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Planting Crocus Flowers for Purple Pinkies

March 3, 2021|Categories: Club News, Uncategorized|

Below is a picture of the croci our club planted in Canynge Square Garden a few years ago. There's an interesting backstory to this...  Croci flowers planted by our club in Canynge Square, Bristol to raise awareness for the End Polio campaign.  When a child receives their life-saving polio drops on mass polio immunisation days, their little (pinkie) finger is painted with a purple dye so it is clear they have received their polio vaccine. A few years ago these flowers were donated by BBRC to raise awareness of the Rotary end polio programme.  Rotary Clubs around the world contributed to the programme both by raising funds and perhaps more importantly [...]

Rotary Club Welcome Letter from 2020/21 President John Wittacker

February 23, 2021|Categories: Club News|Tags: |

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 [...]

Bristol Breakfast Rotary Club Nepal Visit 2019

February 23, 2021|Categories: Club News, Projects|

The club visit was planned as part sight seeing and part Rotary work, to build on existing links with Rotary Pokhara Fishtail.We found Nepal a beautiful and fascinating country that is faced with many challenges, particularly following the 2015 earthquake.Objectives on Our Trip to NepalOne of the objectives of the visit to Nepal was to seek advice and guidance regarding the appropriate vocational training element of our Vocational Training programme. To this end we met withNepal Engineers AssociationPEEDAROKPAVice Chancellor and Dean of Engineering and his team from Pokhara University andPokhara Chamber of Commerce and Industry PCCI.We stayed four days at ROKPA Guest house in Kathmandu. The Guest House was not [...]

The Digital Divide

February 5, 2021|Categories: Projects|

The Digital Divide: Accounting for Inequality During Lockdown In March last year, the UK government announced a national lockdown in response to the coronavirus pandemic. All normal daily activities disrupted, education of a whole generation of young people interrupted. When schools closed and in-person instruction for most children ceased, schools turned to educational technology. Although the use of digital technology is an intrinsic part of teaching and learning, delivering online lessons to children remotely is not. Teachers suddenly found themselves not only having to find the software or applications for online teaching, but also having to deal with new technology for delivering the lessons. Teachers also had to think [...]

Laptops & Tablets for Local Schoolchildren in Need

January 25, 2021|Categories: Donations Requested, Projects|

With the Corona Virus pandemic forcing the decision to work and study from home, many children residing in impoverished areas of Bristol don't have enough devices to study at home. Looking to Donate? Cash, bank transfer, and other monetary donations will go toward the purchase of Amazon tablets or Chromebooks. Please visit our Donation Page for detials. Any laptops or tablets that work and have power leads are very welcome as well. They can be dropped off at Dr. Alan Rogan's residence in Clifton - please contact Kasey to get his address.

End Polio Now

January 25, 2021|Categories: Projects|

One of the long-standing goals of Rotary clubs around the world has been to eradicate polio. Rotary spearheaded the campaign in 1985, at a time when there were more than one thousand new polio cases a day in 125 countries, paralysing and even killing children. And we're nearly there. Today, the number of cases is down by 99.9%. Over the last 35 years, Rotary members, working with communities around the world, have contributed more than $2.1 billion US Dollars and countless volunteer hours toward ending polio now. In 1988, partly inspired by Rotary’s volunteer commitment and fundraising success, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) was founded. This remarkable partnership [...]

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