Sarah-Jane Date, Minehead host, came along with 3 refugees, being hosted in the Minehead area, and talked about their journey to the UK and how rotary was helping them settle in.Details
District Governor, Ric Canham presented Sarah-Jane Date with a Paul Harris Fellowship Award for her work with Ukrainian RefugeesDetails
14 Ukrainian children, living in our area, attended the annual "Kids Out" event held at Crealy Theme Park, near Exeter along with 600 other children.Details
Club members are all making a monthly donation of food to the West Somerset Food Cupboard to help those in need locallyDetails
We were pleased to receive a visit from Mark Shields and Wayne Stokes of the Somerset Rural Community Council to explain how they work in our community and how our Rotary Club may help themDetails
President, Angela Murray-Clarke met up with Lead Fundraiser, Mary Gray, at the Beech Hotel to present her with a cheque for £250 for the Childrens Hospice SW. Mary had travelled up from Barnstable to receive the cheque and appreciated all Rotary does.Details
Three months into our new Rotary Year and the club have been very active supporting local and International projects.
We were sad to see the Minehead BID lose it's application for another 5 year programme as there were a number of good projects that they provided financial support for. In their place we have got behind the Minehead Town Council and the Minehead Coast Development Trust. Both of these organisations can help improve the Town and the sense of community we are all looking for. Two such projects were the Minehead Eat Festival and the Minehead Bay Festival. Our Rotary Club fully supported both events and are looking forward to helping next year.
This years rotary theme is "Create Hope in the World" and the club aims to use this theme to help our communities in and around Minehead. For the past year we have been providing monthly food donations to the local Food Cupboard and these will continue. We have just recently linked up with the Hope Charity to see if we can help them to reduce the number of rough sleepers in our town. We will be trying to work more closely with the local Lions club to see if together we can make a bigger difference, so watch this space.
On the International front we will continue to support our Ukrainian families in any way we can and we have recently linked up with a club in Zambia to work on a project improving the fight against period poverty. All of these projects require funding and our members are quick to turn out for all fundraising events.
Rotary is always in need of more volunteers to help us provide and support the many projects we run. Our club is open to all and we have an active social side and will welcome any new individuals that come along to our fortnightly meetings on a Monday evening at the Northfield Hotel, Minehead.
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