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ROTARY CLUB OF WRINGTON VALE

Welcome to Wrington Vale Rotary Club.

My name is Angie Biggs and I am just one of the 1.2 million Rotarians around the world. I am also fortunate enough to be President of the Rotary Club of Wrington Vale for the 2022/2023 Rotary Year. Our club was formed in 1976 and we meet every Monday at Mendip Spring Golf Club. As a club, we have been serving our local North Somerset communities in Banwell, Congresbury, Wrington, Churchill, Winscombe, Shipham, Sandford, Blagdon, Axbridge and surrounding areas for over 40 years.

We are a happy, active club both locally and internationally.
One of our great successes locally is to offer various competitions to primary school children.
They love to get involved. They can choose to join any or all of the following areas.
Artist, writer, public speaker, musician or chef.

We also help homeless people and those struggling to cope with various aspects of life. We generally do this by contributing to Somewhere To Go, a Weston charity. Last year we raised money for them at Christmas and collected warm, waterproof coats in time to donate them before the worst of the winter weather set in.

We run local events. A Classic Car Big Breakfast, Frog Racing and Jazz in the Orchard are all popular, but maybe our greatest success locally was to help with the organisation of a Family Fun Festival weekend at the Mendip Activity Centre.

Internationally we have helped a village in Nepal in a variety of ways, including providing a brick making machine, setting the community up with fresh water and hygiene facilities and helping to rebuild after their earthquake. We also regularly help to pack Water Survival Boxes to be sent to disaster areas, and support the Polio Plus initiative, which has achieved a reduction in the number of cases around the world to almost zero.

If you would like to know more, or to join us for one of our meetings with an interesting speaker, please contact Angie Biggs: angiebiggs@btinternet.com Angie Biggs Wrington Vale Club President 2023/24

What is Rotary All About?

We are in existence to support charities within the local community, the wider nation and internationally by promoting them through club activities and our world wide organisation called Rotary International.

Rotary is simply and purely a charitable service organisation and should not be confused with fraternal organisations, trade guilds or "secret societies". At the club level, we are just a diverse group of local people with a shared passion for helping the various charities we support. We get together once a week to enjoy friendships, share a meal, listen to an invited speaker talk on a wide range of topics, and plan projects. We often partner with our neighbouring Rotary clubs in Mendip, Chelwood Bridge, Weston Super Mare, Burnham-On-Sea, Wells and many others beyond. We also get strength from being part of a truely global network of problem solvers - friends; neighbours; business, professional and community leaders - who come together to make positive, lasting change in communities at home and abroad.

 

Welcome to Rotary

Our members come from a wide range of backgrounds including education, law, manufacturing, farming, banking, insurance, marketing, police & the armed services, technology and construction. Some run their own local businesses, large and small. In fact, with 1,800 clubs and a membership of more than 50,000 professional men and women across England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland, if you are in business you will quickly find that Rotary clubs are great opportunities for building contacts and sharing innovative ideas. Although many club members are retired - and now relish the opportunity to use the professional talents and skill sets they built up over their careers to help others - many others are very active in the workplace and are able to balance their passion for Rotary with the time demands of their families and careers. Like all Rotary clubs, we are looking to the future and so are particularly keen to attract a younger and more diverse membership from all walks of life in order that we will be able to continue our charitable work for many years to come.

 

Rotary is a big story. It is no exaggeration to say that Rotarians change lives, help communities and make the world a better place. But we need more people, particularly younger people,to bring new ideas into the organisation and to reflect our ever changing societies. 

 

 

What We Do

Rotary clubs consist of men and women who vounteer their effort to improve the quality of life in their communities and beyond. Clubs are open to all and our membership represents a cross-section of local business, professional and community leaders. Being part of Rotary is more than just giving back to the community by volunteering. It is also about you bringing your skills, experience and enthusiasm to help it thrive, whilst making some great friends along the way.  

A lot of people are still unsure what Rotary is all about but Rotarians are involved in almost every facet of humanitarian activity from volunteering at a school helping with literacy and numeracy; to operating a "Stroke Awareness Day"; or running a local charity event; to raising money for disaster hit countries. At the same time, we have a huge amount of fun and run a wide range of social activities.         


To get a flavour of some of our own club events and activities, please explore this this website by clicking on the "What we do" and "Programme" pages on the menu above, or use the social media link at the bottom of this page to access our Facebook pages. 

 The Club

The Rotary Club of Wrington Vale was founded back in 1976 by 23 members who wanted, by fellowship and actions to create, within the Wrington Vale, a club where like minded people could meet and enjoy promoting charitable deeds.

The club now comprises of some 39 members from many different walks of life and is not restricted to a particular area with members coming from all over the Wrington Vale and further afield.

Each year we undertake a number of charitable projects which may include:

 

  • Taking local schoolchildren on a "Kids Out" visit to Longleat
  • Organising a Senior Citizen's Christmas Party
  • Sending members into local schools to conduct mock interviews
  • Running a weekend break for local Young Carers
  • Hosting Rotary events including the Youth Speaks Debating Competition, Rotary Young Musician and Rotary Young Chef in conjunction with local schools
  • Volunteering at the Leonard Cheshire home in Axbridge
  • Promoting fund-raising events to support local, regional, national and international charities supported by Rotary including Shelter Box, Water Survival Box and Rotary's End Polio Now Campaign

 

Water Box Packing

 


 

As a club we also have fun with sports competitions against other clubs and visits to a variety of entertainments and places of interest.  

 

Contact Information

Volunteering with Rotary could be the most important thing you ever do. Your skills and experience are invaluable in our drive to help communities at home and around the world.

Whether you become a member of Rotary, or can volunteer your time and abilities to help one of our projects, or come along and support one of our charitable fund-raising events, you will be helping to make people's lives better.

If you would like to find out more about our club then please contact me, Angie Biggs I would love to hear from you.

 

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Happening soon...

Mon, Jun 17th 2024 7:00 pm

Club Meeting

Weekly Club meeting

Mon, Jun 24th 2024 7:00 pm

Club Meeting

Weekly Club meeting

Mon, Jul 1st 2024 12:00 pm

Old People's Party

Party for Elderly people in the Wrington Vale area. Held at Williams Barn at Thatchers Orchard

Mon, Jul 1st 2024 7:00 pm

Club Meeting

Weekly Club meeting

Mon, Jul 8th 2024 7:00 pm

Club Meeting

Weekly Club meeting

Sun, Jul 14th 2024 12:00 pm

Jazz Lunch

Jazz Lunch in the Thatchers Orchard

Mon, Jul 15th 2024 7:00 pm

Club Meeting

Weekly Club meeting

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Mondays at 19.00

Mendip Spring Golf Club
Honeyhall Lane
Congresbury
BS49 5JT  01934 852322

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Rotary News

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