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Heart of England Rotary


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The District brings together 63 Clubs and some 1,650 Rotarians in an area centred on Birmingham and the West Midlands and including parts of Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Staffordshire. From Lichfield in the North to Shipston-on-Stour in the South, from Rugby in the East to Bewdley in the West we serve those multi-racial communities which are truly at England's heart.

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Shipston Rotary Presentation Evening at Townsend Hall

Contact: 
Fay Ivens

Tuesday, 10th October 2017, 7.00 for 7.30 pm.

This is Shipston Rotary's big night of the year.

We invite the charities we support to come and enjoy a convivial evening, including buffet supper, to receive donation cheques and to watch a brief presentation, including video, of what Rotary, especially Shipston Rotary, does.

Do come along, the evening is open to anyone, but please call Fay Ivens, the organiser, if you would like to attend, so she knows numbers for catering, on 01608 662133 or fayivens@aol.com.

The cost, covering the meal and glass of wine, is £12.

Cotswold Tour d'Ilmington

Contact: 
Bob Armstrong

     1st July 2018 10:00 am from Newbold-on-Stour Village Hall                      

Last year nearly 250 cyclists took part and it was a great family day out. The unique blend of 2 rides included the same 10 mile flat/family ride, as last year, with refreshments half way round, and an 'undulating' ride of more than 30 miles for the more experienced cyclist.

Winter Trio

Club or Group: 
Southam 2000
Date and Time: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 10:00 - 12:00
The first of our three 10km races in the Run for Rotary Winter Trio
Location: 
Draycote Water, Kites Hardwick, Warwickshire CV23 8AB

For information about entries see our Run for Rotary web site.

Southam Big Chef Little Chef

Recipe for Soup

Southam 2000 Rotary Club recently supported a training course for parents in partnership with Warwickshire County Council Adult and Community Learning, Fosse Foodbank at Southam and Southam and District Children’s Centre. The purpose was to explore cooking and food with users of the foodbank. The course ran over four weeks and provided a free creche for participants. As can be seen from the pictures below, the courses were thoroughly enjoyed and produced some impressive results; enjoyed by both the participants and helpers!

Rotary Club supports The Shakespeare Hospice in Southam

Annette Jackson, President Rotary Club of Southam 2000 with the Hospice at Home nurses, displaying the new Syringe Drive

The Rotary Club of Southam 2000 has raised £1185 to buy a Syringe Drive for The Shakespeare Hospice. The Syringe Drive allows the hospice nurses to regulate a constant feed of medicine to a patient over a 24 hour period in their own homes.

A Syringe Drive is often used towards the end of a patients’ life and helps them to feel more comfortable. Hospice at Home Nurse, Chrissie MacDonald says “Although they are very expensive items, they are invaluable to the team and to the patients that use them. This is the third Syringe Drive our hospice has.”

The Buzz of a Good Club

Community or Club?

 Who are the workers this Month?

It is the members of the Rotary Club of Lichfield at their weekly meeting. They compete for each others attention, attempting to get the show on the road.

Rotarians Show 'Gemutlichkeit'

The Mayor together with the two Club Presidents, demonstrating international 'gemutlichkeit'.

Last weekend the President of the Rotary Club of Solihull St Alphege, Nav Sharma and his wife Tracy, warmly welcomed as their guests Rtn Benno Stinner, President of the Rotary Club of Stade, in Lower Saxony, Germany, his wife Gabi together with 7 other Stade Rotarians.

The Zuri project Uganda

Keith McDavid – Rotary Club of Knowle and Dorridge

You may recall we arranged to get some pencils for the above charity from Workington Rotary Club which relations of Tom collected from Whitehaven and Tom collected from them and brought the pencils to Knowle. Well the pencils have now arrived in Uganda free of any transport costs, as they were included in a container that included a generator that was being donated by a local company that supports the Zuri Project. So all in all this was a win, win situation for everybody.

Nepal Press Release

Villagers celebrating the inauguration of their new Community Centre.jpg

In April 2015, an earthquake of 7.6 on the Richter scale struck the historic district of Gorkha in Nepal, northwest of Kathmandu. Over 9,000 lives were lost and estimated 8 million people, almost one-third of the population, have been impacted by the earthquake.

Members of the Rotary Club of North Worcestershire, together with the  Rotary Club of Damauli in Nepal, decided the best way to provide support was to help fund the reconstruction of the devastated Community Centre in the rural area of Dharmpani, Tanahun West Nepal; the epicentre of the earthquake.

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