Langport & Somerton Rotarians welcomed Michael Eavis CBE to the Club.
Langport & Somerton Rotary Club was delighted to welcome Michael Eavis CBE, the founder and organiser of Glastonbury Festival, on Thursday 30th March for a Dinner followed by a Q&A Session MC'd by our own Rupert Cox.
120 people attended what turned out to be one of the most succesful Rotary meetings of recent years that raised £827 for local charities, including Michael's chosen Pilton Methodist Church. The remainder will be invested in a variety of local and overseas projects that Rotary supports such as BIBIC, the Nepal Trust and the Forget-Me-Not Memory Cafe.
Charity Summer Ball - A huge success
The Club's first Summer Charity Ball in May was a huge success with over 150 people attending The Edgar Hall to be "wined and dined" in aid of the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance.
Bill Sivewright, the CEO of the Air Ambulance will be attending the Club on 27th July to talk about their work and to receive a cheque for £2,000.
If you would like to hear what he has to say and to witness the cheque handover,
then email the Secretary
We love the Langport & Somerton area which is why we strive to support those within our community who need help.
This includes the elderly, the young, and in the case of this picture, those on the Somerset Levels affected by the devastating floods of 2014.
Want to know more about our community work? Click HERE
Some say charity begins at home, and while it might, it does not mean we ignore those in strife overseas.
With Rotary featuring in over 200 nations across the globe, the Rotary network is hugely influential so can really make a difference in times of trouble such as through Waterboxes.
Have a look HERE at our latest support for an international project.
Rotary is not all about hard work! Whatever we do, we do with a smile on our faces as seen from these likely lads & lass working on the Rotary stall at the 2016 Drayton Street Fair.
We forge friendships with likeminded people and the work we do together fosters life-long bonds.
Wondering what Rotarians get up to?
Have a look at our calendar of activities HERE
The objective of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis
of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:.....
1. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
2. High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the
worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s
occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
3. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business,
and community life;
4. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace
through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in
the ideal of service.
Rotary's Four-way Test