The Rotary Year
This Rotary year is in full flow with our Club President, Clive Sills, leading the team tasked with delivering our plans for the year. MEET THE TEAM and surf across our site to see what we get up to in the name of Rotary.
Headlines for the coming year include creating a new satellite club based around Somerton; host a Charity event in aid of the Yeovil District Hospital Breast Cancer Unit; support for Global Sight Solutions blindness project; continued support for Worldwide Waterboxes and School in a Bag; develop our work in schools to enhance the English curriculum with poetry, public speaking opportunities and mock interviews and most importantly deliver a programme of activities for members that is vibrant and FUN!
"Memories of St Gilda's" Reunion
Thursday 5th December, Langport Arms @ 6.30pm
For many people in and around Langport the words 'St Gildas' evoke memories of the school founded in 1903 by the Sisters of Christian Instruction. It was an institution that operated from the top of the Hill in Langport through much of the 20th Century. It grew by taking over more and more of the original Stuckey family house and the stables. When that space was occupied new structures were built. By the late 70's more than 200 children attended. It then had infant, junior and senior departments and a swimming pool. When the school closed another French order Chemin Neuf opened an ecumenical establishment and welcomed language students and other groups.
Thus the Convent became a well known and loved part of the local community and involved many people as students, parents, teachers, support staff and volunteers.
The local Rotary Club of Langport and Somerton has members associated with the building. They have been surprised that as the convent building was sold and subdivided for residential use many of those locals with memories of their time and involvement with the building in its various incarnations have enjoyed talking about their experiences.
With this in mind the Club has arranged an evening on Thursday 5th December for anybody associated with St Gildas to join them for dinner at the Langport Arms. It should be a great time to meet old friends and hopefully enjoy pictures and stories of times so warmly remembered.
Email Clive Sills or 'phone him on 01458 251399 for more details.
Tickets priced at £13 for a 2-course dinner.
SAVE THE DATE - Saturday 16th May 2020
Dave Hook is ROD STEWART
The 2020 Summer Charity bash features Dave Hook as Rod Stewart making a welcome return to the Edgar Hall, Somerton following his sell-out appearance in 2017.
A Roast Pork supper is followed by entertainment, raffle, auction and dancing to all the best "Rod" numbers with a disco support for the most energetic.
All profits will go to the Yeovil Breast Cancer Unit appeal and Prostate Cancer.
Tickets are priced at only £30.
Interested? Contact Roger Hampton by email HERE
A New Satellite Rotary Club for SOMERTON
We are delighted to announce that a new satellite Club will be formed in Somerton before Christmas.
We would love to hear from anyone in the Somerton/Long Sutton area who is still in work or business who would like to be part of something special where special people will do special things for their community while having fun and enjoying each others company.
See what the new Club in Frome Town has achieved since its inception in 2018 by looking at the short video below
Interested Now? Then send us an EMAIL or check out our Facebook page
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, supporting Stroke Awareness day by offering free blood pressure tests to help people avoid strokes and heart attacks - do you know your blood pressure?
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 the work of Worldwide Waterboxes and School In A Bag.
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 having fun with Rotary .
We forge friendships with likeminded people and the work we do together fosters life-long bonds.
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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
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