Completed meetings and events 2022-2023

Mon 26th June 2023 President’s Last supper & Handover

Out with the old, in with the new. Old President Ed will reprise his year, thanking all who have supported him, before passing the chain of office to new President Bernard who will introduce his teams for his year.

Mon 19th June 2023 Club Assembly

Tonight our incoming president, Bernard Dunkley will explain what he has in mind for the next Rotary year in terms of charity support, social events, fund raising activities, visits etc, to ensure we have an interesting, rewarding, and enjoyable year

Thu 15th June 2023 Jazz Night at Warehouse 4

Tonight we be featuring the music of Kim & Mike Cypher @ Warehouse 4, Gloucester docks in aid of Linc, “Leukaemia & Intensive Chemotherapy Fund” Tickets £25 to include a Hog Roast. Click details for more information read more...

Wed 14th June 2023 KidsOut

Today we will be taking disadvantaged children from Kingsholm Primary School, Gloucester on a fun day out at Cattle Country, Berkeley

Mon 12th June 2023 All about Social Media

Tonight, Andy Jarrett, District 1100 lead on Public Image, will talk about public image best practice and, hopefully, will point the way to improving our use of social media

Fri 9th June 2023 Rotary Community Awards 2023 Presentation

The aim of Rotary’s Community Awards programme is to support small local organisations within the city area with a small grant. Today successful applicants will receive their awards

Mon 5th June 2023 Simon Chorley - My Life in Antiques

Simon’s career began in 1970’s at Bruton Knowles. In 2006 he bought out BK’s art and antiques division and renamed it Chorley's Auctioneers, moving to its current saleroom at Prinknash Abbey. Simon specialises in clocks, watches and English furniture.

Mon 29th May 2023 Spring Bank Holiday

No meeting tonight. Happy spring bank holiday everyone. Hope the weather is good for you all

Mon 22nd May 2023 From bullets to bangers: the logistics of supporting a Royal Navy warship on operations

Matt Smith was a Royal Navy logistics officer for 16 years, serving on ships and submarines, as well as in shore support roles, responsible for all the materials and personal elements needed to keep a warship operational

Mon 15th May 2023 An Army marches on their stomachs

Will Carvalho, Performance Chef, “fuels” Gloucester’s & Scotland’s Rugby teams. To Will, players are like Formula 1 racing cars, they need a well-oiled engine. Training and conditioning for each player is intense and quality food makes all the difference

Mon 8th May 2023 Coronation Bank Holiday

No meeting tonight as we mark the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III

Tue 2nd May 2023 Rotary in Gloucester Community Awards 2023

The aim of the Community Awards programme is to support organisations within the city area with a small grant which ‘will make a real difference’. This is a small grants programme with awards of up to a maximum of £500. read more...

Tue 2nd May 2023 Rotary in Gloucester Community Awards 2023

The aim of the Community Awards programme is to support organisations within the city area with a small grant which ‘will make a real difference’. This is a small grants programme with awards of up to a maximum of £500. read more...

Mon 1st May 2023 Early May Bank Holiday

No meeting tonight. Happy bank holiday everyone

Mon 24th April 2023 Anneliese Sterry from Gloucester Foodbank

Tonight we will gain some insight into the history of Gloucester Foodbank, how it works, its present and future objectives, the drivers of poverty, food insecurity and statistics on how much food they have provided in the past and the projected need

Mon 17th April 2023 AGM & Service Meeting

The AGM is the meeting where team leaders are elected, budgets are set; to take the club forward during the next Rotary year starting on 1st July. This will be followed by a service meeting

Mon 10th April 2023 Easter Bank Holiday Monday

No meeting tonight. Happy Easter everyone

Mon 3rd April 2023 Deborah Manning from Teckles Animal Sanctuary

Teckles is a small independent charity in Whitminster which cares for and rehabilitates homeless cats and dogs. Each year they aim to support around 250 cats and 150 dogs. Teckles also operates a boarding facility which helps fund the rescue centre

Mon 27th March 2023 Brain Tumour Research

Brain Tumour Research is focused on finding a cure by increasing national investment in research and fundraising to establish 7 dedicated research Centres of Excellence. Melanie Tilley from Brain Tumour Research will tell us all about the charity’s work

Mon 20th March 2023 The Golden Valley Project

GCHQ aim to become a world leader in cybersecurity by developing a campus in Cheltenham to attract and accommodate world-class cyber businesses and academic facilities. Tonight, Giles Watkins of Cyntegra with GCHQ will tell us about this venture

Mon 13th March 2023 Introducing Walking Rugby in Gloucester

Club member Mike Cogger will describe the rules of the game, who is playing and how anyone can join in. He will also use a few You Tube videos as well as getting members ‘warmed up’ for the talk!

Mon 6th March 2023 Gloucester Brewery @ Warehouse4

Tonight, the Club will meet at Gloucester Brewery. At the discounted price of £20 we will enjoy a guided tour of the Brewery followed by a tutored tasting of a selection of beers and a buffet supper. Visitors welcome. Attendance sheet to be circulated

Sun 5th March 2023 Marie Curie Collection

Today as part of our service to the community, we will collect for Marie Currie Cancer Care and Support as part of their Great Daffodil Appeal. This give us an opportunity to give time to support a charity which in itself supports many.

Mon 27th February 2023 Service Meetings

This is a planning meeting. Our 3 teams will dine together and begin to put the finishing touches to their portfolios of meetings/community service/fund raising/social events until the end of August. Team leaders will explain their plans to all members

Mon 20th February 2023 Katie Mellon & Sam Higginson from Project Solace

Solace is a multi-agency team, Gloucester City Council, Cheltenham Borough Council and Gloucestershire Constabulary, who work together with communities to prevent, investigate and tackle anti-social behaviour (ASB). Katie, a team leader will enlighten us

Sat 18th February 2023 Turkey-Syria earthquake

Saturday 18 February 2023.
When a disaster strikes, Rotary clubs are quick to respond with fundraising and humanitarian support. Today Rotary@Kingsholm collected £1600 at Tesco’s St Oswald Road to provide funds for sustainable projects to help recovery

Mon 13th February 2023 1000 years of the Tower of London

London’s iconic castle and world heritage site’s history includes being a secure fortress, a royal palace and infamous prison. Tonight, Mike Stratford, a local historian will tell us more about the Tower of London

Tue 7th February 2023 National Young Chef competition at Ribston Hall High School

On 7 February 6 young ladies competed in a Rotary Young Chef Competition. In 2 hours, they prepared 3 course meals which were judged by 2 professional chefs. The winner, who cooked a Mexican themed delight, will be go to the next round

Mon 6th February 2023 Sharon Bryan from Gloucester Windrush meal Venture

Lockdown meant many folks struggled to source ethnically appropriate food. So, we put a team together to cook and provide meals; the Gloucester Windrush Meal Venture was born. Tonight, Sharon will tell us how the venture has progressed.

Sat 4th February 2023 The Wombles return to Kingsholm

Following the success of previous litter picking in the Kingsholm area of Gloucester we will return this afternoon to continue our community service work in the area. Picking to be followed by a hot drink in Roots Cafe

Mon 23rd January 2023 Call my Bluff

A re-run of the popular TV game show coming to Rotary@Kingsholm. A team of celebrities, well Rotarians, will try to bluff the audience with definitions of obscure words.
Blue Footed Boobie

Mon 16th January 2023 Columbia & the Galapagos

Club member Robin and partner Sue will tell us about their recent visit to Columbia & the Galapagos read more...

Mon 9th January 2023 Service Meetings

Time to catch up with friends after the Christmas and New Year festivities. Time to reset our focus for the rest of the Rotary year. Tonight teams will tell us their plans.

Mon 2nd January 2023 New Year Bank Holiday

There is no meeting tonight. We wish all our readers a happy new year

Mon 26th December 2022 Boxing Day

No meeting tonight. We hope all our readers had a good Christmas and wish you all a happy new year.

Mon 19th December 2022 Christmas Holiday

No meeting tonight as we prepare for our family Christmases. Happy Christmas everyone from Rotary@Kingsholm

Fri 16th December 2022 - Thu 22nd December 2022 Christmas Collections

This year Father Christmas will collect at Tesco Brockworth (16 & 17) M5 Services (18 & 19) Tesco St Oswalds Road (20 &21) & Sainsbury’s Quays (22) for Rotary charities. We are grateful to the stores for facilitating us and the public for their generosity

Thu 15th December 2022 Annual Carol Service

Our annual carol service will take place as usual at St Bartholomew’s Church on Chosen Hill, Churchdown. The service will start at 7 pm and last for about 45 minutes and be followed by mulled wine and mince pies. All are welcome

Mon 12th December 2022 Christmas Party at Kingsholm

Our traditional end of year Christmas Party with our partners and festive food. The dress code is black tie/posh frocks. Christmas Cards will be distributed. Times and cost to be confirmed
Outside Footstep Charity Shop

Sat 10th December 2022 Festive Tunes on Westgate Street!

On Saturday 10th December festive music came to Westgate Street! Rotary@Kingsholm arranged for local musicians to play festive tunes outside Footsteps Counselling & Care charity shop from 10 am to1pm.

Mon 5th December 2022 Dan & James Crowley co-founders of Rockatek

Rockatek is a professional Engineering Consultancy in Gloucester. They provide expert design, analysis and bespoke testing services for complex customer applications. Specialising in complete engineering solutions for harsh environments.

Mon 28th November 2022 Electric Vehicles

Matt Cleevely, managing director of Cleevely Electric Vehicles will explain how to switch from petrol and diesel to low emission vehicles, thus reducing our carbon footprint and saving money on vehicle running costs.

Mon 21st November 2022 Daniel Smith from Roots Cafe

Roots Coffee & Community aims to be a catalyst of positive change in Kingsholm. Their recent project, Roots Refills, is a new plastic free shop with affordable cupboard staples to people of Kingsholm and Gloucester, as well as tackling local food poverty

Mon 14th November 2022 General and Service Meetings

This is the night we elect our officers for the next Rotary year. The annual meeting will be followed by a service meeting when teams will expand on their plans for the current Rotary year

Mon 7th November 2022 Paul James about Gloucester’s Regeneration

Former City Council Leader Paul on the highs and lows of projects that have been delivered, some twists and turns along the way and those that fell by the wayside. Paul will explain why things happened in the way they did and why some projects failed

Mon 31st October 2022 Halloween Special

An evening of sanctuary from 'Trick or Treat' with scary children and scary parents. Come along to Kingsholm and be entertained by the Blue Team, with a themed quiz and some ghost stories instead, safe in the knowledge that there's security at the door.

Wed 26th October 2022 1000 Crocus Corms planted at Hillfield Gardens

Today 1000 crocus corms donated by Rotary@Kingsholm were planted by Hillfield Gardens’ community gardening team around where a tree from the late Queen’s Platinum Jubilee’s Tree of Trees will be planted in November read more...

Mon 24th October 2022 Net Zero – a Personal View

In the 1970s member Ian Glendenning was part of CEGB’s study of technologies that might impact power generation eg renewable, energy storage. Net zero relies on many of those technologies. Ian will give his “utility” perspective on how things may work out

Mon 17th October 2022 Andy James Operations Director of M5 Gloucester Services

Gloucester Services is a family-owned business that celebrates the people and produce of Gloucestershire. Owned by the Westmorland Family it grew out of Tebay Services on M6 in Cumbria. The ethos is to put local sourcing at the heart of the business.

Mon 10th October 2022 Fraud in the NHS

Sallie Cheung was responsible for setting up a fraud investigation team in Gloucestershire NHS. Tonight she, and Paul Kerrod will tell us how it developed, the significance of fraudulent activity in the NHS and give some examples of frauds investigated

Sat 8th October 2022 The Wombles return to Kingsholm

Following the success of previous litter picking in the Kingsholm area of Gloucester we will return this afternoon to continue our community service work in the area. Picking to be followed by a hot drink in Roots Cafe

Mon 3rd October 2022 Tour of Gloucester Rugby’s Training Centre

Gloucester Rugby Club employee and prosptive corporate member of Rotary@Kingsholm, Will Hulbert, will take us on a tour on the rugby club’s warehouse and training centre next to the ground

Mon 26th September 2022 Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum

Former Rotarian Len Evans is now the Manager of The Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum. Tonight, Len will talk to us about his new role and the unique position the museum holds in the history of Gloucestershire.

Mon 12th September 2022 Service Meetings

Another opportunity for teams to eat together to discuss and add detail to the events they are planning to meet the president’s objectives for his year. Later in the meeting team leaders will divulge their plans to all.

Mon 5th September 2022 Kingsholm: a resident’s perspective

Sara Hobbs has lived and worked in Kingsholm for 21 years. She has been active in the community as a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme coordinator and founder of Project Womble. She and her husband Paul will tell us of some issues they have dealt with recently

Sat 3rd September 2022 Gloucester Day Celebrations and Parade

The Gloucester Day celebrations and parade was for centuries an annual event celebrating lifting of the siege of Gloucester in 1643. We propose to join the parade

Mon 29th August 2022 August Bank Holiday

There is no meeting tonight. Hope the weather is good to help you have a good August bank holiday

Mon 22nd August 2022 Lest We Forget

Tonight, Minette Lane, a volunteer with Gloucester Civic Trust will recall Gloucester's Remembrance traditions from the 1918 Armistice, the Great Silence, Gloucester RBL, through to the end of WWII.

Mon 15th August 2022 Hundred Heroines

A Gloucester based charity with a vision of the universal recognition of women in photography. They are building a resource to shine a light on inspirational visual artists. Del Barret, founder and chair will enlighten us all tonight

Mon 8th August 2022 Ransomware Disruption

Cyntegra has a mission to make ransomware disruption a thing of the past achieved by developing a patented solution that really works., Cyntegra’s executive chairman, Giles Watkins will tonight explain his work to provide business continuity

Sun 7th August 2022 Overseas Nurses visit to Sudeley Castle

As part of our ongoing initiative with overseas nurses, we will be taking them on a visit to Sudley Castle, who have very kindly agreed to support this visit, thanks Sudley.

photo: Rob Tarren

Mon 1st August 2022 Service Meetings

Our second Service meeting of the year to enable teams to build on their portfolio of activities to keep us entertained and active during the year. During the evening team leaders will describe their team’s proposals for the year

Mon 25th July 2022 It's Quiz Time

It’s quiz time again, hosted by our very own quizmaster Ivor Wakefield. Partners and guests needed to answer the awkward questions?

Mon 18th July 2022 A Bottled History

Winemaking in the Cotswolds - Learn about the past, present and future of winemaking in the Cotswolds, presented by Woodchester Valley Vineyard’s Gregg Chappell, a family member who works across all aspects of this family run business.

Mon 11th July 2022 History of Gloucester Civic Trust

The Trust formed in 1972 actively encourages the appreciation and conservation of Gloucester’s heritage. They are a major force in promoting city tourism. Tonight John Lovell will explain how the Trust was formed and the individuals who made it work

Mon 4th July 2022 Service Meetings

Tonight new teams will meet together for the first time to plan their portfolio of events proposed by new president Ed for the Rotary year 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023. During the evening team leaders will describe their team’s proposals for the year
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