The Month That Was That Was April

Wells Rotary inaugurates RotaKids club

President Angela welcomes Ray to the club

April saw the club as active as ever, with the club welcoming Ray Adlam into the fold, an inspirational guest speaker and members engaging in a wet and windy charity walk, packing water survival boxes and supporting our neighbouring club (Shepton Rotary) celebrate their 75th charter anniversary. But best of all, April saw the inauguration of a RotaKidsclub at one of our local schools.

Our guest for April's social evening was Helen McCann and her Guide dog Poppy. Helen is one of our listeners at the Talking (Journal) Newspaper project. Helen’s talk was very inspirational and showed how having a 

positive attitude can help one through the darkest of days. Helen is registered blind and deaf yet felt the need to raise money for Guide Dogs for the Blind, by running the London marathon and much more.


                                    

Nine members of the club dedicated a morning to helping pack water boxes – a charity the club has long supported both through the funding of water boxes and also the packing of them. One Rotarian brought her granddaughter - it is never too soon to introduce the next generations to Rotary to help keep up the good work!

John Feaver was the guest speaker as Shepton Mallet Rotary Club celebrated their 75th anniversary. John played professional tennis in the 70s and 80s and had many an interesting story to tell. The  raffle raised  £475.00 for Rotary Foundation.


                                                           


Well done to the fitter club members who donned their boots and walked the challenging Exmoor “Windy” walk. This is an annual fund raising event staged by the Exmoor Rotary club and raised £480.00 for the Children's Hospice SW charity.



A few more Rotarians visited Dairy House a local charity supporting rough sleepers in the Mendips. We were very impressed with the setup they have and identified projects at Dairy House that we will probably want to help out with. More to follow in future months.

RotaKids

We were very pleased when St Cuthbert’s school in Wells agreed to work with Wells Rotary to start a RotaKids club at the school. Following meetings with the school's head teacher and then with the children in their assembly to talk about Rotary and what it entails, an enthusiastic show of hands from the children to join the club gives us every confidence that the first RotaKids club in Wells will be a roaring success.



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What a great thing to do: collecting around 120 trees and raising funds for St. Margaret’s Hospice.

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Helping the blind and partially sighted

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Each week a team of listeners goes to St Cuthbert’s Primary School to listen to children read. It is so rewarding to see the positive impact on the children’s reading skills.

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To find our further detail on meetings and events please contact club President Angela

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Volunteers from Wells Rotary in action in Nepal

Working together we are united in the challenge of making a difference to the lives of others

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RotaKids Success

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Quiet but Nevertheless busy Months

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President Angela welcomes Ray to the club

Wells Rotary inaugurates RotaKids club

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They can only save lives with our combined support.

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At Wells Rotary Club we are involved with various activities within the community, from working with young people through Kids Out, Young Chef and Public speaking, to organising the Santa Fun Run and Christmas Tree Collection.

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Rotary District 1200 comprises Wells Rotary along with the other rotary clubs of Somerset, West Wilts and West Dorset. Circa 1200 is our district news sheet. Follow the link below to Circa 1200 to see what is going on across Somerset

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Defibrillators - have we got any and where are they?

Conscious of the need for rapid access to defibrillators following a coronary event, Wells Rotary has been working to make these life-saving machines available to the public at all times. It is an ongoing project.

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Rotary in Wells is part of the global Rotary International, working with other clubs to eradicate polio, to help with other natural disasters, and to help those less fortunate than ourselves elsewhere in the world

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In 2000 Rotarians from Wells trekked out to a remote area in North Nepal to build a health clinic. They came up with the idea of holding an annual Boules Tournament to support the clinic and the rest is history.

Held annually in the Bishop's Palace gardens in the centre of Wells, the Wells Charity Boules Tournament is a fun event for all of the family.

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Fireworks at the Festival

Wells Rotary has stewarding the Festival for over 35 years: not only have we raised over £100,000 for humanitarian projects but also have seen a lot of amazing artists. We all have personal memories and highlights from the experience.

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In commemoration of the Queens Platinum Jubilee the West and East Mendip Ways were re-launched as a single 50-mile walk branded as "The Mendip Way".

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President Angela welcomes Ray Adlam to Wells Rotary in April

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