The Club

The Rotary Club of Wrington Vale

View from Wrington Hill

Wrington Vale is a richly diverse and largely rural area of North Somerset, close to the city of Bristol, and which lies to the north of the Mendip Hills - an area of outstanding natural beauty. It is famed for cider manufacturer and, being located close to Cheddar, for dairy and cheese production.

The Rotary Club of Wrington Vale has a catchment area that roughly extends to Congresbury in the North, through Wrington and Butcombe to Blagdon in the East, down to Axbridge in the South and then West to Banwell, Locking and Worle.  It encompasses the vilages of Winscombe, Sandford, Shipham, Churchill, Langford and Burrington.

The Rotary Club of Wrington Vale meets every Monday Evening at the Mendip Spring Golf Club nestled in the rolling Mendip Hills. It is easily accessed from Bristol and the M5. This is a very convenient venue for Wrington Vale Rotary with beautiful views of the local countryside and the Mendips. 

Rotarians can enjoy a meal and fellowship, discuss club business and can hear from a wide range of guest speakers at the weekly meetings. In addition the weekly meetings, the club also conducts various service projects within its local community, and may also participate in special projects involving other clubs in the local district. The club also holds regular social and charitable fundraising events.

In common with all other Rotary Clubs, the Rotary Club of Wrington Vale elects its own president and officers among its active members for a one-year term. Rotary clubs enjoy considerable autonomy within the framework of the standard constitution and the constitution and bylaws of Rotary International. The governing body of the club is called the Council and consists of the club president, the president-elect, the club secretary, the club treasurer, and the chairs of the major club committees - club service, community and vocational service, youth service, and international service.

The Rotary Club of Wrington Vale is a member of an international service organization called Rotary International. The long established objective of Rotary International is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and to advance goodwill and peace around the world.

Rotary is a secular organization open to all people regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, or political preference. The Rotarian's primary motto is "Service Above Self".

The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:

  1. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service
  2. High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society
  3. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and community life
  4. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

This objective is set against a set of ethical guidelines known as the "Rotary 4-Way Test". The 4-Way Test considers the following questions in respect to thinking, saying or doing:

  • Is it the truth?
  • Is it fair to all concerned?
  • Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
  • Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

The Club sub-pages:

Club Council Agendas

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Club Service

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The Rotary Heartworks Project

more The Rotary Club of Wrington Vale is involved in many fundraising projects organised by the various club committees. But from time to time the whole club comes together to work on a major project. This is the story of our biggest event to date.


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General Information

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Health and Safety

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