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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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Sheepwalk Shocker - 10k Race

Club or Group: 
Kinver
Date and Time: 
Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 09:30 - 13:00
The 2016 Sheepwalks Shocker 10k and Sheepwalks Shuffle 2k Family Run – Sunday 2nd October;
Location: 
Enville Hall, Stourbridge. DY7 5HD

The 2016 Sheepwalks Shocker 10k and Sheepwalks Shuffle 2k Family Run – Sunday 2nd October;

Web page http://www.the-sheepwalk-shocker.co.uk/home

NEW FOR 2016

New Course for both runs, new race names to reflect the environment of the event - stunning rugged countryside with challeges

The 2k family fun run starts at 9.30am followed by the 10k Run which starts at 10.15am. Be sure to join us once again for a fun-filled day.

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.

AquaBox receives the Queens Award for Voluntary Service

AquaBox has recently received  the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service 2016. This is the highest award given to local volunteer groups in the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. It is the MBE for volunteer groups!

The trustees would like to thank all those who have supported AquaBox over the years and made this recognition possible. 

1060 District International Newsletter - Spring 2016

The Spring edition of District 1060's International Newsletter features;

  • Literacy in a Box
  • Rotary Shoebox Scheme
  • Azad Choudhury Academy School
  • Helping Hands in Peru
  • CT Scanner Project - India
  • Guatemala Literacy project
  • Toilets for Sri Lankan Schools Project
  • Club and District News

Enjoy the read!

Rotary Cars in the Park 2016

Club or Group: 
Lichfield St Chad
Date and Time: 
Saturday, July 2, 2016 (All day) - Sunday, July 3, 2016 (All day)
Location: 
Lichfield Beacon Park

One of the largest events of it's type in the UK - a chance to see thousands of new, classic and customised cars all in one place. The event is one of the main events in Lichfield's summer calendar of events and in 2015 raised £32,000 for charity.

Midlands Air Ambulance will be the main charity again for this years event.

Rotarians with 'interesting' cars are invited to come along as a 'single entry'.

Rotarians willing to help out with the running of this major event are always welcome.

Tour d'Ilmington, David Lockwood Memorial Cycle Ride

Contact: 
Bob Armstrong
Flat route

Sunday 3rd July 10.0 am; Newbold-on-Stour Village Hall

The inaugural Tour in 2015 was a great success. This year there are two rides, a flat fun ride: 10 miles, and a hilly ride: 20 miles.

The rides start and finish at Newbold-on-Stour Village Hall, which is behind the Village Green. You should be at the start at 10.0am to be in time for the 'Grand Depart'. Refreshments will be available at start, finish and at the refreshment point near Ilmington en route.

Contact Bob Armstrong on 07855 744868 (email: bob.armstrong@clara.co.uk) to register.

Our members fighting polio in India

Rotarian Rosemary and May in India

Two Local Rotarians from Leamington Spa Regency Rotary Club flew out last weekend to support National Immunisation Day by travelling to the most at risk areas of India to immunise thousands of children against Polio.

Fresh Water for Kititi in Uganda

Vice President inaugurates water bore hole

The village of Kititi in south-east Uganda now has clean water for the first time, thanks to funding provided to Planting for Hope Uganda by Kinver and Bewdley Rotary Clubs, supported by a matching grant from Rotary District 1060. Until now the villagers have had a long walk to fetch and carry filthy unhygienic water back to the village.

Rota Kids in Rugby

Presentation of the awards.

The Rotary Club of Rugby Saturday Breakfast recently celebrated the charter of the first Rota Kids Club at Eastlands Primary School  Rugby.

Following on from collecting their Young Citizen award in Birmingham,  for writing, recording, acting and filming their own DVD on Cyber Bullying the School now holds fortnightly Rota Kids meetings.

Rotarians from the club and District Governor Elect, Peter Roberts, attended the school assembly to present the children with their certificates.

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