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As a polite reminder, and to make sure that Club Treasurer Keith does not to have to chase members, our annual subscriptions are now due. These can be paid directly by electronic transfer to the Club’s administrative bank account at the NatWest Bank as follows:

  • Account Name: The Rotary Club of Chippenham
  • Sort Code: 52 21 30
  • Account Number: 03340449
  • · Amount £132.00

We are all too well aware of the devastating bush fires that ravaged North East Victoria early in 2020. A town that was particularly hurt in this time was Cudgewa. A lack of water and power severely hampered their ability to fight, contain and extinguish the fires surrounding their town. All the town water was taken and used for fire-fighting whilst the power supply to the town was cut. The Cudgewa community needs urgent help to ensure that the CFA Brigade and the community will be better prepared should they have to face this sitmore fires in the future. The Rotary Club of Rosanna, in partnership with the Rotary Clubs of Chippenahm (UK) and Mooroopna want to help bring some much needed help to the Cudgewa CFA and community by assisting them with fire and power support. The project is as follows:

Several of our members have asked when Rotary Hall may be able to function again. You will know that in accordance with the Government’s regulations, the Hall has been closed to ourselves and our usual hirers since the middle of March, although it has been used since then by a NHS training company, who will be using the hall again until August 8th, a use permitted by the regulations.

Today we welcome Rotarian Paul Hughes pp from the Rotary Club of Taunton Vale who will talk to us by way of ‘Zoom’ about an unruly and poverty stricken Halcon & Leycroft housing estates on their patch and how Rotary addressed the problems and helped the community through a multi agency approach.

You will be aware of an Email recently circulated to all Rotarians in Chippenham by Rotarian Roger Greenslade (Club Service) on how the Rotary Club of Chippenham’s proposes to respond to problems of a ‘Post Corona Virus’ World and this talk from Taunton may help us to formulate some ideas.

This week the International Toast is to the Rotary Club of Taunton Vale, Taunton. The Club meets on a fortnightly basis (currently over ‘Zoom’) normally in the Somerset County Cricket Club, Taunton. To their President Tony and fellow Rotarians we send our warmest greetings and wish them well in their Rotary endeavours. Toast proposed by Rotarian Mike Stone.