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Welcome to F&D Rotary

Fishponds & Downend Rotary is a small (but perfectly formed), robust, friendly and very sociable club.  We are dedicated to raising money for charities and good causes which we achieve in various ways: by fundraising at our events, street and supermarket collections, and by having a presence at public events like fetes and shows.

Dave and Phil have continued their joint presidency into a second year. Their nominated Charity is Prospect Bristol and District Prostate Cancer Support Group.

This Rotary year is a historic year for the Club as for the first time  in its history the District Governor is a member of our Club.

Covid 19

As a result of the outbreak of Covid 19 all face to face meetings and fund-raising has ceased until further notice. However the Club continues to function with a weekly zoom meeting every Thursday. There is also a weekly bulletin and the current Presidents and the President Elect make weekly phone calls to all members of the Club. There are also email communications between members. Members also attend District Council bey Zoom. If a guest would like to join one of our Zoom meetings please contact the Club using the contact enquiry section on the website.

F&D and Our Local Communities

F&D (Fishponds & Downend) Rotary Club is a local community driven organisation running events in our local communities, supporting charities and good causes in our local communities, providing service in our local communities, supported by people in our local communities, based in the centre of our local communities, and drawing our membership from our local communities.

Events held so far this year

As well as our normal meetings we have held a number of social and fund-raising events.

In the public area besides Lincombe Barn in Downend Bristol we planted crocus bulbs with the help of Downend in Bloom to help mark End Polio Day on 24 October 2019. The bulbs hopefully should be showing their flowers in the Spring of 2020.

In November 2019 we helped Downend Round Table with their Firework display, helped run a heat of Rotary's Young Musician competition, supported Kingswood Rotary Club with their "Mock Interviews" and successfully ran our popular Fashion Show.

In December we supported Cleeve Hill shops Christmas Fair and had our own Christmas collection at Morrisons Fishponds as well as having our Special General Meeting, Christmas meal and party.

In January we had a tour of the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity's airbase and presented them with a cheque for £1,000. We held a joint meeting with the Rotary Clubs of Kingswood and Yate at the Holiday Inn Hambrook where we were given an entretaining and informative talk by Steve Slade. We also attended and helped run the Regional Final of Rotary's Young Musician competition. At the end of the month we had a successful Pasty Night with proper Cornish pasties.

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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Thursdays at 19:00 for 19:15
(with the exception of 2nd Thursday when 18:45 for 19:00 for Business Meeting and 3rd Thursday when 19:00 for 19:30 for Speaker Meeting. Also please contact our Secretary for 5th Thursday arrangements.)
The Langley Arms,
Guest Avenue,
Emersons Green,
Bristol. BS16 7GA  0117 957 3512

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