JULY 2020 UPDATE
Please click MUSINGS LETTER from District 1100
District Governor (DG) Christ Firth
Welcome to Rotary District 1100
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.
Interested in finding out more?
Rotary Pledges Support for Carers in New Partnerships
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.
Through COVID-19 and beyond
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.
District 1100 Assembly 2020
To view the recordings and associated documents from some of the sessions look at the relevant dates under Completed Events.
District response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
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.
Bill Gates continues support for End Polio
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.