In the next 30 days...
Wednesday 27th September 2023 - Saturday 21st October 2023
RC Newton Abbot Rotary Newton Abbot are collecting old Laptops , Tablets and Smartphones to send to Ukraine.more
Wednesday 4th October 2023 -
RC Bodmin Meal and Meeting at Westberry Hotel. District Governor Visit.
Thursday 19th October 2023
District Event: Meeting for the District Team on Zoom.
Friday 20th October 2023 - Monday 30th October 2023
RC E-club Southwest Peninsula At various locations in South Molton, Ottery S Mary, Honiton and Tavistock.more
Thursday 26th October 2023
District Event: A Zoom meeting for Presidents, President Elects, secretaries and the District Team.
Saturday 28th October 2023
RC Yelverton Tickets £15ph to include food. At Yelverton memorial Hall PL20 6AL
Tuesday 31st October 2023
RC Saltram Plympton Presentation of the proceeds from our Classic Car Show 2023 to Devon Air Ambulance Trust.
Following communications seeking advice with regard to the disasters which have affected Morocco and Libya, a number of clubs are planning public collections over the coming days.
Rotary District 1175 are working with ShelterBox to establish how we can assist in this situation.
A ShelterBox emergency assessment team will arrive in Marrakesh in the next day or so to find out what support is needed following the earthquake, and if they are well placed to help. Their teams will be assessing the damage as well as speaking with local people, authorities, organisations, and the Rotary network as they try to understand how many people are without adequate shelter. ShelterBox are in contact with D9010 via their District Governor.
The flooding in eastern Libya, which has caused widespread destruction in the city of Derna, has been sudden and devastating. ShelterBox are carefully monitoring the situation as it unfolds, and the humanitarian need becomes clearer. More than 30,000 people are displaced according to the UN and we are considering whether a ShelterBox response is possible to support people affected. ShelterBox will use their response criteria to make sure they are using their time, money, and people in the most effective way.
Therefore, any immediate, planned fundraising activity from Rotary Clubs in light of the above disasters need to be aware that the money raised will be contributed to their general fund and used wisely by ShelterBox to help people made homeless by conflict or disaster – wherever the need is greatest.
Donations to ShelterBox can be made via their website at www.shelterbox.org/donate
You can find out more about the conference here:
Rotary International Vision Statement
Our 2023/24 Rotary International President Gordon MacInally's theme for his year of office is Create Hope in The World. He has said:
"My vision is that Rotary should exist everywhere in a style to suit everyone who has the desire to be part of us and to help us do good in the world,".
Reasons to join Rotary:
Rotarians Eliminating Malaria in Tanzaniamore
ShelterBox - providing emergency shelter and vital supplies following a disastermore
Literacy in a Box - to provide every child with basic education materialsmore
End Polio Now - we’re so close to eradicating this diseasemore