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The District brings together 63 Clubs and some 1,650 Rotarians in an area centred on Birmingham and the West Midlands and including parts of Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Staffordshire. From Lichfield in the North to Shipston-on-Stour in the South, from Rugby in the East to Bewdley in the West we serve those multi-racial communities which are truly at England's heart.

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Rotary Club supports The Shakespeare Hospice in Southam

Annette Jackson, President Rotary Club of Southam 2000 with the Hospice at Home nurses, displaying the new Syringe Drive

The Rotary Club of Southam 2000 has raised £1185 to buy a Syringe Drive for The Shakespeare Hospice. The Syringe Drive allows the hospice nurses to regulate a constant feed of medicine to a patient over a 24 hour period in their own homes.

A Syringe Drive is often used towards the end of a patients’ life and helps them to feel more comfortable. Hospice at Home Nurse, Chrissie MacDonald says “Although they are very expensive items, they are invaluable to the team and to the patients that use them. This is the third Syringe Drive our hospice has.”

Cotswold Tour d'Ilmington

Contact: 
Bob Armstrong
The Tour poster

     2nd July 2017 10:0 am from Newbold-on-Stour Village Hall                      

Last year nearly 200 cyclists took part and it was a great family day out. The unique blend of 2 rides includes the same 10 mile flat/family ride, as last year, with refreshments half way round, and an 'undulating' ride of more than 30 miles for the more experienced cyclist.

The Buzz of a Good Club

Community or Club?

 Who are the workers this Month?

It is the members of the Rotary Club of Lichfield at their weekly meeting. They compete for each others attention, attempting to get the show on the road.

Sunday 28th May Community Songs of Praise Concert, St Edmunds Church: 3.0 pm

Contact: 
Fay Ivens

ORGANISED BY SHIPSTON ROTARY, part of the Woolly Weekend. On the Sunday afternoon before the main Wool Fair event on Bank Holiday Monday, a light-hearted afternoon of hymns, songs, poems and music. Local community groups will be invited to choose a favourite hymn or read a poem; local musicians, along with students from Shipston High and Primary Schools, will all play a part. Afternoon tea and delicious homemade cake. Donations will be divided between St.Edmunds and Shipston Rotary Charities.

Dragon Boat Racing

Club or Group: 
Edgbaston Convention
Date and Time: 
Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 10:00 - 16:00
The Rotary Club of Edgbaston Convention is holding a charity Dragon Boat Race Day
Location: 
Edgbaston Reservoir, Birmingham B16 9EE

What is Dragon Boat Racing?

Dragon Boat Racing is an ancient Chinese tradition over 2000 years old and one of Britain’s most competitive water sports. It is a great way to raise money and it is spectacular, colourful and exciting fun.

Rotarians Show 'Gemutlichkeit'

The Mayor together with the two Club Presidents, demonstrating international 'gemutlichkeit'.

Last weekend the President of the Rotary Club of Solihull St Alphege, Nav Sharma and his wife Tracy, warmly welcomed as their guests Rtn Benno Stinner, President of the Rotary Club of Stade, in Lower Saxony, Germany, his wife Gabi together with 7 other Stade Rotarians.

The Zuri project Uganda

Keith McDavid – Rotary Club of Knowle and Dorridge

You may recall we arranged to get some pencils for the above charity from Workington Rotary Club which relations of Tom collected from Whitehaven and Tom collected from them and brought the pencils to Knowle. Well the pencils have now arrived in Uganda free of any transport costs, as they were included in a container that included a generator that was being donated by a local company that supports the Zuri Project. So all in all this was a win, win situation for everybody.

Nepal Press Release

Villagers celebrating the inauguration of their new Community Centre.jpg

In April 2015, an earthquake of 7.6 on the Richter scale struck the historic district of Gorkha in Nepal, northwest of Kathmandu. Over 9,000 lives were lost and estimated 8 million people, almost one-third of the population, have been impacted by the earthquake.

Members of the Rotary Club of North Worcestershire, together with the  Rotary Club of Damauli in Nepal, decided the best way to provide support was to help fund the reconstruction of the devastated Community Centre in the rural area of Dharmpani, Tanahun West Nepal; the epicentre of the earthquake.

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