District 1100 Service News


        September 2021

Welcome to the first Rotary GB&I Service News of the new Rotary year, bringing you the latest updates from the national Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland Service Teams.

This communication is sent to all members each month, and contains links through to individual monthly service team newsletters, which are sent to relevant district officers.

This will allow you to access key information across a range of areas in one place.

Get ready for World Polio Day

One Day. One Focus: Ending Polio

Celebrate World Polio Day and share our progress on the road to polio eradication with the global health experts who are our partners in this great venture.

Sunday 24th October is World Polio Day. Why that date? Because it is the birthday of the developer of the first polio vaccine, Jonas Salk.

More than 18 million people can walk today because of polio vaccines, and the past year has seen a further dramatic decline in wild polio cases with the last two cases more than six months ago.

This day we should be thinking particularly of the benefit of polio vaccination for children of the world. There is light at the end of the tunnel, but the goal of ending polio has not yet been reached, and we still need your help and perseverance.

Above all we must redouble our efforts to raise the money necessary to finish the job, a process that begins by using every avenue to talk about the impact of the global campaign. Only this way will friends, neighbours, and government be reminded of the importance of what Rotary and its partners are doing.

How can you support World Polio Day?

  1. Create a plan to publicise the day. Use materials from the World Polio Day Toolkit.
  2. Donate your time, raise funds and donate your voice
  3. Organise an event or purple illumination. Involve your neighbours and colleagues to share the Rotary Polio Story.
  4. Tell the PolioPlus team of your event. We want to shout our successes from the rooftops!
Have a great day!

Derek Rothwell and Keith Paver
End Polio Now Coordinators - Regions 20/21
Download World Polio Day Toolkit

Foundation Team

Items include:
  • Polio-  With Polio day on the 24th of October, there is still an opportunity to support the most successful individual fundraising project - 'Passionately Purple Gin'. 
  • Freedom From Fistula- A third global grant has been secured to help with improving fistula in Sierra Leon. 
Read Foundation Newsletter

Service Team

(Previously Humanitarian Service)

Items include:
  • Protecting the environment- The UK is partnering with Italy in hosting COP26 in Glasgow in order to agree on a roadmap to success.
  • Billion Seeds Challenge- Planting Crocuses and Wildflowers to support the environment and raise awareness for the importance of green space.
  • Peace- Open discussion opportunity to discuss Rotary's peace service.
Read Service Newsletter


Items include:
  • Bass Rock-  North Berwick has gained a community group whose aim is to give something back to their local community. 
  • Bricket Wood- A team of non-Rotarians came together to create a Community Corps to help local vulnerable residents and families during the lockdown. 
  • Social Media-  Gosport has recruited two new team members who are planning on making a difference.
Read Membership Newsletter

Public Image Team

Items include:
  • Tech Tip- Improve your technical skills with this month's focus on YouTube.
  • Online shop- KEP Print Group provides a print-on-demand service for all Rotary Membership and marketing materials designed by the in-house designer. 
  • Rotary Radio- Opportunity to email content that can be added to the radio, hire sound equipment and more. All of this is available in the full article. 
Read Public Image Newsletter

Leadership, Development & Training Team

Items include:
  • Facilitators- Team required to assist with the development and delivery of training to our incoming Assistant Governors and to assist at the Multi-District PETS seminars
  • Deadline: Monday 20th September 2021- Application links are still open, follow the link below for more information.
LDT Newsletter

Date: Friday 17th September 2021

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