D1145 Showcase….. Don’t miss it…….

Offering a blend of traditional and modern, based at the Riviera Conference Centre Torquay. The opportunities are endless so join us for a weekend of: Fellowship, Entertainment, Motivation, Engagement, Education. And most of all FUN!

Motivational speakers include: –
Gloria Barnett, Marine Biologist. talking about the wonders of the Oceans, has also addressed several Rotary Conferences. She will be talking about the challenges the oceans are facing because of climate change. 

Lydia Slack. The daughter of a Derbyshire hill farmer she gives a very amusing slant on growing up in that environment.  Currently doing post graduate studies at Oxford.

Helen Rees, probably better known as Helen Young, BBC TV weather presenter and ultimately Head of this service. about climate change and global warming.

Aldo Crisci, Founder of the Clink Charity, a novel approach to prisoner rehabilitation.  The Clink has several restaurants open to the public which are inside the prison and run by the prisoners. They encourage prisoners to take NVQ’s and then help them find jobs on their release. Their success is evident by the low rate of reoffending post release.

Plus, Simon Weston in his honorary role as president of Debra Simon takes the opportunity to convey his story to inspire, motivate and encourage those, who like him, want to move on to the next goal. Whatever it may be! Simon believes that only obstacles created by yourself will limit you reaching your desired targets and successes in life.

The Showcase Exhibition Highlighting the work we do on a local, national and international level, and will offer ideas that promote opportunities to engage with the public potential Rotarian’s and volunteers.  Exhibitors include: –

Child Aid Lanka,
Children in Need,
Conference 2020,
District Youth,
Global Sight Solutions
International Fellowships,
Kids Out,
Purple Community Fund,
Shelter box,
Marine Biology,
Trade Aid
Zanzibar Schools Project,
Eva Rose Trust,
A W Matthews Ltd,
Water Aid,
Excellent Development,
Rotary Shoebox Scheme,
Days for Girls,
The Medaille Trust,
The Children’s Society,

Saturday evening allows us time with our Rotary family to build on friendships new and old.  After Dinner entertainment will be provided by Mike Osmond, impressionist and entertainer. followed by music and dancing with John Brewer Sound Disco. We will also be joined by fellow Rotarians from District 1175.

So why not take Can this opportunity to book your place at this year’s D1145 Showcase

1145 Learning & Development

Attended the first learning and development meeting of the year.

Looking at ways to engage new Rotarian’s, we are planning a number New Member Events around the District. Covering topics like the History of Rotary, What its aims are, The Rotary Foundation our Charity. Also looking at Rotary fellowships and much much more.

We are organising another “Think Differently Event” for Rotarian’s that missed the first one plus a followup for the original attendees to see what the Outcome.

We started the planning for Nicks year 2020-21, we covered the framework for next years President Elects, District Officers, and District Assembly.

As you can see Rotary wait for know one. Together we Educate ……….

Crowdfunding 2019 – Don’t miss out!

Trying to raise funds for a project? Why not increase your donation network?

Crowdfunding is a means of getting donations for your project via the web from donors literally across the World. A specific project with specific timelines and goals. An on-line event for example selling tickets for a coffee morning.

Typically, the average project donation target is £15,000 but an individual project target can start from as little as £4,000.

Because of the success of Rotary Clubs who have already taken advantage of this relatively new way of raising funds to support their projects, Rotary has agreed a special start up initiative with the largest global Crowdfunding community for non-profits, Global Giving, a registered charity who have already helped to raise more than $345m from 814,095 Donors for 20,611 projects across 170 Countries.

Global Giving have agreed to allow Rotary to use their existing successful portal, training and support at a reduced cost of 8% which is deducted from donations received. GlobalGiving will also collect any Gift Aid on behalf of the project.

Crowdfunding is a way to go beyond our usual team of fundraisers and receive donations from individuals and Corporates Worldwide. One UK Rotary project has already received over $1,500 from American donors, who, receive tax benefits by donating through the Global Giving platform.

Membership opportunities – Advertising our projects on the web is also a great way to promote our work and of course, people supporting our projects are likely to make good Rotarians themselves.

Want to know more? Access live examples of current projects set up by Rotary Clubs via our landing page with Global Giving: https://www.globalgiving.org/rotary/

or drop me an email at alan.moss@rotarysouth.org.uk

Don’t Panic No pressure

Ok as we say in Rotary, Family first , Work second, Rotary third. Well this is one of those occasions technical rehearsal for the Stage-Door production of Vicar of Dibley.

Chris back stage and me well meet Frank Pickle…… Go live Wed

Wish me luck.

Music in the Park.

Good Music, Good Company,Good Cause what more could you ask for….. Wow , What a great evening and an example of what Rotarians can achieve when they put their heads together and come up with a plan.

This will be the 10th Music in the Park (originally called ‘Picnic to Music in the Park’), since Farnborough Rotary Club started organising these events back in 2001.
 What a great evening and an example of what Rotarian’s can achieve when they put their heads together and come up with a plan.

Over the years, more than £468,000 has been donated to Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care in Farnham, due to some fabulous sponsors and the money from tickets.

Great job . Well done to all those involved. 

Well Done Peter


I had very much pleasure in presenting you with the RIBI People of Action Polio Eradication Award” at Thursdays district council. District 1145 acknowledge your untiring efforts as District End Polio Now champion.

You were instrumental in getting signatures for the RI petition to United Nations, you have made presentations to clubs and been involved in the development of EPN Champions.

Please accept personal congratulations and once again well done

Why should I join Rotary?

I often get asked why should I join Rotary?……..

My response is..  I think the question should be…  Why Wouldn’t you join……

What other organisations offers you the ability to have fun, friendship, entertainment and personal development, while at the same time providing you with the opportunities to improve the quality of life of individuals and the communities they live in, both locally and overseas Thus, leading change and creating a better world for the generations to come. Why wouldn’t you join?

All with the bonus that it costs less than a cup of coffee a week.

Evening Stroll

Dog Walking is a chilled experience, especially with Ruby our ball fixated Labrador Collie Cross (apparently called a Borador).   I normally use a local field, or head inland towards the South Downs, but a couple of evenings back we headed down to West Beach.

It was around 8pm the weather was good and the surrounding were beautiful.  By the time we had finished walking along the coast towards Climping and back the Sun was setting.  A great end to a good day.

I think we will visit more often from now on…..

End Polio Now (EPN) Parliament Visit

What a start second day into the role and I attended Committee Room 10 at the Houses of Parliament. To discuss the EPN End Game strategy. Rotary has come so far in the Eradication and we need to Finish the Job

The 1980 Council of Legislation endorsed a proposal from the RI Board to “eliminate polio through immunisation” from this resulted the polio plus programme, the plus initially referred to the additional vaccines that were administered with the polio vaccine.

Today the plus reflects the idea that the infrastructure, fundraising and advocacy methods may support future battles against infectious disease We know this year so far there have been 42 cases in two countries Afghanistan and Pakistan.

However, remember where we have come from since we started in 1985 when there were hundreds of thousand cases of polio each year. We are using innovative techniques to reach more children than ever before and we must not give up the fight having got this far.

Today I sent an email to all Presidents asking them to write to their MP’s asking them to support an Early Day Motion to provide event more support. I sure the response will be positive.

Community Project Meeting 13th July 2019

As you all know I am a Rotarian, I was wondering if you would you be interested in helping a group of Rotarians and Rotaractors in the Rustington area with the development of local projects supporting our community?

We would like to invite you to attend a special meeting held on Saturday 13th July at 9.30 am at the Booker Hall situated at the back of Rustington Hall. Station Road. Rustington BN16 3AY.

During the morning , you will have the opportunity to meet and talk to local individuals, Rotarians and Rotaractors to discuss potential projects that would help our local community, you may have your own projects that you would like to put forward.

Rotary is a worldwide organisation that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. Approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 31,000 Rotary clubs located in 166 countries, making it one of the most important non-governmental, non-profit, non-religious and non-political organisations on the planet.

To give you an overview of Rotary I have included two links, one providing an overview of the Rotary Foundation, Rotary’s own charity showing its achievement over the last 100 years History.  Foundation 100

The second a short film of what can be achieved in a community when people work together with a common aim.  The Vision

A Rotarian has said that every project anywhere in the world always started with one person who had an idea. Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope you can join us and support within our local communities.

If you would like to attend could you confirm by emailing or telephoning me by 8th July.

Yours in Rotary,
Alan Moss
T: 01903 856801
E: alan@alanmoss.co.uk