The Rotary movement has suspended its face-to-face activities across the country, and indeed the world, as we all fight the challenges faced by COVID19
We will use this site and our Facebook page to communicate with members and other interested parties what Rotary will be doing during the pandemic and as soon after as possible, so that Rotary can act with its usual speed and efficiency to support the most vulnerable in our community.
GOOD NEWS, HOWEVER! As of 4th August we will resume meeting together with a socially-distanced supper at The Rose & Crown, East Lambrook.
The Rotary Year
Another Rotary year has clicked by and while COVID19 has thwarted much of what we planned to do in 2020 our new "dream team" of President Joy Bailey and Vice-President Stuart Cave are working to deliver an exciting and valuable programme of activity to support the Langport & Somerton area.
We our fundraising events can be kick-started later in the year with the postponed Charity Bash on 5th December, but in the meantime we are keen to provide service to our community
We're hoping to get a Men's Shed started in Langport and help our environment by planting up wildflower areas to help the bees and to get local children involved in youth projects such as Young Voices.
We cant close this year without thanking our outgoing President, Clive Sills. He has led us with distinction in some very challenging times. With a number of our members shielded from COVID19 it has been very difficult keeping Rotary alive and well through lock-down.
This event has been postponed until 5th December 2020
Dave Hook is ROD STEWART
The 2020 Summer Charity bash was to feature Dave Hook as Rod Stewart making a welcome return to the Edgar Hall, Somerton following his sell-out appearance in 2017. Now we have to wait until 5th December to see Dave in full Rod Stewart mode.
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
Re-launch in the Autumn of 2020
We are delighted to announce that the emergnce of a new satellite Club for Somerton & District
8 keen new members who together with an existing Rotarian providing the perfect springboard to promote Rotary in Somerton and the surrounding villages.
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
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.
Wondering what Rotarians get up to?
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.
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