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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Welcome to The Rotary Club of Bristol!

We're still meeting, albeit virtually!!
Despite Covid-19 we continue to look forward & make opportunities to connect people & solve problems.
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


At present we are meeting fortnightly on a Monday evening on zoom.

Please contact us for the link to join the meeting - we look forward to seeing you.


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David Parker

Monday February 15th 2021

7.00 for 7.30 pm

We welcome David Parker - local film & TV programme maker with a passion for landscape & history.

Contact our secretary if you'd like to join us

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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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“Show & Tell!”

Monday January 18th 2021

7.00pm for 7.30pm

Something curious from home, family or travels that would intrigue?

Interested? Then join us and find out what curiosities people have hiding in their homes!

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Monday January 4th 2021


We are delighted that Liz Odell from Shelterbox is able to join us for out first meeting of 2021.

She will update us on recent responses from Shelter Box around the world.

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Andy Heath

Monday December 14th 2020


We're looking forward to welcoming Andy Heath form Cushman Wakefield to gives his take on "The effect of Covid-19 on theCommercial property market in the South-West.

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Kalpna Woolf

Monday November 30th 2020


We're so pleased to finally be able to welcome Kalpna Woolf

Please do join us and hear her amazing story.

Contact for joining instructions

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Joint meeting with Porto

Monday November 16th 2020


A joint meeting with our twin club RC Porto.

Please contact our secretary to join us & note the later start time.

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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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Rotary World Affairs Seminar

Monday August 23rd 2020


Join us on zoom to hear Amelia Kane and Katie Clements, representatives of Rotary District 1100, who will be talking about this years Rotary World Affairs Seminar building strong international leaders for a better tomorrow

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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




January 11, 2021

Bristol Rotary Club & District 1100 response to the Beirut Port disaster - August 2020 

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The Big Sleepout 2020



November 9, 2020

Past President Tim once again took part in the 1625ip Big Sleepout - he was joined this year by current President Jane & Jill J

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Meadow Vale Update


Jim Currie


August 12, 2020

Meadow Vale Community Centre - Onwards and Upwards

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