Future meetings and events

Mon 19th November 2018 at 18.15 - 21.00 Dinner (6.45) and David Beavis as speaker

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

Mon 26th November 2018 at 18.30 - Sat 24th November 2018 - 21.00 Visit by Jeroen van de Berg, from the Nepal Trust (members only)

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. details

Sat 1st December 2018 at 10.00 - 15.00 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 3rd December 2018 at 17.30 - 20.30 Committees (5.45), dinner, SGM and Club Council

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

Sun 9th December 2018 at 11.00 - 16.00 Reindeer Parade

The annual Reindeer Parade and associated children's competitions take place in the town's High Street. details

Mon 10th December 2018 at 13.00 - 14.00 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.

Mon 17th December 2018 at 18.30 - 21.00 Christmas Dinner (6.45)

Sat 5th January 2019 at 18.30 - 21.00 Cocktail party at John and Rachel Lover's house (members only)

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. details

Sun 6th January 2019 at 12.00 - Sun 20th January 2019 - 12.00 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. details

Mon 7th January 2019 at 12.00 - Thu 31st January 2019 - 12.00 Young Chef competition

The club is planning a Young Chef competition which links into the national competition. The local round is expected to take place during January.

Mon 7th January 2019 at 12.00 - Thu 31st January 2019 - 12.00 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.

Mon 7th January 2019 at 17.30 - 20.30 Committees (5.45), dinner and Club Council

Sat 12th January 2019 at 09.30 - Sat 8th December 2018 - 12.00 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 14th January 2019 at 13.00 - 14.00 Lunch & Speaker, - 'Update on Reredos Project in St Cuthberts'

Mon 21st January 2019 at 18.30 - 21.00 Dinner (6.45) and Speaker, Helen Mullinger - 'Life as a Junior School Head'

Mon 28th January 2019 at 21.30 - Tue 22nd January 2019 - 21.30 Ballcock Trophy match at Britannia Inn, Wells

What is at stake! Rotary currently holds the Ballcock Trophy, after the last in the previous series of matches with Inner Wheel, but they want it back! The alley has been booked at the Britannia Inn for a meal and the match.

Mon 4th February 2019 at 17.30 - 20.30 Committees (5.45), dinner and Club Council

Mon 11th February 2019 at 13.00 - 14.00 Austerity lunch in aid of Polio Plus at the Crown

Mon 18th February 2019 at 18.30 - 21.00 Dinner (6.45) and Speaker, Daphne Rose - 'Living in a National Trust property'

Fri 1st March 2019 - Sun 21st April 2019 - 23.55 Easter Egg Hunt around shops etc in Wells (members only)

The Youth Committee is in the early stages of planning an Easter Egg Hunt which will be intended to draw children into a variety of shops etc. Details have not been worked out

Mon 4th March 2019 at 17.30 - 20.30 Committees (5.45), dinner and Club Council

Mon 11th March 2019 at 13.00 - 14.00 Lunch & Speaker

Mon 18th March 2019 at 18.30 - 21.00 Dinner (6.45) and Speaker, Martin Jones - 'Modern day slavery in Britain'

Mon 1st April 2019 at 17.30 - 20.30 Committees (5.45), dinner and Club Council

Mon 8th April 2019 at 13.00 - 14.00 Lunch & Speaker

Mon 15th April 2019 at 13.00 - 14.30 Lunch as guests of Inner Wheel at the Britannia Inn

Lunch and speaker from SS Grerat Britain in Bristol, guest of the Inner Wheel, meeting at the Britannia Inn on Bath Road.

Mon 6th May 2019 at 12.00 - 15.00 Pop-up Shop at the Recreation Ground

The Dream Team runs a stall to move on unnneeded items and raise money for Rotary charities.

Mon 13th May 2019 at 17.30 - 20.30 Committees (5.45), dinner and Club Council

Mon 20th May 2019 at 16.00 - 21.00 Guided tour of the Bishop's Palace garden, followed by dinner and talk with James, the Head Gardener

One of many spectacular garden views from within the Bishop's Palace Precise details of timing and dining venue have not been finalised yet, but the date is in the diaries of Rotary, Inner Wheel and James so it will be happening

Sat 1st June 2019 at 09.15 - Wed 5th June 2019 - 17.15 Rotary Conference in Hamburg

The Rotary International Conference for 2019 is being held in Hamburg and this provides an opportunity to see how RI operates as an international entity

Mon 3rd June 2019 at 17.30 - 20.30 Committees (5.45), dinner and Club Council

Mon 10th June 2019 at 13.00 - 14.00 Lunch & Speaker

Wed 12th June 2019 at 09.00 - 15.00 Kidz Out trip to Longleat (members only)

The club usually sponsors a group of youngsters for a trip to join a lot of other youngsters at Longleat, co-ordinated across District 1200.

Mon 17th June 2019 at 18.30 - 21.00 Club Assembly and handover with Dinner

Thu 4th July 2019 at 10.30 - 15.00 Mock Interviews at Blue School

One to one interviews Members help to conduct mock interviews for pupils as part of their program to prepare for the outside world

Sat 17th August 2019 at 12.00 - 17.00 Meet the Sikhs on the cathedral green

The very successful 'Meet the Sikhs' event is being repeated, but has moved to the Wells Cathedral Green. The same turbans, dancers and food will showcase the Sikhs. details

Sat 12th October 2019 at 09.00 - 18.00 District Conference 2019

The one day format has been adopted again for 2019, with golf and / or a dinner the day before and a celebratory dinner on the Saturday evening. Accommodation will be available for either / both evenings at the venue. details