The local branch of the Rotary Club, known previously as the ‘Rotary Club of Bristol Aztec’, has been officially renamed the ‘Bradley Stoke Rotary Club‘, in order to identify itself more closely with the community it serves.
It is hoped the name change will lead to “greater awareness and integration with local residents and make the club more identifiable for local charitable causes”.
Bradley Stoke Town Council supported the club’s rebranding with a £500 Grant Aid award.
The change of name was marked at a special launch breakfast held at the Bristol Golf Club, Cribbs Causeway on 2nd January, attended by individuals with whom the club has worked with in the past or with whom it hopes to build working relationships in the future.
At the event, Phil King (founder president of the branch) presented the new Bradley Stoke Rotary Club regalia to Roger Worth (president), Bob Warne and Karen Holley.
The meeting also witnessed the presentation of a prestigious Rotary International ‘Paul Harris Award’ to founder member, former president and current secretary Peter Randall.
During 2014, the local rotary club supported numerous local projects, including sponsoring a student from Bradley Stoke Community School on a Rotary Youth leader course, helping to run a music workshop for disabled and disadvantaged children, staging the local Young Chef competition, organising a fundraising Swimathon and providing the barbecue at the Bradley Stoke Fireworks Display.
Rotary members also helped out with collections for the Royal British Legion (raising £878), the Knutty Knitters (£542 for St Peter’s Hospice) and the Jessie May Trust (£57 from the wishing well at the Willow Brook Centre).
On the international front, the club supported projects in South Africa and The Gambia.
To find out more about the club or to get involved, contact Peter Randall on 07860 167899.
Photo: Club president Phil King presents new regalia to (front, l-r): Roger Worth, Bob Warne and Karen Holley.
Photo: Peter Randall (right) receives the Paul Harris Award from club president Phil King.
This article originally appeared in the February 2015 edition of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine, delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to 9,500 homes in Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Stoke Lodge. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.
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