The Rotary Foundation Seminar will take place on April 22 at
The Village Hall
We will commence with Tea/ Coffee at 1000 and end around 1530. A light lunch will be provided.
Whilst this event is for Club Foundation Chairman primarily, we welcome any Rotarian who wishes to attend.
The day will include presentations and discussions as we are keen to hear your views and concerns about any aspect of the Rotary Foundation. It is also an opportunity to have your club accredited if you are considering a Global Grant in the near future.
If you or anyone else from your club wish to attend please let me know
District Rotary Foundation Chairman.
Stroke Awareness Day: Saturday 22nd April 2017 in Weston-super-Mare Italian Gardens, Town Centre
Weston Rotary are providing free blood pressure checks in Weston Town Centre to combat stroke on Saturday 22nd April 2017
Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland and the Stroke Association have teamed up to help people stop for a moment and get their blood pressure tested and to raise awareness of the link between high blood pressure and stroke.
Over half of all strokes can be caused by high blood pressure. As well as having a blood pressure check, local residents can also receive advice on steps to keep it under control and reduce their stroke risk.
Having a stroke can be devastating but people can reduce their risk significantly by paying attention to their blood pressure. Rotary is proud to support the Stroke Association’s Know Your Blood Pressure campaign because it is both simple and effective. The test takes a moment to do and potentially, it could save your life.
This is the first time we have done this but as an example, last year Fleet Rotary Club, with the invaluable help of 6 voluntary medically qualified nurses and pharmacists, tested 105 members of the public: 71 presented satisfactory blood pressure results; 32 were advised to see their doctor within 28 days; and 2 were advised to see their doctor within 7 days.
Having a regular blood pressure check is so important. Estimates suggest there could be almost seven million people with high blood pressure who are undiagnosed and at risk of having a stroke. Many people have high blood pressure without realising it because it often has no symptoms. High blood pressure is far more common than you would think and it can be deadly, but it is treatable. With events like this, together we can conquer stroke.
Enjoy a great day of Golf at Manor House Golf Club, Castle Combe, and raise money for charity
Funds raised for Julia’s House
Supporting the Children’s Hospice South West and Local Charities
Sunday 2nd April 2017
We have been invited by Rotary District 1175 to defend our title
Rotarians, their families, and friends from Rotary Districts 1175 and 1200 earn points for their District by completing either a 4.5 or 9.5 mile walk. The route will be starting from Oakford Village Hall EX16 9ER and passing through the beautiful surrounding countryside. The District with the most points will win the Challenge Shield and keep it for a year. The shield is currently held by District 1200 and has been for a while.
Walkers over 18 pay an entry fee of £7. Walkers under 18 enter free, but an adult must accompany them. Dogs are welcome, but owners must keep them under control as the Challenge is held in the lambing season. PROPER WALKING SHOES/BOOTS ARE ADVISED.
The Challenge raises money for The Children’s Hospice South West and other local charities by sponsorship and from the entry fees. Last year the event raised £1400 with 120 walkers competing.
Further information will be provided but in the meantime please register by e mail
Yours in Rotary, Derek Webster, President – Rotary Club of Exmoor