Brackley Rotary's activities
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Club president, Walter Butterfield, welcomes you to the Rotary Club of Brackley’s website:
“I do hope that you will explore this website and find out more about us, our projects and Rotary in general. Founded in 1973, the club is open to men and women of all ages. We currently have 26 members including two females. We meet at Hummingbirds Bistro, Market House Courtyard, Brackley Market Place.  Speakers are invited to our meetings in addition to planning and implementing our service projects, both local and international.”
Headline News and Activities:
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The Brackley round of Rotary's 2016 Young Musician Competition was held on 12 November at Waynflete Hall, Magdalen College School.

The annual competition is for students up to the age of 17, enabling them to gain experience performing in public.


There were 28 acts involving 90 talented young musicians from local schools, demonstrating their vocal or instrumental skills, modern or classical.
The overall winner of the Brackley round for the second consecutive year was the winner of the Senior Solo Vocal Section, Robyn Turnbull, who accompanied herself on the keyboard. She attends Towcester Rock School and she is a student at Sponne School, Towcester.
Robyn goes forward to the district semi-finals in March 2017.

Another solo vocalist, Hannah Fowles, was runner-up.

The annual event is dedicated to the memory of Marc Coleman; local headteacher, musician (co-founder of Brackley Music School) and Brackley Rotarian.

Pictured below: Violinist in the 2014 competition.

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Our Kenyan Water Project:
Our long term project to bring water into the Kenyan village of Mithuluni was successfully completed in March 2016.
See our News page for more information.

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'End Polio Now' campaign:
The club has provided 15,000 purple crocus bulbs to the Town Council and local schools to promote Rotary International's campaign to eradicate polio worldwide.

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Youth Speaks Competition:
Nine teams competed in the Intermediate and Senior sections of our Youth Speaks Competition at Chenderit School in November 2015. The competition promotes confidence in public speaking.
The 2016 event will be on 8 December ar Chenderit School.

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Tools For Self Reliance:
We are collecting old hand tools to support the Tools for Self Reliance charity. (Carpentry and metal work tools, but not garden tools)
Please email Ian Watson: watsonhinton@aol.com and we will try to make a collection.

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Brackley Wine Festival:
Our 8th Brackley Wine Festival in April 2016 raised £745 for Rotary charities. A photograph of the festival is shown below. The 9th Brackley Wine Festival will be on 29 April 2017 at the Crown Hotel in the Market Place.
See our News page for more information on the Wine Festival and other activities.
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About Rotary
Rotary members are enthusiastic and active volunteers giving their time and talents to serve communities both at home and overseas. They are dedicated people sharing a common interest in helping others. Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland (RIBI) has over 55,000 members in 1,816 clubs. It is an integral part of Rotary International, the world's first service organisation.
Please look at our About Us webpage to find out more.
Interested in joining?
Club membership is by invitation but we are always interested in enquiries
from people who would like to "make a difference " particularly with
business, professional or community leadership experience living in or
around Brackley. If you do not have the time to spare to become a full
member but would like to assist with occasional events, please consider
becoming a Friend of Brackley Rotary.

If you would like to learn more about membership or becoming a Friend
please contact our club secretary, Paul Hodges.
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Helping us financially: Online charitable giving for our general
charity fund or specific projects would be much appreciated
and it is easy using the Virgin Moneygiving websites, with the
added benefit of Gift Aid. Please click on the appropriate title:

Brackley Rotary's general charity fund

The Friends of Mithuluni Village project - The Bantaba project


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