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Welcome to Our Vibrant, Service-Oriented Humanitarian Club

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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

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Breakfast Meeting Speaker – Jenny Foster – Global Goals Centre (Inspiring a better future)
7:30 am - 8:45 pm

The Global Goals Centre is a UK based education charity creating exciting engaging experiences that inspire learning and action on climate and equality in our everyday lives. We create our own projects and amplify the work of others, inspired by the UN Global Goals.

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Bristol Breakfast Club Business Meeting
7:30 am - 8:45 am

Join us for an update on what the club is up to, hearing reports from International, Community and Vocational, Fundraising and Social Committees as we set out our plans for the next quarter

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Breakfast Meeting Speaker – Chris Firth – World Polio Day
7:30 am - 8:45 am

On World Polio Day, Rotary spotlights the fight to end this disease. Listen to the impact Rotary has made to eradicate Polio from the start of our immunisation programme in the 70’s when we vaccinated millions of children through to the fight now as we push to eradicate polio forever.  Chris Firth is the Immedia

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Annual Charity Golf Day
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Our next Charity Golf Day is being held on Friday 22nd October at Henbury Golf Club, when we will be raising funds for our lead charity, The Green House, and other Rotary charities.

Details of Henbury Golf Club

How to find Henbury Golf Club

If you would like to enter a team, sponsor a hole of find out more about the ev

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Council Meeting – Full Council
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Monthly meeting of the full council to discuss club affairs and authorise any pending payments

For details contact

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Breakfast Meeting Speakers – Irena Brichta and Stuart Amesbury – Czech National Day Presentation
7:30 am - 8:45 am

Our great friends Irena and Stuart from the Rotary Club of Prague International share the celebrations of Czech National Day (28th Oct) with our members and guests, join us for another fascinating and engaging talk

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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
Read Full Welcome Letter

“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.

View Our Projects

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
President
Andy Cavanna
Secretary
Bob Whittington
Treasurer
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
Member
Derrick Royall
President 2021/22
Bob Whittington
Treasurer
John Whittaker
Past President 2020/21
Andy Cavanna
Secretary
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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Browse Our Blog 

Water Survival Box

July 14, 2021|Uncategorized|

Water Survival Box http://www.watersurvivalbox.org/ 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 [...]

A PERFECT PLANET – VOLCANOES

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 [...]

Rotary Club Welcome Letter from 2020/21 President John Wittacker

February 23, 2021|Club News|

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, [...]

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