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Chippenham Rotary Golf Classic

Enjoy a great day of Golf at Manor House Golf Club, Castle Combe, and raise money for charity

chipp-rotary-golf-2017-page-001Wednesday 26th April 2017  – teams of 4 over 18 hole Texas Scramble.

Funds raised for Julia’s House

Download your entry form here

Diamond Charter Anniversary Celebration

The Rotary Club of Westbury invites you to share their celebrations


Saturday 18th March 2017 at Fullingbridge Farm, Westbury

Click here to download the Menu / Bookng Form

Big Breakfast North Bradley on 21st February

Trowbridge Wessex Mead Rotary

raising funds for polio eradication

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The Peace Memorial Hall, North Bradley 9.30am – 1pm

Full English breakfast with Fair Trade Drinks. 



Rotary Club of Calne Doubles Its Membership

The Rotary Club of Calne is leading the way in our District by inducting a further 3 Associate members, Tanya Herbert, Tracy Howell and Christine Cooper doubling the Club’s membership in less than 6 weeks. All of the new members are prominent people serving the local community and will bring new initiatives to the Club.

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L to R = Tanya Herbert, Joint President Alastair Muir, Tracy Howell, Terry Bate District Marketing Officer, Christine Cooper

As Chair of the Marketing, PR and Communications Committee, I was thrilled to be invited to induct the new Associates and welcome them into the Rotary family. The Club meets at the White Hart Hotel Calne, in the atmospheric, newly refurbished Medieval room. It was a very happy evening, everyone was relaxed and Rotary’s newest Associates in the world, were proud to wear their badges. This was my first sight of the Associates badge – an attractive red.

Having experienced it first hand, I am convinced that opening our doors to Associate members is a recipe for success. I was bowled over by the enthusiasm of these three young women – I had assumed they had been coming along to meetings for a while and was surprised to find they had all decided to step up to becoming Associates after only a few weeks. Already they are playing a full part in the club’s activities – while I was there, final plans were being made for the town’s Food and Drink Festival.

I commend Calne on all that they are doing – the club has attracted just the sort of people and age profile that we so desperately need. I had a wonderful evening – I still have a smile on my face – and when it was time to leave, Tanya, Tracy and Christine all thanked me warmly and gave me a big hug. I made them promise to invite me back when they became full members.

If you want to know more about Calne’s Associates initiative, please contact Rotarian Ivor Watkins 01249 813168.

Submitted by Terry Bate – Chair Marketing, PR and Communications

Solar cooking and lighting programme

Our District 1200 Foundation Officer,Mike, suggested to me that this solar cooking/lighting  programme would make a good District Project.

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It teaches villagers how (without bringing any money from their pockets) to raise their standard of living without using fire wood and kerosene as they are currently doing.  This project is already up and running in Ghana.

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If your club would like to join with Warminster to bring this about and help the 2 billion people still having to use dangerous kerosene every night then please contact:

Stephen Pearson, Warminster — 01985 213440
stephenpearson@sunlifeafrica.org or spearson100@hotmail.com .

I visit the programme in Ghana three times a year and am happy to present it to any clubs interested in joining with us. At the request of our District Governor, we will have a SunLife display table at the District Conference.  Members from interested clubs who would like to help us to man this table will be most welcome.

Yours in Rotary,

Stephen Pearson
Member of the Rotary Club of Warminster

RC of Calne induct five new Associate members

Last Thursday at the Rotary Club of Calne,  Asst Governor Peter Wragg formally inducted the Club’s first  five new Associate Members – Kate Tompkins, Ellie Farago, Gillian Farago and David and Rebecca Leaning.  All five live in the local community and are involved in local businesses and voluntary work.
President David Dillamore (pictured centre) said ”in the past Rotary had strict rules on attendance, which were difficult for potential members to adhere”. Now potential members can join as Associates and fit their membership to suit their lifestyle. This initiative means that clubs like the Rotary Club of Calne can fulfil their challenges in the local community.
For people who would like to be involved in their local community and International Events, this is for them.
Readers notes: We have attached our Associate application form – which has been approved by District – please feel free to use it.  We just could not recruit Full Members, but hope to have some 10 Associates in this Club year.  After 12 months, we hope that some some of the Associates will become full members of the Club.  We did get Associate Member lapel pins from AW Matthews to give them
For more information contact Rotarian Alastair Muir    exlservice@aol.com
Contact for this release Rotarian Ivor Watkins 01249 813168

Urgent Appeal for Earthquake victims in Nepal

Good afternoon to all District International Service Chairmen and fellow Rotarians in Britain, Ireland, France, Scandinavia and USA


At least 2,000 dead, hundreds of thousands made homeless and/or without access to clean water

Humanity First UK (one of our regular aid agencies) are considering sending a team to assist. We have offered the bulk of our current stock of packed Water-Survival Boxes (providing they can cover the cost of air freight). We expect a decision from HFUK in the next day or so. The alternative route would be via Rotary District 3292 that includes Nepal.

Funds are urgently needed to cover the cost of air freight for the existing stock and to pay for more boxes that may well be requested given the scale of this disaster.

Donations can be made by bank transfer to:

Bank:                   CAF Bank, West Malling, Kent, England
Bank Code:          40-52-40
Account:              Worldwaterworks Ltd
A/C No:               00020591

Donations from outside Great Britain should include:

IBAN:         GB48MIDL40053072138549
SWIFT:       MIDLGB2141W

Online donations can be made on our BigGive page – access via our website www.worldwaterworks.org

In order that we can continue to respond at the same level to future disasters we need sustained funding in the order of £150,000 – £200,000 each year. The standard box containing a Grifaid Aquafilter Family water-purification kit and other essential survival items costs £150. This covers the cost of the box, contents, and air freight to the disaster area. The new water purification kit is designed to supply 100,000 litres of clean water for at least 3 years if used 24/7.  As all the work involved in running the project is provided by volunteers donations are applied to the costs of the box, water-purification kit, other essential survival items and the air freight charges to ensure the aid reaches families in need in the shortest time possible. We hope all Rotary and Inner Wheel Clubs can support our endeavours by donating the cost of two boxes (one in the case of Inner Wheel Clubs) each year. Demonstration Boxes are positioned in most Rotary Districts for use by local Clubs and where none can be located we can supply – email back to me please.

Donations can be made online through our website or by cheque made payable to ‘Worldwaterworks Limited’ and sent to Westfield Business Centre, 32A Second Avenue, Westfield Trading Estate, Midsomer Norton BA3 4BH

Yours in Rotary humanitarian aid Service
Hugo Pike OBE PHF
Director of Operations
PP RC Chelwood Bridge

Devizes to Westminster Canoe Race 2015

Once again the Rotary Club of Devizes were at the annual Devizes to Westminster Canoe Race (http://www.dwrace.org.uk/) over the Easter weekend.  We gave away hot cross buns, hot pancakes and hot chocolate in return for a donation to support both local and international communities, but also to help keep both contestants and other visitors warm in the chilly, damp weather!

Well done to the Rotary team, and of course to all the remarkable people that took part in this great race.

Cliff Evans

Chippenham Rotary 2015 Golf Classic 16th April

Get your entry form here

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 2015 Golf Classic Thursday 16th April 2015

Manor House Golf Club, Castle Combe

In aid of the Forever Friends Appeal Cancer Care Campaign

Charity Auction

North Bradley Big Breakfast 22nd February 2015

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Big Breakfast at North Bradley 22nd February 2015.

Booking is essential for this event at The Peace Memorial Hall, North Bradley.
9.30am – 1pm on 22nd February 2015.
Ticket includes a full English breakfast and Fair Trade drinks.
All profits to go towards the eradication of Polio.

Organised by the Rotary Club of Trowbridge Wessex Mead.

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