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Friday 12th March 2021
RC Swindon Rotary Club of Swindon is holding a Coffee Morning Friday 12th March - 10.00am to 12noon. All funds raised will be in aid of the Ridgeway Breast Care Support Group.
Friday 12th March 2021
RC Cirencester Scheduled to take place on Friday 12th March 2021, thanks to the generous support and sponsorship of local auctioneers Moore, Allen & Innocent, this online Auction will be hosted by their celebrity auctioneer Philip Allwood.more
Sunday 14th March 2021
RC Cotswold Tyndale Cream Tea delivered to your Mum for her special day!more
Tuesday 23rd March 2021
RC Cheltenham This will be our first Zoom Race Night. Will it be a roaring success? Will it be more like a farcical comedy? Come and join us to find out! Contact Paul for more information .... on 01242 577554more
Saturday 27th March 2021
RC Nailsworth Find out how to resolve some of the difficult conversations for older drivers following Lockdownmore
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Click here for press release information18FEB21 : "A Glimpse into the Future"
A presentation on Zoom by Nicki
Scott, Rotary International Director.
Further information to be detailed in the February PI Newsletter
To register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting
Please click January Musings to view letter from (DG) Chris Firth
So how can we engage in these disruptive times?
I would suggest that the majority of our Clubs are already doing so, perhaps without realising the wider positive implications.
Donations to Food Banks and other community outlets providing meals, is one way. These donations, passed on to needy families, not only provide nourishment, they also alleviate the worry of not being able to do so, thus lessening tension and possible conflict.
Refuges, whether for the homeless or those needing a safe place away from an abuser, are other ways. Providing reading material for children, or computers for school work are two more. Anything that can help individuals and families be less anxious can help aid Peace and prevent Conflict. Thank you for all you are doing.Joan Goldsmith (District 1100 Peace and Conflict Resolution lead)
‘How to Meeting’ with Mary Adams and Andrew Pippen on Facebook and Canva. To attend the seminar click: Registration
Please click January Musings COVID to view letter from (DG) Chris Firth
The evening will include an opportunity to share best practical, answer requests for help, provide some ideas for working with organisations other than schools and to identify what the needs of young people are.
|| Read the report here
Annual Rotary KidsOut Newsletter 2021
Please click December Musings to view letter from (DG) Chris Firth
Please click November Musings to view letter from (DG) Chris Firth
Please click (PI NEWS (issue 3) to view letter from (PI Team) Bernd Langheim
Linda Clarke (district lead) will be talking about the need to create a network of club ambassadors, President Hagop (Rotary Club of Beirut Cedars) will
update on progress and talk about future needs, also normal business to go through
(Approval of Annual Accounts, DG update, other updates) but the focus is
growing community impact at home and overseas.
Please click for the AGENDA (contains link to register to be able to join the meeting at 7pm on-line)
You are invited to this online 'Seminar on Membership' via Zoom, please register in advance by clicking https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYkc-qgrjgsHtZLpK-WrNhf08u2L5VczsKU
You will then receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Please click October Musings to view letter from (DG) Chris Firth
Please click PI NEWS (issue 2) to view letter from (PI Team) Bernd Langheim
Please see the correction for the "Advice to Clubs for Christmas Activities during Covid-19 Pandemic
The workshop will be conducted via Zoom on-line at 7pm on the 29th of October
After a general introduction / catch up the evening will be primarily in two
- a discussion about the way forward with competitions especially Youth Speaks - A Debate and Young Chef
- breakout groups to allow attendees to share what is working for them in respect of youth activities and support they are looking for
If you wish to include other specific topics, please let Andy Jarrett [District Youth Lead] know by the 22nd of October
If you wish to include other specific topics, please let Andy Jarrett know by the 22nd of October
Register in advance for the Workshop at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcsc-2orTwsGdA14SNqLX2aJo_ufdqEnnAe
Please click Mercy Ships to view the Rotary brochure following the announcements of the new Global Mercy as the largest ever Global Grant of $1.125 million. The grant is supplying essential medical equipment for this new and revolutionary vessel.
To book a Zoom talk for your Club and to find out more about the incredible work the amazing volunteers do, please go to: events.mercyships.org.uk or call 01438 727800
With Anti-Slavery Day fast approaching on the 18th October, join Unseen for its flagship free Community Festival. Community groups like yours are doing incredible work across the country, raising awareness and donations to put an end to modern slavery. Learn what modern slavery looks like post Covid-19, connect with other likeminded community groups, and hear how your community group can adapt in this new world.
For further information please view the Online Community Festival
If you or anyone else you know is interested in attending please contact Bob Handley (Bob.email@example.com)
Cotswold Tyndale Rotary will be delighted to supply boxes to any club in the district who wish to use this scheme to help promote Rotary in their area. For just £2 this covers the cost of the box, getting it to you, collecting it and distributing it to E.Europe. it is a wonderful way of making contact with local schools, churches, Tangent groups etc introducing Rotary to them and helping a wonderful cause.
As Cotswold Tyndale hold a stock of boxes we can supply you with as many as you need and can help with providing them on a “ Sale or Return” basis.
For more details contact Derek Aston (firstname.lastname@example.org) for details on how this scheme can help your club. Why not have someone from Shoebox join your next Zoom meeting
The subject is "building a relationship with Facebook" - an informative and entertaining workshop on how to make the most of this tool, speaker Sam Cross.
This subject is very relevant as we enter the next stage of guidance for Rotary meetings. We know that we are not able to hold face to face meetings until the end of this year at least and it looks as if this will extend until April 2021. So we will need to use all the social media tools we can to keep our presence visible.
Register in advance for this meeting please:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Please click SEPTEMBER MUSINGS to view letter from (DG) Chris Firth
Please click PI NEWS (issue 1) to view letter from (PI Team) Bernd Langheim
Interested in becoming a District Team member?
Download/complete the D1100 Officers Nomination application form, obtain approval/sign-off from your Rotary Club and forward your application to the Assistant District Secretary (Colin Hunt: email@example.com) no later than 6th November 2020
In the 2018 -19 Rotary Year, the District 1100 Council agreed financial support to Clubs (working individually or in groups) for events, projects or activities that support membership development and growth.
The 2020/2021 Rotary year is the last of the 3 years agreed by the District Council and at present significant funds are available.
On the 4th of August Lebanon witnessed a human tragedy. At least 171 deaths, 6,000 injuries, $4.7 billion in property damage, and an estimated 300,000 people homeless.
Rotary Club of Beirut Cedars is TAKING ACTION, click to view their "People of Action" Overview Report
D1100 working with D1200 (Somerset and Wiltshire), D1150 (South Wales)
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting, please note the meeting will be recorded.
If you have any questions about this event please contact Mary Adams (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Lebanese Government Response Plan aims at saving lives; providing immediate basic assistance to all affected people; restoring life conditions in the affected areas and implementing a national recovery plan including health, economy, education, social and environment sectors
It is uplifting to hear good news about defeating a virus!
Rotary has played its part though much of the Limelight has been focussed elsewhere by the Media.
Thank you to all our Club members, past and present, who have given so much support to this campaign by Rotary and to me personally over the years.
That we must continue is true but today you can reflect with a smile on the lives you have helped, children and adults, from every corner of Africa and indeed the World.
Click to view article in Time Magazine and a Rotary information release covering the good news and Rotary's role
Message from Chris Firth and Peter Wells -
We both hope that you are planning events within the restrictions of current COVID guidelines. In the past clubs have painted prominent buildings in purple lighting, run events with small bears, sold purple crocus badges and given out crocus bulbs to local causes and amenities, as well as many more innovative activities.
I hope we can continue the creativity of promoting End Polio Now to the wider public and will be delighted to promote what you are planning and to a wider audience.
The National Immunisation Day event that Linda and I took part in was one of the most uplifting and inspiring events in our life and we saw at first hand the power of Rotary.
Thank you for all you have and are doing to support End Polio Now and reminding the world that Rotary was one of the co-founders and has played a full part in the campaign the last 35 years.
Please click AUGUST MUSINGS to view letter from (DG) Chris Firth
We are people of action in District 1100, making a difference in our communities in Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Bristol, Swindon and parts of Monmouthshire, Somerset and Wiltshire.
Our very lively District has 63 active clubs and almost 1,800 members, all serving their communities and having great fun at the same time. We pride ourselves on having a diverse membership: men and women, young and senior, from different walks of life, nationalities and faiths all serving together and with common values.
So, if you are looking to have fun meeting new people and getting actively involved in your local community, there is an increasingly wide variety of options. These can include attending traditional club meetings to enjoy friendship, listening to stimulating speakers on topical issues and assisting local or international humanitarian projects.
Carer Support Wiltshire are delighted to announce that Royal Wootton Bassett & District Rotary Club have chosen to support unpaid carers by selecting them as one of their charities for the year ahead. Read the full media release here.
Despite the unprecedented situation we are currently experiencing, it has been heart warming to see the impact that Rotary is continuing to have in our communities and the connections which members are both maintaining and creating in these challenging times.
As a member of one of the world's largest humanitarian service organisations, you are able to experience a range of significant benefits as part of your subscription. Something that volunteers at other organisations do not have the opportunity to access.
We are committed to adapting the services we offer to members during the COVID-19 pandemic to suit your needs, while continuing to provide the essential support and infrastructure you need to make a difference.
To view the recordings and associated documents from some of the sessions look at the relevant dates under Completed Events.
Managing Anxiety and Stress in these COVID-19 Times
If we are to build emotional resilience in times of stress and unusual behaviour patterns, such as the current COVID-19 Lockdown, we need to focus on five areas. Find out more.
The Rotary Club of the City of Hereford demonstrates how Rotary can really help the local community in a time of crisis - read about it here.
Safety Tips for online meetings have been provided from the Rotary Support Centre, Rotary Committees/Teams and other Rotarians for their Clubs and Districts, and are now offered to other members who may find them useful when hosting or participating in meetings.
In addition, Rotary District 1150 in South Wales has created and supplied its own helpful guide for your use.
Rotary and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have just announced the extension of our fundraising partnership. The Gates Foundation will continue matching donations to Rotary’s PolioPlus program 2-1, up to $50 million every year. Watch the announcement video here.