Well done Glastonbury and Street Club

“Congratulations to Glastonbury and Street………….at the 8 month stage in the year your club is by far the biggest supporter of Polio plus anywhere in GB+I.  Stand tall G+S because that is a magnificent effort.”
DG Bob Acland

February figures published by Rotary GBI show that contributions to Polio Plus are lower this year to date than in February in 2015.   Despite these indicators some clubs have had great success with their fund raising efforts and are to be congratulated also many clubs have contributed far in excess of the $1.500 goal.  Top of the list this year to date is the Rotary Club of Glasonbury & Street who have contributed $11,846 in the current Rotary year.

On advising the club of their success, club President Paul Lambert was quick to point out that

The vast majority of the funds contributed were raised at an event starring Mary Berry, this was set up by her younger brother William who is a member of our club. Emma Britten of BBC radio Somerset, who did a superb job of hosting the proceedings, and Bridgwater college generously provided the venue. Everyone involved in the event gave their time for free. The Rotary Club of Bridgwater helped us out by organising the parking.”


Dine in the Dark with our Rotary E-Club

….and Guest of Honour His Grace the Duke of Somerset


The District 1200 e-club is holding this fund raising event in aid of Blind Veterans UK

Dining in the Dark at the Beambridge Inn, Wellington

23rd April 2016 7.30pm

Bloodhound Land Speed Record attempt

The Rotary club of Crewkerne is hosting a talk by Richard Noble on his attempt to break the world land speed record

Bloodhound 2-page-001

The event will be held at:

Old Tithe Barn, Haselbury Mill
Crewkerne TA18 7NY

Wednesday 30th March 2016 from 6.00p.m.




The Big Pitch: Rotary Club of Somer Valley

Eight teams of Year 10 BTEC students from Somervale School, Midsomer Norton entered the Big Pitch Competition sponsored by the Rotary Club of Somer Valley. Over the past six months the teams presented their business ideas to a panel which then decided to award them a loan, funded by the club, to set up their own mini-business. The three short-listed teams went into the finals held at the Centurion Hotel, Midsomer Norton on Tuesday 2 February. The finalist presented their business plans to an audience of club members, guests and parents who voted for the team they thought was the best.

 Picture courtesy of the Midsomer Norton, Radstock & District Journal

Picture courtesy of the Midsomer Norton, Radstock & District Journal

The winning team of Amy Chapman, Shayla Hopson and Laura Snook received a cheque for £100. Their Bath Bomb Blitz business saw them selling home-made bath bombs to fellow students and teachers and to wider community at a Christmas events. As it was the festive season they created their own packaging specifically to appeal to Christmas shoppers.

Phil Edmonds, Chairman of the club’s Youth Committee praised all the entrants for their hard work and ingenuity, as did Mark Kenny, Somervale’s Deputy Head.


Emma Britton (Radio Somerset) hosting an evening with Mary Berry

 sold out

Mary Berry Poster-page-001

The McMillan Theatre @Bridgwater College

The Rotary Club of Glastonbury and Street, present an evening with Mary Berry, Thursday 1st October, 2015

In aid of  End Polio Now and other Rotary Charities

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