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A warm welcome to The Rotary Club of Doncaster’s website!

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT OUR PLANNED EVENTS INCLUDING MUSIC AT THE MINSTER
As with other organizations around the world, we are acting on the advice given and with caution for the benefit of the health of all involved. Our Minster concert planned for the 21st of this month and all other events are to be postponed. Please watch our social media and website for further details and/or keep in contact with the person from whom you purchased your tickets.

 

Please note that our regular meetings are also suspended for the moment.

 

If you would like a refund for any event that you have purchased tickets for, please do contact the person you purchased tickets from and they can arrange it, or contact us if in doubt about where you purchased your ticket.

 

However, we would ask you to please consider retaining your ticket for the rearranged event to come or to allow your ticket purchase to be a donation. Our supported charities, local businesses, the musicians and the Minister itself need to continue to be supported.

 

This will be a difficult time for everyone. So if you can help in this crucial way, all concerned would be most grateful.
Thank you to all for your efforts, patience, and understanding.
Stay safe and let’s all do our best to help each other through this however we can.

 


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Founded in 1922, our club has been working to serve our local communities and support causes worldwide with selfless enthusiasm and celebrated longlasting success.

We meet at The Earl of Doncaster Hotel most Mondays 12 noon for 12:30pm. We do not meet on Bank Holidays, and have one meeting a month in the evening, so please contact us if you would like to attend. If you are interested in being a speaker at one of our meetings. We would be delighted to hear from you.

The Earl of Doncaster, Bennetthorpe, Doncaster, DN2 6AD


We would be delighted if you would join us at one of our upcoming events. Our recent events have been to raise money for the very important causes such as the worldwide fight against Polio, Riding For The Disabled (Rossington branch), Children’s charities such as Bluebell Wood and the Matlock-based charity, Aquabox. We have a special connection with Aquabox…..please read about the Aquabox video below……

We have also been engaged in helping with the clean-up after the recent floods in Doncaster, and we regularly organise litter picks around Doncaster. Please see our Facebook feed at the bottom of this page to see more of our activities.

Meet our President!

Kath Doyle, President of the Rotary Club of Doncaster, UK 2019-2020

Our President for the Rotary year 2019-2020 is Kath Doyle of Bawtry Travel. Please click on Kath’s picture to learn about her.

 

 

John Spalton at spaltonjohn@gmail.com or 07766 258345


 

One of our club members, ALICIA READE, has been engaged in VIDEO-MAKING and SONG-WRITING for projects in our District 1220…………

The Matlock-based charity, Aquabox, asked Alicia to create an ad for them to help promote their cause, an amazing project started by our colleagues in Rotary, The Rotary Club of Wirksworth.

Our own District 1220 Conference, which took place on 4th-6th October 2019, had its own promo video! We hope you enjoyed being with us in Scarborough if you managed to come along!


Rotary Club of Doncaster Calendar

Please click the picture above to see our upcoming meetings and events on our calendar page.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-o-WbklKfKQpFsWNE_JeeA/featured

To see more of our club’s past videos, please click on the pic below to visit our YouTube channel………


 

Our Facebook Feed

You can view our Facebook feed right here on our webpage below, or click on a post to read it on Facebook in bigger, better colour!

On our Facebook feed, you can keep up-to-date with upcoming events and news from our club and more. To see previous activities and events, please scroll down and hit ‘Load More’.

*Top Tip* You do not need to have a Facebook account yourself to view the posts!

 

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DONCASTER ROTARY CLUBS HELP WITH CORONAVIRUS NEEDS

The Doncaster Rotary Club and Doncaster St Leger Rotary Club, who, along with other organisations, are not allowed to meet during the coronavirus crisis, realised that they were not having to pay for their weekly meals at their meetings and saw an opportunity to help the local community.

Knowing that the Doncaster Foodbank (a member of the Trussel Trust - see below for details) is experiencing massively increased demand for food parcels in order to help many people who are at a severe financial disadvantage due to being laid off or even sacked from their jobs, the clubs' members decided to try to help. Both clubs have joined a Rotary scheme which doubles the contributions from the clubs to give the local food bank credit to purchase food from a wholesale distribution network. The contributions come from members donating their weekly dinner money as well as using funds already raised by the clubs. Doncaster Club President, Kath Doyle said, "This seemed a really easy way for us to support our local food bank."

Doncaster St Leger President Ian Kerr said "Most of our members are not in a position to volunteer for the NHS or for local charities as helpers as many of them have been told to stay at home, so this really seemed a way in which we could ‘do our bit’.

Further information;

The Trussell Trust network

In 2018/19, The Trussell Trust’s Foodbank Network provided 1,583,668 three-day emergency food supplies and support to UK people in crisis. Of these, 577,618 went to children.

Stats for Doncaster Food Bank for the last 12 month period 1/3/19 to 31/3/20:- DFB have fed a total of 5572 people of which 3721 were adults and 1851 were children.

Main reasons cited for needing a food parcel are

Low Income (1085 vouchers), Benefit Delays (506 vouchers), Benefit Changes (466 vouchers).

Donations can be made by visiting https://doncaster.foodbank.org.uk/2020/03/…
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DONCASTER ROTARY CLUBS HELP WITH CORONAVIRUS NEEDS 

The Doncaster Rotary Club and Doncaster St Leger Rotary Club, who, along with other organisations, are not allowed to meet during the coronavirus crisis, realised that they were not having to pay for their weekly meals at their meetings and saw an opportunity to help the local community. 

Knowing that the Doncaster Foodbank (a member of the Trussel Trust - see below for details) is experiencing massively increased demand for food parcels in order to help many people who are at a severe financial disadvantage due to being laid off or even sacked from their jobs, the clubs members decided to try to help. Both clubs have joined a Rotary scheme which doubles the contributions from the clubs to give the local food bank credit to purchase food from a wholesale distribution network. The contributions come from members donating their weekly dinner money as well as using funds already raised by the clubs. Doncaster Club President, Kath Doyle said, This seemed a really easy way for us to support our local food bank. 

Doncaster St Leger President Ian Kerr said Most of our members are not in a position to volunteer for the NHS or for local charities as helpers as many of them have been told to stay at home, so this really seemed a way in which we could ‘do our bit’. 

Further information;

The Trussell Trust network 

In 2018/19, The Trussell Trust’s Foodbank Network provided 1,583,668 three-day emergency food supplies and support to UK people in crisis. Of these, 577,618 went to children.

Stats  for  Doncaster  Food  Bank  for  the  last  12  month  period  1/3/19  to 31/3/20:- DFB  have  fed  a  total  of  5572  people  of  which  3721  were  adults  and  1851 were children. 

Main reasons cited for needing a food parcel are 

Low Income (1085 vouchers), Benefit Delays (506 vouchers), Benefit Changes (466 vouchers). 

Donations can be made by visiting  https://doncaster.foodbank.org.uk/2020/03/31/donating-money-to-doncaster-foodbank/
DRI are in desperate need of all types of PPE......please search for anyone amongst our contacts who could make these 3D printed visors or provide anything in the way of shoe covers, hair nets, gloves, gown scrubs, masks, literally anything - even used goggles that can be washed......

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I was wondering who just flew over Nottingham! 😂

Today, as a club, we trialed an online meeting using Zoom Video Communications ahead of our upcoming new-style digital Monday meeting. Resident techs Ian Mayer and Twinkle Tec were impressed with the enthusiasm and determination of the many members of the club who strived to download, set up and join in on this test run. The first wave of participants involved 10, and the next wave a couple more new ones who managed to join in. Well done to all involved!! See you Monday!

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Brilliant well done we will be trying the same at Carlton.

Well done Doncaster. Alicia, was it Irish then? Anyway your health too

And Club Members ...were thrilled with Twinkle Tec.and Ian

Zoom in🧐🧐

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT OUR EVENTS INCLUDING THE MUSIC AT THE MINSTER CONCERT

As with other organizations around the world, we are acting on the advice given and with caution for the benefit of the health of all involved. Our Minster concert which was planned for the 21st of March 2020 and all other events are postponed. Please watch our social media and website for further details and/or keep in contact with the person from whom you purchased your tickets.

If you would like a refund for any event that you have purchased tickets for, please do contact the person you purchased tickets from and they can arrange it.

However, we would ask you to please consider retaining your ticket for the rearranged event to come or to allow your ticket purchase to be a donation. Our supported charities, local businesses, the musicians and the Minister itself need to continue to be supported. This will be a difficult time for everyone. So if you can help in this crucial way, all concerned would be most grateful.

Information will also be posted to our website, www.doncasterrotary.org.uk

Thank you to all for your efforts, patience, and understanding.

Stay safe and let's all help each other however we can.
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Thank you to Ian Mayer for speaking at our lunch time meeting today, about his role as a Deputy Lieutenant of South Yorkshire.
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