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General Club Information

The Rotary Club of Fishponds & Downend was chartered on 2nd July 1963, originally as The Rotary Club of Fishponds, Bristol as a lunch club, but in 1998 the Club changed its name and also to evening meetings.  We currently have 18 members including one honorary member and one Friend of Rotary: being a varied membership of working and retired men and women of ages between their mid 50s and the mid 70s plus 1 member of more advanced years.  The majority of our members are in their 50s and 60s.

Generally we meet every Thursday at The Langley Arms in Emersons Green (Nr. Downend) at 18:45.  Each month we plan to hold the following meetings:

First Thursday of the month, for our first Fellowship Meeting. We assemble in the bar at 18:45 for a meeting start at 19:00. Sometimes there are presentations by members or charity speakers. 

Second Thursday of the month, for our Business Meeting. We assemble in the bar at 18:45 for a meeting starting at 19:00. Normally we do not entertain guests at this meeting. 

Third Thursday of the month, for our Speaker Meeting. We assemble in the bar at 19:00 for a meeting start at 19:30.  Members are encouraged to bring partners to this meeting.

Fourth Thursday of the month, for our second Fellowship Meeting. we assemble in the bar at 18:45 for a meeting start at 19:00.  Again we may have a presentation by Club members or charity related speakers at this meeting.


When there is a fifth Thursday in a month (about 4 times a year) we do not have a meeting at The Langley Arms.  This meeting slot is reserved for other Club activities such as Scatter Nights or special interest social activities.  Please contact the Club Secretary for details on these dates. 


Occasionally we will reschedule meetings to different weeks to accommodate planned absences of key members, or to accommodate other special circumstances.  It is advised that it is always best to check our Club Diary before planning to attend a meeting.  If you do plan to visit us please contact us first so we can ensure you receive a warm Fishponds and Downend welcome and so that we can arrange catering for your meal.

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