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This area of the site is mainly aimed at Rotarians in the District.

Birmingham Children’s Hospital Cancer Appeal

The following is circulated with permission of DG Bryan.  Please see the BCH web site or log on to see the attached PDF Leaflet and Letter.

"I am the community fundraiser for Birmingham Children’s Hospital and I would like to introduce Heart of England Rotary Clubs to our Children’s Cancer Centre Appeal.

President's Handover for Rotary Club of Redditch

Past President Mike Oustromoff hands over to Noel Pritchard

 Our meeting today saw outgoing President Mike Ostroumoff hand over the chain of office to President-Elect Noel Pritchard. Mike gave a brief outline of his year in office, which featured a growing membership, a series of successful fund-raising and social events and support for a number of local charities. In addition, through Foundation, the club had made a significant contribution to the campaign to eradicate Polio.

Oklahoma disaster Aid Update

"Diaster Aid USA is deploying to Oklahoma to help the survivors of this horrific F-4 tornado. At this time we know whole communities have been wiped out and at least 51 dead with school children among the them, as two schools were totally destroyed. Response Team members from Louisiana and Texas are preparing to leave for affected towns. During hurricane Isaac the team provided water filtration systems, debris removal, mental health counseling, ham radio access and incident command support. Please donate to any amount to help our team help the survivors and first responders."

ShelterBox responds to flooding in Uganda


A ShelterBox Response Team (SRT) has just landed in Uganda as continuous heavy rains in the western Kasese region have caused the ‘worst flooding since 1976’, according to the country’s authorities and media reports.

Uganda National Rotary alerted ShelterBox Operations department describing the disaster:

‘… Rains have wreaked havoc in Kasese District… at least six people have been killed… thousands of homes washed away, a hospital inundated, and roads made impassable… the immediate needs are shelter, blankets, water filtration…’

The Guatemala Literacy Project

The Rotary Club of Kenilworth would like to invite Rotary Clubs, in District 1060, to join them in supporting The Guatemala Literacy Project. This is a wonderful example of international Rotary cooperation which is already is the subject of a global grant. They will be the first UK Rotary Club to join the project.

Rtn. John Stanton writes

The Rotary Club of Kenilworth has had over the years a wide range of international projects to support, water & literacy being prominent interests.

We have become increasingly aware of the severe problems of poverty, domestic violence & serious lack of privilege suffered by children in Guatemala. Guatemala is considered to be the most illiterate & least educated region in the Western Hemisphere. The Mayan Indian communities suffer systemic poverty, illiteracy & inequality.


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Rtn David Grant, Chairman of District 9400 Disaster Relief Committee recently asked for our help to alleviate the flooding disaster that has displaced tens of thousands of families in southern Mozambique. David is a member of the RC of Kayalami in Johannesburg, and his District covers the north east of South Africa, Swaziland, and the southern half of Mozambique. We were able to respond within 12 hours to which he commented ‘This really is Rotary in Action!’


Staff from CAFOD partner, Caritas Lebanon distribute shelter materials to new arrivals in Lebanon. Photo credit: Caritas Suisse/

Today marks 40 days since the DEC launched its Syria Crisis Appeal.Fierce fighting across Syria has caused millions of people to flee their homes. Some remain in the country while others have fled across the border to the relative safety of neighbouring countries Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Iraq.

Thanks to our generous supporters, the Syria Crisis Appeal has so far raised over £13 million. Even as the fighting continues to rage across Syria, our member agencies are telling us about the amazing work they are doing. The kind donations from DEC supporters has helped to make this work possible. Our member agencies are working round the clock to get food, clean water, sanitation and shelter to refugees and others in need.

District Executive

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 19:00 - 21:00

Bikes for Africa

Jole Rider Bikes stacked in the container

Ninety-seven bikes were delivered to the Bike Shed at Tetbury to be prepared for shipment to Africa.

There were three from RC Handsworth, twelve from RC Edgbaston Convention, one from Birmingham and eighty-one from the King Edward VI Five Ways Interact Club. Handsworth, Edgbaston Convention and Birmingham clubs also donated a total of over £430 to support the transport of the bikes.

Areas in the District for 2013/14

The following areas will come into force on 1 July 2013.