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Welcome to Our Vibrant, Service-Oriented Humanitarian Club

Geoff Mayell current president

Hello, I’m Geoff!

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

April 2024

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Welcome to Our Vibrant, Service-Oriented Humanitarian Club

john whittaker current president

Hello, I’m Geoff!

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

“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.

President Geoff’s welcome letter

Hello, my name is Geoff and I am proud and privileged to be the President of Bristol Breakfast Rotary Club for 2023/2024.

Welcome

Welcome to our website, which just gives you a flavour of the activities, fun and fellowship of this wonderful service club. Rotary is one of the world’s largest and most successful global membership and humanitarian service organisations, with over 1.4 million members in over 200 countries.

Bristol Breakfast Rotary Club

We are therefore just one of a huge number of Rotary Clubs in the UK, all dedicated to making the lives of those less fortunate than ourselves, better, whether that enablement is in our own communities or internationally.

Rotarians are people of action and Bristol Breakfast Rotary Club is no exception, packed with over 50 members of action, fun and fellowship. Our ‘tag’ line is ‘Step forward give back’, that epitomises what we do and here is a taste of what that looks like.

Dragon Boat Festival

We hold an annual Dragon Boat Festival, this year our headline charity was The Green House, a wonderful Bristol based charity, supporting services for children, young people and their families who have experienced sexual abuse.

Supporting a range of community projects in Bristol

The range of our other community and vocational projects both currently and over the last couple of years is staggering, we support The Brightwell (The MS Therapy Centre), Swifts inclusive swimming galas, Young Artist and Young Musician competitions, we […]

Upcoming Events & Meetings

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.

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.

As an inherently 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.

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.

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 have been meeting online on Zoom since April 2020, but are now meeting in person again at Redland Green Tennis Club, Redland Green Road, Redland, Bristol BS6 7HF.

Meet Our Members

Geoff Mayell
President
Bernd Langheim
Senior Vice President
Elaine Milne
Junior Vice President
Paul Spaven
PR; Past President 2022/23
Andy Cavanna
Secretary; Past President 2015/16
Bob Whittington
Treasurer
Bob Summers
International Projects Chair
Derrick Royall
Dragon Boat Festival Lead; Past President 2021/22
Doug Karson
Member; Art Trail Lead; RYLA Lead
Kasey Naví Phifer
Web Admin & PR
Mary Whittington
Member; Fundraising Chair; Past President 2014/15
Mike Blott
Social Activities; Environment; Past President 2011/12
Steve Livings
Member; Web Admin & PR; Safeguarding; Past President 2016/17
Tony Hughes
Membership Chair/Past President 2017/18
WIllem Pietersen
Speakers Secretary
Alan Rogan
Community and Vocational Projects Chair; Past President 2013/14
Geoff Mayell
President
Bernd Langheim
Senior Vice President; House; Meetings
Elaine Milne
Junior Vice President
Paul Spaven
PR; Past President 2022/23
Andy Cavanna
Secretary/Past President 2015/16
Bob Whittington
Treasurer
Alan Rogan
Community and Vocational Projects Chair; Past President 2013/14
Bob Summers
International Projects Chair
Derrick Royall
Dragon Boat Festival Lead; Past President 2021/22
Kasey Phifer
Web Admin & PR
Mike Blott
Social Activities; Environment; Past President 2011/12
Mary Whittington
Fundraising Chair; Past President 2014/15
Steve Livings
Web Admin & PR; Safeguarding; Past President 2016/17
Tony Hughes
Membership Chair; Past President 2017/18
Willem Pietersen
Speakers Secretary

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.

Contact us to join

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

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

Browse Our Blog 

Bridge Learning Campus

September 6, 2023|Projects|

For a number of years Bristol Breakfast Rotary Club has been associated with the Bridge Learning Campus initially through taking some of the children to the annual “Kids Out” Fun day at Cattle Country in South Gloucestershire.  A couple of older children [...]

Getting Aid to where it is needed in Ukraine

March 8, 2022|Club News, Donations Requested, Newsletter, Projects|

All of us have been moved by the pictures being sent from Ukraine and the surrounding countries and the stories being told of tragedy and bravery; the separation of wives and children from the men who say to fight. We all [...]

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