Gordano Breakfast Rotary Club

News & Features

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 … Read More

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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.… Read More

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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.… Read More

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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 … Read More

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Our First Online Quiz Night

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

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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.… Read More

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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 … Read More

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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).… Read More

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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.ukRead More

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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!… Read More

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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 … Read More

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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.… Read More

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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!… Read More

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Christmas Hamper Winner at The Ship, Portishead (and Second Hamper)

Congratulations to George Martin who won our Christmas Hamper at The Ship. The draw took place earlier than planned as all tickets were sold so quickly. A huge thanks to everyone who bought tickets, Landlord Vic for hosting and Aldi, Iceland, Lidl, Portishead Motorcare, Sainsbury’s and The Port for their … Read More

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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
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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