Cheltenham North News

This is a summary of our activities, other than our normal Club Meetings,.over the past twelve months. You can also view our Club Bulletin in the "What we Do" area of the Home Page of this website.


Cheltenham North News


         This is a selection of our activities over the past twelve months

 Cheltenham North and the Coronavirus

Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus situation face to face meetings that are usually held at the New Club have been cancelled.

However, on a positive note like other Rotary Clubs Cheltenham North is holding regular meetings via the Zoom Conference facility, in which a large number of Club members are participating.

If you would like more details these can be found in the Future Events box towards the bottom of the Club Website home page. Alternatively, you can contact the Zoom Host via the Contact box at the top of the Club Website Home page.

Website Links

Links to Rotary and other relevant sites can be found at the bottom of the Home Page under Popular Pages and then click “Links” and then the link you wish to access.

Rotary Day 2021

On Tuesday 23rd February we will be celebrating Rotary Day – the 116th anniversary of the founding of Rotary, by Paul Harris. Crocus bulbs were planted in celebration. Some pictures can be found with this document.

January 2021 Community Connexions a New Vehicle

The Cheltenham North Members have made a significant contribution towards the purchase of a vehicle for Community Connexions.

Community Connexions have sourced a vehicle, it is a Peugeot Expert Independence Automatic, with the necessary wheelchair accessibility.

More details can be found within the Community Connexions Feature Item also on the Home Page of this website.

January 2021 A New member for Cheltenham North

RCCN welcomes new member David Hearle to the club. We look forward to getting to know him better.

October 2020 The start of the Centenary Trees Project.

To Celebrate 100 years of Rotary in Cheltenham the four Cheltenham Rotary Clubs are collaborating with a number of projects. (Please see the other featured page on the Centenary Celebrations for details of all the proposed Projects.)

The Centenary Trees project has been developed with support from Businesses, Friends and Members.

Locations for all the Trees have been identified following discussions with Cheltenham Borough Council, Cheltenham Borough Homes and Gloucestershire County Council.

More details can be found within the other "Featured Page" Centenary Trees Project on this Home page. All pictures taken of this project can also be found within "Photo Galleries" that you can access through the "What we Do" area at the top of the Home Page of this website.


Donations 2020/21 (November 2020)

Following successful auctions organised by the International Committee a further significant payment has been made to the "Charity" School in the Bag for the Children in Nepal

Pictures of the Pupils with their bags can be seen with this document.

A payment has also been made to CCP Cheltenham for the provision of Christmas Parcels for needy families in the Cheltenham area.

A letter has been received from CCP please see "Letters Received" in the "What we Do" area.

Donations 2020/21 (September 2020)

Significant donations have been made to the following;

Gloucestershire Young Carers


International Charities

Marie Curie

In addition Cheltenham North have agreed to support the purchase of a vehicle for Community Connexions. Monies are being raised towards this purchase.

Donations 2019/20

Significant donations were made to the following;

Leckhampton School

Gloucestershire Young Carers

Solar Aid

End Polio Now

Kids Out



Autumn 2020

Message from District Governor Chris Firth October 2020

"I thought I would share with all members this very good news I have received. This is the annual recognition of club contributions to End Polio Now and The Rotary Foundation in 2019-20.  

Thanks to DG Judy for leading the District in all these achievements in the last Rotary year.

In normal times the Certificates and banners would be given out at a face to face District Event but at the moment this is not possible. I hope we can do this later in the year or devise a virtual handover during November which is Rotary Foundation Month. 

 Contributions to End Polo Now: Countdown to History Campaign

This award is made to clubs that have contributed at least $1500 to Rotary’s efforts to eradicate Polio. 

Congratulations to

Bristol, Cheltenham, Cheltenham, Cheltenham North, Gloucester Severn, Nailsworth, Stroud, Swindon, Worcester, and Yate and District.

This reward is even more relevant now that polio has been officially eliminated in Africa and there now only two countries where Polio is endemic: Pakistan and Afghanistan."

Donations have been made to the following organisations by Cheltenham North.

Gloucestershire Young Carers


International Charities

Marie Curie.

School in the Bag

In addition, Cheltenham North has agreed to support the purchase of a vehicle for Community Connexions.

 July 2020 Donation to Kids Out

A donation of £360 has been made to the Kids Out Charity.

July 2020 A New President for Cheltenham North

Richard Purdon has taken over as the Club President from July 2020. The virtual handover was made during the Club Zoom Meeting on the 18th June.

February 2020 An initiative By The Cheltenham North International Committee in support of School in the Bag


Nick Bowkett of Stroud Auctions has very kindly agreed to waive their 15% Vendors Commission for any item that we sell at Stroud Auctions in aid of School in a Bag. The items that do well in the sale room are:

Ceramics, Glass, Ephemera, Stamps, Coins, Medals, Musical Instruments, Weapons, Militaria, Toys, Scientific Instruments, Motoring and Transport, Weights and Scales, Asian and Tribal Art, Jewellery, Silver

If Nick and his team feel that your item is unsuitable for auction we will offer it to Break (the charity shop for Young Carers). If it is rejected by Break then sadly we will dispose of it at the Civic Amenity Tip.

If you have any ‘scrap’ jewellery, such as single earrings, odd cuff-links, Auntie Aggie’s wedding ring, etc. etc. then Nick will help us sell these for scrap.

This is the ideal moment to have a clear out in aid of School in a Bag. Please bring your items to our Rotary meetings. 

Cheltenham North Rotary Club has made a Donation of £650 to Shelterbox

In 2019, families around the world saw their homes crumble after powerful earthquakes, cyclones and severe floods. Others had to abandon their homes, fleeing from life-threatening conflict. 

But, thanks to our incredible supporters, people who lost their homes to disasters received essential emergency aid.

Items like tools and tarpaulins helped build shelters and bring families together again. Mosquito nets and water filters helped mothers protect their children from vector and water-borne diseases.

District Skittles February 2020.

Cheltenham North has now completed two matches against Cleeve Vale and Tewkesbury.

Despite some heroic bowling by Kevin, Andrew and Tony (Too many Ducks!!!)  and the valiant  efforts of the other members of the Cheltenham North Team the results were as follows;  

Cleeve Vale 268    Cheltenham North 236

Tewkesbury 303     Cheltenham North 268.

On a more positive note they were very enjoyable evenings spent with fellow Rotarians.

Reading at Ravensfield School February 2020

Cheltenham North Members and Partners are supporting the pupiles by listening to the Children reading.

In addition one of our members supports certain children by the allowing them to read to her specially trained dog. 

Presentation to Leckhampton School January 2020

On Friday 31st January, President Michael and Secretary Andrew Worthington attended an assembly at Leckhampton Primary School and presented a cheque for £500.


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