Come and join us for a weekend festival of gin, cider, delicious food and live music from 31st May to 1st June at The Somer Centre in Midsomer Norton.
There are three sessions, so buy a ticket for one, or all of them! Tickets are only available online and in advance. There are no tickets available on the door.
Friday Evening 7.30pm to 11.30pm
Saturday Afternoon 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Saturday Evening 7.30pm to 11.30pm
All weekend you can look forward to trying an outstanding selection of craft and small batch UK gins, all perfectly garnished and served by the fantastic Peculiar Gin Company. There will be a collection of craft ciders for you to try also.
You are invited to join us for our Annual Charity Golf Day
at Sherborne Golf Club 5th June 2019
Download a Registration Form here if you would like to enter a team and
we look forward to seeing you on 5th June.
The 2019 Rotary Club of Exmoor Challenge
Supporting the Children’s Hospice South West
Sunday 14th April 2019
We are invited to take part in the 2019 Exmoor Challenge between Districts 1175 and 1200. Last year the event raised over £1000 with over 100 walkers competing.
Rotarians, their families, and friends from Rotary Districts 1175 and 1200 earn points for their District by completing either of two walks (4 miles or 8 miles). The shield is currently held by District 1200 and has been for a while. The routes will be starting from Allerford Community Hall TA24 8HL from 0800 and passing through some of the most beautiful scenery on Exmoor.
Walkers over 18 pay an entry fee of £7. Walker’s under18 enter free, but an adult must accompany them. Dogs are welcome, owners must keep them under control. PROPER WALKING SHOES/BOOTS ARE ADVISED.
More details will be available during February with the routes, information and sponsorship forms available from the Exmoor Rotary web site. Meanwhile please register by e mail at – firstname.lastname@example.org
Yours in Rotary, Paul Kingdom – Rotary Club of Exmoor
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 email@example.com or you can vote online
Voting closes on 23rd January
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
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 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 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