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1060 District International Newsletter - Spring 2016

The Spring edition of District 1060's International Newsletter features;

  • Literacy in a Box
  • Rotary Shoebox Scheme
  • Azad Choudhury Academy School
  • Helping Hands in Peru
  • CT Scanner Project - India
  • Guatemala Literacy project
  • Toilets for Sri Lankan Schools Project
  • Club and District News

Enjoy the read!

Special Speaker & Fellowship Evening at the RC of Solihull St Alphege

Club or Group: 
Solihull St Alphege
Date and Time: 
Monday, May 9, 2016 - 19:30 - 22:00
We are welcoming to our Club on Monday evening 9th May Rotarian Jane Walker MBE PHF. Jane is the CEO & Founder of The Philippine Community Fund
Holiday Inn in Homer Road Solihull B91 3QD

A number of You may have heard Jane at the D1060 Conference in Cardiff last October.  Jane has spoken to a  number of District Conferences & was a guest speaker at the RIBI 2014 Conference. 

Jane is the founder of PCF, a British charity that provides education, food, health care & skills training to families living in abject poverty on dump sites in & around the poorest slums of Manila.

District 1060 Rotary Foundation Seminar 2016

Date and Time: 
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 08:30 - 12:30
The Rotary Foundation is our own charity and makes an amazing difference both in the UK and worldwide. In order to receive a grant from The Rotary Foundation, all primary sponsor clubs involved must be qualified by their District. This event is the best opportunity to receive the grant management training to satisfy the terms of The Rotary Foundation for participating in Grant Projects. Find out how you and your club can engage with your charity, and allow a gift to be sent to those in need at home or abroad. This event also provides a great opportunity to see how Rotary Foundation funds are put to good use by listening to a Rotary Peace Fellow from The University of Bradford. Charge is £6.00 which can be paid on the door but please let Roger Phillips know you are coming. Rtn. Roger Phillips 0121 353 4569 |
The Tally-Ho Conference Centre (Trophy Suite) Pershore Road Edgbaston Birmingham B15 7RN

Fresh Water for Kititi in Uganda

Vice President inaugurates water bore hole

The village of Kititi in south-east Uganda now has clean water for the first time, thanks to funding provided to Planting for Hope Uganda by Kinver and Bewdley Rotary Clubs, supported by a matching grant from Rotary District 1060. Until now the villagers have had a long walk to fetch and carry filthy unhygienic water back to the village.

District under 12’s 5–a–Side Football Tournament

Date and Time: 
Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 10:00 - 15:00
FA Centre of Excellence, St Georges Park, Burton upon Trent

We are eager to build on the success of the last 3 years of this 5-a-side football tournament instigated by District 1220 (Derbyshire), with the finals held at the on Sunday 5 June 2016, it is hoped that this will develop into an annual ‘RIBI u12 Youth Football Competition’, with teams entering and representing each individual rotary district within RIBI.

In order to select a team to represent D1060 at such an event, we will be seeking teams to enter into a qualifying tournament to be held in April 2016 (TBC).

Rota Kids in Rugby

Presentation of the awards.

The Rotary Club of Rugby Saturday Breakfast recently celebrated the charter of the first Rota Kids Club at Eastlands Primary School  Rugby.

Following on from collecting their Young Citizen award in Birmingham,  for writing, recording, acting and filming their own DVD on Cyber Bullying the School now holds fortnightly Rota Kids meetings.

Rotarians from the club and District Governor Elect, Peter Roberts, attended the school assembly to present the children with their certificates.

Rotary Fellowship Weekend to Hampshire and the Isle of Wight

Date and Time: 
Friday, March 11, 2016 - 09:00 - Monday, March 14, 2016 - 18:00
Norton Park Hotel, near Winchester
Some sights in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight

This tour is being promoted by Rotary District 1060. Proceeds from the tour will be in aid of the Kitchen Table Charities Trust

Your Holiday Hotel:

The 4* Norton Park Hotel, near Winchester This excellently appointed hotel resides in 54 acres of peaceful grounds and has benefited from a £14 million investment. The historic city of Winchester with its magnificent cathedral is just a short distance away. Hotel features include restaurant, bar, indoor swimming pool and spa facilities.

Rotary success at Morton Stanley Festival


Despite the inclement weather, which kept people away on the Sunday afternoon, our stalls at Morton Stanley Festival raised over £800 for our local charity, St. Basil's. Morton Stanley  is a free community festival which attracts many thousands of visitors of all ages and backgrounds, and this year's event provided a great oppportunity to raise the profile of Rotary in the town.

Rotary Scholars Link Weekend

Friday 18 – Sunday 20 September 2015

In the coming academic year we are expecting around 30 to 40 Rotary Scholars sponsored by Rotary Clubs from England and overseas in conjunction with The Rotary Foundation who will be studying at Universities in the UK. They come from various backgrounds and from all over the world and are usually between the ages of 21 and 30 years.

Kingfisher Chronicle Edition 276

Attached is a copy of the Kingfisher Newsletter incorporating the Presidents Validictory address given at the Handover meeting on 7th July.

At the meeting two new members were inducted and we welcome Amanda Watkins and Elizabeth Webber into the club.