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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Through the personal help of Amarjit Nandra of the Rotary Club of Aston, Keith McDavid has been working very closely with the Sikh Channel Aid; a not for profit TV channel here in Birmingham; which transmits to the Sikh community throughout the UK, Western Europe and Toronto, on channel 840.
30 cyclists did the 10 mile 'Tour' fun bike ride on Sunday 21st June (Fathers Day) starting and finishing at Talton Mill Cafe beside the River Stour.
Thanks to generous sponsorship as well as the £10 entry fee a substantial amount was raised for Prostate Cancer Awareness, specifically the Graham Fulford Trust.
It was so successful we may do it again next year!
Please phone Bob Armstrong on 07855 744868
Photos: Preparing for the Grand Depart
Rotary 'Kids Out' visit to Drayton Manor Park
8th June was the start of “Carers Week” and Drayton Manor opened their Park for a large number of Young Carers from all over the Midlands. Five youngsters from South Warwickshire, plus a Training Assistant and two members of Shipston Rotary enjoyed a thrilling day out. The enthusiasm of the Young Carers was boundless as they sampled rides all over the park all day.
Following the tragic earthquake that hit Nepal last weekend, Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland has pledged its support to help victims with long term support.
Rotary’s Donation Trust has been set up for the Nepal Earthquake Appeal, which will provide support for sustainable community projects once the immediate emergency has been dealt with.
During the talk he will provide an insight into jewels of the worlds royalty and superstars. All money raised will go to Rotary supported charities.
Tickets cost £10. For more information contact Arthur Baker from Rotary Club of Stourbridge on firstname.lastname@example.org
Solihull students get ‘green’ at innovative event
Over 400 secondary school students from 20 schools in and around Solihull took part in an interactive ‘green’ event which investigated local sustainable business models and cutting edge technologies.
The latest GLP Annual Report makes excellent reading & reveals the great success of the 2014/15 campaign, to which 3 of our D-1060 Clubs contributed (Kenilworth, Rugby Dunsmore & Tamworth). It will enable the substantial & worthwhile work of the Project to continue & develop further.
The new campaign has now been launched & we aim to improve on last year’s success.
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.
Cyclone PAM has caused mass devastation in the archipelago of Vanuatu. Within days Rotary Box Schemes have gone into action to help deliver shelter, water filters and humanitarian aid to the islands.
As of today 17th March 2015, only military flights are allowed in with all commercial flights on hold.