Completed meetings and events 2018-2019
Mon 10th June 2019 Martin Jones speaks about modern slavery after dinnerMartin is an investigator for the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority which is working very hard to raise awareness of the reality of slavery in modern day UK. There are more slaves in the twenty first century than at any other time in history. read more...
Mon 3rd June 2019 Committees (5.45), dinner and Club Council
Thu 23rd May 2019 Curry and Beer Evening at Wedmore Village HallTom Dunn, of Bath Rugby Club, will talk about his professional life as a player and a raffle / auction will be held in aid of Cancer Research UK. read more...
Mon 20th May 2019 Guided tour of the Bishop's Palace garden with Head Gardener, followed by dinner and talk at the Swan. Inner Wheel is joining us.The tour will be begin at 1600 and then the group will move across to the Swan for dinner at the usual sort of time. Members and guests may join us there for the after dinner talk, also to be given by James, the Head Gardener at the Bishop's Palace.
Mon 13th May 2019 Committees (5.45), dinner, AGM and Club Council
Mon 15th April 2019 Lunch as guests of Inner Wheel at the Britannia InnLunch and speaker from SS Great Britain in Bristol, guest of the Inner Wheel, meeting at the Britannia Inn on Bath Road.
Mon 8th April 2019 David Randon and dinnerDavid Randon talks about his progress from chefs' training to Concorde trials and work overseas.
Mon 1st April 2019 Committees (5.45), dinner and Club Council
Sun 31st March 2019 - Fri 26th April 2019 Easter Egg Hunt in Wells shops43 Easter eggs will be spread around the shops of Wells, each having a letter associated with it. The 43 letters, when collected, will form a sentence about Rotary. Leaflets will be available in the shops participating. read more...
Fri 29th March 2019 St Cuthbert's Junior School 'Bake-off' competitionMembers have been invited to come along to act as judges for the culinary efforts of the Junior School pupils. Please arrive slightly early!
Mon 18th March 2019 Dinner (6.45) and Speaker, Martin Jones - 'Modern day slavery in Britain'
Mon 11th March 2019 Lunch & SpeakerThe speaker will either be our RYLA youngster, depending upon the Blue School being willing to release him to attend, or Dick Crane who will tell us a bit about himself.
Mon 4th March 2019 Committees (5.45), dinner and Club Council
Mon 25th February 2019 Informal drinks and nibblesMembers will gather in small groups for a chance for them (and their partners if they wish to participate) to get to know each other better while enjoying a glass of something to their taste.
Thu 21st February 2019 Children's storytellingBeth Webb will be coming to Pickwicks on Wells High Street to tell captivating stories to young children during half term - flying carpets will be provided and dragons in abundance! read more...
Mon 18th February 2019 Dinner (6.45) and Speaker, Daphne Rose - 'Living in a National Trust property'
Mon 11th February 2019 Austerity lunch in aid of Polio Plus at the Crown
Mon 4th February 2019 Committees (5.45), dinner and Club Council
Mon 28th January 2019 Ballcock Trophy match at Britannia Inn, WellsRotary currently holds the Ballcock Trophy, after the last in the previous series of matches with Inner Wheel, but they want it back! The format of the competition will be decided on the night.
The alley and meal have been booked in readiness.
Mon 21st January 2019 Dinner (6.45) and Speaker, Helen Mullinger - 'Life as a Junior School Head'
Mon 14th January 2019 Lunch & Patsy Barrow gives an 'Update on Reredos Project in St Cuthberts'Patsy Barrow brings the club up to date with the work being done to identify the way forward with the unique collection of fragments from the fifteenth century reredoses. Phase I of the project identified what is there and the club had a talk in situ. read more...
Sat 12th January 2019 - Sat 8th December 2018 District ForumThe date of this meeting has been changed and this is the new time.
Held at the Bath and West Ground beyond Shepton Mallet. Open to all Rotarians and with a range of topics for different groupings within the attendees.
Mon 7th January 2019 Committees (5.45), dinner and Club Council
Mon 7th January 2019 - Thu 31st January 2019 Young Photographer competitionThe club is planning a Young Photographer competition which links into the national competition. The local round is expected to take place during January.
Sun 6th January 2019 - Sun 20th January 2019 Trip to Kerala and RTU village in India, 5 to 19 Jan 2019Visit to Reaching The Unreached, a charity in Tamil Nadu and to Rotary links in Kerala. It is intended to take a dozen people, or so, not necessarily all from the club. Details can be obtained by using the RTU trip option from the 'Contact Us' list. read more...
Mon 17th December 2018 Christmas Dinner (6.45)
Mon 10th December 2018 Mike Osborne presents global grant bid for MalawiMike came to the club having started a bid for a global grant, to provide solar panels in Malawi, in a previous club. Details of exactly how they are to be used will be revealed, along with the costs and timescales involved.
Sun 9th December 2018 Reindeer ParadeThe annual Reindeer Parade and associated children's competitions take place in the town's High Street. read more...
Mon 3rd December 2018 Committees (5.45), dinner, SGM and Club CouncilSGM is to identify key posts for the next Rotary year, starting in July 2019.
Sat 1st December 2018 Pop-up shop at Grape and BeanA pop-up shop is being run on the side of the Crown Hotel, to raise money for a youngster to go on the Rotary Youth Leadership Award weekend in the new year, featuring opportunities to buy Christmas presents or things you always knew you needed.
Mon 19th November 2018 Dinner (6.45) and David Beavis as speakerDavid Beavis will give an illustrated talk about our local mills and millstreams.
Fri 16th November 2018 Wells Carnival ProcessionThe annual carnival procession is a major attraction for families and the club usually uses the opportunity to raise funds for Rotary charities. Details have not been finalised yet.
Mon 12th November 2018 Lunch & discussion about Rotary Foundation with Keith Barnard-JonesAn informal meal and discussion will address the question 'What is the heck is Rotary Foundation?' It is the major international charity run by Rotary which has been behind the campaign to eradicate polio worldwide, but is so much more than that. read more...
Mon 5th November 2018 Committees (5.45), dinner and Club Council
Wed 24th October 2018 World Polio DayAt the very least, this is an occasion to remember that Rotary has been leading the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. See www.polioeradication.org/polio-today/polio-now for the latest figures.
Mon 15th October 2018 Dinner (6.45) and John Davies, Dean of Wells Cathedral
Mon 8th October 2018 Lunch discussion with Tim Lethaby from the Western Gazette and Reach plcThe club is having a new format for its lunchtime meeting when Tim Lethaby will be leading a discussion of the contribution of the media to Rotary and particularly our club. He has experience over a variety of media and will be seeing to help the club.
Mon 1st October 2018 Committees (5.45), dinner and Club Council
Mon 24th September 2018 Members' drink and nibbles partiesVery informal gatherings in various members' homes to get to know each other better, based on a 'bring and share' drinks and nibbles idea.
Mon 17th September 2018 Dinner (6.45) and Dr James Playfair, UK trustee for Reaching The UnreachedDr James Playfair is a trustee of the UK charity which supports Reaching The Unreached. He has been involved for several years in helping to raise money and awareness for the Indian charity which actually decides upon and provides the support needed. read more...
Sat 15th September 2018 District ForumDistrict Forum is held at the Bath and West Grounds beyond Shepton Mallet. It is open to all Rotarians and breaks down into interest groups which vary from forum to forum.
Mon 10th September 2018 Lunch & Speaker, Jane Gibbs, ADG - 'What is the point of Rotary District 1200?'
Mon 3rd September 2018 Committees (5.45), dinner and Club Council
Sun 2nd September 2018 Litter pick in WellsLitter pickers will assemble outside the Town Hall at 0830. The Mayor will be there to chase everyone off to appropriate areas with suitable rubbish bags etc.
Sat 1st September 2018 Litter pick in WellsLitter pickers will assemble outside the Town Hall at 0830. The Mayor will be there to chase everyone off to appropriate areas with suitable rubbish bags etc.
Fri 31st August 2018 Litter pick in WellsThe dates have changed slightly and these are now the confirmed dates.
Mon 27th August 2018 Pop-up Shop at the Palace Moat Boat RaceLast year raised almost a thousand pounds through a series of pop-up shops for the local charity, Heads Up. The club will continue to support this valuable charity with this year's pop-up shops. read more...
Mon 20th August 2018 Dinner (6.45) and Speaker, Roger Eggleton - 'What is a MAT'
Mon 13th August 2018 Lunch & Jenny and Gwilym Salmon tell us about themselves
Mon 6th August 2018 Committees (5.45), dinner and Club Council
Mon 16th July 2018 Dinner (6.45) and Speaker, Alice Rose - 'Life after RotEx'Alice went to Ecuador with a Rotary Exchange programme in September 2003, living with a number of Rotarian families and attending a local school and activities, before returning in July 2004 a very different young woman. Find out more.
Mon 9th July 2018 Lunch & Speaker, Kathryn Lander introduces herself
Sun 8th July 2018 Wells Boules Tournament July 2018Annual fun family day out playing Boules with the local businesses of Wells
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Mon 2nd July 2018 Committees (5.45), dinner and Club Council