The Rotary Club of Bristol

Opportunities to improve lives in communities near & far

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What We Do

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

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Meetings

We meet on Monday evenings - alternately in central Bristol or virtually on Zoom.

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Membership

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

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Hello!

Welcome to The Rotary Club of Bristol!

We meet weekly on Monday evenings alternating with face to face meetings at a central Bristol location and with Zoom meetings.
Please look at our meetings listings for details and get in touch. We'd love you to join us in person or online!

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 'IMAGINE ROTARY'.

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 are working with the Meadow Vale Community Association to upgrade their facilities.

The newly refurbished centre was formally opened on 23rd June 2018 - just inside the centenary year. Now a new extension is under construction which will deliver the benefits of more space for providing amenities, clubs, activities etc to cater for all ages and nationalities and so 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.

Visit EndPolioNow.org

Membership

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

Monday Meetings

Every Monday

19.00 for 19.30

We meet weekly on Mondays - 1st & 3rd Monday evenings at 7.00 for 7.30 pm at The Bristol Hotel - 2nd & 4th Monday evenings virtually on Zoom - 5th Mondays at 12.30 for 1.00 at The Bristol Hotel.

Please contact us if you would like to join a meeting - we look forward to seeing you.

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Underfall yard

Monday September 5th 2022

7.00-7.30pm

We welcome Dave Blackburn from The Underfall Yard. come and hear about the history, the renewal and future of The Underfall Yard - how it fits in with the floating harbour in 2022

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Bristol Rowing

Monday August 15th 2022

7.00-7.30pm

We welcome Andy Wiberg from the City of Bristol Rowing Club - we are looking forward to hearing about the community led rowing club based in the Floating Harbour just around the corner from The SS Great Britain.

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Ashton Court

Monday July 18th 2022

7.00-7.30pm

Following on from a great tour of Ashton Court, Tish O'Connor returns to tell us more about Ashton Court Mansion.

To join us contact our secretary

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British Heart Foundation

Monday March 21st 2022

7.00pm for 7.30pm

We welcome Ben Lee from the British Heart Foundation - supporting research that turns science fiction into reality!

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Bristol Zoo

Monday January 24th 2022

7.00 for 7.30pm

Bristol Zoo Gardens - The Future....

Dr Justin Morris, CEO of Bristol Zoological Society - taking the Bristol Zoological Society forward

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Beirut Presentation

Monday January 10th 2022

7.00 for 7.30pm

Beirut - District 1100 partnering with Beirut Cedars Rotary Club - Global Grant for Lebanon

A video presentation showing the reasons why this Global Grant application is so vital.

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Donna Speed

Monday November 15th 2021

7.00 for 7.30pm

What if? How? Why?

Come and find out more from Donna Speed - CEO of Bristol's internationally famous science centre "We The Curious"

Placing people at the heart of science.

Do contact our secretary if you'd like to join us.

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The Lord Lieutenant

Monday November 1st 2021

7.00pm

Bristol RC are delighted to welcome the Lord Lieutenant of the County & City of Bristol, Peaches Golding, as speaker for our meeting.

Please do contact our secretary if you would like to join us at The Bristol Hotel.

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Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

Monday May 23rd 2021

7.00 for 7.30pm

We are delighted to welcome Fiona Francombe, who was appointed as Principal & CEO of The Old Vic Theatre School last summer. The challenges of leading a world class theatre school at a time when theatres were closed & only now opening up again.

If you would like to join us please contact our secretary

secretary@rotarybristol.org

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PTN

Monday May 10th 2021

19.00 for 19.30

An update on the work of The Pahar Trust Nepal during the pandemic from Executive Director Alan Sweetman.

Please join us on zoom by contacting our secretary

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City of Film

Monday April 26th 2021

19.00 for 19.30

We welcome Natalie Moore - Senior Film Officer at Bristol UNESCO City of Film.

We will all be aware of the filming taking place around our city recently - come and find out the reasons they have chosen Bristol as a location.

Contact our secretary if you'd like to join us on zoom

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The Bristol Wave

Monday February 1st 2021

19.00 for 19.30

We are delighted to welcome Nick Hounsfield: joint founder of The Wave Bristol - he will be talking to us about the ups & downs of Starting Up a new business - & he might mention a bit about surfing too!

If you'd like to join us contact us for a zoom link...

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Babbasa

Monday October 12th 2020

19.00 for 19.30

We are thrilled to welcome Poku Osei to our meeting

Come and hear the CEO of multi-award winning youth organisation

Hear how they aim to inspire & support young people in Bristol pursue their ambitions.

Please contact secretary@rotarybristol.org for the link to join us

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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 - secretary@rotarybristol.org

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Caring in Bristol - Cheers Drive - Zoom meeting

Monday June 15th 2020

19.30

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

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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1625 Independent People

16/09/2019

19.30

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

https://sleepout2019.everydayhero.com/uk/tim-1

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. www.1625ip.co.uk

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Other News

PhysioNet

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August 16, 2022

Filling a container full of medical equipment bound for Fiji Bristol Rotary together with Cotswold Community Men's Shed

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Technology tournament 2022

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August 10, 2022

The 2022 Technology Tournament - Bridge Learning Campus

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Rotaract Club of Bristol

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August 10, 2022

Bristol Rotaract are here!!! An enthusiastic group who are raring to go.....

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