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Our club, looking forward, invite men and women with a little time and talent  to join us  and with others create a positive change in the world.

Visit us on the 17th April 6-7 at the Southcrest Manor Hotel Redditch B97 4JS for a chat and learn more.




Return of the CHARITY GRAND PRIX at PHOENIX SCALEXTRIC CIRCUIT STUDLEY on Tuesday MAY 17th 2016 at 7pm start. All proceeds to fund sensory garden at Leonard Cheshire Disability Saltways, Redditch supporting people with.. Cerebral Palsy • Head/Brain Injury • Motor Neurone Disease • Multiple Sclerosis • Muscular Dystrophy • Orthopaedic • Parkinson's Disease • Speech Impairment • Stroke.


Purity Brewery

Another Vocational visit on the 8 September where members had a conducted tour of the brewery before sampling the brew!

Purity Brewing Company is an award winning craft brewery established in 2005.

When Purity Brewing Company set out the mission was simple: brew great beer without prejudice, with a conscience and with a consistency and an attention to detail, which is second to none.


built homes on Beechdale Estate

For our first Vocational visit of the year on 25 August, the club visited LoCal Homes, situated on Beechdale Estate Walsall. LoCaL Homes is the off-site manufacturing arm of Midlands Housing Association the Accord Group. LoCal Homes (which stands for Low Carbon Living) offers closed timber panelised housing products which form part of its affordable, low carbon housing solution.


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Welcome to the first newsletter of this new Rotary year.


I think we have had a good start. We started the year by welcoming two new members who

already have brought some additional zest and humour to the club. Let’s hope we can build on this and welcome some more new members this year.

Thank you to David Saunders and Bryan Carpenter for running the first two meetings ofthe year whilst I was in Canada. I understand the speakers Jim Willis organised were very interesting and thought provoking. John Wall followed with what I am told was a very clever

Gardeners question time

Gardeners Question Time leaflet


All your questions answered by our experts – including Reg Moule from BBC Hereford and Worcester. To be held on 4th September at the Town Hall Redditch Worcs. B98 8AH, commencing 7.30. You may also visit Where Next Association Nursery prior to the event between 6 and 7 pm.
Tickets in advance only, £6 to include refreshments, from Rtn Robert Rainbow. In the first instance please email your request to
All profits on the evening to be shared equally between Where Next and Rory the Robot appeal.

flying night blown off course

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On our away day visit to Gloucester (Staverton) Airport on 4th August some members were hoping to be taken up for a short ride in a light aircraft. Sadly, the day turned out to be one of the windiest for some time and flying was out of the question, much to the diappointment of the members.

skittles night success

Skittles Night

On 28th July the Annual skittles match between the Rotary Clubs of Redditch Kingfisher, Redditch and Alcester took place at HDA Sports Ground in Redditch.

Redditch came out on top to retain the trophy for a second year.

Agreat evening of fun and friendship was had by all - even those that lost. Our RYLA student from America found it facinating and had not heard of skittles - maybe she will take the sport bach to America.

If you want tohave fun and fellowship - get in touch and join our club - or just come along to one of our meetings and find out what we do.

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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.

Club out and about

The Rotary Club of Redditch Kingfisher will not be meeting at the regular meeting place for the next few weeks.

On 28 July we will bw at the HDA Sports club in Redditch for the Inter club Skittles competition.

On 4 August we will have a flying afternoon in Gloucester, weather permitting.

On 11 August we will be out for a walk and meal at a local pub unless the flying is posponed on the 4th when we will try to fly again.

On 25 August we will be visiting Accord Housing Factory in Walsall.


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On the 7 July President Jon Scott handed over the Presidents Jewel to himself in order to serve a second term as President. David Saunders took over the position of Vice President. On the same evening John inducted two new Rotarians into the club. Amanda Watkin transferring from Alcester Alauna and Elizabeth Webber. Both had previously been members of Hitchin tilehouse.


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Thanks to everyone who supported our fundraising evening at Phoenix racetrack and to the Studley High Street chippy for the lovely fish and chip supper. £300 was raised towards funding Rory the Robot at the Alex Hospital. And the winners are Woodyard Garage!



On Saturday 9th May, the two Rotary clubs in Redditch held a joint collection in the Kingfisher Shopping Centre. The two clubs raised £653.47 and thank the residents of Redditch for their support. The Inner Wheel club of Redditch added a further £150 towards the appeal. 


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CHARITY GRAND PRIX at PHOENIX SCALEXTRIC CIRCUIT STUDLEY on WEDNESDAY MAY 13th at 7pm startAll proceeds towards Redditch Alexandra hospital urology department "RORY THE ROBOT PROSTATE APPEAL"Entries strictly limited to 6 teams of 6 drivers @ £95 per team (£15 PER DRIVER Includes fish and chip supper)


Rotary Year Planner 2014 - 2015 Version-7 

Please join us for anyof our meetings - JOIN ROTARY FOR FRIENDSHIP


24 March 2015 No meeting attendance in lieu of Worcs


26 March 2015 Worcestershire Night TBA

31 March 2015 John Bedford - will talk about the housing

ministers current push on housing need and

the Accord groups initiatives


07 April 2015 No Meeting – Bank Holiday

Happy Birthday Rotary

End Polio Now

February 23 marks an important date for us, the 110th anniversary of Rotary International. On this day in 1905, Rotary founder Paul Harris formed one of the world’s first service organizations, the Rotary Club of Chicago, as a place where professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships. Since then, Rotary has continued its commitment to service by providing clean water, improving maternal health, awarding scholarships, fighting diseases, and improving lives around the world.

Japanese Scholars visit Redditch Kingfisher

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On the 17 February Redditch Kingfisher will be hosting a post Valentines Dinner when the two Japanese scholars Shintaro Shinguchi and Nozomi Ogishima will be guest speakers and give a presentation.

If you wish to attend please contact the club before the Sunday prior to the event.

Model Steam Trains on view at Redditch Kingfisher

Model Engine

On 3 February The Rotary Club of Redditch Kingfisher invited  Bill Carmen to talk on "Tales of a Steam Model Railway Enthusiast". Bill spoke of his lifetime hobby of building model railways and in particular the construction of the steam engines, everyone imaculatly constructed by his fair hand. We were not allowed to touch in case we dropped one which then would have to undergo a two year rebuild at great cost. The goods vans were also all constructed by hand. Amazing how much detail there was - down to the rivets on the engines. A great evening.


On Saturday 6th December Club Members, in two hour shifts, collected £601 towards Local Rotary Charities at the local Sainsburys store in Redditch.

The club thanks the store and their staff for a warm welcome and the people of Redditch for their generosity.

The money raised will be distributed to local charities during the next few months. The club welcomes requests from local charities for a donation to their charity.

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Club Details


Southcrest Manor, Pool Bank, Southcrest, Redditch B97 4JS at 19:30 on Tuesday.



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