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Welcome to our Club

The Rotary Club of Southam was chartered in 1971 and is a small but very friendly club. We meet at lunchtime on Tuesdays and are one of two Rotary Clubs in the small market town of Southam in Warwickshire. Our members share an interesting programme and events throughout the year. Visiting Rotarians are particularly welcome to our Club at our venue at the Fox & Hen, a pub in the heart of the Warwickshire countryside with possibly the best view from any Rotary venue in District 1060. For more information about the town of Southam go to the town's website.

PRESIDENTIAL HANDOVER

Presidential Handover

On Tuesday 27th June, Mike Gaffney handed over the reins of the club to Bob Stevens. Bob is a long-serving Rotarian and has previously served as President. A former Chairman of Warwickshire County Councillor, Bob has been a County Councillor for 20 years and currently represents the Feldon ward.

At the meeting Mike Brookes was inducted as a Rotarian. Mike, a retired Bank Manager, is a Southam Town Councillor and has just completed his year of office as Mayor of Southam.

46th CHARTER ANNIVERSARY

Sunday 21st May saw the Rotary Club of Southam celebrating 46 years since the club was chartered. The annual Charter Anniversary and Paul Harris Lunch was held at the Blue Lias Inn alongside the Grand Union Canal at Stockton. President Mike Gaffney welcomed twenty-nine Rotarians, partners, Paul Harris Fellows and guests who enjoyed an excellent meal. The toast to the Rotary Club of Southam was given by Past District Governor Rotarian Peter Smith, who gave an amusing speech highlighting the amazing number of similarities between 1971, when the club was formed, and 2017.

PURPLE 4 POLIO

Purple Crocuses at Tithe Lodge

End Polio Now campaign and Purple 4 Polio the Rotary Club of Southam in conjunction with Rotary Club of Southam 2000 mounted a display in Southam Public Library from 24th - 28th October. On 25th October 1000 purple crocus bulbs were planted in the grounds of Tithe Lodge, Park Lane, Southam. The cost of these was shared by both the Southam Rotary Clubs. In February 2017 the crocuses emerged to add colour to this part of Southam.

WHIST DRIVE

The Club's Annual Whist Drive will be held in Harbury Village Hall on Monday 10th April, commencing at 2.30 p.m. This event is well supported by the residents of the villages around Southam but teams or individual entries from Rotary Clubs in the district would be most welcome. Further details on Club Programme page.

TREE OF LIGHT 2016 RAISES £2,200

The Mayor switches on the Tree of Light

The Rotary Club of Southam Tree of Light was switched on by the Mayor of Southam, Cllr Mike Brooks, as part of Southam Christmas Lights Victorian Fair on Sunday 4th December. As in previous years we invited members of the public to remember loved ones by making donations to Acorns Children’s Hospice.

THE NEW ROTARY YEAR

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On 28th June Rotarian Ed Mulley handed over the Presidency of the club to Rotarian Mike Gaffney at a meeting attended by Rotarians, members of Southam Inner Wheel, our Honorary Rotarian and friends of the club. In his farewell speech Ed thanked his fellow Rotarians for their support and also expressed his sadness at the closure of the Southam Inner Wheel Club after so many years service to the community. Mike is taking the reins for the third time since he joined the club.

45th CHARTER LUNCH

A lunch was held at the Blue Lias, Stockton, to mark the 45th anniversary of the club being granted its charter in 1971. President Ed Mulley and his fellow Southam Rotarians were joined by members of Southam Inner Wheel, Rotarians from other clubs, friends and family for a very enjoyable lunch at this venue alongside the Grand Union Canal.

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Club Details

Meetings

Fox and Hen, Bascote Heath, Southam CV47 2DN at 12:45 on Tuesday.

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