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Projects 2018-2019

This page gives brief overview of the projects that were agreed at the club’s planning meeting held on June 7, 2018.

President Jason’s aims:

  • Register our club as a Charity

  • Raise awareness of Rotary

  • Sponsor walk with local clubs/District 1070

  • Charity Meal – Venue TBA

  • Rotary Club Central


Youth Service – Pam Spokes

  • Young Writer and possibly other Youth competitions with St Thomas More Academy

  • Rotary Stars with Mellor Community Primary and Catherine Infants

  • Partnership working to sponsor candidates in other competitions, e.g. Young Musician, Young Chef, Young Designer

  • Assist Leicester Club with their Technology Tournament

  • Only cost gift tokens for winners and sponsorship (c. £60)


Membership – Jim Matthews

  • The aim for the Rotary year 2018-2019 is to gain at least one new member. Membership is a responsibility every Rotarian must share. The challenge to every Novus member is to bring to a Rotary meeting, function or service project at least two potential members.

  • Retention is as important as recruitment. To retain existing and new members, we shall strive to hold meetings, visits and functions which will appeal to all members.

To retain new members, we will appoint a mentor/buddy for each potential member. That mentoring will be in addition to that offered by the proposer and will last for a year after the member has joined our club


Programme – Jim Matthews

  • We will plot a diverse programme of speakers, visits meals and activities maintaining where possible the pattern of Business (1st Thursday), Visit (2nd Thursday), Speaker (3rd Thursday) Meal (4th Thursday) Speaker/Scatter (5th Thursday)

  • To achieve a programme that inspires and interests as many members and guests as possible, we invite members to suggest visits/speakers (including offering themselves as speakers)

  • We will employ the Rotary calendar and invite District Rotarians to speak about their projects


Rotaract – Gemma and Dipan Bhagalia

  • Support District Plans & Initiatives

  • Identify potential opportunities/members – Support District Plans & Initiatives


Social Media – Gemma and Dipan Bhagalia

  • Create Instagram Account

  • New Targets:

   300 FB Likes (Currently 112)

  300 Twitter Followers (Currently 206)


Treasury – Sheema and Deepak Karia

  • Come to a collective decision on the club being set up as a charity

  • Collect all monies and distribute to agreed charities at the end of the year

  • Report with regular consistency at Business Meetings on treasury matters

Communications – Jason Chauhan

  • Publish information about Rotary and events in local magazines and Rotary News & Events.

  • Improve our website – implement new features such as a search functionality.

  • Effectively communicate with fellow members using WhatsApp


Community and Vocational – Gemma Bhagalia

  • Young Enterprise – Supporting Schools

  • Soft Touch Mentoring – Supporting CYP

  • Leicester Parks Volunteering

  • Pop up cafe Soft Touch with Mirch Masala

  • Disability Games Team & Volunteering

  • Respond to other Opportunities & Need


  • Youth Competition Catering

  • Bag Packing at Asda

Foundation – Frazer Robson

  • Consider possible new projects for District Grant funding, consult and progress.

  • Plant more crocuses to support the Purple Pinky campaign.

  • Raise funds such that the Club can contribute $100 per Member to Foundation.

  • Encourage Members to become sustaining members.

International Service – Sarita Shah

  • Friends of Kianjai Kenya.

  • Our club may be too small to take on or start a project of this scale.

  • An unbelievable story by Caroline Newton (Rotarian & Chairperson of Friends of Kianjai)

  • Build Water Pans to collect rain water for harvest etc.

  • Donate sewing machines – train women to sew

Fundraising and Social Events – Diana Thurston

  • To support with events

  • Fundraising: Curry/Social Nights – to continue these bimonthly

  • Friendship & fellowship nights

  • To promote F & F within our club and with other clubs

  • To hold an information gathering evening