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john whittaker current president

Hello, I’m Derrick!

As this year’s current president, I’d like to extend a whole-hearted welcome to our Club. Join an online meeting or help out with a community project – no strings attached.

read our president's welcome letter

Rotary Club Welcome Letter from 2021/22 President Derrick Royall

Welcome to Bristol Breakfast Rotary Club

Bristol Breakfast Rotary Club was established over 30 years ago. We have around 50 members who are actively engaged in making a difference. Our club motto is to ‘Step Forward and Give Back’.

Through the enthusiasm, vigour and good humour of our members, the Club provides a focus for informative weekly meetings, charity fundraising, service activities to support those in need, and a wide range of social events, thereby creating enduring friendships.

We meet at breakfast each Wednesday morning. Since the pandemic interrupted our lives, our meetings have taken place on Zoom, with presentations from key speakers from business, educational establishments and the charity sector. These high-quality presentations have attracted guests from different parts of the UK and internationally.

As we gradually return to normality, we will resume live meetings, but will retain some online involvement too, as this has helped the club grow and involve people from further afield during the course of the Pandemic.

The Club energetically raises funds through two major annual events, The Rotary Dragon Boat Festival at Bristol Harborside, which has raised over £750,000 for good causes since 2001, and a Corporate Golf Day hosted at the prestigious Bristol and Clifton Golf Club.

Over the next year we will compliment these fund raising efforts with further events, so […]

Upcoming Events & Meetings

December 2021

Breakfast Meeting Speaker – Jeremy Prescott – The Steve Biko Story
7:30 am - 8:45 am
Jeremy Prescott developed the Sacrifice and Remembrance Presentation, which received Heritage Lottery Funding,  to support communities in their commemoration of the 100th anniversary of WW1. The presentations in this series have been given (as at 25th June 2021) to 13,186 people in 360  venues raising  over £18,000 for , ...
Breakfast Meeting Speaker – Dominic Hogg – The Environmental Challenge
7:30 am - 8:45 am
Dominic has 30 years experience in environmental matters, as campaigner, researcher, and consultant. Dominic set up Eunomia Research & Consulting in 2001, where he was the Chairman and was the lead Director for the company’s work on policy / strategy, and sustainable business. Request a link to join meeting , ...
Breakfast Meeting Speaker – Roger Harper MBE – The Worshipful Company of Basketmakers
7:30 am - 8:45 am
Roger is a past president of our Rotary Club and will be Prime Warden of the Worshipful Company of Basketmakers from mid October 2021. The Worshipful Company of Basketmakers was formally constituted by the Court of Aldermen in 1569 to help support this trade. Today, the company aspires to be an inclusive, friendly and , ...
Christmas Party Breakfast Meeting
7:30 am - 8:45 am
Join us this morning for a breakfast full of ‘mirth and merriment’ as we prepare for the festive season Request a link to join meeting   , ...

Welcome to Our Vibrant, Service-Oriented Humanitarian Club

john whittaker current president

Hello, I’m Derrick!

As this year’s current president, I’d like to extend a whole-hearted welcome to our Club. Join an online meeting or help out with a community project – no strings attached.

read our president's welcome letter
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“We make a living by what we get.
We make a life by what we give.”

– Winston Churchill

Rotary is a not-for-profit service organization that brings together professionals and business leaders to promote peace and goodwill around the world.

Rotary clubs are non-religious, non-political and open to everyone.

Our lively club has more than fifty members, and together we’ve raised more than £1 million for nominated charities since our club’s founding in 1989.

We believe in doing good in our own lives, our community and our world.

Before COVID restricted travel, some of our members regularly visited impoverished villages in Nepal to help build schools and advocate for improved sanitisation.

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One of our fun-packed fundraising events held annually is the Dragon Boat Festival in Bristol Harbour.

One of our most beloved and well-known fundraising events takes place every summer in Bristol Harbour, raising more than £20,000 each year for our nominated charities.

View the Dragon Boat Festival Website

As an inherantly business-minded group of people, we do charity differently.

Since Rotary International was founded in 1905, clubs around the world have collectively spent more than £2 billion on sustainable, life-changing projects. As we are largely volunteers involved directly with projects, approximately 92% of funds are spent directly on charitable projects.

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Our annual corporate golf tournament is held at the prestigious Bristol & Clifton Golf Club.

We’ve raised hundreds of thousands of Pounds Sterling for nominated charities through our golf tournament and the ensuring charity auction.

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Would you like to get involved?

Come along to an informal breakfast meeting Wednesday mornings. You can find out more about our projects and how you can give back to your community while having fun with like-minded people.

We’re meeting online on Zoom right now, so be sure to email our club secretary for the invite link. When we start meeting in person again, it will be in the Bambalan Restaurant in the heart of Bristol BS1 4XE.

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Meet Our Members

Derrick Royall
Andy Cavanna
Bob Whittington
Mary Whittington
Fundraising Chair
David Wells
Dragon Boat Festival Organiser
Kasey Naví Phifer
Web Admin & PR
Steve Livings
Web Admin & PR
Mike Blott
Social Activities
Kellie Thatcher
Corporate Member
Doug Karson
Derrick Royall
President 2021/22
Bob Whittington
John Whittaker
Past President 2020/21
Andy Cavanna
Mike Blott
Social Activities
Mary Whittington
Fundraising Chair
Kasey Phifer
Web Admin & PR
Steve Livings
Web Admin & PR
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We Are an Active, Lively Club

International Projects

From building wells in Africa to constructing schools in Nepal, we engage in humanitarian aid around the world.

Weekly Club Meetings

We meet Wednesdays at 7:45am for an 8am start — on Zoom, of course for now.

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Community Involvement

We plant crocus flowers, help Bristol children in need, and raise funds for local charities.

Golf Tournament

We raise over £10,000 for our nominated charities in our annual golf tournament.

End Polio Now

Eradicating the Polio viruses is one of Rotary International’s largest causes.

Dragon Boat Festival

Our annual Dragon Boat Festival raises more than £25k for charitable causes.

Enjoy interesting monthly social activities, take part in projects, and enjoy automatic membership in the Chamber of Commerce.

Take part in exciting projects and fundraisers.
Enjoy our interesting and informative monthly social activities.
Enjoy automatic membership in the Bristol & Bath Chamber of Commerce.

Individual Membership

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Promote fellowship amongst colleagues and benefit from automatic membership in the Chamber of Commerce.

Strengthen ties amongst colleagues with breakfast meetings and business networking while you also enjoy automatic membership in the Chamber of Commerce.

Corporate Membership

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Water Survival Box

July 14, 2021|Uncategorized|

Water Survival Box Bristol Breakfast Rotary Club has for many years supported the charity, Water Survival Box, which is the initiative of one of our neighbouring clubs, the Rotary Club of Chelwood Bridge. Its primary purpose is to provide a means [...]


April 20, 2021|Uncategorized|

A PERFECT PLANET - VOLCANOES Bristol Breakfast Rotary Club invite you to an illustrated talk by Huw Cordey, Series Producer for the BBC's 'A Perfect Planet', to be given on zoom at 5.45pm for 6.00pm on Friday 7th May. We are thrilled that [...]

Prithvirupa School Project

March 17, 2021|Uncategorized|

Prithvirupa School Nepal A project to rebuild a school in Nepal was supported by Rotary Clubs around the world has now been completed. The Prithvirupa School reconstruction project was officially handed over to the school management committee on 28th February 2021.  The District [...]

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