Completed meetings and events 2023-2024

Mon 17th June 2024 The Fleece Hotel, Gloucester

Owned by the Rich family from 1908. Closed in 2002 following an electrical inspection. For many years Rotary@Kingsholm, formerly Gloucester North met there at lunch time. Dave Rich will relate the story of The Fleece during his family’s 94-year ownership

Wed 12th June 2024 KidsOut

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

Mon 10th June 2024 Soldiers of Gloucester Museum

Following Len Evans’ talk in September 2022, about the Soldiers of Gloucester Museum, a visit to the museum has been arranged for tonight. Len, the manager of the museum will be on hand to guide us through the museum and to answer questions.

Mon 3rd June 2024 Club Assembly

Incoming presidents, Robin Knox & Richard Powell will explain what they 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

Mon 27th May 2024 Spring Bank Holiday

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

Mon 20th May 2024 Sandy Ruthven MBE, CEO of Severn Wye Energy Charity

How our homes can save the world! Sandy will talk about the challenges of climate change and fuel poverty and how the charity tackles these issues with hints on how we can all contribute. He will also talk about working with disadvantaged young people

Mon 13th May 2024 Nigel Warwick from the Severn Freewheelers

Severn Freewheelers is a charity providing a free out of hours motor bike courier service, to the NHS in local counties. Tonight’s talk will provide an insight into the work of the charity since its formation in 2007 and the challenges it faces

Mon 6th May 2024 Early May Bank Holiday

No meeting tonight. Happy bank holiday everyone

Wed 1st May 2024 Rotary in Gloucester Community Awards 2024

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 29th April 2024 Scatter Week Feedback

Tonight we will report back on last week’s visits to other clubs

Mon 22nd April 2024 - Fri 26th April 2024 Scatter Week

This week we will “scatter” and visit other clubs to socialise, observe meetings procedures, and try to pick-up good membership recruitment and fund raising ideas that may be useful for us.

Mon 15th April 2024 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

Wed 10th April 2024 Charity Race Night

All invited to come and enjoy a night at the races in aid of our public access defibrillator campaign at Warehouse 4, West Quay, Gloucester Docks. Tickets £15 including a hog roast. Cash only at the tote. Click on Event Details for ticket request form read more...

Mon 8th April 2024 Sheila Pugh about Mercy Ships

Mercy Ships is a faith-based international development organisation that deploys hospital ships to some of the poorest countries in the world, delivering vital, free healthcare to people in desperate need. In 2020, Rotary donated $1.125m to Mercy Ships

Mon 1st April 2024 Easter Bank Holiday Monday

No meeting tonight. Happy Easter everyone

Mon 25th March 2024 Peter Singh to explain Artificial Intelligence

Does Artificial Intelligence pose an existential risk to humanity or will it usher in a time of unbelievable abundance? Just what is AI, what are the latest developments, what impact will these have to work, medicine, finance.

Mon 18th March 2024 Diverse Cultures & Faiths

Discover the extraordinary journey of Pooyan Mehrshahi, native of Iran now Pastor of Providence Baptist Chapel, Cheltenham. From his life in Iran with Zoroastrian roots, this is a unique chance to explore diverse cultures and faiths! read more...

Mon 11th March 2024 Fun Quiz Night

It’s quiz time again, hosted by our very own quizmasters Charlie and Moira Coats. Partners and guests needed to answer the awkward questions?

Mon 4th March 2024 Gloucestershire’s Police and Crime Commissioner

Chris Nelson became Gloucestershire's PCC in May 2021, and is now more than half way through his 4-year term of office. Tonight, we should get an insight into how his manifesto promises have materialised and what his plans are for the future

Sat 2nd March 2024 The Wombles return to Kingsholm

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

Fri 1st March 2024 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 gives us an opportunity to give time to support a charity which in itself supports many. £620.61 collected

Mon 26th February 2024 Young Voices/Service Meeting

On Thur 22 Feb at the Resorts World Arena, Birmingham, Kingsholm Primary School pupils will perform alongside 5-8k other children as one choir. Tonight, we have the opportunity to hear Kingsholm pupil’s contribution. See Details for tonight’s programme read more...

Mon 19th February 2024 anything but run of the mill

Nicks Timber has been importing timber through Gloucester for more than 150 years and can claim to be Gloucester’s longest established independent business remaining essentially a family concern. MD Phil McCormick will tell us the history of Nicks

Mon 12th February 2024 Warrant Officer Class 2 Karl Ray from Imjin Barracks

Headquarters Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (HQ ARRC) at Imjin Barracks, provides NATO with a rapidly deployable, flexible HQ for operations and crisis response. For 6 months it will be the NATO Response Force. Karl will explain what this all means tonight

Mon 5th February 2024 From 1 to Number 1 - the Accidental Revolutionaries

A chance to hear Catherine Powell, co-founder & former owner of Pure Cremations, on how 1 couple created UK’s 2nd national funeral brand, giving families a new freedom, and why this has proven to be the biggest disruptor in the history of the profession

Sat 3rd February 2024 The Wombles return to Kingsholm

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

Sat 3rd February 2024 The Wombles return to Kingsholm

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

Mon 29th January 2024 Cotswold and Cornish Cream

Martin will take us on a journey as he explores his passion for the landscape and culture, from the rolling hills of Gloucestershire to the drama of the Cornish coast through images, music and prose read more...

Mon 22nd January 2024 JAMATS

Jamats Academy is a day provision for adults with special needs and learning difficulties. Tonight Cory Bombera and Sam will be providing us with information about who Jamats are, what they do and their future aims within the local Kingsholm community.

Mon 15th January 2024 Comedy Clubs

Nik Hill is a Gloucester based comedian, performing regularly at GRFC and Warehouse 4. Tonight Nik will talk to us about his role in developing grass roots comedy clubs in the county

Mon 8th January 2024 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.

Sat 6th January 2024 The Wombles return to Kingsholm

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

Mon 1st January 2024 New Years Day

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

Mon 25th December 2023 Christmas Day

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

Wed 20th December 2023 - Sat 23rd December 2023 Christmas Collections

This year Father Christmas will collect at Tesco Brockworth (20 & 21) & Tesco St Oswalds Road (22 & 23) for Rotary charities. We are grateful to the stores for facilitating us and the public for their generosity.

Mon 18th December 2023 Christmas Event

Normal meeting at Kingsholm with a slice of Xmas spirit. Things to do, prizes to be won, and Peter Brown with his carol sheets to round off the evening in good voice. Dress Code: Xmas Casual – Xmas Jumpers to festive frocks. Xmas Cards to be distributed

Thu 14th December 2023 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

Tue 12th December 2023 Who is Mike German?

Tonight we look forward to our newest member, Mike German, answering the question by telling us, all about himself

Mon 4th December 2023 Mike d’Abo’s musical memories

Mike d’Abo of Manfred Mann fame will entertain us tonight in aid of our Public Access Defibrillator Campaign. Manfred Mann was a prominent English rock group in the 1960’s. Tickets £30 to include a two-course meal. Click details for more information read more...

Sat 2nd December 2023 The Wombles return to Kingsholm

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

Sat 2nd December 2023 The Wombles return to Kingsholm

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

Mon 27th November 2023 Ian Murray from PowerFlow Energy

Ian is the founder & CEO of PowerFlow Energy whose mission is to increase the availability of self-generated power in order to maximise the efficient use of electrical energy from renewable sources. Ian will tell us about his company’s products tonight.

Mon 20th November 2023 Pills or Pilates

Three years ago, Kristine Hargen spoke to us about movement is medicine. Tonight, Kristine will explain lifestyle alternatives for better health. Click “details” for more information on the alternatives read more...

Mon 13th November 2023 General and Service Meetings

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

Mon 6th November 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.

Wed 1st November 2023 End Polio Now Campaign

Today Rotary@Kingsholm planted 1000 crocus corms on the via sacra outside the Eastgate market. Thanks go to Gloucester City Council, Gloucester BID and Gloucester City Safe for supporting our planting read more...

Mon 30th October 2023 Gloucester City’s bid for purple flag status

Purple Flag is an accreditation process similar to the Blue Flag award for beaches. Purple Flag status is for town and city centres that meet standards of excellence in managing the night-time economy. Ismael Ryman will tell us about Gloucester city’s bid

Mon 23rd October 2023 Samaritans

Samaritans’ purpose is to be there for people who are struggling to cope and in times of crisis, this is as vital as ever. Tonight, Vicki & Claire will explain how Samaritans keep adapting & innovating to provide a safe place for all those who need them.

Mon 16th October 2023 Tales of two well-known politicians

Mike Warburton is himself a well-known BBC spokesman on tax. He also likes to dig into the affairs of rich and powerful politicians who delight in telling us how we should live our lives but do not necessarily practice at a personal level what they preach

Mon 9th October 2023 Learning about CPR & Defibrillators

Kevin Dickens a paramedic for many years, has served on air ambulance, often seen at Kingsholm tending to the stricken. Tonight, accompanied by Dominique Hobbs he will demonstrate CPR and how to use a defibrillator as part of our defibrillator campaign

Mon 2nd October 2023 Stuart Langworthy England’s Walking Football Team Manager for over 60s

Stuart was appointed in 2017. He is Gloucestershire's first individual holder of the Queen's Award for Enterprise Promotion as a result of over 30 years teaching, teacher training, volunteering and generally supporting others helping them to develop.

Sat 30th September 2023 Collection at Gloucester Docks

Today, supported by Gloucestershire Police, we will be collecting in Gloucester Docks in aid of our Public Access Defibrillator Campaign, please see details on our home page for more information. Thanks to Gloucester Docks for allowing us this opportunity

Thu 28th September 2023 Launch day for installation of Three Defibrillators

Today we’ll install the first defibrillator in Northgate St in association with the air ambulance service. 2 more are planned for Kings Sq & Westgate St. Representatives from our supporters at Gloucester City Safe & Gloucester DID will be on hand

Mon 25th September 2023 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 18th September 2023 A417 Missing Link

A landscape-led highways scheme to deliver a safe, resilient free-flowing road while conserving and enhancing the special character of Cotswolds AONB. Scheme will improve connection between two dual carriageway sections of A417 at Brockworth and Cowley

Mon 11th September 2023 Gloucester History Play Festival 2025

Phil McCormick, president elect of Gloucester Rotary is planning a weekend event telling the full history of Gloucester, it's creation and the many key historical events. Tonight, Phil will tell us all about it.

Sat 9th September 2023 Collection at ASDA Gloucester

Today we will be collecting at ASDA in aid of our Public Access Defibrillator Campaign, please see details on our home page for more information. Thanks to ASDA for allowing us this opportunity

Wed 6th September 2023 Visit to Gloucestershire Police HQ Waterwells

This visit will include an introduction by the Chief Constable, a visit to the “Ops” centre, custody suite, cell quarters; and a presentation on Armed Response Unit

Mon 4th September 2023 Hugh Warren sales director at Gloucester Rugby

Hugh will talk about his Welsh rugby and cricket experiences and how ladies’ rugby is growing. He will also talk about diversifying revenues: digital opportunities; growing non-core revenues and being bold and brave - talking risk and when not to

Mon 4th September 2023 Hugh Warren sales director at Gloucester Rugby

Hugh will talk about his Welsh rugby and cricket experiences and how ladies’ rugby is growing. He will also talk about diversifying revenues: digital opportunities; growing non-core revenues and being bold and brave - talking risk and when not to

Sat 2nd September 2023 Gloucester Day Celebrations and Parade

Gloucester Day celebrating lifting the Siege of Gloucester in 1643. With partners from Glos City Safe and BID, we will man a stall to raise awareness and collect for our Accessible Defibrillator Campaign. We will also take part in the Glos Day Parade

Mon 28th August 2023 August Bank Holiday

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

Mon 21st August 2023 Japan Remembered

John Sargent, following his visit to Japan for the rugby world cup, will reminisce with us about things he found interesting during his time there

Tue 15th August 2023 Visit to Hinkley Point C

Following last night’s talk, we will visit the construction site of Hinkley Point C. Coach, £15/head, leaves Whitminster Inn at 11:30 noon, returns 6 pm for a meal at the Inn for those who wish to participate. Photo ID required

Mon 14th August 2023 Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Station

As a precursor to tomorrow’s visit to Hinkley Point C, club member Robin Knox will outline the design of the station, the latest costs, the latest programme, progress and what else is being planned by the nuclear industry to support Net Zero.

Thu 10th August 2023 Rice Cooker for Windrush

Today we will be presenting Windrush with a 23-litre capacity rice cooker. Windrush provides over 100 weekly meals to deprived families in Gloucester. It is run by volunteers with little income. All the help they receive is much appreciated

Mon 7th August 2023 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 31st July 2023 Ride with Us says Mel Glass

Mel Glass, always a cyclist, retired from developing new businesses to become a cycling instructor in London and now in Gloucestershire. Mel lives in Longlevens and rides a bike every day; you may have seen him high up on his penny farthing!

Mon 24th July 2023 Steve Lindsay MBE from Gloucester City Safe

Gloucester City Safe, GCS, is a not-for-profit Business Crime Reduction Partnership with the Business Community. GCS has highlighted the need for more public accessible defibrillators. Steve is providing huge support as we raise funds for more defibs read more...

Sat 22nd July 2023 Collection at Gloucester M5 Services, S’bound

Today is our first fundraising event in aid of our Public Access Defibrillator Campaign, please see details on our home page for more information. Thanks to Gloucester Services and the Gateway Trust for allowing us this opportunity

Mon 17th July 2023 In Memory of Jim Hickman

Earlier this year we lost Jim to pancreatic cancer, the toughest cancer of all, as it is very difficult to detect, resulting in very low survival rates. Tonight listening to Kiaragh Brown from Pancreatic Cancer UK gives us an opportunity to learn more.

Sat 15th July 2023 President's Lunch at Corse Lawn

Our traditional first social event of the year for members, partners and guests, hosted by our new president Bernard Dunkley and his wife Sylvia. Drinks on arrival followed by a three-course lunch of crab cake, confit of duck and chocolate brownie.

Mon 10th July 2023 Strong & Steady

Are you concerned about your balance? Have you or a relative had a fall? Do you want to learn the 8 steps for staying steady. If so then this is the talk for you. Lindsey Johnson will tell us about staying strong & steady, fall prevention and awareness

Mon 3rd July 2023 Service Meetings

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