Steve's Diary

A selection from our facebook page compiled by our secretary Steve Molloy.

Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club
16 September 2017

Club update Great day at Marlens festival in Clevedon yesterday.
Our Eggy Splat game was a great hit again (Eggy Splat copyright Clevedon Yeo Rotary 2017!)
We were also selling pre owned DVD's and CD's and engaging with the crowds.
A total of £165 was raised which will be put to good use in the local community.
Shame there were not more people there but weather wasn't great.
Sam and the team did a great job putting the event on and deserve everyone's support.
Next week we will be listening to a local speaker at our club night who, with some sponsorship from the club, raised thousands of pounds for meningitis (well done Jack Legg) by climbing Kilimanjaro!!!
We will also, in the autumn, be planting 5,000 (Yes Five thousand!) Crocus plants around Clevedon to raise awareness of Polio eradication.
And finally (for now) the Rotary logo will be appearing on the shirts of Clevedon Ladies Rugby team following our sponsorship.
The photos on this post show our the magnificent Eggy Stump itself, Our keen Eggy Stump team, our stall, one of the security team having a go and the great rugby club shirt
A local club helping our local community

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Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club

3 September 2017

Quick update-Great car Treasure hunt last Wednesday finishing at a hostelry in WSM. The questions and clues weren't too difficult!*?!
From the proceeds plus a raffle on the night we will be donating over £160 to the British Heart Foundation. A great charity.
We will also, as a club, be at the Tides festival on the 16th September so look out for our stall.

Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club
25 August 2017

Latest club news-Busy week-Boules team thrashed Clifton on Tuesday at the Ring 'o Bells, Nailsea (well 7-6 is a win!) powered by various forms of liquid supplies.

Then on Wednesday a GREAT evening at the Avon Valley Railway for a Fish and Chip Supper on the steam train. Great evening, good food and fun and great views.
Look out for us at the Tides/Marlens festival in September where we will be again providing a fun event for everyone and raising money for local worthwhile charities
Clevedon Yeo Rotary 'Working to make our community a better place'
The photos below reflect our fun week.

Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club
19 August 2017

Just a quickie-A retired member Ron McKecknie has, after a few recent issues, had a heart pacemaker fitted. He is now recovering at home. As an ex district Guvnor he has worked tirelessly for Rotary over the years and we all wish him a full and speedy recovery.
Rotary-Caring for it's members past and present and looking optimistically to the future

Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club
9 August 2017

Just a quick update. The event we sponsored 'Nutty Noah' was a resounding success (Held at the barn on Great Western Road) The organisers have already had loads of emails from grateful Mums. It was packed out with local children.
Here is this weeks competition. In the photo below one person is Nutty Noah and one person is Rotarian Mike Lindsay. You have to guess who is who. Answers on a postcard to........(only kidding Mike!)
It's supporting our local community it's what we do!

Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club
6 August 2017

Club news-A bit quiet in August fundraising wise (as we don't formally meet as members are holidaying or looking after children or grandkids) but we still have a gret time socially.
Yesterday was a club BBQ. Great time had by all as the photo of the chefs show!

Later in the month we are going on the steam railway at Bitton for supper and hold our famous car treasure hunt.
That adds to our charity coffers. We also have a boules fixture to play so quiet month is a bit ambiguous!
Keep in touch with our Facebook page, website or twitter feed for details of activities when we start again (in earnest) in September

Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club
21 July 2017

Oh no! I forgot something off of my last post. Our Boules team update!!!
The team of Yvonne, Rob, Chris and Mike , beat Portishead 65-62 to give a match score of 8-5 Complicated this Boules lark
Well done team!

Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club
21 July 2017

Latest club news-Virtually all the club members supported President Tony Carrington and his wife Rosie at their 'Song and Dance' show at The Redgrave theatre in Bristol on Wednesday. A great night with performances from people of all ages and a sum raised for the fantastic charity CLIC Sargent which, in previous years, has exceeded four figures. A great effort.

We are also sponsoring (together with Clevedon Lions) the North Somerset play forum activities at The Barn, Great Western Road on the 8th August (Nutty Noah show-He is NOT one of our members!) and on the Salthouse Fields on the 30th August.
We are also purchasing a LOAD (5,000) more crocus bulbs to plant around the town in the Autumn (so they'll come up next Spring) to brighten the place up AND to remind everyone that the worldwide battle against Polio is STILL being fought.

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Finally, we are in discussions to sponsor some of the kit for the newly formed Clevedon Ladies rugby team.
Clevedon Yeo Rotary club-Working hard to improve and help our local community
Attached are two photos of what our crocuses look like when they come out (a reminder) AND a poster from Wednesday. Sorry no action shots because they were too good and too quick!
We'd love more people to get involved in our activities so...if it appeals to you visit our website and have a good look at what we do

Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club
14 July 2017

Latest club news. We helped out (in a small way) at the Mock interviews for year 12 students at Clevedon Community school this Wednesday. Yet again the standard was brilliant and, whatever your views on Brexit, the country should look forward with confidence because we have some quality young adults taking us forward into the future. Well done to them and to the school.
In the next few weeks we will be going to the theatre (The Redgave in Bristol) to raise money for charity at an evening of music and song, holding a club BBQ, Fish and Chips on the Railway at Bitton in August and a club car treasure hunt.
We also hope to purchase more crocus bulbs for around the town to brighten up next spring and to raise awareness of Polio eradication. Phew!
For full details of our activities visit our website or keep an eye on the Facebook page
PS as a sporting postscript we won our first boules match of the season by thrashing Nailsea and Backwell on Monday (7-6!!!)Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club

Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club

6th July 2017

One of our members Helen, undertook the Nailsea and Backwell Rotary Club walk recently and raised well over £300 for Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Well done Helen - Another example of our members going the extra mile (or two or three!!!)

Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club
5 July 2017

Club President handover tonight on Clevedon pier.
Well done to Yvonne for the last year and looking forward to Tony Carrington keeping the good work going. Yvonne was presented with a pair of engraved champagne flutes (and something to drink out of them!) in recognition of her efforts.
Congratulations also to club secretary Steve who picked up a prestigious Paul Harris award in recognition of his services to Rotary. The town and the pier looked fabulous and the food and service was brilliant. We are so lucky here in North Somerset.
Club President Tony said "We will continue to do all we can to improve our local area by our effort and commitment. We are just ordinary people trying to do extraordinary things. Thanks to all the local residents who support us and keep watching our Facebook pages and website throughout the year for details of our activities"
Events coming up include assisting with Mock Interviews at Clevedon school, a charity car treasure hunt and a summer BBQ

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Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club
3 July 2017

If you didn't get a ticket this year but would like an insight into the workings of the Glastonbury festival then contact our secretary Steve Molloy at He works at the festival every year and is willing and able to give a powerpoint presentation to any group or organisation that would like it. The fee is a minimum of £20 (or more if you are generous) ALL of which goes to the Prostate cancer appeal at Southmead hospital.
I hope to hear from you .

Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club
20 June 2017

Our club assembly was held on the 7th June where the incoming President, Tony Carrington, outlined his plans for the forthcoming year. I'll keep you updated on Facebook as well.
The official handover to the new president is at a Handover event on the 5th July on Clevedon pier (posh eh!)
Among the events we have planned or are in the process of planning for the next few months are a charity screen wash, bucket collection at Bristol City, Our world famous Christmas hamper raffle and a charity treasure hunt together with helping out at Clevedon Schools' Mock interview process.
We don't meet in August (holiday time) but other than that it's only twice a month and we have as much fun and fellowship as we can. We'd love more members so contact us if you are interested.
I hope you saw our intrepid team gardening in the North Somerset times recently?
On the subject of gardening we have supported (financially) a team of volunteer Clevedon Gardeners who go round the town brightening the place up with their efforts. Here is their latest team photo! They deserve every praise and encouragement
Keep up the good work
PS They are separate from Clevedon Pride who also do fabulous work.


Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club

1st June 2017

Club news
Firstly last night we finished the gardening at the community Centre and the patio area is now completely free of weeds together with our memorial garden receiving a 'tidy up'
Jeff Prescott, the manager, is delighted, as he has a wedding there shortly and it'll be a better area for the photographs. Well done members good work over a couple of weeks.
We have our Club assembly next week where incoming President Tony Carrington will outline his plans for the next year.
We also have, coming up, our involvement in the Mock interviews at Clevedon school and, sometime in July our world famous (well they have heard of it in Claverham!) car treasure hunt
Below are photographs which sums up our work at the community centre, friendship and effort producing a positive result.

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Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club
22 May 2017

What a great day yesterday. Several of our members formed a team at the Clevedon Promenade bowling Club competition. There were 10 teams and our team came a creditable 5th. We were short of players (due to some of the selected team failing fitness tests!) but put up a great effort. Here is a picture of the participants. A great day yet again proving what a positive town we've got. The winning team took away a cash prize for the charity of their choice. Thank you so much to the Bowling Club (especially for organising the weather!!!)

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Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club
19 May 2017

Nice to see so many people at Bob Lathams' memorial service today. Church and adjacent hall was packed! Hearing about the myriad of things that he did and seeing the warmth showed towards him makes you proud to be connected with Clevedon, the jewel of North Somerset in so many ways. Always remembered. RIP Bob

Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club
17 May 2017

Gardening at the Community centre in Clevedon tonight. As the Local authority do not/cannot do much these days we help where we can. See the three photos. Before/After and some of our keen and efficient team!!! Also a reminder of past members on the placque in our memorial garden at the rear of the community centre. Very valid this week with Bob Lathams' service on Friday.
More work to do still but a good start!

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Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club
14 May 2017

Just a brief reminder-Memorial service for Bob Latham (for those of you that knew him) is on
Friday 19th May 3pm at St Mary’s Church, Walton Road.
RIP Bob a fellow Clevedon Rotarian

Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club
11 May 2017

Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club now on twitter as of today. We'll keep you updated with all of our activities. Our username is
@Yeo Rotary. Please follow us for details of all that we do for our local community.

Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club
5th May 2017

A quick update from the best Rotary club in Clevedon! (I know it's the only one but if I don't say it.....!!!)
This week was our AGM where our outgoing President (well outgoing in June) gave a great report on our work this year.
We look forward to hearing incoming Big Cheese Tony's plans at our club assembly in June.
Unlike major city institutions after their AGM's, we then adjourned to the Cheung Chaw on Old Church Road for a nice Chinese meal. Can't imagine Barclays bank doing that!
In the next few weeks we will be
Gardening at the Community Centre in Princes Road (keeping our own Rotary Memorial garden tidy) but also helping the centre out with a bit of weeding/pruning etc
Then we will be taking part in Clevedon Promenade Bowling clubs 'Bowling day for duffers' (my words not theirs) before,the following week, having Boules practise in Nailsea, to get our eye in, before the start of the Boules season.
We will also be contributing to Clevedon Schools' Mock Interview day later in the summer.
Below is a photo of our outgoing President Yvonne (great year boss!) and incoming President Tony tucking into their main courses.

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Nice people, fun club, doing great work.

Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club
21 April 2017

A Cheque presentation was made to Clevedon foodbank this morning of £750 from our quiz night. What a great club effort and what a great local cause.

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and the other of the presentation to Rich Bunce from our 'Quizmaster' Rob Ainsworth.

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Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club-Helping our local community

Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club
19 April 2017

Just a brief update-Memorial service for Bob Latham (for those of you that knew him) is on
Friday 19th May 3pm at St Mary’s Church, Walton Road.
RIP Bob a fellow Rotarian

Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club
17 April 2017 ·


Thanks to all you chocolate lovers in Clevedon! From our Easter Egg raffle we collected £560, which, after expenses (the cost of the eggs etc) will mean around £500 for local good causes.
Our thanks go to The Drum and Monkey, The Walton Park Hotel, The Consti club, The Little Harp, The Moon and Sixpence, The Bristol Inn and The Triangle club for their tremendous help.
Our recent donations (or donations waiting to be presented) include £750 for the foodbank, £300 each to The Childrens Hospice at Wraxhall and Bristol Childrens' Hospital, £100 to the teenage cancer charity and £300 to the North Somerset play forum which supports play events for children in this area.
It is right that those of you that support our efforts know where the money is going-Thanks one and all!
'Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club-Working hard for communities locally, nationally and internationally'

Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club
12 April 2017

Update regarding Bob Latham.

I understand that the Cremation service for Bob will be a private one for family and close family friends. However it is hoped that a memorial service will take place in May to which Bob's many friends will be welcome. I will let you have further details when I have them.

Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club
8 April 2017

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Easter is coming and all of our thoughts turn to...Chocolate!
The world famous (well I think they've heard of it in Kenn!) Rotary club of Clevedon Yeo Easter Egg Raffle is going on NOW! We are so grateful to the participant premises for helping us to have a bit of Easter fun but more importantly, raise some money for local good causes.
The premises taking part are The Drum and Monkey-who have already sold out as it's such good value!, The Bristol Inn, The Little Harp, The Moon and Sixpence, The Conservative and Triangle clubs together with the Walton Park Hotel.
Just £1 gets you the chance to enjoy a fabulous Easter feast whilst helping local good causes. Go on, you know it makes sense!

Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club
4 April 2017

It is with regret that I have to report the passing of Bob Latham last night. Bob was a member of Clevedon Rotary club and I am sure all Rotarians and Clevedonians will join with us in wishing his family well. RIP Bob
I will advise when funeral details are known

Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club
3 April 2017

Update-We held a brilliant quiz night on Saturday night! With the room packed we had a great night with questions posed by our Quizmaster Rob. With good food and a raffle we raised (on early estimates) around £600 for Clevedon Foodbank. A Fabulous night for a GREAT LOCAL cause who deserve our support. They do a fabulous job
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Here are the winning team with their prizes-As you can see their success is directly related to alcohol consumption! (only kidding)
Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club-Caring for our community

Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club
30 March 2017·

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On the day when the UK invoked article 50 we were tremendously uplifted by the clubs' Public Speaking competition involving pupils from years 7, 8 and 9 at Clevedon Community school. The standard was brilliant and the topics covered were wide ranging and thought provoking. They included Dementia, ADHD, Doping in sport, Freedom and the London transport system just to mention a few.

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All the young people delivered their presentations with energy, enthusiasm and, in some cases, a large dollop of courage in front of a packed audience. All participants received a certificate and the three age winners received an amazon voucher. Thanks must go to the Walton Park Hotel for hosting the event, to the club members for their contributions with time keeping, stewarding etc but most importantly the future looks very bright for this country if the participants last night are representative of our young people today. The school, parents and the kids should be very proud of themselves. They were BRILLIANT!!!

Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club
29 March 2017·

Facebook page editor error alert!!! Here is a photo of our Christmas do at the Cadbury in Yatton that I forgot to upload in January.

It just reinforces that whatever the time of year we ALWAYS have a good time!

Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club
22 March 2017·

Easter is coming and all of our thoughts turn to...Chocolate!
The world famous (well I think they've heard of it in Kenn!) Rotary club of Clevedon Yeo Easter Egg Raffle is here! We are so grateful to the participant premises for helping us to have a bit of Easter fun but more importantly, raise some money for local good causes.
The premises taking part are The Drum and Monkey, The Bristol Inn, The Little Harp, The Moon and Sixpence, The Conservative and Triangle clubs together with the Walton Park Hotel.
Just £1 gets you the chance to enjoy a fabulous Easter feast whilst helping local good causes. Go on, you know it makes sense!

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The rabbit on the attached picture thinks this is such good value he's thinking of having more than one go!

Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club
16 March 2017·

Just a reminder to you all-Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club Quiz night on Saturday 1st April 2017 the Friary hall, Marine Hill, Clevedon. £7pp to include supper. Ideally teams of 4 ALL PROCEEDS going to Clevedon Foodbank. Come along and support this fabulous cause they REALLY do need your help

Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club
8 March 2017·

We are certainly were not 'Sick as a parrot' but rather 'Over the Moon Gary' with our efforts at Bristol City V Norwich last night. Virtually all of the club members and four friends collected almost £500 from fans before the game. This will be split between the Children's Hospital and The Children's Hospice at Wraxhall.
Here is a picture of our 'team' before the game in the classic 4-4-4 formation (the 13th is taking the photo!)

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Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club
3 March 2017·

It is the time of the year when we are all (hopefully) reminded that there are still people in the world suffering from the ravages of Polio. Whilst the Rotary organisation has done tremendous work to eradicate the disease it unfortunately still exists.
We have an annual reminder in place of this disease with our display of 'Purple for Polio' Crocuses on the Motorway roundabout.

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Also this year Wilkins and Son have donated a jar of jam to each Rotarian to use for fundraising events, sell or...anything else!

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Our members are doing what we have done previously which is consume the contents (lovely) and then fill the jars with change (silver only) that then goes to this wonderful cause.

Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club
28 February 2017 ·

Just received a few photos from a local lad-Jack Legg that we, as a club, gave some financial assistance to in order that he could climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa to raise money for Meningitis research. We love to help young people with projects like this (when finances allow) as it helps in their development but also raises money for a worthwhile cause. Jack raised £3300! BRILLIANT
Here are two photos of a Clevedon Yeo Rotary Pennant on 'Top of the world' (well almost!)

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Well done Jack-You've done Clevedon proud

Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club
25 February 2017 ·

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Just a quickie-Next main club activity is a collection at The Bristol City v Norwich match on Tuesday 7th March, with kind permission of the BCFC. The proceeds will be shared between the Bristol Childrens Hospital Grand Appeal and the Childrens Hospice at Wraxhall. Two fabulous causes that we have regularly supported.
A few friends of the club are also assisting to maximise our number of collectors. If you, or any of your family or friends are going please give our collectors your spare change. Thank you

Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club
22 February 2017 ·

Last skittles match of the season last night. We gained a comprehensive win but our record of two wins and 2 defeats won't (I suspect) see us progress. They have all however been great social nights with good company and good food (well last nights was great as normal at the Ring o Bells in Nailsea)
Lets hope our Boules season goes better-Roll on the better weather!

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16 February 2017 ·

We had a great visit to the BBC studios at Whiteladies road yesterday. A few of us had the chance to 'have a go' at broadcasting and the results were hilarious! It was an eye opening visit guided by two lovely staff. It is just the type of thing we like to do. That was followed by a lovely meal at a restaurant in Clifton.
Here are a few photos of what we got up to...

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Should David Garmston, Geoff Twentyman or even Fiona Bruce be worried? (probably not!)


Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club
7 February 2017 ·

What's coming up with Clevedon Yeo Rotary-
Well firstly we are visiting the BBC studios in Bristol next week with dinner afterwards. Should be good!
On the 7th March we are collecting before Bristol City v Norwich at Ashton Gate for the Children's Hospice at Wraxhall and the Children's Hospital.
We have our fabulous Easter egg raffle going on in loads of pubs and clubs in Clevedon towards the end of March and finally
we are holding another of our popular quizzes at the Friary Hall Marine Hill on Saturday 1st April. This is very important as ALL proceeds go to the Clevedon Foodbank.
The Foodbank has very recently lost the funding that covers the rent of their unit in Knowles road so we want to kick start their fundraising.
Try and support all of our initiatives by putting some change in our bucket at the football, buying a ticket to win one of the Easter Eggs or Come along to the quiz if you can.
For quiz tickets please phone Tony on 01275-218987
Have a fun evening and support an organisation that needs our help

Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club
6 February 2017 ·

As a result of our fundraising activities the club decided to put some of the money to good use for the benefit of the whole Clevedon community. To that end we have given a cheque for £700 to the local Clevedon First Responders. They run a car to provide an immediate response within the town to health related emergencies and this cheque will cover the insurance costs of their vehicle for a year.
Club President Yvonne Kingston said "A local project is benefiting from the excellent support we receive from the local community for our fund raising efforts"
Judith Boulden from Clevedon First Responders was delighted with the money and said "This will enable us to cover our insurance premium and continue to provide our service.This is yet another example of the great support Clevedon Yeo gives to us"

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The photo is of the cheque presentation on the Sea Front with three members of the First Responders, including Judith on the right and two Rotarians including president Yvonne Kingston.

Clevedon Yeo Rotary club
18 January 2017

Good to see a packed church at St Mary's for Nick Pennycotts' service today. A Great servant to the local community as a Rotarian and a local councillor. The club donated £100 to Macmillan nurses in his memory-RIP Nick

Clevedon Yeo Rotary club
17 January 2017

Come on you Reds! or Blues or....Rotary is organising a national competition for young football teams (see details below)
If any team in the Clevedon area is interested please email our club secretary in the first instance

We are delighted once again this year to provide a once in a lifetime opportunity for an under 12 football team to represent our district at the national finals to be held on 5th June at St George’s Park, home of the national team.
The team will be the winners of our regional qualifying tournament to be held on Saturday 1st April between 10.30 and 3.30 at the Abbeydale Community Centre, Glevum Way, Abbeydale, Gloucester, GL4 4BL The tournament will comprise up to 12 teams in two leagues of 6 with the winners of each group playing a final to decide the right to represent the district. The round robin 10 minute games will be 5 aside although each team may have a squad of 10. Players will be currently playing in under 12 leagues this season and must not be registered with any Football Academy sides.

Entries will be on a first come first served basis but must be before February 28th

Clevedon Yeo Rotary club
11 January 2017

Well our sporting prowess knows no bounds! For the second skittles match running we were soundly thrashed. However a good night, a few beers and food afterwards so all good. If we were a football team we are struggling to avoid relegation! Still here is a picture of our fine team just after the debacle (still smiling)
Unfortunately some of our ace players including our female contingent were unavailable. They would have no doubt brought along some much need skill!!! (and glamour looking at this lot!)
In other news-Several of our members are attending the funeral of ex Rotarian Nick Pennycott next week. A sad Loss.
And on more cheerful subjects we are looking forward to a visit to the BBC studios in Bristol in Feb and, we hope, a good liitle earner for charity in March when, Prior to the Bristol City v Norwich game on the 7th March we are collecting (before the game) on behalf of the Children's hospital and The Children's Hospice South west at Wraxhall. Lets hope the fans dig deep for these amazing causes.
A great effort from our small but vibrant club.


Clevedon Yeo Rotary club
29 December 2016

We, as a club, just wanted to place on our Facebook page a small tribute to Jeremy Newall, a teacher at Clevedon school. He passed away recently and our thoughts are with his family as well as all of the staff and pupils at the school.
Our involvement with Jeremy was through the Mock Interviews that took place every year. Several of our members attended regularly to help and assist.These interviews are designed to prepare senior pupils for the world of further education or work.
Jeremy was always very enthusiastic, engaging and obviously had the kids best interests at heart. We will miss working with him and he is a great loss to the school. Clevedon didn't need more news like this after the loss of Nick Pennycott recently. RIP Jeremy you were brilliant!

Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club

18th December 2016

Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club Raffle update-WE SOLD OUT!
That will be £1,000 for charity in Clevedon (less a few expenses for the tickets and hamper etc)
Thanks must go to Tesco's For allowing us to be there. We were also at the Christmas Lights switch on and Hill Road Fayre,
Secondly-Thanks to our members (and a few friends) who helped tremendously. And finally to the good people of Clevedon and the surronding area for buying a ticket!. You can be assured that we will use the money wisely.
I hope we reflect well on the town and our local community. We do try our very best.
Can I also thank all of our Facebook readers and wish them a Merry Christmas and a Happy and prosperous 2017.
PS My apologies the winner was a gentleman called Sean, who lives at Jubilee close, Clevedon. He was delighted with his Christmas bonus!

Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club

14th December 2016

The club is working hard at Tesco's in Clevedon today and tomorrow. We are very greatful for some ex-club members for helping us out as due to sickness as we are a tad short. Well done Bernard, John, Ron and Richard. Here is one of our keen staff earlier on today doing his best to get rid of all of our tickets!!!
We have sold well over half already. Thanks to everyone who supports us.

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Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club

7th December 2016

Update-As my treasurer rightly pointed out albeit we have NO overheads regarding staffing/time etc etc we do have a small number of outlays in relation to the raffle (the hamper contents for example) so the profit will be slightly less that £1000 if we sell out. Which we hope we do! Just for clarity

Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club

5th December 2016

Update-We have been selling Raffle tickets feverishly for our Christmas Hamper raffle at the Christmas lights switch on in Clevedon and the St Nicholas Fayre in Hill road. Getting on for £500's worth sold so far but we'd like to sell out and reach £1000 all of which will go to charity with no overheads.
If you haven't got yours yet we are at Tesco on the 14th and 15th December. Pop in and see us and buy one to support our on going initiatives
Please see below pictures of our keen (but cold) members doing their utmost for charity! Doesn't that hamper look GREAT. Go on have a go, you know you want to...!!!

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Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club

23rd November 2016

Our ex member Richard Johnson has just had the all clear after his op. Brilliant!

We are playing skittles tonight and, at time of writing getting a good thrashing! Great grub and good time though. First game of the new season.

Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club

21st November 2016

Just a quick welfare update-Bob Latham-An ex Rotarian from Clevedon Rotary club is, I am informed, very seriously ill with pancreatic cancer. We wish him well.
On a more positive note Richard Johnson-One of our ex members is recovering well from his surgery with the help of 'one to one' nursing care!!! If you see him get him to show you his scar (ugh).
We always care for all of our current or ex members.

Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club

18th November 2016

Firstly had a good night on Wednesday with an excellent speaker Dave Trotter, talking about how to keep yourself safe from fraud. Also present on the night was the District Guvnor, Richard Purdon, visiting one of his outlying bastions. We also induced (is that the right word-No spell check on here!) a new member Helen Riley.
She was rejoining the club-she was previously a member.
Welcome back. She knows a club going places (Gypsy Patch Lane for a pint and to play skittles for a start next Wednesday!)
We will also be selling our bargain, brilliant, sensational all profits to charity with no overheads, RAFFLE TICKETS at the Christmas lights switch on next Saturday 26th, at Hill Road Fayre on the 1st December and at Tescos on the 14th and 15th December. Go on-Have a go...You have nothing to lose but everything to gain by getting a BIG hamper crammed with £100's worth of Christmas goodies AND helping people who need help locally (predominantly) but also nationally and internationally.
We have recently donated £300 to the prostate cancer robot appeal at Southmead (which one of our members will be experiencing very shortly) Lets hope it doesn't break down! Do they switch it off and switch it on again?!*!
We have finacially supported a group of Green Fingered Workers who are doing their best to bring life to Clevedons' Flower beds. For example they have just planted some daffodil bulbs in the entrance to the Salthouse fields. Roll on the Spring display. So...the money from the Raffle and our excellent recent quiz will enable us to help others in 2017.
Thanks to all Clevedon residents who support our work.
We have fun, friendship and a great sense of wanting to help.
Already planned for 2017-A public speaking competition for pupils from Clevedon School, a BIG collection at BCFC v Norwich for the Childrens' hospice South West and Bristol Children's hospital Grand appeal to mention two.
That's it folks

PS I know its inducted!!!
PPS It was a long journey for the district Guvnor!Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club

And here are the photos!

Helen with President Yvonne and District Governor Richard


Helen with President Yvonne

Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club

7th November 2016

 We have an interesting speaker on the 16th November, Dave Trotter, talking about how to keep us safe from fraud. Very relevant in the current times! We are also welcoming the District Guvnor' on that night.
Just as important however is the fact that the club will be shortly starting to sell their Christmas raffle tickets, just £1, all proceeds to local good causes, to win a Christmas hamper of goodies worth £100. We are selling tickets at the Triangle Christmas lights switch on, Hill Road Christmas Fayre and on the 14th and 15th December at Tesco's in Clevedon. We have no staff costs or overheads all money raised goes to charity. Please support your local Rotary club if you can.
I don't think it's too early is it? Happy Christmas!!!

Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club

5 November 2016

Good luck to one of our ex members Richard Johnson currently recovering from surgery at home. Richard has had something removed from near his heart (and contrary to rumours it wasn't his wallet!)

As with all Rotary clubs we ALWAYS care and look out for all of our members but also ex members and their relatives.

Get well soon Richard

Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club


31st October 2016

Just a quickie-Dropped a box of Crocus bulbs into St Johns School in Clevedon. Also in the box are various activities that the kids can do to raise the profile of Polio Eradication in the world. It is still a problem in some areas. Our club display on the Roundabout just off the motorway each year hopefully raises the profile of this terrible disease. We did ask all primary schools in Clevedon to take part but only St Johns replied and had a pack. Good on them.

Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club

29th October 2016

What a GREAT quiz night last night! The Friary hall on Marine Hill Clevedon was packed for good food, good company and a 'challenging' but fun quiz. Congratulations to the winning team a mixture of folk from Nailsea and Cheddar, pictured below with their prizes. Also a BIG thank you to all who took part. We appreciate the support. And, for a small club, early estimates are that we raised around £400 for charity. We will spend it wisely. Recent donations include £300 to the Prostate cancer appeal at Southmead hospital. Watch this space for details of future events from the club who are a group of individuals, working hard, having fun but committed to helping our community and other good causes, locally (predominantly) but also nationally and internationally. Thanks once again.

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Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club
14th October 2016


Start swotting up on your general knowledge, sport, politics and the myriad of other subjects that will be tested at The Rotary club of Clevedon Yeos' annual fun quiz, to be held at the Friary on Marine Hill, on Friday the 28th October starting at 7-30.
As well as the quiz, with prizes for the winning team, there will be a Ploughmans supper.
All for the price of £7 per person. Teams of four are preferable. There will also be a raffle.
All proceeds will be going to the local organisations and projects that the club supports.
For tickets, which will be going fast, contact Tony Carrington on 01275-218987 or email Full details are also on the club website at

Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club
25 September 2016

Also an aside to the below entry three people, One current member Steve M, One prospective member Helen and one ex member Bernard D kindly turned up to help steward the fabulous fireworks. Phew, long day!

Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club — feeling happy.
25 September 2016

After our August break we are back in business with a stall at the Marlens weekend. We are happy to support a great organisation working hard for Clevedon. Our stall this year was 'Splat the egg on the stump!' From a few yards away you had to try, with three boules to smash the egg. And unfortunately for us the public of Clevedon were rather good! We had to go and get some more prizes for all the winners!!! Thanks to all who supported us and after expenses (such as the cost of the lumberjack to chop down a tree!) we made a £200 profit which will go to local good causes. And all of our members and those that took part had a really fun time!
Here are a few pictures including details of where the eggs came from! (Its not really a gigantic chicken its our incoming president Tony Carrington KFC


Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club
29 July 2016·

Latest update from Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club. Having enjoyed the Presidents BBQ we played Boules this week (on Tuesday)
As you can see we had the opposition confounded by the quality of our play (see picture below) Our rival is thinking 'How do we get out of this?' We comprehensively won to make it two wins from two. A great evening, good company and great food.
Then on Wednesday we had our annual test of Driving and brain power in our car treasure hunt. Whizzing around North Somerset and then ending up for food at a local pub. Great evening and a boost to local charities with over £200 raised. This was helped in no small way by the efforts of two little helpers (future fundraisers) who helped to sell raffle tickets and get to that amount. Thanks to Bella and Bea! Its August. We are off now-Most members looking after kids or grandchildren and we'll be back with renewed energy, after the recharge of our batteries, in September


Clevedon Yeo Rotary club
18 July ·

Two club members Tony C and myself assisted at Clevedon School where they held (last Thursday) Mock interviews. Around 15-20 local business people (and us two Rotarians) interviewed 4 students each. And (generally) WOW, what a standard! Intelligent, articulate well groomed and dressed young people a credit to the school and our community. They spoke articulately and then received feedback on their performance. What a great thing to support-We've being doing it for a few years now and our participation is always welcomed.
Other news-BBQ at the Presidents house this Wednesday and then the Famous (or is it infamous) annual club car Treasure hunt next week. August is a month off before we reconvene with renewed enthusiasm in September. The club is now holding just two meetings per month,with a view to attract new members, together with its wide range of social and fundraising activities. We'll keep you posted OR come along and see what we do.
Steve Molloy Club Secretary Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club

Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club
28 June 2016·

Last Sunday was a BIG night for the club, celebrating 25 years of working for the local community of Clevedon. It was nice to see so many members past and present at a packed Cadbury Country club (sorry that's what I still call it!)
We are extremly proud of what we have achieved in the past and will achieve in the future
Here are a couple of photos of the night including new President Yvonne taking the reins. Special times need special people and this club has touched, in so many ways, so many peoples lives in and around Clevedon. Long may it continue. Look forward to 50th Anniversary in 2041!!!


Founder Members with President 2016/7 Yvonne

Presidential Handover -  Pete Floyd to Yvonne Kingston

Clevedon Yeo Rotary club
7 June 2016·

We have just held our Club assembly outlining our plans for
2016-17 under our new president Yvonne-She is the good looking one at the top of our page (sorry Bernard!)
We have also held our AGM (secretaries been busy!)
We are going to hold, in the future, two meetings per month in the hope that this will generate, together with our other activities, an increased membership.
We could do so much more with more hands on deck!
We will be continuing our fund raising and other activities in and for the community.

The club has also just donated three cheques of £250 each to The Alzheimers society, Weston Hospice and the Nepal Blood Transfusion clinic.
We are also looking forward to celebrating 25 years of this fantastic club at our anniversary event on Sunday 26th June-25 years to the day since we started!
We are proud of what we do and would encourage anyone interested in our work to visit our website

Clevedon Yeo Rotary club
21 May 2016·

Spent morning with fellow club members at the Theatre shop in Clevedon. Here are a few photos. Not tremendously busy as weather is poor but spoke to a few interested people.
Happy Birthday to colleague Tony Carrington. Fire brigade on standby for candles on the cake!


Clevedon Yeo Rotary club
21 May ·

At the theatre shop in Clevedon. Hope we get a few visitors, Display looks good as you can see. Come along and have a look or visit our website

Clevedon Yeo Rotary club
20 May 2016·

Quick reminder-We are in the theatre shop in Queens square, Clevedon between 9 and 1 tomorrow (Saturday)
Come and have a look and see what we do. Also Congratulations to incoming President Yvonne, taking the reins again

Clevedon Yeo Rotary club
10 May 2016·

Local club seeks to boost membership

With over £250,000 raised for charity over the past 25 years and an anniversary celebration later this summer the local Rotary club in Clevedon should be overflowing with members. However, due to a combination of factors the club has lost several members recently and it is putting pressure on those left to continue the fantastic efforts of the past.
The club therefore is holding a membership and information initiative following on from a recent leaflet drop with a 'Meet and Greet' morning in Queens square, Clevedon on Saturday 21st May.
Pete Floyd Club President said "We have been lucky enough to secure the use of the theatre shop in the Queens square area and would encourage all local residents to come and see what we do, meet some of our members and see if joining our club would be attractive to them. We could do so much more with an increased membership. As well as helping others we have a good social programme and I believe we have been and can continue to be, a cornerstone of the community"
For further details visit the clubs Facebook page or their website at


Clevedon Yeo Rotary club
27 April 2016

Those club members that were available visited WSM Hospice tonight. Lovely staff, great facilities. It deserves every bit of support it gets. We have supported it in the past and I am sure we will in the future after tonight. I know Mrs M supports it by visiting their shops regularly!!!
Below is a shot of their fabulous gardens


Clevedon Yeo Rotary club
24 April 2016

The club was represented this afternoon by secretary Steve Molloy and his wife Carol at the annual Clevedon Town Council civic service at St Marys. Nice to see a few old friends. Church wasn't as full as previous years (that's a shame) but several individuals recognised for their good work in the town. Congratulations to them all. Church really looked fabulous.

Clevedon Yeo Rotary club
16 April 2016

We are delivering leaflets in Clevedon to try and get some new members (More members=More work for charity!) we are using Tony C's patent delivery system. Saves getting your hands snapped or bitten in aggressive post boxes or by dogs.We should sell it to the Royal Mail!

Clevedon Yeo Rotary club
15 April 2016·

Just a reminder to everyone of what a lovely man Alan was. RIP


Clevedon Yeo Rotary club
14 April 2016·

The club said good bye today to one of its Honorary members, Alan Watson-Who passed away recently. He was a member of both Clevedon Rotary clubs and his warmth and humour together with his love of life will be sorely missed. Quite rightly a large crowd was at Barnstaple Crematorium to pay their respects. We wish his wife Jeannie best wishes
RIP Alan

Clevedon Yeo Rotary club
28 March 2016·

Great work over the last couple of weeks. Easter egg raffle raised around £700. Thanks to The Walton Park Hotel, Conservative Club, Triangle Club, Drum and Monkey, Old Inn, Moon and Sixpence, Little Harp and Bristol Inn. We also did our regular screen wash at Budgens in Clevedon and got nearly £200.
Small club but helping local causes in your community.
Tony C in the picture looking busy!!!


Clevedon Yeo Rotary club
21 March 2016

Tickets for our 25th Anniversary event now on sale-Contact any Clevedon Yeo Rotarian or email Steve Molloy at or Yvonne Kingston at
Hope to see you!
By the way if you are reading this as an ex Rotarian and you haven't had an invite please contact us. We don't have everyones' addresses


Clevedon Yeo Rotary club
15 March 2016·

Spring is coming and here is the evidence of the great work that Rotary clubs do around their communities. These crocuses on the Motorway roundabout planted jointly by the two Clevedon clubs. It is a shame that there is now only the one club going-Clevedon Yeo.
Just a few things for you. We are doing a charity screen wash at Budgens in Clevedon this Saturday, raising money for local charities and we are pleased to announce our 25th Anniversary dinner at the Doubletree By Hilton (or the Cadbury to most people!) in Yatton on Sunday 26th June (25 years to the day at the same venue!!!) We hope to see as many ex members as possible for a GREAT night celebrating what this club has achieved over the past 25 years for our communities and others in need locally, nationally and internationally.


Clevedon Yeo Rotary club at BEST WESTERN Walton Park Hotel.
1 March 2016·

Our Easter egg raffle is now on in loads of Clevedon Pubs so when you pop in your local have a go for charity and be in with the chance of LOADS of Lovely Chocolate for Easter
The picture is of one of the staff at the Walton Park Hotel with Yvonne and one of the eggs.
The Pubs helping to raise money for charity are The Walton Park Hotel, Conservative Club, Triangle Club, Drum and Monkey, Old Inn, Moon and Sixpence, Little Harp and Bristol Inn
Good Luck


Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club
23 February 2016 ·

Good night out last night-Final skittles match of our first group round. We have won three matches out of Four,last night by one pin on the final ball!
I suspect its all down to our team members taking it seriously as the photos below indicate! Lets hope we go through
Please also be aware of our 25th celebration dinner at the Cadbury Country Club in Yatton on Sunday 26th June (25 years to the day!) Further details to follow



Clevedon Yeo Rotary club
6 February 2016·

A load of our club members went to a 'do' organised by our sister organisation last night, namely the Inner Wheel. A great night at Tickenham village Hall. Good company, good music and GREAT food put on by the ladies. All in aid of Altzheimer charities.
Rocking along to Steve price and Acoustic Rooster. Yet again no doubt a great amount raised for a worthwhile charity


Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club
4 February 2016·

Pete (President) and Tony (Secretary) presented Bristol Childrens Hospital Grand Appeal with a cheque for £750 as a result of a collection from fans at the Bristol City v Fulham home game earlier in the season. Photos below.
Other news includes over £2000 given to charity recently. As well as the above cheque we have donated to The Samaritans, Alzheimers society, Meningitis UK, and to a student going abroad for study work.
Forthcoming events include some of our members supporting the local Inner Wheel at a function tommorrow, several skittles matches coming up, a visit to the Police Range at Portishead next week and we have started to plan for an event in June celebrating the success of this club with its 25th Anniversary. Watch this space! Fabulous achievements with a small but dedicated membership


Clevedon Yeo Rotary club
14 December 2015 ·

Christmas 'do' last Saturday at Walton Park Hotel in Clevedon. Good night as can be seen from these photos! What is Rob doing and what with? Also I know they'd had a bit of Christmas spirit but Dancing sitting down!
Can we wish every single person who supports this Rotary club and what we are trying to do in the Community a Happy Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous 2016. From President Pete and all our members


Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club
9 December 2015 ·

Just finished our annual hamper raffle. Over £800 taken and after expenses (purchase of hamper and the ticket printing) we will have raised £700 or there abouts for charity. Winner was a local lady in Clevedon. Here is Mike Lindsey and Judith West with the Tesco staff member drawing the winning ticket. GREAT work for a small club. This weekends our Christmas 'do' at the Walton Park hotel. Lets get partying!


Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club
18 November 2015 ·

Latest news. Collected at Bristol City v Fulham-Raised £600 for the Childrens hospital-Thanks to BCFC and their fans and our brilliant members for their time. Then had our annual quiz at the Friary in Clevedon. Great night won by our Treasurer Tonys' crowd-Well done. Another £400 for charity.
We have also visited the bloodhound project in Bristol and tonight are going to the Police HQ Firearms range at Portishead.
Varied programme of activities from a great bunch of people
Here are a few photos from our Bloodhound visit


Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club
7 October 2015 ·

Events coming up in the Autumn. We are collecting at Bristol City versus Fulham at the end of the month for the Childrens' Hospital. Last time we raised nearly £1000!
Also all of our members are having their first aid skills refreshed later in October. A great thing to do! Dave Bradley, a friend of the club is helping.
Then on Friday 13th November we have a quiz at the Friary Hall in Marine Hill Clevedon. Its a great night why not come along and have some fun, a good supper, a beer and raise some money for charity!
On the 3rd December we have a stall at the St Nicholas Fayre in Hill road and Finally, on the 6th, 7th and 8th December we are having our annual Hamper raffle by kind permission of Tescos' in Clevedon.
This is all interspersed with good speakers at least once a month, hopefully a visit to the new police firearms range at Portishead and a couple of Christmas functions.
A good local club MAKING A DIFFERENCE in the area.


Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club
19 September 2015 ·

Been to the Marlens Festival today in Clevedon raising our profile in the area, albeit I don't think our Treasurer and Past President should do it like this! Good day selling toy cars donated by a past member and playing a 'Guess the numbers of Feathers in the bottle' competition for a prize of Curzon cinema tickets. Good work gang!!!


Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club
24 August 2015 ·

Latest news from the club. We have been beavering away with our Boules matches over the August break (we are now taking a break every August as most of us have kids to look after in school hols!)
Another match tonight. We'll see if we go through to finals day this year!
We had a lovely trip through the docks and up the river to Beeses' Tea gardens yesterday despite the weather. Here is a few photos. In the autumn we are having a stall at the Marlens festival on Clevedon seafront and we have been lucky again to secure a collection at Bristol City's home game v Fulham at the end of October. We will hopefully raise money for two fabulous causes namely the Childrens Hospital and the Childrens Hospice at Wraxall. We will update our social programme when we reconvene is September. We have some very interesting speakers coming up


Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club
29 July 2015 ·

Went to Drum and Monkey Pub in Kenn last night with friends to see a Rod Stewart tribute act. Great night, good food and entertainment and the host, licensee Mike, donated the profits from the raffle to the club. Fantastic gesture that will be put to good use.
Go along and support these evenings they are great


Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club
24 July 2015 ·

Brilliant show by the Treblemakers at the Redgrave theatre in Bristol, raising money for the Oncology centre and Motor Neurone disease. Theatre packed, great show run by member Tony Carrington and his wife ably assisted by Chris Morris selling raffle tickets for two nights. Great effort



Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club
6 July 2015 ·

We've a New president in place from 1st July-Welcome Pete Floyd and congratulations. He'll do a fabulous job! Well done Yvonne for the last 12 months. Also news-Unfortunately we have lost two members Richard Johnson and Bernard Druce. Loyal servants to Rotary over the years and we wish them well whatever they go on to do. BUT we have gained a new member Welcome Rob Ainsworth, new to Clevedon from up country. We have plenty on in the next month. Car Treasure hunt this week, then a night out on the tiles later in the month. Also in August we are looking at a boat trip and a Sunday cream tea. More information when I can. 


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