The Rotary Club of Mendip honoured two of the Cave Rescue Divers from the Cheddar Valley who were involved in the rescue operation to free the boys from the Thailand football team who had become trapped in the Tham Luang Caves. Chris Jewell and Connor Roe were part of the International rescue operation and both were involved within the cave system to bring the boys out. Chris and Connor are members of the British Cave rescue Council. At a special Club meeting the two were presented with the Paul Harris Fellowship Award. It was considered that the two had exemplified the essence of Rotary “Service Above Self”. It is the first time in its 75 year year history that the Club has given this award to Non Rotarians.
During the evening attended by members and guests including Rotarians from the Rotary Club of London and Rotary Club of Rugby an interesting presentation about the rescue operation was given.
World Polio Day
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ERADICATE POLIO FROM THE WORLD IN ADDITION TO IT’S WORK SUPPORTING LOCAL COMMUNITY PROJECTS
A talk by the ROTARY CLUB of MENDIP
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One of the stunning views experienced by those taking part in our Charity Walk.
40 people and children took part in the Rotary Club of Mendip inaugural charity walk. This included participants from 5 other Rotary Clubs. Frome RC, Frome Town RC, Frome Selwood RC, Bridgwater RC and Bradley Stoke RC. There were 2 walks one for families of approximately 3.5 miles around Compton Bishop and a longer walk of 5.5 miles to Crook Peak and back. Both walks set of from the Cross Memorial Hall.
The walks included a treasure hunt to keep everybody interested. Seven families took part in the event.
After the walk there was a presentation of certificates to all walkers and the winners of each walk who had the most correct answers. This was followed by a BBQ where everybody relaxed in the sunshine and recounted their experiences.
The walk was to raise funds fro the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance
The Rotary Club of Mendip are organising a charity walk in aid of The Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance and other Rotary Charities. Come and join us for a fun and fellowship day for all the family.Charity Walk poster
The Rotary Club of Mendip presented the prizes for their Young Artist competition at their recent meeting. The competition was carried out in conjunction with The Kings of Wessex Academy Cheddar with the help of teacher Rebecca Weaver. The prize winning students and parents attended the meeting to be presented with their prizes by President Phil Hunt. There were four categories, Drawing and Painting, Photography, Textiles and Still Life Painting. The overall standard was very high
The overall winner was Kezia Beale who had work in two categories.
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