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

Grand Canyon Trek - May 2012

I have decided to get out my walking boots and take up this challenge! The new building is well underway but an additional £4,000,000 is needed to complete it. I stood on a few street corners rattling collecting tins in 2011 but I've decided more drastic action is now needed!

Stones Standing for Life -Katherine's Wood, Lavender Hall Park, Balsall Common

 Stones Standing for Life -Katherine's Wood, Lavender Hall Park, Balsall Common

Rotarians from three local clubs, Meriden, Solihull and Knowle & Dorridge, gathered with twenty plus friends and family at Katherine's Wood, Lavender Hall Park, Balsall Common, Saturday last, to witness perhaps the final stage of Meriden Rotary's woodland project, the unveiling by the Mayor of Solihull, Cllr Irene Chamberlain, of three Standing Stones dedicated to Life and Life's Essentials, Health, Happiness and Harmony.

Special Needs Football

Special Needs Football: Preparing to kick.

Now in its 14th year, 220 pupils took part in the Rotary District Special Needs Football Festival, held at Aston Villa Football Club Academy on 10th October 2011.

A total of 17 schools entered 31 teams from an area that is centred on Birmingham and the West Midlands, and includes parts of Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Staffordshire.

The competition was run by the Wylde Green Rotary and Inner Wheel Clubs.

Festival Organiser Nick Thurston of the Wylde Green Rotary Club said:

District Council 21st September 2011 - Summary

IPDG David Butler presented his Personal Governor’s Citation to:

  • Rtn. Malcolm Overend – Development/Training within 1060 and his help at Assembly
  • Rtn. Mike Deathridge – help on PR/Communications and with DG’s Newsletter
  • Rtn. Jan Denning – voluntary work on dentistry in Kenya and Shelter Box Week for Japan.

A Chain for Youth

The Junior Chain is presented in Solihull

 As the outgoing Mayor and Mayoress of Solihull (Rotarians Ian & Sheila Courts, of the Meriden Club) prepared to hand back their chains of office, they decided to leave the borough a brand new piece of jewellery – a “Junior Mayoral Chain”.

The junior chain will be available for borough schools to use during their youth council meetings – it will be worn by the chair of the meeting – to help them learn about local democracy.

Youth Councils are a common feature of most schools now and the Mayor and Mayoress have even taken part in one school council meeting during their year in office. They have also been fascinated, and very impressed, by their many meetings with children and young people and the quality of debates that they have hosted in the Council Chamber, involving not just schools, but also scout groups and others.

Lutterworth Charity Golf Day

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The Rotary club of Rugbys Charity Golf day at Lutterworth Golf Club raised £1000 for Rotary Charities. President John Vickers teeing off the event. Some of the participants Geoff Kennedy, Mark Furber,Kevin Kiernan and Rex Pogson

Macmillan Nurses,the Presidents Charity

Presentation to Macmillan Cancer Support

Karen Shortt - Macmillan Nurses fund raising manager for the Coventry and Warwickshire region receiving a cheque from President John Vickers for £2500.

Blackpool Holidays

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A group of Rugby folk going off on a weeks holiday organised by The Rotary Club of Rugby and Blackpool Hoteliers

District Service Projects Committee

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 19:30 - 21:30
Location: 
Arden Hotel, Coventry Road, Bickenhill, Solihull B92 0EH

 Agenda is attached for Rotarians.

Rotary Memorabilia

Rugby Rotary Memorabilia

In August, 1997 the Rotary Club of Rugby launched its Rotary Mugs Project to be followed by Plates and Jewel Boxes - to date upwards of £16,000 has been raised for Rotary Foundation. These fine bone china items with 22 carat gold trim can be decorated with the names of all club members, President, Past Presidents, and District Governors and or commemorate special events. They are excellent mementoes of a year in office, an anniversary or a record of your club.   A local icon or landmark and a Rotary roundel can be incorporated in the artwork.

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