Rotary Club of Somer Valley - welcome! Please scroll/swipe down through this page to find out more about us, in addition to the pages linked in the menu, top-left.
2018 £500 Donation to Shoscombe defribillator project
The club has purchased and installed defibrillators at Radstock, Chilcompton, Coleford, Kilmersdon and Peasedown and recently made a donation of £500 towards a new defibrillator for Shoscombe to be installed in this old phone-boxdetails
Kids Out 2018
Every June Rotary together with KidsOut Charity take 25,000 disadvantaged children on a fun day out. This year our club took 2 coaches of children from Midsomer Norton, Chilcompton and Peasedown to Longleat and they had an incredible timedetails
2018 Age UK trips to the seaside
On Sunday 19th August the club provided 2 coaches for the annual seaside trip for Age UK and Midsomer Solo Club members. One coach headed to Sidmouth, the other to Bournemouth and the day stayed dry with everyone having "a whale of a time".details
Pop-up shop at 89, High Street, Midsomer Norton
The club opened its first pop-up shop at 89 High Street Midsomer Norton in partnership with Age UK (BANES) in November 2016 and is actively looking for another shop in 2018.details
This welcoming club of men and women was founded in 1995 and meets most Tuesday nights at The Fromeway, a family run pub in Radstock.
The 20 members, from a diverse range of backgrounds, currently include an accountant, architect, estate agent , engineers, IT professional, pharmacist, surveyor and company directors. Some of us work full-time, some have their own businesses and some are retired.
Club activities split into three areas: socialising, fundraising and providing practical help at community events and for disadvantaged individuals and communities.
Socialising includes skittles and boules evenings; trips to Europe; visiting beer festivals; casino and race nights; an annual Charter Night party, parties at members' homes and visiting other Rotary Clubs' social events.
Members also take part in the Exmoor Challenge walk and other events organised by our Rotary District.
Our two biggest fundraising events are the annual Wessex Beer Festival which we hold each year in early September and stewarding at the Glastonbury Festival.
Our community involvement includes cooking the BBQ at the Timsbury Cheshire Home fete, coach trips for senior citizens to the seaside and for disadvantaged children to the Kids Out event at Longleat, stewarding at village events and Norton Fayre, selling poppies and collecting at Norton Carnival.
Our chosen charity this year is Time is Precious and we are helping at each others events including the Beer Festival and the launch of Ben's Gift in September.
The club has purchased and installed defibrillators at Radstock, Chilcompton, Coleford, Kilmersdon and Peasedown and recently made a donation of £500 towards a new defibrillator for Shoscombe.
So, if you are interested in joining us and would like to come along to one of our club nights to see what we get up to, and whether you would enjoy our company, please contact us by clickiing "Contact us" at the top of the page and selecting "Membership Enquiries".
To donate to our trust fund (Charity Reg: 1095477), please CLICK HERE. You can pay by PayPal or Debit/Credit card. 100% of your donation will reach us and be used for Rotary charities.
Rotary ID 30613 Date of Charter 6th March 1995
Meetings and events happening soon
Tuesday 16th October 20.00
Business Meeting at the Fromeway
Tuesday 23rd October 08.00
Beer Festival de-brief and forward plan
Tuesday 30th October 20.00
Social at Wetherspoons
Tuesday 6th November 20.00
Committees at the Fromeway
Tuesday 13th November 20.00
Duke of Edinburgh students' presentation
We donated to students from Norton Hill earlier this year. Tonight they will tell us what they dis on the course.
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