Join Chard Rotary and find out about how the ‘Ice Maidens’ became the first all woman team to cross the Antarctic Peninsula, on foot, with no outside support.
Team leader, Major Natalie Taylor, will describe how the intrepid members of the team prepared for and succeeded in this amazing feat of endurance.
The talk will take part in St. Mary’s Church, Chard on Thursday 19th April 2018, starting at 7.00pm.
Tickets are available at £5.00 per person (under 16’s free) and can be reserved by contacting President Robin Williams on 07824640088, by visiting Barron’s Outfitters, Holyrood Street, Chard or at the door on the night.
All proceeds will be divided between Rotary Foundation and a charity of Natalie’s choice.
Come along and join us for what is bound to be a fascinating evening.
YOUR District 1200 group which plans for Rotarians & Inner Wheelers to aid the Civic Authorities – EVAG – has received a message of Congratulations from the Somerset County Council Emergency planners – because we responded to every request during Storm Emma.
Emergency Volunteer Action Group
EVAG is a derivative of the enormous aid efforts when we helped our those who were so badly affected by the flooding on the Somerset Levels in 2014 – YOU AND INNER WHEEL assisted householders and managed warehouses.
The organising group formed ourselves into EVAG – THE GROUP WHICH PLANS FOR ASSISTANCE IN THE FUTURE – in any number of types of emergency.
We plan, train, and we serve on the planning groups of the 3 County Councils – Somerset, Wiltshire & Dorset.
EVAG and Storm Emma
YOU have always responded to our calls. During Storm Emma we set up our 24hr response centre. Every time we received a call we called out to YOU and we never had to call twice – we found volunteers within 30 minutes each time; we notified the authorities and they said –‘Thank you. GO!’ YOU then set out to achieve the Mission. 100% success.
What does ‘EVAG’ stand for? How does it work? Who are they? How can YOU become involved?
Well, we want to explain & inform…and the best means is to come to YOUR Clubs to give a talk. Please invite us!
Download our list of speakers who are ready, willing and able….
Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland are giving two lucky winners, chosen at random from entries received, a copy of the DVD and a family ticket (for 2 adults and up to 4 children) to visit the splendid Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, where some of BREATHE was filmed.
This inspirational and highly emotional celebration of bravery and human possibility follows the life of Robin Cavendish (Andrew Garfield) and his wife Diana (Claire Foy), an adventurous and determined couple who refuse to give up when Robin contracts polio and is given just months to live. Against all advice, Diana brings him home from hospital where her devotion and witty determination transcends his disability. This movie, directed by Andy Serkis, was produced by Rotary Purple4Polio Ambassador Jonathan Cavendish and is based on the true story of his own parents.
How do I enter?
- By email – Put BreatheRotary in the subject line and in the body of the email include one positive comment about the Rotary End Polio Now campaign, your name and email address and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org; or
- By Facebook – simply like a post that interests you on the @EndPolioGBI Facebook page and post a positive comment about the Rotary End Polio Now campaign and ensure you add #BreatheRotary; or
- By Twitter – Quote tweet a post that you like from @RotaryGBI and include #BreatheRotary and a positive comment about the Rotary End Polio Now campaign in your tweet.
Closing date 22nd April 2018 at 11.59pm
Visit http://www.hatfield-house.co.uk/ for opening dates and times, ticket valid till Sunday 30th September 2018.
This prize draw is open to all residents of England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Gibraltar, Channel Islands and Isle of Man aged 18 years old and over
Winners will be notified using the same communication means the entrants used to submit their entry
This prize draw is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook or Twitter.
For Full T&Cs see bit.ly/BreatheRotary
Chard Rotary Club and CineChard will be joining together on Friday 13th April 2018 to raise money for PolioPlus.
CineChard will be screening the film ‘Breathe’ which tells the story of British polio survivor Robin Cavendish, who contracted the disease in Kenya in 1958. They have agreed that members of the Rotary Club can join them to provide information on the PolioPlus campaign and take a collection at the end of the evening.
The evening starts at 7pm fos a 7.30pm start and tickets are available in advance from Eleos, Fore Street, Chard; Chard Post Office, Fore Street, Chard and Barron’s Outfitters, Holyrood Street, Chard. Alternatively contact President Robin Williams on 07824640088 (after 1st April 2018) if you cannot get to Chard to collect tickets.
Tickets cost £5 for adults and £2.50 for children.
Why not join us and help support this fantastic cause.
Family Friendly Frisbee Frowing Fun
Sandford 21st & 22nd April 2018
Wrington Vale Rotary are working in collaboration with Mendip Outdoor Pursuits and Thatchers Cider to raise funds for teenage mental health charities.
Visit their web site to get your tickets for this
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This is a District 1200 Satellite club – in Wales!!
Inauguration evening in Pentyrch, Wales, 6 February 2018.
By Tony Quinn, Rotary Coordinator
Recently, I attended a memorable event, the inauguration of a 15-member satellite club, Garth, in South Wales District 1150. What is unique about this satellite is that it is being hosted by my own club of Chelwood Bridge, which is in District 1200. How is that so?
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