Gordano Breakfast Rotary Club

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Visit to Oakham Treasures

Several members and their partners enjoyed a visit to this privately-owned museum of retail and farming history. Many memories were evoked as we viewed items that we (or our parents/grandparents) used to own.… Read More

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Formal Presidential Handover

Yesterday, Bernd Langheim met with David Oyns and Colin Wring, who were accompanied by their spouses, Margaret and Jenny, to formally hand over the President and Vice President chains.  Bernd now has a short time to deal with family matters before taking up the role of Assistant Governor in Rotary … Read More

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St. Peter's Church Storyboat 700+

The club was delighted to take part in St. Peter's Church's celebration of 701 years serving Portishead.

Individuals and organisations were invited to decorate a small cardboard boat with their own Portishead story. The Club provided one of the hundreds of storyboats now displayed in the church. The GBRC boat … Read More

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Oxygen for India Campaign: RESULTS!!

We are delighted to report that our Oxygen for India Campaign has raised an amazing £1630.50...enough for two oxygen concentrators. Thank you for your generous support of this worthy cause!

Our original campaign request:

Why we need your help

With new cases topping 400,000 a day, a critical oxygen shortage, … Read More

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Straight from the West End: Luke McCall via Zoom 15th April

Gordano Breakfast with Nailsea & Backwell Rotary Clubs are delighted to present to you Luke McCall, the youngest Welsh artist who has played two of the most iconic roles in musical theatre: The Phantom (in Phantom of the Opera) and Jean Val Jean (in Les Miserables). … Read More

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Community Spirit Awards – NOMINATE YOUR HERO!

Gordano Breakfast Rotary has teamed up with the Portishead and Clevedon Resident for our Community Spirit Appreciation Award (CSA). Nominations are invited for anyone in the Portishead Community (person and/or business) who has stepped up to help during the past year of pandemic restrictions.

Do you know somebody who stepped … Read More

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End Polio Now Crocus Display in Bloom!

Spring is almost here and the 4,000 crocus bulbs planted in support of our ‘End Polio Now’ campaign by Gordano Breakfast and Portishead Rotary Club, with the valued help of Portishead in Bloom, are now in bloom at the Lake Grounds. An impressive display!

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Art Competition Results

Thank you to everyone who entered our first art competition. The standards were very high and selecting the winners was not an easy decision. We hope to repeat the competition again next year!

View the entries here in this YouTube presentation


10 years and under: Paint Category:

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Rotary Christmas Tree

Many thanks to Pauline and Jenny for expertly decorating our Rotary Christmas tree, which is now on display in St. Peter's Church.

Thanks too to Brackenwood Garden Centre who kindly donated the tree.… Read More

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Gordano Rotary Christmas Campaign

Most people can't have the usual Christmas "Do" this year but we are inviting you to put some of the money you might have spent on a celebration to Do some good by supporting our charities!

Update: We have now closed the Christmas Campaign. It raised over £237 plus some … Read More

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Rotary Supports Food Banks

The demand for help from food banks has increased dramatically since the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic. Some Rotary Clubs have taken a very active role in supporting this service (as in the video below). Gordano Breakfast Rotary Club has made a financial contribution to our local food bank.

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Purple4Polio: Lighting Up St. Peter's Church, Portishead

Members of Gordano Breakfast Rotary and Portishead Rotary Clubs have arranged for the tower of St. Peter's Church to be lit in a purple light to mark World Polio Day (24th October). The colour is not so obvious to the naked eye but if you take a photograph on your … Read More

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End Polio Now! Crocus Bulb Planting

To mark World Polio Day: Using crocus bulbs, the slogan "End Polio Now!" has been planted into the bank at The Lake Grounds in Portishead. This was a joint operation with Portishead in Bloom, Gordano Breakfast Rotary Club and Portishead Rotary Club. Internationally, Rotary has worked tirelessly to eradicate wild … Read More

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Virgin Money Giving

We are now registered with Virgin Money Giving. The Covid-19 pandemic has dramatically hit our ability to fundraise for the charities and good causes that we normally support. Please help us maintain that support us by donating via Virgin Money Giving to ensure that these organisations can continue their essential … Read More

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Art Competition open to all

Gordano Breakfast Rotary Club is currently running an art project in which is open to everyone.

There are three age group categories:

  • Children up to 10 years of age
  • Youth - aged 11 to 18
  • Adults

Two entry classes in each age category, to be judged separately, are:

  • Pencil drawings
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Please contact the appropriate person from the list below if you would like any information about the club. Click the name to email:
President: David Oyns
Secretary: Mike Bennett 
Treasurer: James (Jim) Packer
Speaker bookings: Mike Cox
Media enquiries: John Mills
Youth Lead: Gary Fudge
Website: David Tyers
or complete our Contact Form in the next column if you are not sure where to direct your enquiry.
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& Rotary Club of Gordano Breakfast Trust Fund (Charity Number: 1179753)
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