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.
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 of 'Rotary Connects the World'.

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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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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The Matthew

Monday February 17th 2020

19.00 - 19.30

Update on The Matthew - plans for the future - John Wilson, Trustee of the not-for-profit charity "The Matthew of Bristol Trust"

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Triodos Bank

Monday January 27th 2020

12.30pm - lunchtime

Come and hear Ed Gratton from Triodos Bank tell us how over 700,000 customers are already playing a part in Triodos Bank's positive movement - making them one of the world's most sustainable banks.

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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


Tim Mitchell


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


Tim Mitchell


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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