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New Generations Service

New Generations Service, also known as Youth Opportunities, recognizes the positive change implemented by youth and young adults through leadership development activities such as RYLA, Rotaract and Interact club service projects, and creating international understanding with Rotary Youth Exchange.

Gap Year Students

John Dugmore

Many young people these days are seeking to broaden their experience by undertaking voluntary work, in under-developed countries, during school vacations. The Rotary Club of Southam 2000 appreciated that these trips can be costly for the student and has certain funds available to offer donations to suitable candidates.

Dictionaries For Schools

Jim Sleight

This project is aimed at younger pupils in local primary schools. Each year, the Club has donated special Rotary versions of Usbourne Dictionaries to all pupils in their last year at the schools.

Young Chef

Alan Mudd

In conjunction with Southam College and local businesses we organise the local heat of the Rotary Young Chef competition. We organise the local heat at the college. The winner goes on the the Midlands heat and maybe to the national final.

Mock Interviews

Jim Sleight

Members act as interviewers and provide valuable feedback on these days at Southam College and help the sixth form pupils to prepare for the real thing..

School Enterprise Days

Jim Sleight

Southam 2000 members act as facilitators at the annual Enterprise days at Southam College, helping the pupils to get the most out of the opportunity to prepare and learn skills to help make the most of opportunities in their working lives.

Mablethorpe Holidays

Iain Wilson

This scheme provides holidays for youngsters who would otherwise never enjoy a holiday break to help them re-charge their energies and enjoy a change of scenery. Southam 2000 has sponsored local children taking part for many years.


Dave Roberts

Southam 2000 works closely with Leamington and Warwick Roteract Club (for 18 to 30 year olds), supporting each other's events and fundraising, as well as joining together for meetings regularly


Dave Roberts

Jointly with the Southam club, our club supports an Interact Club (Rotary for 16 to 18 year olds) in Southam College. This is proving very popular with up to 30 members taking apart in their regular activities.

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.

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