Author Archive: Penny

Raising funds for Children in need

Trowbridge Wessex Mead Rotary are raising funds for BBC Children in Need.  Join them for their dinner and dance on 16th November 2018 at Trowbridge Civic Centre



Annual District Golf Competition 6th September 2018

Glastonbury and Street Rotary embracing the Rotary District 1200 Golf Competition

At Wheathill Golf Club Download your application form here.

Dinnington Ride 26th August

Ride through 12 miles of beautiful countryside near Hinton St George


Organised by the Rotary Club of Crewkerne.    For further details phone 01460 75450

The Divine Oscar

Wells Little Theatre, 9th June 2018

Organised by Wells Rotary – tickets from the Crown Hotel 

Charity Golf Day 11th July 2018

Held at Yeovil Golf Club, this event is raising funds for

Children’s Hospice South West and Fiveways School 


This event is run by Yeovil and Yeo Vale Rotary and you can download your entry form here.

The car that will break the 1,000mph barrier

Find our more about the Bloodhound project at our District Conference 2018

You can find out more about the 2018 Conference on the District 1200 website.

Annual Charity Golf Day

Thursday 5th July 2018 at Oake Manor Golf Club, Taunton.

Contact Taunton Vale Rotary for more information 07967 697065


Charity Ball at Somerton 19th May 2018

Featuring The Tremeloes with “Ritz” Roadshow Disco and including a Champagne Reception and 3 course meal.

This black tie event organised by Langport and Somerton Rotary, is raising funds for St Margaret’s Hospice 

What is EVAG?

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

EVAG volunteers assisting during 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….

BreatheRotary – enter now

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; 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 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.

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