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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. 

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)

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

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