Heart of England Rotary
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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A successful Pro-Am Golf competition was once again held at Copt Heath Golf Club when £8000 was raised in support of local charities. Presentations were made to both Acorns Children's Hospice and Dream Makers each receiving £2500. Our thanks to all those who supported us and gave us sponsorship to make this such a successful event.
Tickets on sale now at £40.00 each.
We are holding a SPRING BALL to raise funds for the charity TROOP AID who do a tremendous job helping our troops.
Shipston Rotary and Niche of Shipston have joined forces to present a FASHION EVENING on Thursday March 26th in the Townsend Hall Sheep Street Shipston on Stour at 7.0pm for 7.30. Tickets are only £10 which includes excellent wines and canapes on arrival. Niche is a specialist ladies’ clothes shop offering a great selection of styles and accessories from carefully selected labels in a range of fabrics, shapes and designs which blend and co-ordinate with each other to create your own individual style.
Eleven brave souls stood on the scales as the Kinver Rotary Club sponsored slim started with a weigh-in on January 3rd. Three ladies and eight men, ranging in weight from 10 stones 11 lbs to 16 stones 2lbs and totalling 150 stones 8 lbs between them started their six week slim to raise funds for transport to get poorer children from Rohtak in India into education. The weigh-out will be on February 14th, so the slimmers will be able to enjoy a glass or two of bubbly with their Valentine!
I give below a brief description of Warwick Rotary Club's plans: -
There have been cultural links between Warwickshire and Bo for the last four years, including teacher exchanges, and school project support from Leamington and Warwick Rotarians, led by a Leamington based charity which promotes educational and vocational links. The link between Warwick and Bo is therefore established.
Shelter Box is currently deployed in Iraq, Mexico, Nepal, Niger, Philippines, Syria. The attached operations report contains further details about where Shelter Box is active and what they are providing to support communities in need of humanitarian aid.
Public donations are vital to ShelterBox’s continuing work. To make a donation please ring 0300 0300 500 or go to www.shelterbox.org to donate online and get the latest updates on their response to disasters around the world.
The DEC has launched an appeal for the people affected by the Ebola Crisis
Lichfield Rotary Club have responded to the Rotary national appeal to support aid work addressing the Ebola epidemic in Africa. A cheque to Medecins Sans Frontieres has just been dispatched; and a further commitment to a special event to raise some more funds for MSF is being arranged. Well done fellow Rotarians at Lichfield Rotary Club!