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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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Harold Porter

Harold Porter has been a Rotarian for some 50 years. He had a distinguished career in the UK Fire Service, including vital secret work at the height of the Cold War. And yet a nicer and more unassuming man it would be difficult to find. He hopes soon to move closer to his family in the west country. Shipston Rotary club President, David Dawkins, presented Harold with a memento, a photo of all the Club members.

Rotary Victorian Evening

The Rotary Victorian Evening

The Victorian Evening is the evocative start to the Christmas festive season in Shipston. The town lights and Christmas tree lights are switched on after Carols from the Primary School Choir, then there is the dramatic arrival, we hope, of Father Christmas who will process, possibly with his accompanying elves, to his grotto. No it's not the London Eye just a small children's ferris wheel.

Tour d'Ilmington, David Lockwood Memorial Cycle Ride

Bob Armstrong
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Yes we are doing it again.

Sunday 2nd July 2017.

(This happens to be the second day of the Tour de France.)

Start will be Newbold-on-Stour Village Hall.

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.

Dragon Boat Racing

Club or Group: 
Edgbaston Convention
Date and Time: 
Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 10:00 - 16:00
The Rotary Clubs of Edgbaston Convention and Birmingham Breakfast are holding a charity Dragon Boat Race Day
Edgbaston Reservoir, Birmingham B16 9EE

What is Dragon Boat Racing?

Dragon Boat Racing is an ancient Chinese tradition over 2000 years old and one of Britain’s most competitive water sports. It is a great way to raise money and it is spectacular, colourful and exciting fun.

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.

Sheepwalk Shocker - 10k Race

Club or Group: 
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;
Enville Hall, Stourbridge. DY7 5HD

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

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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

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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. 

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