Rotary Club of Calne help Calne Youth Trust and Freewheelers

Fellow Rotarians, a release below about some recent cheques the Club presented.

I would recommend that your Club has a talk from Freewheelers – you will be amazed at the work they do in helping the NHS from 7pm to 7am and every weekend See more at or for those in Dorset.


At the Calne Bike Meet (started by the Rotary Club of Calne in 2000) this year, the Rotary Club Calne had 15 volunteers in the Town Hall running a Rotary Café and Helmet / Jacket drop off.

£2,100 was raised and at their meeting on Thursday, the Rotary Club of Calne presented cheques of £700 each to Calne Youth Trust and Freewheelers. The other £700 will be used by the Club to help people who need a hand

Mercy Baggs of Calne Youth Trust told the Club about the work of their drop in centre in Wood Street Calne for children aged 11-18. With a pool table, computer games, drinks and other activities, the centre gives children a safe place to go on Thursday and Friday nights. She said that if they had more volunteers, they would open on more nights.

Chris Kearns of Freewheelers outlined the vital work they do. Freewheelers Emergency Voluntary Service is a registered charity that provides a free out-of-hours motorcycle courier service to hospitals in the South West of England. From providing blood for the Air Ambulance, taking transplant samples to wherever needed, delivering emergency prescriptions and more, their 7pm to 7am service is a lifesaver.

On behalf of the Club, Alastair Muir thanked both charities for the amazing work they do for the community.

The picture shows Chris Kearns, Fundraising co-ordinator, Freewheelers, Mercy Baggs Calne Youth Trust, Brendan Hallissey, President Rotary Club of Calne, Maria Schofield from Calne Youth Trust and Matt from Freewheelers


A Race Night with a Difference!

The Devizes Rotary Club (with great support from Richard Meek of the Chippenham Club) are organising a Race Night with a Difference at the Devizes Sports Club on Saturday 22nd October from 19:00. Tickets are £10 each and are available from This includes a ploughman’s supper and ALL PROFITS go to helping youth sports at the club.


This will be a great night out for all the family, so we hope to see you there!

Best Wishes


District 1200 is looking for fundraising runners to join TEAM Rotary in 2017

District 1200 is looking for 100 runners to raise funds to celebrate 100 years of The Rotary Foundation in 2017


Vitality Bath Half Marathon 12th March 2017

District 1200 is inviting 100 runners to join TEAM Rotary to raise funds in celebration of the 100th year celebrations of The Rotary Foundation.

TEAM Rotary places for the Vitality Bath Half Marathon are available from Rotary Charity Fundraisers at a special low price of £20 (normal price £43.50) to TEAM Rotary fundraisers. Each TEAM Rotary entrant needs to pledge to raise £250 for The Rotary Foundation. Entrants who pledge to raise £450 will get their £20 entry fee refunded once they have reached the pledged amount.

The Rotary Foundation is the third largest charity in the world. It seeks to improve world understanding, goodwill and peace through the improvement of health, education and the alleviation of poverty. Through its End Polio Now campaign it is part of the programme that is on the cusp of eradicating polio from the world.

Register and join TEAM Rotary for the Vitality Bath Half Marathon and help us make the difference

District Bowls Competitions 2016-17

Can your club get together a team of 3 to enter the District Indoor or Outdoor bowls competitions?


Rules for Outdoor Bowls Competition

Rules for Indoor Bowls Competition

Entry Form for District Bowls Competitions 2016-17

Closing date for entries is 8th October so you have time
to get a team together.

Please contact Ian Maynard if you need any more information.

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Rotary Club of Portland 24th September 2016


Mendip Rotary Young Chef

Thirteen year 10 students from the Kings of Wessex Academy took part in the annual “Young Chef” cooking competition organised by The Rotary Club of Mendip.

The challenge was to devise, prepare and cook a two course meal to restaurant standards in two and a half hours. All competitors were given an apron and a certificate for taking part. The winner Rose Body won a set of chef’s whites and an opportunity to work for a day in a restaurant kitchen.

The judges consisted of Rotarians and two food professionals from the sponsoring organisation The FSC Group based in Cheddar. The presentation was made at a Rotary Club meeting in front of the Club.

This is the first of nine youth events to be organised by the Rotary Club of Mendip over the coming year.




Chelwood Bridge Rotary Club

Tiberio, successfully completes his PADI Professional Diving Instructor course.

The members of Chelwood Bridge Rotary Club who helped set this young man on the road to a new and exciting career wish Tiberio every success in his new adventure and are proud to have played a part in changing this young mans life.

Tiberio a young man from Mozambique has successfully completed his PADI Professional Diving Instructor course, which consisted of an eight day programme in which his academic, and diving skills were fine tuned to prepare him for two days of rigorous examinations conducted by staff from PADI international Head Quarters in the USA. As a newly qualified PADI professional he will join the ranks of PADI Professional instructors working throughout the world teaching SCUBA diving as a recreational sport. His first goal is to work within the Mozambique recreational diving industry. Becoming an inspiration to his fellow young Mozambicans wishing to take a leadership role in the growing tourist industry of their country.

t12Tiberio wrote;

“ I wish I could trust my writing to describe how I feel now after I got the chance to learn diving.

My life has changed its direction since I became a dive instructor. I could be doing anything else now but I wouldn’t be as happy as I am now .     Working in an island surrounded by a marine park, helping my family, meeting people from the four corners of the world and teaching diving. All of these things were beyond my imagination but today they make part of my life thanks to you.

I would like to  thank from the bottom of my heart to the Rotary Club of Chelwood Bridge, Colleen, PADI, Ocean Revolution and Bitonga Divers  for supporting all my studies from OWD up to Dive Instructor and also for find me a job and change life.

I wish you don’t stop doing that wonderful job you’ve been doing in Mozambique. 

Many Thanks 


Tiberio C. A Aleluia

Rotary Club of Taunton

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Axbridge Amble or the Axbridge Ache

You choose………

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The Rotary Club of Wrington Vale invites you to enjoy the simple pleasures of the Somerset Levels with them.    Starting at Axbridge Square these walks end with lunch afterwards.  A donation of £3 per walker will help to raise funds for Rotary Polio Plus campaign.

Meet the Sikhs on the Bishop’s Green

3rd September 2016 in Wells


Organised by the Rotary Club of Wells, in conjunction with Khalsa Aid, from 12 – 4pm