Gordano Breakfast Rotary Club

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Presidential Handover

Each year Gordano Breakfast Rotary marks the changeover of annual presidents with a party, booking the Lido café or one of the town’s pub rooms. But what could be done this year with lockdown? Not to be deterred, a ‘Zoom’ event was put together that was to include a cabaret as well as the formal […]

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Shelterbox talk via Zoom: 22 June 2020

We were delighted to welcome back Liz Odell to give an inspirational update on the latest news from ShelterBox and the effect of Covid-19 on the charity. This included a dramatic fall in income following the start of the lockdown which could leave the charity with a significant deficit for the year. Some of this […]

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Children's Hospice SW talk via Zoom

Huge thanks to Frances Kenneally for an inspiring talk about the work of Children's Hospice South West and the current challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Speaker Meeting with Chief Constable Andy Marsh

Huge thanks to Chief Constable Andy Marsh for taking time from his busy schedule to speak to the club (via Zoom) about the police's response to the current Covid-19 crisis.

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Thanks from Ebenezer Clinic

The triage shelter paid for by a donation from Gordano Breakfast Rotary Club is now in operation. It allows the nurses to assess patients for Covid-19 before they are allowed into the main clinic. They are very grateful to the club for the ongoing support and enabling them to protect their patients!

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Our First Online Quiz Night

Huge thanks to our quizmaster Mike R for another excellent quiz. Our first one online!

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Speaker Zoom Meeting 27th April

A good turnout for our first speaker meeting via Zoom. Thanks to Barbara and Andy Thatcher for updating us on what is happening at the Lido. It was also good to welcome D.G. Judy Powell to share some of what is happening at District level.

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Ebenezer Clinic Donation

The club has made a donation of £500 to Ebenezer Clinic in eSwatini (Swaziland) this week (via Vula Amehlo Trust). We heard that there was an urgent need for patients to be assessed for COVID-19 (temperature and history checks) before being allowed into the clinic to protect staff and the other patients. A simple shelter […]

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Donations to our Charities

Charities are struggling in the UK and across the world, that is why today we have donated £1,500 (£500 each) to Jessie May Trust, St Peters Hospice and Ebenezer Clinic in eSwatini (Swaziland).

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Food bank donations

As members are meeting ‘virtually’ via Zoom, for the time being, we have decided to donate our usual breakfast spending to the Clevedon District Foodbank who are desperately short of food items at this troubling time. If you would also like to help please visit www.clevedondistrict.foodbank.org.uk

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Burns Night at The Poacher

A really enjoyable evening celebrating Burns Night at The Poacher in Portishead. Thanks to our wonderful piper and to the Poacher staff for excellent food!

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Debbie Brookes: "The Secret Wave" : Writing a book and self-publishing

Local author and illustrator, Debbie Brookes, shared with us how she took her book from concept to writing and eventual self-publishing. We were able to see (and buy) copies of the finished book "The Secret Wave"  which is suitable for older children and young teenagers. It is an endearing fantasy novel with a relatable storyline. […]

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Christmas Breakfast and Charity Cheque Presentation

Our Christmas Celebration Breakfast was last Thursday morning at The Poacher in Portishead. Members performed their festive party pieces and charity donation cheques were presented to Jessie May Trust and St. Peter's Hospice.  

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Kids Out with Santa

Gordano Breakfast Rotary Club joined Santa at Portishead Children's Centre to provide a party lunch for local children.

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Christmas Trolley Dash Winner

Congratulations to Peter Stephens who won our £200 Trolley Dash Draw at Sainsbury's Store in Portishead! Thank you to everyone who supported the draw, which has raised over £1000 for our charities and good causes!

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