Future meetings and events

Mon 24th September 2018 at 18.00 - 19.30 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 1st October 2018 at 17.30 - 20.30 Committees (5.45), dinner and Club Council

Mon 8th October 2018 at 13.00 - 14.00 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 15th October 2018 at 18.30 - 21.00 Dinner (6.45) and John Davies, Dean of Wells Cathedral

Wed 24th October 2018 - 23.55 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 5th November 2018 at 17.30 - 20.30 Committees (5.45), dinner and Club Council

Sun 11th November 2018 at 11.00 - 11.00 100th anniversary of Armistice at end of First World War.

There are very tentative plans for an event in Wells with which the club has been asked to be involved. Nothing has been agreed yet.

Mon 12th November 2018 at 13.00 - 14.00 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. details

Fri 16th November 2018 at 18.00 - 21.00 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 19th November 2018 at 18.30 - 21.00 Dinner (6.45) and Speaker

Mon 26th November 2018 at 12.00 - Sun 9th December 2018 - 12.00 Visit by Jeroen, from the Nepal Trust (members only)

Jeroen is expected in England during this period and it is hoped that he will be able to meet at least parts of the club during this period.

Mon 26th November 2018 at 18.30 - 20.00 Members' drink and nibbles parties (members only)

A second round of 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 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.

Sat 8th December 2018 at 09.30 - 12.00 District Forum

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.

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 Lunch & Speaker

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

Sat 5th 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

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

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 12.00 - Thu 31st January 2019 - 12.00 Young Technologist competition

The club is planning a Young Technologist 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

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'

Tue 22nd January 2019 at 19.00 - 21.30 Ballcock Trophy match at Britannia Inn, Wells

The Inner Wheel is proposing to resurrect the skittles match between them and Rotary. It is currently held by Rotary and they want it back! The plan is to have a meal and convivial evening while establishing which team is stronger.

Fri 1st February 2019 at 12.00 - Thu 28th February 2019 - 12.00 Youth Speaks competition

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

Fri 1st February 2019 at 12.00 - Thu 28th February 2019 - 12.00 Young Musician competition

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

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