More information about the Club

      Our President Linda Hooper continues:


As the oldest Rotary Club in the West Country, many daughter clubs have been formed from the Bristol Club and we will be celebrating our centenary in 2017.  We currently have sixty members, a third of whom are female. 


Our hard working members,  whilst having fun and fellowship, contribute their time and commitment to organising fund raising events, to provide much needed necessities such as building materials or equipment for local and international projects.


Locally, my Bristol based charity for this year is The Julian Trust, a well-established charity which operates an emergency night shelter, together with the provision of hot meals for the homeless.


Members of the Club's Community and Youth committee are involved in many activities, serving the wider Bristol area. These include Youth Speaks, Young Musician of the year, Young Chef, Mock Interviews and also a free concert in the Colston Hall for Bristol’s senior citizens.


Our International Committee is currently involved with providing fresh water systems to remote mountain villages in Nepal and also a “Tiffin snack” for children in a village school within the slopes of the Annapurna Mountain range. Later in the year, a group of Rotarians will be visiting Nepal to renew our links with Rotary clubs in the region.


Our Club also has links with the Rotary Clubs of Bordeaux, Hannover, Oporto and Stockholm where regular reciprocal visits take place, which strengthen our International friendships.


As a club, we endeavour to have an interesting and varied programme of speakers and social events throughout the year.  If the idea of “Service above Self“ appeals to you, do please come and join us for one of our meetings and consider becoming a Rotarian in the world wide fellowship of Rotary.


You will be most welcome.


 


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