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The New President for 2020-2021 Ceri Davies
is a global voluntary organisation with over 1.2 million members
supporting a very wide range of community-based projects large and
small, whilst at the same time providing its membership with fellowship
and friendship. The Rotary Club of Mendip celebraties 75 years since its Charter Presentation during this Rotary Year. It has contributed to the Cheddar Valley and Internationally in those years.
The Club has placed a display in Cheddar Library to highlight World Polio Day 24th October 2020. The Club has been involved in Rotary,s drive to eradicate Polio from the beginning. Rotarian John Lane who was a well known business man in Cheddar was the original treasurer for the Rotary International Britain and Ireland polio initiative, with the monies raised being administred from Cheddar.
Young Citizen Award
Do you know someone under 21 living in the Cheddar Valley who is an inspiration to
others, perhaps providing extra help to family, friends and neighbours in our community
during the Covid crisis, or providing help and support to charitable causes? It may be
someone who deserves to have their contribution recognised by our community and who
perhaps goes the extra mile to make a difference to the lives of others.
If so, you could Mendip Young Citizen Award to
celebrate the impact they make. Consent from a parent or guardian will be needed for
the nomination of anyone under age 18.
Nominations close on 31st December with results in January. The winner receives a cash
prize of £100 plus £100 to donate to the charity of their choice. Other nominations may
receive a certificate of merit.
75 Club Launched
As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic the Clubs ability to generate funds for good causes has been reduced. The Club will celebrate it's 75th charter in October 2020 and President Ceri has introduced a prize draw with 75 people contributing. Half of the monies generated will be given to good causes. The first draw was held on the 24th September with the winning number 27. The landlady Lori of the Clubs venue The Strawberry Special Draycott drew the winning number with President Ceri Davies and Rotarian Roger Burdock in attendance.
Presidents Charity 2020-2021 Space
The Presidents Charity for 2020-2021 is the Space Charity which is helping young people in the Cheddar Valley. They have recently obtained an allotment and the Club will be assisting with its development. The Club will assist in fencing the area, helping to purchase a shed and some gardening tools. Members will also be involved in turning the plot in to a vegetable garden with a safe area for the young people. The project will be undertaken in partnership with the Kings of Wessex Academy.
The Club Hosted Rotary International President Holger Knaack
The Club were privilaged to have as their guest speaker at last Thursdays zoom meeting RI President Holger Knaack. Holger outlined his vision for the future of Rotary and answered questions from members of the Club and guests. Holger was in Round Table and is a keen supporter of Rotaract. An enjoyable evening of Rotary Fellowship.
The Club sends £500 to assist the relief effort following the explosion in Beirut Docks
Following investgations by International Chair Mike Latham to determine which NGO was on the ground the Rotary Club of Mendip have sent £500 within days of the massive explosion in the docks in Beirut. The monies were sent to the NGO Medicin Sans Frontieres, to assist with their work in helping those injured in the blast. Thanks have been received from MSF and Rotary Clubs in Beirut.
Rotary in Action.
New Member Inducted into the Rotary Family
The New President for 2019-2020 Ian Maynard
Rotary is a global voluntary organisation with over 1.2 million members supporting a very wide range of community-based projects large and small, whilst at the same time providing its membership with fellowship and friendship.
The Club has supports Childrens Hospice South West
The Club has donated £250 to the Childrens Hospice South West who support families in the Cheddar Valley through difficult times. The Hospice has seen a reduction in donations as a result of Covid 19.
Club present cheque to Court House Cheddar
The Club has presented a cheque for £100 to the Court House Retirement Home nominated charity. The care workers stayed inside the home during the Covid pandemic to look after their residents, not seeing their families for weeks. During this period they raised monies for Weston Hospice Care.
Anwar cooks a fourth batch of curries for key workers
Rotarian Anwar Hussain a member of the Rotary Club of Mendip based in Cheddar, prepared and cooked 70 take-away meals for NHS employees, care home staff and other essential workers. This is the fourth occasion Anwar has prepared and served meals. The Rotary Club of Mendip, as part of its response to the Covid-19 pandemic, has sponsored the event on two occasions.
This year mendip Rotary Club is celebrating its 75th anniversary. Anyone living in the Cheddar Valley wishing to find out more about the Club should visit our Facebook and Twitter pages.