membership on an annual basis (from June each year). The current responsibilities are as follows: 

President              Roger Spooner    Community        TBA               

Sen. Vice Pres.     Lynne Pike           Foundation        Nigel Hutchings

Treasurer              Norman James     Health & Safety  John Angus

Secretary              Jenny Eaton         Sports                 Jane Thurston

Vocational             TBA                      Membership        R & J Thurston

Club Service         Lynne Pike           Speaker Secty.    Alec Pike

International         John Pike             Web site / PR      Adrian Dodd

Archivist                TBA                      Youth                   Lynne Pike

Environmental      Richard Eaton       Meetings            Geraldine Kirk

Attendance           Ken Cookes


Our Committees

Rotary club business is driven by a committee structure. The Keynsham Rotary Club committees are as follows:

Committee                                               Chair

Club Service                                          Lynne Pike 

Community Service / Vocational           TBA

International Service                             John Pike

Foundation (under International)           Nigel Hutchings

Youth Service                                         Lynne Pike

              

Visiting Speakers

A regular feature of Rotary Club meetings is a guest speaker.          Some of the speakers at previous meetings have been:-

     Sue Mountstevens       Avon & Somt. Police & Crime Commissioner

     Ray Long                      Citadel Environmental Solutions

     Alan Hale                      Keynsham Dementia Action Alliance

     Naomi Wiggins             Home education 

     Helen Mackie               Jesse May charity

     Kevin Slater                  Freewheelers or "Blood Bikes"

     Clive Brain                    The Pyronaut at Bristol Docks  

     Penny Wear                  Great Western Ambulance Service 

     Frack Free Somerset    Fracking and implications

     Sandy Hollinghurst        Bujagali Trust Uganda

     Don Cameron                Childrens' Hospice SW

     Michael Eavis                Glastonbury - supporting CHSW    

    John Callum                    Duties of a High Sherrif                                    

Our Donations

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 the Bristol Heart Institute, Jesse May Charity, Keynsham Dementia Action Alliance, 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. 


Our Twinning

 

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 visit, together with our friends and hosts to the Pegasus Bridge war memorial at Ranville Benouville, Normandy.

Social Activities 

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!