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Yate and District Rotary Club

We're in the August Edition of the Yate and Sodbury Voice

We're pleased to announce that Yate and District Rotary Club are featured in the Community News section of the August edition of the Yate and Sodbury Voice.

Find out what we've been up to over the past year, and if think Rotary may be for you, please contact our Club president for the current Rotary year, Marian Gilpin on 07837 588362 or via email at


In-Person Rotary Meetings Resume

On Thursday 22nd June, Yate Rotary Club members resumed their in-person meetings following 18 months of meeting each Thursday via Zoom.

Held at The White Hart, Iron Acton, our first meeting was a Council and Business meeting where we discussed Club matters, reviewed recent requests for funding, and began to plan our events for the next 12 months.

Everyone who attended agreed that it was so nice to be able to come together again after so much time apart.

Volunteers' Week in Yate

On Saturday 6th May, we were visited by Paul Reddish, CEO of Volunteering Matters.

Paul is undertaking a punishing 1000Km cycle ride with his father Tim Reddish who is blind. This effort is to give national recognition for volunteers during Volunteers' Week 2021.

Along the route, Paul and Tim will be stopping off to give a Thank You to volunteers that having been giving service in their community.

Many thanks to Cllr Karl Tomasin, Mayor of Yate, who gave a large part of his Saturday evening, to welcome the cyclists and to thank all the volunteers in the area.
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Rotary Celebrates its 116th Birthday!

Rotary Day takes place each year on 23rd February, marking the anniversary of when Rotary was first founded by Paul Harris in 1905. This year we celebrate Rotary's 116th birthday.

Current Rotary GB&I President, Tom Griffin, looks at how after 116 years, Rotary's support for communities at home and abroad is more relevant than ever before.

Our 25th Beer and Music Festival Cancelled... Again!

We're very sorry to announce that for a second year running Yate and District Rotary Club have taken the decision to cancel the annual beer and music festival which was due to take place on Friday and Saturday 9th and 10th July.

With lockdown in place and a date when the restrictions will be fully lifted still unknown, we have had to make the difficult choice of cancelling this year’s event before further costs are incurred.

Yate and District Rotary Club will confirm later in the year if our event will be taking place in 2022 and if so, what the dates will be.

Many thanks for all your support. Take care and stay safe festival 043

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