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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.


President Bill Elliott presents a cheque to Al Sutton

 The Club welcomed a visit from Al and Pam Sutton, founder members of the charity TroopAid, to talk about how the charity helps injured servicemen from Iraq, Afganistan and other war-torn areas.  We presented a cheque for £200 to Al to support their work.

Link to the TroopAid website.


Buttons for Trade Aid

Button Sorting in Action

Trade Aid is a Rotary charity which helps local people restart their lives after devastating floods, earthquakes, hurricanes and other disasters. The University of the Third Age (U3A) and the Rotary Club of Rugby Saturday Breakfast have set up a joint project to play their part.

They are collecting used buttons, zips and flat irons to send to Trade Aid. To help sort the buttons, they enlisted the help of the 7th Rugby (Bilton) Hurricane Beaver Colony. The colony members thoroughly enjoyed a task. It also helped them to earn a badge for charity work.

Planting In Southam

Tessa Sadler

Southam 2000 supports the Southam in Bloom project which places plants at a number of locations around the town, helping to brighten op the day for residents and visitors alike..

Carnival and Beer Tent

Richard Hall

Each year at Southam Carnival we arrange the procession and the bucket collection which goes along with it.  We have been running the beer tent at the Carnival for many years as a fundraiser, although results are very weather dependent!

Blackpool Holidays

Rod Dyer

Each year, normally in May, we organise low-cost holidays for some of the older citizens of Southam and the surrounding villages.  We arrange a coach and accommodation, and help with local transport.

Around the Clubs in December


A lovely story from the Birmingham club’s January newsletter from Douglas MacDonald

Whilst on duty at the Sleigh before Christmas a man placed some coins in my collecting tin and then said “are you the same Rotary as the one which ran the Training Centre in New Canal Street in the 1980s”. I was pleased to confirm his belief and he then explained that having been made redundant he had taken a course in metalwork at the Training Centre subsequently gaining full employment until his recent retirement.

District 1060 Topics for December

RIBI Health and Safety and Insurance policies: a new 57-page document sets out the organisation’s Health and Safety Policies. Below is a five-point précis that should clear up the entire H & S issue. The full document is available on request from Alcester or on line on the RIBI web site.

Rotary Tree of Light 2010

Sue Adams

The Charities supported by the Rotary Club of Alcester and Alcester Alauna in 2010 will be

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