Newsletter 72

Welcome to our weekly newsletter

This week we welcomed guests Kirsty Swan from Bristol Junior Chamber of Commerce, and Joy Johnson, guest of Colin Shurrock. We also welcomed Wendy Hughes, Ange Blott, Maggie Cavanna, Bob Whittington, Mary Shipway and Ann Gleave.

We were also visited by past members Es Murray and James Freeman, and visiting Rotarians Bernd Langheim, Jenny Wring and Jane Dyer from Gordano Breakfast Rotary Club.

…And a man in a bright green suit…


We gave a presentation to Amelia and the staff at Brasserie Blanc for hosting us every Wednesday morning for the past year.

Thanks to Mike Blott for organising the Christmas Brunch last Thursday. Although Ken and Nancy Broad were unable to attend it was reassuring to know that they are both well.

Christmas Breakfast Extravaganza

The Christmas Breakfast Extravaganza was compered by the one and only Philip Bowry, with singing contributions from everyone led variously and with great humour (some intentional some and some not!) by Esmond Murray, Nigel Harradine, Tony Hughes, Mary Whittington, Jayne Tucker and Debbie Rogan interspersed with clever and amusing stories from Italy presented by David Innes-Wilkin.


May the joy of the angels,

the eagerness of the shepherds,

the perseverance of the wise men,

the obedience of Joseph and Mary and

the peace of the Christ-child

be yours this Christmas

Wishing you all a very merry Christmas and a happy, healthy new year. See you all again in 2018!

Up coming meetings 


3rd January – Simon Chapman – All Aboard
10th January – Membership Meeting
17th January – Liz Odell – Shelter Box
24th January - Lhosa Dhaly – Spike Island


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Bristol Breakfast Rotary Christmas Walk 
Friday 29th December 2017

  • This walk will start at Old Sodbury parking close to St John’s Church (ST7603 8176) and nearby school.
  • Start time promptly at 9.30 am
  • Distance about 6 miles to finish at a pub for lunch(booked for numbers)
  • Please wear boots and bring suitable warm clothes and waterproofs
  • Please advise me if you are planning to come. Friends would be welcome.
  • There would be the possibility of cancellation if the weather is adverse 

Hope you can join us. Contact Peter Hilton 0117 9688 031 and 07490 487 719

Old Sodbury might be best reached by taking the M4 east exiting on the A46 going north and taking the A432 a short distance downhill into the village.

Club Skittles match Kingston Seymour Village Hall

Friday 9th March 2018 19.00 for 19.30

Roger Barnard has been asked to arrange a club match with members, wives, friends etc. This venue is sensible with an excellent alley. The cost is £8 per head including a fish & chips or sausages & chips or pie & chips c/w bread roll supper.  It is a provisional booking which lapses in the second week in January if not confirmed.

Please e-mail Roger if you wish to attend (by the 8th of January 2018). If you decide to attend, I expect payment of £8 per head & choice of supper by 26th of February. At least 16 attendees are needed.