Boules is Back!!

Tuesday 24th May 2022

The wait is over. 

Rotary Boules is coming home to the Ring o’ Bells. 

Now is the time to get ready for the 2022 Rotary District Boules Competition. 

Our first match will be against Portishead Possett on Tuesday, 24 May 2022 

If you are interested in playing in this match, do let me know. 

I promise you fun, excitement …….and Ham Egg & Chips!!!

 

Venue: Ring o'Bells, Nailsea
Time: 7.00pm
Contact: Richard Brown

Boules, Clifton vs Portishead

Tuesday 24th May 2022

The wait is over!!! 

Rotary Boules is coming home to the Ring o’ Bells. 

Now is the time to get ready for the 2022 Rotary District Boules Competition. 

Our first match will be against Portishead Possett on Tuesday, 24 May 2022 

If you are interested in playing in this match, do let me know. 

I promise you fun, excitement …….and Ham Egg & Chips.

Venue: Bag o' Nails, Nailsea
Time: 7.00pm
Contact: Richard Brown

Rashti Seth

Wednesday 25th May 2022

Rashti Seth will talk about the aid offered by the Deki charity to women in the West African country of Togo and how they fared during the COVID panademic.

Venue: Redland Tennis Club
Time: 12.30pm for 1.00pm
Contact: Dennis Pendergast

2021-22 Club Annual General Meeting

Wednesday 1st June 2022

Please note that this is a members only meeting.

Venue: Redland Tennis Club
Time: 1.00pm
Contact: Dennis Pendergast

T20 Cricket

Thursday 9th June 2022

A limited number of tickets are available from Bruce for an evening's enjoyment of this exciting cricket format for the local derby between Gloucestershire and Somerset.

Venue: Bristol Cricket Ground
Time: Evening
Contact: Bruce Simmonds

A Day at the Races

Friday 10th June 2022

 Following the most delightful day we had at Chepstow prior to the pandemic it has been decided to return to this beautiful course for a picnic and descreet flutter on the horses. For most of us who visted previously this will hopefully be a case of 'better luck next time'.                                                  

Venue: Chepstow Race Course
Time: tba
Contact: Keith Nepean

Wine tasting and Lunch

Friday 17th June 2022

This event will include a 90 minutes vineyard tour and a wine tasting session followed by a two course buffet lunch. 

The cost will be £35 per person.  RB to circulate a board to Club members.                                                                                                                                                            

 

 

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Venue: Aldwick Estate Vineyard (near Bristol airport)
Time: tba
Contact: Bruce Simmonds

Spring/Summer Social Program

Friday 1st July 2022

The following extract from the January S&E committee minutes indicates what an exciting and varied selection of events that they are considering in order to provide something of interest for everyone and their partners.

    1. Katie Atkins walks. Keith Bonham is organising further walks. 

    2. A Treasure Hunt walk in Bristol followed by a meal to be considered and discussed with Jonathan Bolgar  

    1. Wine tasting - Averys are considering restarting these shortly. Details and costs are being obtained. It was also observed that the Aldwick Estate vineyard near Bristol Airport was also a good venue and costs and again possible dates investigated

    1. Safari Lunch – This will be organised for end March / early April with final meeting venue at Bruce and Kathy’s 

    1. Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – RB to check with Jim Currie if any special event is being organised across all Bristol Rotary Clubs.

    2. A possible day trip on the Waverley. An alternative would be a river boat trip with picnics (April / May). 

    3. A Day at the Races is under consideration will be reviewed in March with possible dates for a summer day at either

      Bath or Chepstow.

    4. Bristol Bears vs Newcastle match on 5th February. David Sutton will arrange tickets for those wishing to attend. 

    5. The next monthly golf for club members to be organised. DS to check possible venues including Tracey Park.

    6. Golf match against Portishead RC still to be arranged. Similar match against Nailsea and Backwell could be arranged in the future.

    7. District Skittles – It is understood that there will be no district skittles competition this year.

      Skittle alleys at Kings Arms, Easton in Gordano and Ring O’Bells Nailsea are now open. A possible match between Rotary and Inner Wheel to be considered.

    8. A Pub Games Night will be investigated for a venue and possible dates.

 

 

 

 

Venue: Various

Swifts' Inclusive Swimming Gala

Saturday 15th October 2022

Prior to the pandemic Swifts' Inclusive Sport ran an annual swimming gala for disabled swimmers  at Horfield swimming pool. The good news is that this year the gala will resume on 15th October so please put the date in your diary. 

Rotary volunteers help ensure the event runs smoothly so please consider whether you can help as timekeepers, runners between the chief judge and results table or refreshment providers. 

Volunteers will be required between 3pm-7.30pm and each Rotarian volunteer usually covers two hours within those times. 

This is an event that helps promote Rotary, provides fun and competition for the swimmers and is genuinely exciting so please save the date and join us, either as a helper or spectator.

 

Venue: Horfield Swimming Pool
Time: 3.00 - 7.30pm
Contact: Tony Richards