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This years conference is at The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Bristol South.
This boutique-style hotel was originally known as Cadbury House.
Stroke Awareness Day: Saturday 14th April 2018 in High Street, Weston-super-Mare
Weston Rotary are providing free blood pressure checks in Weston Town Centre to combat stroke on Saturday 14th April 2018
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.
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.
TWO films taken by one of our more adventurous members, Barrie Campbell!
The Rotary Club of Mendip are organising a charity walk in aid of The Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance and other Rotary Charities. Come and join us for a fun and fellowship day for all the family.Charity Walk poster
We all have a responsibility to look after our planet – reducing the amount of plastic we use and send to landfill is one way of working towards this aim
Earth Hour, More on the Tree Planting Challenge, Reduce your Energy Costs & Reduce your Carbon Footprint, Plastic Waste, Environmental Education
There was a warm welcome in the valley for those of us from Chelwood Bridge and our DG who crossed the Severn for the inauguration of Y Garth Satellite Club. It was a rare privilege for members of an English club to be able to welcome so many like minded men and women living in Wales into the International Family of Rotary. President-to-be, Charles and his colleagues, made us feel very much at home in the Lewis Arms in the village of Pentyrch. We were all disappointed that illness prevented Doug, the conduit between us, from attending this unique event but we are united in committing ourselves to developing a long and enduring friendship. With Garth Mountain overlooking the inauguration, I think we can collectively say (with a little poetic licence) “we went up a hill but came down a mountain.”
On behalf of Chelwood Bridge Rotary Club, I welcome the members of Garth and wish each and every one of them continued enjoyment and success.
President Vic Clarke, Chelwood Bridge Rotary Club.
Newly formed Rotary Satellite Club of Chelwood Bridge, Y Garth, Wales, welcomed it’s host club Chelwood Bridge to their Inauguration evening at Pentyrch on Tuesday 6th February. It was an excellent evening all round. Both district governors attended, from District 1200 Stuart Cursley and the local governor Maggie Hughes who both presented Rotary pins to all new Garth members. Garth rotary is now officially part of the wider rotary network and is keen to continue it’s already good works in the community and eventually further afield. President to be Charles Middleton states that Garth and Chelwood Bridge would always maintain strong links in the future.
A big thanks must go to Doug Nash from Chelwood Bridge, whose efforts made this possible. Also to the energy and fellowship from the satellite members, It was uplifting to be there to experience the birth of a new club. The message should be that anyone can do this now without the perceived constraints of traditional clubs.
Glastonbury & Street Rotary invite you to a concert with the Glastonbury Male Voice Choir at Cedar Hall, Wells Cathedral School
“The concert is held in memory of Hugh Berry, a great Rotarian, who sadly died in April 2017. Hugh was Past president of of the Glastonbury and Street Club and was the current Chairman of the Glastonbury Male Voice Choir at the time of his death. The two organisations have come together to remember Hugh and the programme will include a selection of his favourite music.”
Proceeds from this event will be given to Rotary Charities