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

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

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Welcome to The Rotary Club of Bristol!

Despite Covid-19 we continued to meet virtually, making opportunities to connect people and solve problems. We now meet weekly on Monday evenings with face to face meetings at a central Bristol location alternating 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 'SERVE to CHANGE LIVES'.

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

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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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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Sandy Hore-Ruthven

Monday February 21st 2022

7.00pm for 7.30 pm

Young people in Bristol and their challenges!

We welcome Sandy Home-Ruthven to our meeting at the Bristol Hotel join us to hear him talk about some of ideas to support Young People in Bristol.

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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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Mary's Meals

Monday January 17th 2022

7.00 for 7.30pm

David Culley will talk about the Charity Mary's Meals and how it has grown from one man's vision of supporting the Bosnian Relief effort in 1992 to transforming the lives of hundreds of thousands of impoverished children around the world in 2022.

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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


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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Ocean Generation

Monday August 16th 2021

7.00 for 7.30pm

We welcome Richard Hill, CEO from Ocean Generation, an inclusive, global organisation striving to restore a sustainable relationship between the ocean & humanity.

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David Wait - The Galleries

Monday July 12th 2021

7.00-for 7.30pm

Our next meeting - on zoom - we will hear from David Wait The Centre Manager of The Galleries

To join us please contact our secretary for the link

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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

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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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SW Coastal path

Monday April 12th 2021

19.00 for 19.30

Come and hear about the development of the SW Coastal Path from an idea in 1973 to today.

Many of us have done part of the walk & some have done all of it!

Please contact our secretary if you'd like to join us on the walk!

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Freddie Bird

Monday March 29th 2021

19.00 for 19.30

We welcome Freddie Bird - Chef from @littlefrench_bristol on North View, Westbury Park.

Join us on zoom to hear his journey ..

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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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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 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 -

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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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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

Rotaract Club of Bristol



March 17, 2022

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

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Young Photographer



February 1, 2022

Young Photographer - Delighted to share some of the winning photographs

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Clean Up in Queens Square


Martina Peattie


November 12, 2021

Bristol Rotary were out & about in Queens Square “Cleaning Up”

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