Coronavirus Information

This page will contain the latest Daily Digest from the RIBI website: www.rotarygbi.org
Last Update: 24th September 2020


15th May 2020

Government updates

  • Unions demand assurances on teachers and pupil safety over plans to reopen school on June 1st.
  • Government agrees a £1.6bn bailout for Transport for London.
  • Robert Jenrick forced to defend plans to reopen housing market, amid criticism measures in the sector have been eased too quickly.
  • The first minister of Wales is set to publish plans for next phase of easing lockdown across the country today.
  • UK urges EU to uphold the rights of British expats amid travel bans.
  • Doctors told ‘not to discuss PPE shortages’, a BBC report finds.
  • Coronavirus antibody test hailed as a ‘positive development’ by government.

Business updates

  • Total cost of lockdown to global economy could be as high as $8.8bn.
  • Coronavirus pushes German economy into recession.
  • Amazon is the latest organisation to begin manufacturing face masks, with boss Jeff Bezos set to become the world’s first trillionaire.
  • Pre-booked tickets and compulsory face masks are among the measures rail companies could introduce to ensure social distancing is upheld on trains.
  • Travel firm Tui urges reopening tourism in ‘safe’ countries, as company prepares to shed 8,000 jobs.
  • Vauxhall’s manufacturing plant in Luton is to restart production.

Other news

  • Amsterdam trials a ‘Covid-safe’ restaurant, in a bid to get the hospitality trade moving across the city.
  • Reading & Leeds festival becomes the latest major event to announce its cancellation in 2020.
  • The US risks its ‘darkest winter in modern history’, as more than 30m Americans file for unemployment.
  • Plans for passenger quarantine at UK airports make no sense, industry adviser warns.
  • The World Health Organisation warns that Africa could see up to 250m Coronavirus cases.
  • Slovenia becomes the first country in Europe to end strict quarantine measures, as cases throughout the country plummet.


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    President Bob makes sure Paul will always remember the day he was made a Rotarian

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    Past President Bob hands over to President Andrew

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    His chosen charities: The Salvation Army and the NOAH Welfare Centre, Luton.

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    CANter is based at ‘The Stables’, Fielden Court, Lower Gravenhurst, Set in an idyllic remote village of Gravenhurst, between Luton, Bedford and Hitchin which makes the venue easily accessible.

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    RI President Shekhar Mehta is urging members to become more involved in service projects, saying that caring for and serving others is the best way to live because it changes not only other people’s lives, but also our own.

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    Sharpenhoe Road has it's gate back. After being run into by an out of control car, the gate is now repaired and back in-place.

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    This page will contain the latest Daily Digest from the RIBI website: www.rotarygbi.org Last Update: 24th September 2020

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    RI President Gordon R. McInally calls for Rotary to create hope in the world by working for peace and mental wellbeing. He urges members to engage in tough conversations and earn the trust that’s necessary to realize these values.

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    Due to the current Corona Virus situation, all our Rotary meetings are via Zoom every Tuesday at 7.50pm If you wish to join us contact Bob Knowles, email: bob-knowles@talktalk.net

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    President David welcomes Cliff Hutchinson as a member of our Club

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    Saturday 24th October 2021

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    ...A massive ‘Thank you’ to Santa "Our Aim at Christmas is to bring some joy and happiness to as many people as possible of all ages".

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    President Andrew welcomes Phil Tebb as a member of our Club

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    Dickie Bird and Adam Beesley(workshop manager) at the presentation of the new Sand Blaster at Tools for Self Reliance, Milton Keynes

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    · Some look a bit spooky · Andy has great background, just needs an orchid in there · Surely IPAD has a name. · Andrew left the party briefly, hence only 19/20 pictured · Not sure where Simon is.

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    District Governor Vijay Patel 2020/2021 (District 1260) Requests that every Club start their meetings by positioning our Vision Statement right in the front, visible and verbally.

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    Club night on Tuesday 8th August 2023 was a visit to TFSR Milton Keynes. Club members were very active with cleaning and refurbishing hand tools. The evening was rounded off with a fish & chip supper.

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    New dates of Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th July 2021

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    The Christmas lights have been switched back on for the next 5 days as a beacon of hope for George

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    Friday 27th May 2022 Myles appointed as a Bake Off judge

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    ...Polio- A Personal Perspective... Martyn Gates shared his life story after contracting polio at the age of 18 months

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    Saturday 29th February 2020 Rothamsted Park, West Common, Harpenden.

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    My vision is to see Rotary continue to change and reflect the times, especially at this pivotal moment as we move out of the current global pandemic.

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    .....Sadly passed away on 7th May 2020..... Mike joined the Rotary Club of Barton-le-Clay in May 1990. 3 years after it was formed

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    Club members will be litter picking in Silsoe, Campton & Barton-le-Clay. Official bags are being supplied by Central Bedfordshire Council.

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    Friday 24th September 2021 If any pensioner would like an afternoon tea box delivered to them on that day please telephone 07931-684079 to leave your name, address and telephone number. A member of the Club will then contact you

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    Harvest 2022: Early winter barley yields well as heatwave intensifies Cambridgeshire (& Bedfordshire) grower James Peck reports winter barley yields above budget.

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    Following an appeal by Maggie Herod of Silsoe. Club members donated food to the Luton Foodbank. Follow this link by going to POPULAR PAGES at the bottom of this main page and clicking on the last link. https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/maggiewalk

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    joining: Peacebuilding and conflict prevention, Disease prevention and treatment. Water, sanitation and hygiene. Maternal and child health. Basic education and literacy. Community economic development.

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    Countdown to World Environment Day, choose a task every two weeks to help out the Environment. Complete one activity per two weeks from the calendar between 22nd March 2021 and 5th June 2021 (total 6 activities).

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    Sunday 19th December 2021 www.chelmsfordcommunityradio.com between 10.00am and 12.00pm

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    RI President Jennifer Jones imagines a Rotary where members act to make their dreams become reality and they make the most of their club experiences.

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    Globally, five billion people have no access to safe and affordable surgery when they need it. Mercy Ships operates the largest charity-run hospital ship in the world, taking free medical care and surgery directly to those who need it most.

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    President Bob welcomes Paul Craggs as a member of our Club

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    President Andrew welcomes Michael Lobb as a member of our Club

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    ShelterBox is responding to the devastating earthquakes that struck southern Turkey (Türkiye) and northern Syria.

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    After decades of work across 47 countries on the continent, the World Health Organisation has certified the Africa region free from wild poliovirus.

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    President David welcomes Neil Forrester as a member of our Club

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    A short history and evolution of the Rotary wheel - the 'Mark of Excellence' Based on information compiled by the Rotary Global History Fellowship

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    Our purpose and passion will help us Imagine everything Rotary is truly capable of! With 1.4 million worldwide, we have a chance to make even a greater impact on our communities and around the world.

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    ..Saturday 21st December 2019.. Old Road - including Washbrook Close, Church Road, Manor Road, Blakelands, etc.

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    Monday 24th October 2022

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    RI President R. Gordon R. McInally calls for Rotary to create hope in the world. "The goal is to restore hope — to help the world heal from destructive conflicts and, in turn, to help us achieve lasting change for ourselves."

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    RI President Holger Knaack’s theme for 2020-21, Rotary Opens Opportunities, asks Rotarians to create opportunities that strengthen their leadership, help put service ideas into action, and improve the lives of those in need.

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    President David welcomes Alan Childs as a member of our Club

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    By joining Rotary, your journey on the road to transforming communities begins Contact Bob Knowles about this page: bob-knowles@talktalk.net

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    Tuesday 21st December 2021 Starting 5.00pm Including Gale Court, Old Road, Washbrook Close, Hexton Road, Church Road, Manor Road, Blakelands, etc.

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    Families urgently need support in north-eastern Syria. We're providing shelter for families who have been forced to leave their homes due to the conflict in Syria.

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    Past President Andrew hands over to President David

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    Friday 27th September 2019

    .....Friday 27th September 2019........ "Zing"- Carole & Peter entertaining our guests.

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    President Bob makes sure Andy will always remember the day he was made a Rotarian

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    When someone suffers a major trauma, the quicker they receive specialist emergency care, the more likely it is that the treatment will prevent death or serious disability. This is referred to as the ‘Golden Hour’

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    Go to our links page to see details of this charity

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    The walking group at the presentation of the new poles

    Launch of a Nordic-style walking programme

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    Club members cleaning and giving a new life to hand tools whilst on our annual visit of Tuesday 21st May 2019

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    Barton-le-Clay Rotary Club supports fundraising for The Rotary Foundation

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    Past President David Swain hands over to President Bob Knowles

    Past President David Swain hands over to President Bob Knowles

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    R I President Mark Daniel Maloney's theme for 2019-20, Rotary Connects the World, asks Rotarians to strengthen the many ways that Rotary Connects the World, building the connections that allow people to unite and take action through Rotary service.

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    Rtn. Derek Hardy has been awarded a District 1260 Service Award for outstanding service in promoting Rotary's capability in supporting projects in the international arenas. In recognition and appreciation of his dedicated service to Shelter Box.

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    Our vision is to see a world where no family is without shelter after disaster. Our teams work with disaster-hit families around the world, offering emergency shelter and other essential items to support them in rebuilding their lives.

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    The Rotary Club of Barton-le-Clay lends money to entrepreneurs in various parts of the world where most good can be done.

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    A fun and enjoyable night was spent barn dancing in Barton-le-Clay Village Hall on Saturday 30th March 2019 Music from the group Abella and the caller was Andy Rouse. Highly tasteful Hog Roast supplied and cooked by John Fraser and Clair Burton

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    The bee orchid has been the emblem of the Rotary Club of Barton-le-Clay since its foundation. The orchid, Ophyrs apifera var. aurita, grows wild on the Chiltern Hills behind the village of Barton-le-Clay.

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    Barton-le-Clay Rotary Club's first involvement with the Soup Kitchen and Night Shelter was in 2011

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    Our latest contribution to the Noah Welfare Centre 152 towels that were passed on to the Club by a local business.

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    George getting to grips with the old game of Tethered Skittles

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    Barton-le-Clay Rotary Crocus in full bloom for International Rotary Day 23rd February 2022

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    Santa with his little helpers

    Each year the Club takes Santa around the streets of Barton-le-Clay to meet all the children, young and old, and make a collection to support our designated charities.

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    Rotary clubs of the world give special emphasis to the many Rotary-sponsored programs which serve children and young people.

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