The Rotary Club of Bristol

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What We Do

Bristol Rotarians make a difference in the local community & internationally.

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We meet on Mondays in Central Bristol.

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Give something back to the community & have fun doing it.

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We are The Rotary Club of Bristol.
Following the latest Government guidelines & along with other local Rotary Clubs we have decided to suspend our regular meeting programme.
However, we are still meeting virtually, so please look at our meetings listings and get in touch.
We'd love you to join us on-line!

We celebrated our Centenary in 2017 when we looked back at our fantastic achievements. Now we’re “Looking Forward” to the next 100 years as part of Rotary International, with the theme this year of 'Rotary Opens Opportunities'.

What We Do

Connect People

Connecting Bristol businesses and entrepreneurs.

Connecting students and young professionals through Rotaract.

Connecting across the globe with Link Clubs, making regular visits and working together on joint projects;
Rotary Club of Bordeaux
Rotary Club of Hannover
Rotary Club of Stockholm Söder
• Rotary Club Porto
• Rotary Club of Pokhara Fishtail

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Transform Societies

We worked with the Meadow Vale Community Association to refurbish the existing but dilapidated not fit for purpose centre.

The new centre was formally opened on 23rd June 2018. Just inside the centenary year. Now the centre can deliver the benefits of providing amenities, clubs, activities etc to cater for all ages and nationalities and so begin to create a more vibrant community

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Solve Problems

Rotary International has been working for over 30 years to eradicate Polio.

Bristol University supported Rotary in Bristol by lighting up the Wills Tower purple for polio.



We welcome new members at our meetings, whatever your age or interest, contact us to find out how you can get involved.

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Upcoming Events

Bristol Hotel Monday Meetings

Every Monday

19.00 for 19.30 / 12.30 for 13.00

Following the latest Government guidelines and in common with other local rotary clubs we are suspending our regular meeting programme.

1st, 3rd & 5th Mondays in the evenings at 19.00 for 19.30

2nd & 4th Mondays are lunchtime at 12.30 for 13.00

(Excluding Bank Holidays)

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Empire Fighting Chance

Monday August 10th 2020

7.30pm on Zoom

Come and hear Martin Bisp, CEO of Empire Fighting Chance talk about how they support young people experiencing emotional and behavioural issues as a result of social & economic exclusion.

If you would like to join the zoom meeting please contact our secretary for details -

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District Governor

Monday July 27th 2020

7.30pm on Zoom

District 1100 Governor Chris Firth will come and talk about the bigger rotary picture.

If you would like to join us please contact our secretary for details -

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President's address

Monday July 13th 2020

7.30pm on Zoom

Presidential Address from President Jane Jenkins - find out what the club will be doing in 2020/21

If you would like to join us and find out about our 2020/21 programme please contact our secretary for details -

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Caring in Bristol - Cheers Drive - Zoom meeting

Monday June 15th 2020


Our speaker is Edd Smith from Caring in Bristol. If you would like to join us please contact

The charity was formed in 1987 as Caring at Christmas by members of The Julian Trust concerned about the gap in care provision for the homeless & vulnerable.

Come and hear about the charity: how they've adapted & how they've been supporting the homeless & vulnerable of our city during these difficult times.

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Laurie Haynes

Monday May 18th 2020


Zoom meeting - contact Secretary Martina Peattie if you'd like to join us

Job talk by Rotarian Laurie Haynes

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Colston Hall - by Zoom

Monday March 23rd 2020

12.30 for 1.00pm

This meeting was held on May 4th via Zoom.

Louise Mitchell from The Bristol Music Trust gave us a update on the progress of the plans to transform the Colston Hall, vital in supporting the cultural future of Bristol.

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Hidden Valley Bushcraft

Monday October 21st 2019

7.00 for 7.30pm

Want to find out about wilderness living skills, survival & outdoor education - then come and hear Nick Goldsmith Woodland warrior extraordinaire!!

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1625 Independent People



President Tim will be sleeping out on November 14th in support of 1625ip - support President Tim & 1625ip

We heard from Chief Executive Dom Wood from 1625 Independent People about the work of 1625ip - supporting young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.  

They provide a broad range of care for young people.  They find secure homes, teach life-skills, offer advice, help access training and job opportunities.  Most importantly, they help young people to live happily and independently.

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Other News




May 11, 2020

Shared memories from Rotarian Tony Everett of VE Day Tony was a boarder at Sherborne School, Dorset & this is part of a letter home to his mother.

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The Two Gustavs


Jane Jenkins


March 2, 2020

A BIG thank you to all who came and were captivated by Gavin Plumley's talk about Vienna and The Two Gustavs. We raised over £1300 for The Pahar Trust and other Rotary Charities. Thank you.

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Penang Bridge Marathon


Jane Jenkins


December 2, 2019

Chris Derrick joined Helen Davis as her running guide in Malaysia last month to take part in The Penang Bridge Marathon, raising money for The Macular Society.

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