The Month That Was

RotaKids Success


A very big welcome to our newest member – Neil Smallwood from all at the club. Its been quite a year for Wells Rotary, with seven new members, one application in the pipe line and two others interested joining Rotary. Perhaps a reflection on the energy and enthusiasm of all in the club – together we are making a difference.




Rotakids in St Cuthbert’s Junior School

The big new this month is that very shortly we hope to announce the chartering of our first Rotakids club for children aged between 7 and 12. The club is in St. Cuthbert’s Junior School, Wells with 29 members already and a waiting list. Introducing children at a young age to Rotary creates an awareness of volunteer work and service above self, something they will carry with them throughout life. Well done to Sharon and team.


Guest Speaker

We were honoured to have Bishop Michael visit our club and give a talk about his experience at the Coronation and how the King and Queen were throughout rehearsals and on the day.




Pickleball

Richard and Sue have not only started but attracted quite a few Rotary members and their partners to - Pickleball. This is a new game played in an indoor court like tennis and badminton. The next Olympics’ sport??.

International Convention in Singapore

A number of club members attended the conference this year in Singapore, joining thousand of other Rotarians attending from 110 different countries. It was an amazing sight to see so many Rotarians with the same passion to do good and make aa difference in the world.




Paul Harris

To his surprise, Tim Pollard was presented with the Paul Harris Fellowship for his long service of 50 years in Rotary. The honour was established in 1957 to show appreciation for service above self. Tim has been a great asset to Wells Rotary over the years and the award is well deserved. Congratulations, Tim!


Waverley Trip




Our social outing this month was a steam train ride to Minehead, sitting in an old-fashioned carriage watching the countryside roll by. After a few hours free to have lunch and look around we found our way to the Waverley Paddle steamer which (it was planned) would take us along the Bristol Channel back to our cars. Sadly the Paddle steamer had problems with its mooring ropes and together with the change of weather we had to complete our journey by road.

Lands End to John O’Groats for Motor Neurone Disease

Peter, who recently lost his wife Maureen to the disease, and who is a member of the Beverley Rotary Club, is cycling from Lands’ End to John O’Groats for MND raise awareness and money for research.

We hosted them overnight as they passed through Wells and gave them a send-off from the Crown Hotel after a coffee and bacon buttie. We are pleased to have raised £150 for MND.



Steam Cream Tea outing

Bringing us into June, Chris Borrison organised a most enjoyable outing on the East Somerset Railway, with afternoon tea and a gentle ride from Cranmore Station to the Mendip View Halt and back. For steam train buffs, he gave a guided visit to the workshop where he spends many hours helping to restore engines and rolling stock. Fascinating.


'What We Do' Main Pages:

Helping the blind and partially sighted

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They can only save lives with our combined support.

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

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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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RotaKids Success

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Quiet but Nevertheless busy Months

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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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President Angela welcomes Ray to the club

Wells Rotary inaugurates RotaKids club

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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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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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