Completed meetings and events 2018-2019

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 Forum

The 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 competition

The 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 2019

A local village house in better repair than many around it!  RTU has replaced more than 8,000 using building blocks and materials made within their charity. Visit 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...

Sat 5th January 2019 Cocktail party at John and Rachel Lover's house

The perfect opportunity to put the half-empty bottle of something that is probably strong and colourful to a good use. John will discover (create?) recipes to make use of the bottles members produce for them to enjoy at this party. read more...

Mon 17th December 2018 Christmas Dinner (6.45)

Mon 10th December 2018 Mike Osborne presents global grant bid for Malawi

Mike 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 Parade

The 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 Council

SGM is to identify key posts for the next Rotary year, starting in July 2019.

Sat 1st December 2018 Pop-up shop at Grape and Bean

A 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 26th November 2018 - Sat 24th November 2018 Visit by Jeroen van de Berg, from the Nepal Trust

This view is beautiful but Nepal is not all like this and not all the time. Jeroen is visiting England, as expected, and will be able to visit Wells for this evening only. The Crown Hotel will host his visit, offering a drink and buffet meal to go with a talk and opportunity to discuss the developments in Nepal. read more...

Mon 19th November 2018 Dinner (6.45) and David Beavis as speaker

David Beavis will give an illustrated talk about our local mills and millstreams.

Fri 16th November 2018 Wells Carnival Procession

The 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-Jones

An 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 Day

At 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 plc

The 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 parties

It needn't be beer, or olives.  However, nothing grand or fancy! Very 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 Unreached

Dr 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 - Walk and lunch

A walk and lunch

Sat 15th September 2018 District Forum

District 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 Wells

Litter 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 Wells

Litter 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 Wells

The dates have changed slightly and these are now the confirmed dates.

Mon 27th August 2018 Pop-up Shop at the Palace Moat Boat Race

Rotarians do not normally get involved in the water fights, but the occasion provides good Rotary exposure and raises money through the Pop-up Shop run beside the moat. Last 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 2018

Annual fun family day out playing Boules with the local businesses of Wells

Mon 2nd July 2018 Committees (5.45), dinner and Club Council

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