Sherborne International Film Festival

Join us for a weekend of multi-award winning foreign films at the Powell Theatre Sherborne 25th – 28th October 2018

Organised by Rotary in Sherborne, this event has become a firm favourite in Sherborne

Details and full programme on our web site 


The start of a new Rotary Club, Cam Valley.

 Recently held its first event at Farrington Park, helping to encourage healthy living.

With the professional expertise of the British and Irish Hypertension Society (BIHS), Cam Valley Rotary, (satellite of Chelwood Bridge) offered free health checks, including blood pressure and BMI checks.  The session, was open to all, and particularly targeted the Senior Men playing golf at Farrington Park, as men are notoriously reluctant to visit their doctor with health concerns.  Cam Valley Rotary felt that if the checks could help identify just one health issue for someone, then the event would be worthwhile.

The team from BIHS were extremely helpful, friendly and professional and offered straight forward feedback following a traffic-light system.  The team felt that the turnout had made their trip very worthwhile as they undertook 50 checks through the morning, helping to increase people’s awareness of their individual health situations.

We are particularly grateful to BIHS for their professional and friendly expertise, to Farrington Park for providing an excellent venue to conduct the checks, and to Chelwood Bridge Rotary (the parent club) for their help with advertising the event.

Cam Valley Rotary are delighted to be up and running and would welcome new members from the Hallatrow, Farrington Gurney, Paulton, Chilcompton and surrounding area!  Please feel to contact Alan Smith on 07971 556741 or


The Rotary Club of Mendip will have a display in the Cheddar Library to celebrate world Rotary Day

World Polio Day




A talk by the ROTARY CLUB of MENDIP

Where are we in the fight to end polio? What bold steps are we taking to get there? Find out during a live event on World Polio Day.



NO NEED TO BOOK – For more information Jim Skinner 07880791580


Weston Rotary Club – New Members

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President Julian Matthews welcomes two new members, Norma Johnston and Alan Shakeshaft to the Club.


On 28 September, 2018 an earthquake measuring 7.4 on the Richter scale struck Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. This was followed by a tsunami reported to have been 6 metres in height when it made landfall on the coastal areas of Palu City and Donggala on the west of the island. The impact of the tsunami has been catastrophic leaving at least 1,300 dead (this figure is likely to rise much higher as search teams continue their work), hundreds of thousands have lost their homes and there is an urgent need for safe drinking water.

The Big Give Indonesia Appeal has started today. Please donate so that we can replace boxes being sent. You can double your money through this link scroll down the page to find the Water Survival Box section.

Thanks to contributions from several philanthropists and companies, your donations will be doubled on a first-come, first-served basis, from 12pm (midday) Friday 5th October whilst match funding lasts.

We are sending all our current stock of 300 Water-Survival Boxes to help protect survivors from water-borne diseases following the disaster. Our new appeal is to raise £60,000 to cover the cost of a further 400 boxes.

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Please note:

  1. Maximum donation to qualify for matched funding will be £1000
  2. When the available matching funds are exhausted further donations won’t be matched.
  3. Speed of donations will be of the essence
  4. This is a specific appeal for Indonesia and not to be confused with our bid to participate in the BigGive Christmas Challenge.
  5. Anyone unclear to contact Hugo Pike or Tony Quinn, Chelwood Bridge Rotary Club.


Catastrophic monsoon floods in Kerala, India, displaced hundreds of thousands of people whose homes were destroyed and left them without access to safe drinking water. Worldwaterworks Ltd – (the registered charity managed by the Rotary Club of Chelwood Bridge in Somerset) has responded to a request from Khalsa Aid (a UK based Sikh charity and  International NGO to supply Water-Survival Boxes. An operational team of Khalsa Aid International based in India are already helping in Kerala and will be responsible for distributing our aid to families ‘most in need’.








In September, 2017 a new Rotary charity (Water-Survival Box – Switzerland) was established in Lucerne, Switzerland. Its purpose is to generate funds to enable our British Rotary charity to increase the amount of aid and the number of disasters to which it is able to respond. As on four previous occasions half of the cost involved in this consignment has been under-written by our Swiss Rotary partners. 

The attached photographs show the consignment of aid about to leave our depot. News of the distribution operation will be posted when we receive it. In the meantime we need to raise some £30,000 to replace the consignment – so as to send further aid to Kerala if needed or to be prepared for future disasters.









Each Water-Survival Box comprises a water filter capable of converting up to 100,000 litres of contaminated water into safe to drink water – this represents 10 litres a day for each member of a family of 5 every day for some 5 years – or 10 litres a day for 100 people for three months. The box also includes a range of essential survival items to enable a family to begin to rebuild their lives (full details can be seen on our website – )  The box and cost of air freight to ensure it reaches the disaster area as soon as practicable is just £150 – thanks to all the volunteers who manage the project and provide the teams of packers so that every £ donated is applied to the provision of humanitarian aid. Donations can be made online or cheques made out to Worldwaterworks Limited should be sent to Broadway House, Third Avenue, Westfield Trading Estate, Midsomer Norton BA3 4XD. Individual donations can also be gift aided – online or by downloading a donation/gift aid form from our website.

 Hugo Pike OBE

Director of Operations, Worldwaterworks Limited – Rotary Water-Survival Box


Last Night of the Proms in Yeovil

Friday 5th October 2018 at the Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

This popular annual event held by Rotary in Yeovil is this year raising funds for the Build a School Project in Nepal.



District Conference Golf Competition

This years annual District Golf Competition will be at Mendip Spring Golf Club on 12th October 2018.

Individual Stableford golf competition

Any Rotarian can take part in the Conference Golf Competition, but Conference Delegates and their parters can compete for the conference cup and ladies for the ladies trophy.  Those not registered at conference they can still play for the district individual trophy.

District 1200 Individual Golf Trophy ______  Any D 1200 Rotarian

Conference 2018 golf trophy             ______ Registered conference delegates

Conference 2018 Ladies trophy         ______ Female registered conference delegates

DATE:                               12th  October 2018

Venue:                            Mendip Spring Golf Club

Competition:                 Stableford.  Yellow or Red tee’s (ladies); Full handicap.

Cost :                                £22

Package :                        18 holes, Brinsea course. Food available at additional cost

Times:                              Arrival- 10 am; 1st Tee at 11 am

NB :  D 1200 Rotarians with a golf handicap are invited to enter the District                      Competition
Registered conference delegates only will be eligible for the conference trophy
Only one trophy may be won by any one player.
The trophy ranking is District, Conference, Ladies

Download your entry form here. 

Crewkerne Charter Fair 7th & 8th September 2018

Two full days of fun and entertainment in Crewkerne on Friday and Saturday

Crewkerne Fair is run by Rotary Club volunteers. It’s held under a charter which dates from around 1215. For any queries or to get involved, please visit our stall in Market Square during the fair or visit:


James Bond Casino Night 20th October 2018

This Fundraising event will be at the Beambridge Inn and as being held by Wellington District Rotary in aid of local causes

Tickets can be obtained from:

The Beambridge Inn –

Wellington District Rotary Club

Online from (search for Beambridge)

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