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The Rotary Club of Southam 2000 is one of two clubs in the small Warwickshire town of Southam. Southam 2000 meet every Thursday evening. Rotarians visiting the area and anyone else wanting to find out about Rotary will be welcome at our meetings.

Southam 2000 is a lively club of women and men with a busy program of meetings and activities. During this Rotary year we will be continuing our varied programme of projects working directly with the young and old in our local area, partnering Rotary clubs in Asia and Africa on international projects and supporting local and international charities. 

If you are in the Southam area and looking for some help, see our Here to Help scheme.

Southam 2000 will be focussing in this year on attracting new members, so if you would like to know more about Rotary and Southam 2000 please contact us via the web contact form. You will be very welcome.

Southam Young Chefs Excel

On Wednesday Southam College hosted the first round of the Rotary Young Chef competition. 

Bourton Hall Music Festival

A few photos from our event at Bourton Hall taken by Club members. (view as slideshow)

Another collection taken by one of our visitors, Gary Hadden

Pictures Show Olympic Spirit

The shadow of a cyclist depicts the Olympic spirit.

Daniel Spence led the field when he won the Rotary Young Photographer of the year competition in Southam. This is the first stage of a National competition organised by Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland.  

Young Chef Winners

Emily and Chloe

Twenty-three young people from Southam College took part in the first round of the Rotary Young Chef competition.  Students were asked to cook and present a two course meal costing less than £10.  The presentation had to be timed to perfection as the judges gathered.  These included Mike Gaffney (Rotarian and Mayor of Southam), Mr Eadon (representing the College) and others from the Rotary clubs involved.

Young Chef

Contact: 
Alan Mudd

In conjunction with Southam College and local businesses we organise the local heat of the Rotary Young Chef competition. We organise the local heat at the college. The winner goes on the the Midlands heat and maybe to the national final.

Rotaract

Contact: 
Dave Roberts

Southam 2000 works closely with Leamington and Warwick Roteract Club (for 18 to 30 year olds), supporting each other's events and fundraising, as well as joining together for meetings regularly

Southam 2000 Members Group Photo

Southam 2000 Members Group Photo

Left to right: Rod Dyer, Annette Jackson, Peter Jackson (hon), Tessa Sadler, Alan Bate, Sally Kelley, Jim Sleight, Phil Revill, Dave Roberts, Nigel Rock, John Dugmore, Richard Hall (Pres), Sarah Kelly, Ian Urwin, Ray Flanagan, Christine Hendry, Bryan Scurfield, Alan Mudd, Iain Wilson.

Water and Sanitation Project.

Contact: 
Peter Taylor

By collecting funds and providing organisational skills for the building of tube wells and toilet blocks in remote villages in the north eastern area of India, Southam 2000 has been helping reduce the burden of carrying water and risks of diseas

Eye Hospital India

Contact: 
Peter Taylor

For many years, Southam 2000 has supported the construction and maintenance of Giridih Eye Hospital which provides operations, restoring sight to 1000s of women and men in this rural area of india.

Planting In Southam

Contact: 
Tessa Sadler

Southam 2000 supports the Southam in Bloom project which places plants at a number of locations around the town, helping to brighten op the day for residents and visitors alike..

Gap Year Students

Contact: 
John Dugmore

Many young people these days are seeking to broaden their experience by undertaking voluntary work, in under-developed countries, during school vacations. The Rotary Club of Southam 2000 appreciated that these trips can be costly for the student and has certain funds available to offer donations to suitable candidates.

Joe Homan

Contact: 
John Dugmore

The Joe Homan Charity brings Joy and Hope to Children who are growing up in poverty in India and Thailand. For many years, Southam 2000 have sponsored two youngsters through the Joe Homan home where they are educated and taught skills to prepare them for careers to help them out of poverty.

Southam 2000 June 2011 Club Bulletin

A rather wet Southam Carnival

April and May have been busy as we approach the year end.

April saw Southam 2000 inducting our second new member of the year, Christine Hendry, proposed by Nigel Rock. We are very pleased to welcome Christine who entertained us a few weeks later with her job talk about her work at HeliAir.

Early May brought AGM around with Phillip Revill elected to be Junior Vice president for the coming year. Congratulations Phil! Much of this edition is taken up with the reports from oficers which were summarised during the meeting as a reminder of all we have achieved in the past year.

The Club has also been active with the local cluster membership campaign, supporting local Clubs by attending several events with the membership display.

Late May saw a tremendous effort by the whole Club to organise our Fun Day, Craft Fair and Classic Vehicle Display at Bourton Hall which was a great success, despite the weather not being ideal.

Finally, 30th May saw Southam 2000 assisting with the Southam Carnival. Not quite Rain Stopped Play, but not one of the better years!

Carnival and Beer Tent

Contact: 
Richard Hall

Each year at Southam Carnival we arrange the procession and the bucket collection which goes along with it.  We have been running the beer tent at the Carnival for many years as a fundraiser, although results are very weather dependent!

School Enterprise Days

Contact: 
Jim Sleight

Southam 2000 members act as facilitators at the annual Enterprise days at Southam College, helping the pupils to get the most out of the opportunity to prepare and learn skills to help make the most of opportunities in their working lives.

Mock Interviews

Contact: 
Jim Sleight

Members act as interviewers and provide valuable feedback on these days at Southam College and help the sixth form pupils to prepare for the real thing..

Dictionaries For Schools

Contact: 
Jim Sleight

This project is aimed at younger pupils in local primary schools. Each year, the Club has donated special Rotary versions of Usbourne Dictionaries to all pupils in their last year at the schools.

Mablethorpe Holidays

Contact: 
Iain Wilson

This scheme provides holidays for youngsters who would otherwise never enjoy a holiday break to help them re-charge their energies and enjoy a change of scenery. Southam 2000 has sponsored local children taking part for many years.

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