News Update March 2019

Happy 1st Birthday to Rotary Social Innovation SEH on the 3rd March, 2019. Would you believe it has only been a year and we are still growing and attracting really dynamic people to join us.

 

Picture of Stephen Burke being inducted as Rotarian

 

We continue at a pace to continue to promote Social Enterprise. In March 2018 we ran our first event in Winchester, this has contributed to our activities continuing to promote Social Enterprise awareness in our communities and help to build the market place, please do visit our website to see more https://rotarysocialinnovation.co.uk/social-enterprise/.

 

Working in partnership with others we have plans to develop our promotion of Social Enterprise through the Unpacking theme. Here are our plans:-

1st April – Unpacking Social Enterprise at Stonehenge, working in partnership with Rotary District 1200 (Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire). Please help promote

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3rd April – Unpacking Social Enterprise, in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Basingstoke Loddon. Please help promote

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9th May – Serving Coffee & Sandwiches Unwrapped, in collaboration with Lily & Lime Café LD, at Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth. Watch out for more details on Social Media & Eventbrite.

 

In June we are planning a Creative Arts and Recycling Unpacked. We are also planning to take our Unpacking Social Enterprise events to other parts of the UK and Ireland, in collaboration with Rotary in Great Britain & Ireland, with Rotary-on-the-Road to support Social Enterprises.

 

Rotary working in Partnership is the Way Forward

Having just celebrated the 114th birthday of Rotary International, pioneering, flexible and innovative Rotary shows how working in partnership can prove successful in a new way forward. No longer do we need to talk about new and traditional Rotary, as is being shown by Rotary Social Innovation working in partnership with the Rotary Club of Southampton Magna, as they hold their first joint Face2Face Meet Up for a new Rotary Hub. We are all in Rotary together, some who want to meet on a weekly basis, whilst others will meet once a month and online, where we can all get involved with the community together as People of Action.

 

 

Family Fun on Easter Saturday

 

Great opportunity for all the family at Larkhill, Wiltshire, with a Family Fun Day for the children while parents join in or sit and drink coffee. Rotarian Graham writes:

“There is a Family Quiz with 20 questions that refer to 20 places within Larkhill over a distance of under a mile, where families can hunt Bunnies and Chickens. When the children find the Bunnies and Chickens they can choose from a selection of goodies (not all chocolate). 

The Soft play will open at 09:00 for refreshments, where the Family Quiz sheets will be available to pick up. Entry for the Easter Bunny hunt will close just after 10:00. The hunt will run until 11ish where tea, coffee, cakes, etc will be available in the new Community Cafe and it is there that the winners of the Family Quiz will be announced. This will be ‘Fun For All’.”

Watch out for the flyer and more information on our Facebook Page or in a Rotary Social Innovation eCoffee Lounge for members.

News Round Up

President Elect Joanne has been spreading the Diversity, Equality and Inclusion messages to Rotarians, District Governors Elect and Nominees, at a National Training Event. She was brilliant and you could hear a pin drop at the attention she was receiving.

Work has been started with Rotarian Dianna compiling our own Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Strategy and we hope to start some work involving Diversity Role Models, which currently Rotarian Wendy is involved in.

 

Working in partnership with the Rotary Club of Havant and others it was great to be part of the Dementia Friendly Havant launch on 13th February. Lots still to do but we have made a good start. Help us promote this work through our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/Dementia-Friendly-Havant-308551323122702/?modal=admin_todo_tour

Rotary Social Innovation has been involved with community partners at the start of a Dementia Friendly Whitehill & Bordon Networking Group. We are doing all this work in partnership with Dementia Friendly Hampshire.

 

 

 

We continue to work with Remind (Solent Mind) to develop Dementia Friendly Portsmouth, with a new initiative about to start in Albert Road, Southsea.

We also have plans in the pipeline to put on some Wellbeing Events and in May we are about to get our Let’s Hear in the QA Hospital underway.

 

So Happy Birthday to Rotary Social Innovation as we are Rotary Too!

Our Birthday wish would be to keep talking about Social Enterprise

We continue to build our flexible and innovation network, encouraging the building of sustainable, inclusive and caring communities in collaboration with our partners and members.

 

 

 

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