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Join the global fight against hunger!

The Food and Agriculture Organization reports that an alarming 870 million people around the world do not have sufficient access to food. Malnutrition is the largest single contributor to disease, according to the UN's Standing Committee on Nutrition. How can our vast Rotary community help alleviate one of the world's most pressing needs? It’s time to take action and join the global fight against hunger and malnutrition!

Join us for a 60-minute webinar to learn how your club and district can develop or expand sustainable projects to help reduce hunger and malnutrition in communities most in need of assistance.

A visit to Atherstone Club

Shelterbox at Atherstone Club meeting

 Solihull Club members, Rtn David Bell, (Vice President & Chairman of International Committee), and Shelterbox Speaker Rtn Ian Courts visited Atherstone Club this Tuesday,  when Ian gave a presentation on Shelterbox.  A warm welcome was given by Atherstone President Frank Salt and his members. They have bought a number of boxes in recent years.

District Council

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 18:30 - 21:00
Regular meeting of the District Council
Arden School, Station Road, Knowle, Solihull, B93 0PT


1. 7pm. Meeting called to order by District Governor and short silence in memory of those called to higher service.

2. Welcome.

3. Apologies for absence - Secretary.

4. Confirmation of Minutes of District Council Meeting held on 21st November 2012 – copy attached.

5. Matters Arising:

6. To confirm the election of DGN (2013/14) who will be DG (2015/16) - Secretary

Build peace and understanding through Intercountry Committees

How has your club celebrated February as World Understanding month? It has been perfect occasion to remind ourselves of our power to promote and build peace in the world and to celebrate Rotary’s many accomplishments toward peace.

Intercountry Committees (ICCs) work to build strong national ties between Rotary clubs or districts in two or more countries. They facilitate home visits, youth and friendship exchanges, international meetings, open dialogue between Rotarians, and cultural activities. They also promote ongoing service and vocational activities that transcend club, district, and national borders.

Literacy In A Box Trust - new DVD available

The Literacy in a Box Trust is proud to announce the launch of its new DVD containing a short and long video on our work. It can be ordered from Friday 1st March.

Meanwhile, please visit our website from Monday 25th February and on our homepage you will be able to preview the new short video. There, you will also find a YouTube link to the longer video, which lasts about 10 minutes and is ideal to use at meetings to inform the audience about Literacy Boxes. If you would like to download either version for use, or wish to have a hard copy of the DVD, please contact the Trust using the contact details on our website.

Jole Rider - All Things Gambian

We have begun training Lamin and Suloman at Jole Rider's BikeFactory Gambia.With their new tools they are showing incredible aptitude. Their big thing is wheels truing sideways and vertically, replacing spokes, replacing rims, and re-building from scratch. This is great for them to learn, as damaged wheels are by far the most common problem in The Gambia.

International Service Committee Newsletter - February 2013

 Latest news from the International Service committee can be found in the February Newsletter, which is now available on the website. This issue includes:

  • NEW – International Pull-up displays - a set of four is now available from the RIBI shop.
  • National Immunisation Day India January 2013 - thirty two volunteers from RIBI travel to India, to administer polio vaccinations to local children, as part of National Immunisation Day.
  • Pahar Trust - Nepal. Clubs in District 1100 fund a school in Nepal in partnership with the Pahar Trust.
  • Global Peace Forum in Derry, Londonderry. The Rotary  Club of Londonderry in partnership with the University of Ulsters International Conflict Research Institute will host a Global Peace Forum from the 24th-26th May 2013

Shelterbox appoints a new CEO

After a rigorous recruitment process, the Board of ShelterBox is pleased to announce that Alison Wallace will take over as its new Chief Executive Officer from April 2013. Alison is a New Zealander, a law and commerce graduate and joins ShelterBox from Amnesty International where she has demonstrated outstanding leadership skills. She is an excellent communicator and team player with a track record in fundraising and strategy development.

Communities in the Samfya District urgently need your support this World Water Day, 22 March 2013

Life in Samfya District is incredibly hard; roughly one in ten people have access to a safe water source and fewer than one in 100 have access to somewhere safe to go to the toilet. Several times a day women and children begin the long, tiring journey to collect unsafe water. Water that they know will make them ill and even worse, could kill them.

ShelterBox Operations Information - February 2013

Australia – Flooding


Mike Greenslade (AU), Andrew Gauci (AUS)


Torrential rains and swollen rivers have damaged thousands of homes across New South Wales and Queensland and left some communities short of power, food and water. An Australian-based SRT is assessing the need in New South Wales .

Mozambique – Flooding


Tracey Wilson (SA), David Good (SA)