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Ceilidh 11th May 2019

Westonzoyland Village Hall

Raising Funds for Marie Curie Nursing Care


Rotarian nominated as Frome’s person of the year

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 or you can vote online

Voting closes on 23rd January

Concert Welsh Male Voice Choir

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  

Rotary Youth Projects

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 Photographer Dates
National Final: Deadline date: Saturday, 6th April 2019
Theme – ‘Beauty of Nature’


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 Writer Dates
National Final: 6th April 2019 (deadline date) Theme – ‘My Inspiration’



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

Charity Concert 9th February 2019

The McMillan Theatre, Bridgwater 7.30pm

Special Guests: 


Organised by Glastonbury and Street Rotary, this event is raising funds for the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC)

Organisations Thanked for Supporting Frome Fireworks

On behalf of Rotary in Frome the Frome Town Mayor, Richard Ackroyd, presented cheques to four organisations that helped with collections at the Frome Fireworks.

The public donated £5,100 to deserving causes in Frome and the first money has been distributed to Fair Frome £500, The Pod £750, The 1st and 7th Frome Scouts £750 and The Frome Big Christmas get together £250. All of these organisations helped with the collection on the night.


The Fireworks were funded by Frome Town Council through the Peoples Budget and organised by the three Rotary Clubs in Frome.

“We were delighted that other organisations supported the Fireworks and thanks to the generosity of the people of Frome we are able to support their causes. We know that the Carnival Club also benefited from the sale of illuminated toys at the event and the Cricket club and football club were able to generate additional funds.

We are hope full that, with the support of Frome Town Council, we can make these an annual event” said Andrew Lee President of Frome Town Rotary

The Pod – Sue Paxton
1st and 7th Frome Scouts – Steve Lee
Fair Frome – Bob Ashford
Frome Big Christmas Get Together – Sam Evans
Andrew Lee – President Frome Town Rotary
Hugh Deed – President Frome Selwood Rotary
Norman Elmer – President Frome Rotary

Do you really need that Christmas Meal?

Having heard about the work of Fair Frome when Bob Ashford, Chair of the trustees, attended one of their meetings, Frome Town Rotary decided to forego their Christmas meal and donate instead to Fair Frome.

Frome Town Rotary Members buying food for Fair Frome.

Their members were provided with a shopping list by Fair Frome and visited ASDA in their Christmas Jumpers and hats to donate at least the equivalent cost of their Christmas meal in food.
“It is a small thing we are doing but we know that through the excellent work of Fair Frome that the food will go to families who need and appreciate something extra at Christmas” said Andrew Lee President of Frome Town Rotary.


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 

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. 

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