We also manage to have a lot of fun too! Read on for a brief flavour of what we get up to.
As you might have guessed, we meet for breakfast! We hold our meetings weekly on Wednesday morning from 7.15am to 8.30am. We get the day off to a great start with a mixture of humour, discussion, interesting speakers and, of course, a full English breakfast. The morning opens with coffee and chat, with the meeting starting at 07:30am over bacon and eggs or croissants and fruit if you prefer. Meetings finish at 8.30am so that we can get to work on time.
Come along to one of our meetings and see what we're about. You can be assured of a warm welcome - and a free breakfast (by invite). We welcome visits from other Rotarians or those who haven't yet decided to join Rotary.
With a varied social calander of events like a game of skittles, visits to other Rotaries around the world and fund-raising events such as the Dragon Boat Race in Bristol's Historic Harbourside to name but a few... you'll be in some very good company!
Our club is made up of six committee's - who make sure that everything is in order. The committes include Social, Community and Vocational, Fundraising, Membership, International and Foundation, and Council.
We meet every Wednesday morning, 7am for 7.30am, at Bambalan Restaurant, Podium Level, Colston Tower, Bristol. Please let us know if you want to come to our breakfast meeting by emailing the Monday prior to the meeting so that we know to put on some extra bacon. email@example.com
Our Social Committee plans and organises the fun events for the Club. This can include a game of skittles at the local pub, "birthday parties" for the club, dinner events and visits to local sites of interest.
The main aim of our Community and Vocational group is to get involved with and support charitable youth and environmental projects to help make a difference to the people in our local, as well as wider, community. This year we are getting involved with a variety of projects such as Shakespeare at Elmfield School for the Deaf, Avon Swifts Sports Club and Bristol Young Musician.
This committee has the task of raising the monies which allow the Club to make it's charitable donations.
Each year we hold a number of fund raising events the main one being the Dragon Boat festival held at Bristol Harbourside in June each year. We also hold a charity golf day, a corporate quiz and an abseil down the Avon Gorge. Last year we raised just over £100,000 for local, national and international charities, including a significant donation to Rotary Foundation project “End Polio Now”.
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The International and Foundation Committee is responsible for the club's relationship with people overseas. It makes donations to charitable projects and arranges exchange visits with other Rotary Clubs. This committee is responsible for the club's relationship with people overseas. It makes donations to charitable projects and arranges exchange visits with other Rotary Clubs.
This is the Club's management committee. Its members are the officers of the Club; President, Treasurer, Secretary and the chairs of the various committees.We normally meet every month and the meeting is chaired by the President. Decisions that have not been previously mandated are put to the next club business meeting for majority approval and then actioned. The Club operates with standard committees, Community & Vocation (joined together)International and Foundation, Fundraising, Membership and House.
We try to make this a fun evening and have for the past year met at various locations in Bristol where we make decisions regarding the direction of our club and discuss charities to support and social activities to benefit our members and ensuring compliance with Charity commission rules.
The best way to see what we are all about is to actually come along to a meeting. You'll be assured of a warm welcome... and a lovely breakfast! Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place.
Look forward to seeing you soon!