In Aid of
Please can you book ASAP for this fund raising event to ensure a successful result for the The RUH Rotary Challenge where Rotary Clubs are challenged to raise £1000 for The Forever Friends Appeal
Over two hundred primary school pupils from nine schools took part in the Chew Valley Schools Football Tournament on 6th February. There were separate competitions for boys’ and girls’ teams and each was divided into two seeded divisions based on last year’s performance. There were ten boys’ teams and nine girls’ teams taking part. Overall there were 36 matches which took place on the all-weather pitches at Chew Valley School. Each team played every other team in their division. All matches were refereed by Chew Valley Year 9 students as part of their Sports Leadership Course. Despite the cold temperatures that afternoon, all the matches were contested with great enthusiasm and skill.
In the Girls 1st Division the competition was won by Winford Primary School who also were the winners of the Boys 1st Division. In the 2nd Divisions, the Girls Competition was won by Pensford Primary and the Boys Competition won by Ubley Primary.
The Chelwood Bridge Rotary Club sponsored the Competition and provided cups to the winning teams and medals to the winning players. Cups and medals were presented to the winning teams by Rotarian Mike Hedges.
Thanks are also due to Charlotte Foley, the Chew Valley Primary Sports Coordinator, for organising the competition and to the capable students from Chew Valley School who refereed and helped with the organisation.
Ken Biggs (Chelwood Bridge Rotary Club)
Andrew Lee is founder President of Frome’s youngest club, Frome Town club, and has been nominated as Frome’s person of the year.
If you would like to vote for Andrew, you can do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or you can vote online
Voting closes on 23rd January
Saturday 2nd March 2019 at St Benedict’s Church Glastonbury
Proceeds from this event will go to EVAG (Emergency Volunteer Action Group Trust)
More about EVAG
EVAG is the group which formed during the District 1200 enormous programme to aid recovery for the victims of the 2014 floods and storms. In a word – Rotary & Inner Wheel excelled. The EVAG group is now working with the Civil Authorities, with whom we have specific agreements and training programmes, to plan our response to future civil emergencies.
Members of the EVAG team have attended in-depth debriefs of the disasters of the last year – the Manchester bomb, Grenfell, the Salisbury poisoning and Storm Emma.
A Grenfell report summary read ‘….The great British public demonstrated immense generosity, and local volunteers and members of the community stepped forward to support ….This was voluntary action at its best and most immediate….’
In the case of Storm Emma Rotary was congratulated by the County Council for our 100% response to every call. The EVAG Ops centre was activated and handled the requests for support.
Members of the EVAG team want to explain to Clubs what we have agreed with the Civil Authorities, to outline our role, and how we are organising for the next occasion on which we shall respond.
This is a call to Clubs – please include EVAG members in your list of speakers in the next Rotary year. Contact: David Welch for more information
We meet Friday for Lunch at 12.30 for 1.00 pm. at Weston Golf Club. You will receive a warm welcome.
View our programme at www.westonrotaryclub.org.uk
During the next few months District Finals will be held for the various youth projects which clubs participate in in our district.
These are the dates District, Regional and National Finals:
Young Chef Dates
District Final: Saturday 9th February 2019, Westfield Academy, Yeovil.
Regional Final: 30th March 2019 Venue: Exeter College
National Final: Saturday, 27th April 2019 Venue: Leeds City College, Printworks Campus, Hunslet Road, Leeds, LS10 1JY
Youth Speaks Dates
District Final: 2nd March 2019 Venue: Kings of Wessex School, Cheddar
Regional Final: 30th March 2019 Venue: Queens College, Taunton.
National Final: Saturday, 12th May 2019 Venue: The Rotary Showcase, Nottingham
Young Musician Dates
District Final: Sunday 24 March 2019 Venue: Cheddar
Regional Final: Saturday 4th May 2019. Venue: Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford, Essex.
National Final: Saturday, 4th May 2019 Venue: Colchester Institute, Sheepen Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3LL