Rotary Clubs throughout the world meet weekly to share fellowship, understand the vocational activities within their community, develop projects to support their community, raise funds for good causes and most importantly HAVE SOME FUN!
Below is our calendar for the coming weeks and months so please come along and join us.
The Dinner meetings are held at the Langport Arms, Langport, as our the Business Meetings (although we do not stay for a meal). As you can see there are a number of other meetings usually later in the month when we try to go "out and about"
Call the Secretary, Clive Sills, on 01458 251399 for more information
SAVE THE DATES
This Rotary year sees three signicant events taking place, so now is the time to "save the date" into your diary.
Friday 27th October 2017 - Haloween Bonfire Party (no fireworks) - Fun and fundrasing in one place - Orchardleigh, Martock Road, Long Sutton. Apple bobbing, Morris Dancers, sparklers and the best of seasonal food & drink.
Thursday 21st December 2017 - Christmas Party - Rotarians and their friends & familes are invited to warm up for the Christmas celebrations with a good old fashioned party at the Langport Arms Ballroom, with food, fun and fancy footwork on the dancefloor.
Saturday 24th February 2018 - 70th Birthday Celebrations - with a black-tie dinner at Long Sutton Golf Club featuring entertainment and dancing.
Saturday 19th May 2018 - Summer Charity Ball - returning for a second year at the Edgar Hall, Somerton, with dancing to the internationally renowned 70s icons The Tremeloes.
Further details of both events will follow shortly
Th 21st Forge to Firehouse (inc meal, Curry Rivel)
Th 28th Dinner & Speaker - Robin Harding - Railways around Langport
Th 5th Visit to Brown & Forrest, Hambridge (meal afterwards)
Th 12th Business Meeting
Th 19th Dinner & Speaker - David Welch - Emergency Response Action Group
Th 26th Dinner & Speaker - Richard Reeves - Blood Bikes (inc cheque presentation)
Fri 27th Haloween Bonfire Party, Orchardleigh, Martock Road, Long Sutton (6.30pm)
Th 2nd Dinner & Speaker - Robert McDonald - Chairman, Somerset British Legion
Th 9th Business Meeting
Th 16th Visit to Fudge Factory
Th 23rd Sports Night
Th 30th TBC
Sat 2nd Langport Christmas Fair
Th 7th Speaker & Dinner - Enchanced Spirit & Liquors
Th 14th Business Meeting
Th 21st Christmas Party in the Langport Arms Ballroom - friends & guests welcome
Th 28th NO MEETING
So, you thought Rotary isn't fun (1)
Just imagine a few oily rags, some noisey engines and some spangly motorbikes with no brakes!
This is what greeted Rotarians at a fantastic night of speedway watching Somerset Rebels at the Oaktree Arena, Highbridge.
Nothing more exhilarating than live sport with all bar one of us experiencing professional national speedway for the first time. Noisey, dirty, smelly - not your usual Rotary meeting, but it was fantastic!
Then, just a couple of weeks later we find outsleves peering into the depths of the UK's largest stone quarry - Torr Quarry, Cranmore where Aggregate Industries mine 5m tonnes of stone per year - much of which finds its way into London along their very own railway!
What a busy summer and autumn we are having!
So, who thought Rotary isn't fun (2)?
Just picture it, 20 Rotarians descend on Pyne's the Butcher at North Petherton for an informal and informative tour around one of Somerset's largest independant butchery businesses and low and behold, we get the chance to make sausages!
Here can be seen the effervescent Wendy Allington "all fingers and thumbs" as she tries to get to grips with the sausage making machine.
More fun to come in 2017 and 2018 with an insight to the logistics of Glastonbury Festival, Antiques Roadshow (our way), Croquet & Boules and visits to Torr Quarry and Pitney Organic Farm.
The Langport Arms