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Community Service

Community Service is the opportunity Rotary clubs have to implement club projects and activities that improve life in the local community.



On Tuesday 13th January 2015, Jo Payne with a colleague visited the Coventry North Rotary Club and gave a talk regarding the Air Ambulance Service, which was well received. Many questions were asked and the meeting finished with Jo receiving a cheque from the Club for the charity.
Photographs were taken by Brian Sharp to mark the occasion.

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On Tuesday 9th December 2014, Richard Greenway came to the Club and gave a talk about the Coventry Community Responder's work. We had an enjoyable lunch (as can be seen in the photograph). He was given a cheque for his charity by President Peter and wished every success with his future plans to become a doctor.

URGENT KidsOut Magical Christmas at Drayton Manor Park 8 December

KidsOut in conjunction with Drayton Manor Park have organised a Special Christmas Day Out at the the theme park on Monday 8 December 2014.

There are 400 FREE places (including Carers) available for children with special needs. Yes, this is FREE OF CHARGE.Transport to /from Drayton Manor Park is not included.

Due to the limited number of places, they will be allocated on a 'first come, first served basis'.

winter church night shelter

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On 29th July 2014, John Clark gave a talk to Coventry North Rotary Club and guests, including  Inner Wheel members, about the Night Shelters at seven different churches in the City.

Accommodation was offered with a supper and a light breakfast for up to 20 homeless people each night, from January to March.

Solihull Rotary Club - sports for the less able bodied at Langley School


Each year, Solihull Rotary Club has organised a range of sporting activities for the less able bodied at Langley School.  Competitors take part in many different games: curling, skittles, pool, bowls and many table games. All of these get very competitive at times and judges have to be very firm!! Catering is done by our Inner Wheel Club and they sell some lovely cakes and buns! The games are usually opened by the Mayor of Solihull.

Special Olympics Presentation

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The Rotary Club of North Worcestershire donated £200 from their Charity Fund to the Worcestershire Special Olympics and invited Dave Foster President Elect to assist in their annual Awards Evening. The organization was formed in 1988 in Redditch with the purpose of providing year round sports training, competitions and development in a variety of Olympic type sports for children and adults with learning difficulties.

Support for St Basils charity

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At a recent meeting of our Club, Ann Morton from homeless charity St Basils gave a presentation on the work of the charity, operating in Birmingham and in Redditch. St Basils works across the West Midlands with young people aged 16-25 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, and Ann's presentation outlined the impressive scope o


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 Strange as it may seem, the photograph does not show two old tramps who have found a new home and a bottle of bubbly to celebrate, it is actually Past President Alan Millichip and Rotarian Ian Watkins celebrating the relaunch of Foley Infants' School's Goodfriendship. It started life as a 6' by 8' shed on the school field. A prow and stern were added and it became a play area for children. Sadly, over the years the roof leaked and the paint peeled and it was no longer a suitable place for children to play.

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