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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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1060 District International Newsletter - Autumn 2016

The Autumn edition of District 1060's International Newletter features;

  • ShelterBox
  • Aqua Box
  • The Donations Trust
  • Club news
  • The Guatemala Literacy Project
  • Abesu Woman's Housing Co-operative - Zambia
  • Bwengu Project - Malawi
  • Rotary District 1060 International Projects Conference 2016
  • The Big Give 2016

The Foundation page features; Rotary Ride 2017, Purple4polio and a Global Grant Project in Korea.

Enjoy the read!


1060 District International Newsletter - Summer 2016

The Summer edition of 1060's International Newsletter features;

  • Tools for Self-Relience 
  • Tukongote Community Projects
  • The Wheelchair Foundation UK - Tanzania
  • Human and Hope Association
  • Rotary Lends a Hand in Nepal
  • Aquabox award
  • Manisha UK - Nepal's Deprived Children
  • The Zuri project - Uganda
  • RI Convention 2016

The Foundation page features Purple for Polio and the Rotary Bear.

Enjoy the read!

Rotary Victorian Evening

The Rotary Victorian Evening

December 2nd 2016 in Town Square from 6pm to 8pm

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.


Club or Group: 
Date and Time: 
Friday, November 18, 2016 - 19:30 - 22:00
Teams of four are invited to join us for our popular annual quiz at the Nelson Club in Stockton. The quiz will start promptly at 8.00 p.m. so arrive in time to get yourself a drink and take it upstairs. Please book by phoning Bill on 813873.
Napton Road, Stockton, Southam CV47 8JU

2016 Santa Sleigh Dates

The routes for the annual tour of the area by Kinver Rotary Club’s Christmas sleigh have been finalised.  Once again the club will be supporting the High Street traders on their late night shopping event and their Small Business Support initiative when, for the first time, the sleigh will be sited in a grotto. Also the sleigh will be making a repeat visit to the Santa Jog organised by the Mary Stevens Hospice.The door-to-door collections will start at 6.00 each evening for completion by 9.00 p.m.. All proceeds will will, as usual, be distributed among local charities.

Burns Night

Club or Group: 
Southam 2000
Date and Time: 
Friday, January 20, 2017 - 20:00 - 23:00
Join us to celebrate the Scottish bard. Traditional Burns Night meal and five special whiskeys to taste. Tickets, £32.50
Harbury Village Hall, South Parade, Harbury, CV33 9JE
Portrait of Burns

We will have a Piper to play, a Haggis to “cut you up wi' ready slight”, and to be addressed in the traditional way.  We have an excellent set of Whiskies to taste as well, plus a classic Burns Night Supper.

Dragon Boat Racing

Club or Group: 
Edgbaston Convention
Date and Time: 
Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 10:00 - 16:00
The Rotary Club of Edgbaston Convention is 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.

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.

Tour d'Ilmington, David Lockwood Memorial Cycle Ride

Bob Armstrong
Bike ride, setting off.jpg

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.

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