A Year in the Life of Cheltenham North Rotary Club

A Review of our activities in a year of Cheltenham North.

                                                 Cheltenham North Rotary Club

                                           A Year in the life of Cheltenham North

Due to the Coronavirus in 2020/21 the activities of Cheltenham North Members have been seriously reduced, with our regular meetings being carried out via the Zoom conference facility.

As a result of the Covid situation our Fund Raising activities had to be curtailed during 2020/21 with the cancellation of the Beer and Cider Fest., Carol Concert and Wine Festival. 

However due to the efforts of the members, partners and supporters the Club were able to implement three major activities during the course of the year.

.A) £13,000 was raised to buy the Vehicle for Community Connexions in Cheltenham. This was funded by 3 Grants, A Just Giving Page, and by generous contributions from Club Members.

B) The Club heavily supported the planting of trees, within the plan to have 100 trees ready for the Centenary of the Cheltenham Club’s 100th anniversary in November 2021.By end March, 99 were safely installed with plaques. The last 1 will have a special ceremony in the autumn. As with the vehicle, grants were also gained for this large project of circa £20,000.

C) And the Club continued to support School in the Bag Charity, by collecting and donating items to be auctioned. Commission earned to date has supplied 270 bags at £4050, with the final 90 due soon

More details, including pictures, on the planting of Trees can be found on the home page of this website

From the Autumn of 2021 the Club reverted to regular meetings held at the New Club. It was also able to organise two successful events, the Wine Festival at the end of October and the Carol Concert in December. In addition members enjoyed thei Christmas Luncheon at the Brickhampton Golf Course.

We are also pleased to advise that post covid new members are now joining our Club

Current Membership   45 members.

The following is a summary of our activities that took place during a more"normal" year.

Meetings         24 Meetings 4 with Partners including and including four Business Meetings plus                                                Club Council meetings and a New President..

Fund Raising   

                        Beer and Cricket Fest.

                        Carol Concert at the Princess Hall

                        Charity Cake Stall

                        Gardener’s Question Time

                        Shelter-box in the Regent Arcade for International Charities

                        Snowdrops Teas at Colesbourne in aid of Rotary Charities

                        Wine Festival

Community Service

                        A day out for Children at Cattle Country

                        A day out for the Gloucestershire Young Carers

                        Afternoon Tea in Charlton Kings

                        Belmont School Funday

                        Know your blood pressure day in the Regent Arcade

                        Packing Christmas Hampers

                        Provided a coach For Chernobyl children to visit Drayton Manor Theme Park.

                        Supported the “Saving Lives” project and its 50th Defibrillator

                        Supported Round Table at the Cheltenham Fireworks display.

                        Theatre trip to the theatre for 130 children to see the “Owl and the Pussycat”


International Support

                        School in the Bag

                        Solar Aid

Social/Vocational Visits

                        A visit to Cheltenham Races in support of local charities

                        A visit to Corinium Museum plus lunch

                        A visit to David Austin Roses

                        A visit to John Lewis, and the Opera at Loughborough.

                        A visit to the National Star Centre plus lunch

                        A Visit to the Theatre plus dinner for Members and Partners

                        A visit with Partners to the Portsmouth area over three days.

                        Christmas Dinner with Partners at the Lilleybrook Golf Club

                        Dinners at Member’s home in support of Rotary Foundation.

                        Curry Lunch (in aid of School in the Bag)

                        District and Rotary GB&I Conferences

                        Entered Teams in the District Boules and Skittles competitions.                 

                       Garden Parties in support of Solar Aid

                       Railway trip to Broadway plus lunch

                      Treasure Hunt

 Charitable Donations

During the Rotary year 2018/19 over £38000 was donated to a number of organisations both International, local and within the UK. Significant donations were made to the following; 

Belmont School

Gloucestershire Young Carers

Kids Out

Leckhampton School,


National Star Centre

Prostate Cancer

Retina UK

School in the Bag

Solar Aid                                                                                 

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The Queens Hotel

A selection of Pictures taken at the 50th Celebration Dinner at the Queens Hotel on 14th April 2022.


Firstly a successful collection TOTALLING NEARLY £32000 on behalf.of Ukraine. See "Details" for info. Also please see details for a Statement by Rotary on the Ukraine Situation

Carol Concert

A Review of our activities in a year of Cheltenham North.


The Club Officers 2021/2022 See "Details" for information.


The Club Committees for 2021/2022


We regret to announce that due to internal reorganisation at Newlands the planned Beer Festival organised by Cheltenham North Rotary Club and Cheltenham Tigers Rugby Club will not be able to take place in July 2022.


The Carol Concert is held Annually at the Princess Hall Cheltenham Ladies College. For more about this event please see "Details" below


Details of the Charitable Donations made by the Cheltenham North Rotary Club

President Geoff Fox with New Member Heath Wilson June 2022

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.


The 2021 Event Held on the 30th October 2021 was a great success see "Details" for more information. The 2022 event will take place on 29th October 2022


The Club Bulletin is Issued on a regular basis usually every Month


Please Note the the Meeting Notes for Club Meetings are only available in the Member's only area. Details of Club Meetings are available using either the Contact form for the Secretary or the Future Events Area on the Home Page.


Cheltenham North Rotary Club has supported the purchase of a New Community Bus for operation by Cheltenham based Community Connexions. See "Details" for information.


A selection of letters issued to all members from the District Governor For 2021/2022 the Newsletter format has changed and copies are available from the Secretary.


Copies of letters received by Cheltenham North Rotary Club


Selection of Photos from Various Events


An overview of the Objects and Mission of the Rotary Foundation.


A selection of Photographs by Antony Thomson from the 40th Charter Dinner