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Meriden Rotary club is located in the Heart of England between the cities of Birmingham and Coventry.

We meet every Tuesday (except following a Bank Holiday) at 7:15pm for 7:30pm at The Manor Hotel, Meriden CV7 7NH
Tel: 01676-522735

See the Who’s Who page for more information and the Club Diary for dates of our meetings and events.

If you wish to contact us, please use the Enquiry form by clicking here.

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Charity for this Rotary year

Marie Curie Hospice

Breast Cancer Screening

Muscular Dystrophy

Reasons are: Personal experience of the caring work of Marie Curie; The Breast Cancer Screening Service saved a close family member's life, while the Muscular Dystrophy charity is staunchly supported by a family member who is a sufferer.

Club announcements

Important notice to all members

Please note that apologies must be made by Monday. If you do not apologise, you will be required to pay for the missed meal.

Apologies please to Phil Pardoe AND Jane Maugham either via email or by phone. This ensures that the correct number can be passed to the Manor Hotel.

Midland Community Draw 2019

Leads for potential participants in the Midland Community Draw (MCD) are urgently required. Could everyone give David Burton at least one possible organisation that might be interested? For more information, click here to see the flyer.

The Big Picture Show

The Big Picture show is held at Meriden Village Hall. Details as follows:

Refreshments and snacks available from Meriden Village Hall

Saturday 6th April      'Lady Bird' [15] starring Laurie Metcalf

Saturday 18th May     'A Star is Born' [15] starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper.

Recruitment evening - 9 April 2019

The recruitment evening organised by Tony Hill has been rearranged and will be held on 9th April 2019. Please invite anyone you know who may be interested to this evening.

District Quiz Final - 16 April 2019

The final of the District Quiz will be held on 16th April 2019 at The Manor Hotel, Meriden.

Advance announcements

Make a note in your diary about these dates.

President’s Evening - 11 June 2019

President’s Evening and Meriden Rotary Club 40th Charter Celebration will be held on Tuesday 11th June at The Manor Hotel. It will be a very special evening celebrating 40 years since the club was chartered with a popular entertainment guest, Don Maclean. Spread the word and bring as many family and friends as you can.

District Handover Evening - 29 June 2019

District Handover, Saturday 29th June 2019 at Hamilton Suite, Drayton Manor Park, Fazeley, Mile Oak, Tamworth B78 3TW, 6.30pm for 7pm
Dress Code: Gentlemen - lounge suits.
Cost £25 per person - reception drink and three course meal.
Bookings need to be made by 21st June.

Event reports

Meriden Rotary Club Burns Supper - 25 January 2019

The very first Meriden Burns Supper was arranged jointly with Yardley and Sheldon Rotary Club 28 years ago.

When President Mike joined our club, he brought with him, from his previous club, Monkspath Rotary, the established successful program format of holding a Burns Supper. Last year he organized Meriden’s return to a second attempt at Burns Supper, which attracted about thirty people. This proved to be a thoroughly enjoyable evening and last Friday the 25th January, just over sixty people attended, our third Burn’s Supper.

Knowing, not everyone, is a fan of Robert Burns, we restricted our Burn’s poems to just two. The chosen poems were in Gaelic and difficult to pronounce and understand but, made a small Scottish influence on the proceedings.

The supper started traditionally, with the piping in of the haggis, followed by the address to the haggis.

The Manor Hotel’s executive Chef Kelvin transformed the haggis into a superb, starter culinary presentation, of compote’ al anglaise, comprising Haggis, neeps, tatties, garnished with salad and burnished with 37% proof gravy. However traditional roast gravy, (Au jus) was available for the teetotal members.

The main course consisted of a more English meal of Roast turkey, followed by cheese cake dessert.

A thoroughly pleasant social evening was complimented with live 60’s background music from the duo “Two Left feet”.

It was our intent to make it a very pleasant evening for Burns and non-Burns fans which we feel we achieved.

We hope to hold a larger event next year which will be our fourth Burns Supper.

Geoff Arthur

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