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Congratulations to......


ary Hansford, who was awarded a Paul Harris Felowship by Newbury Rotary Club for her tireless work supporting local people affected by Parkinson’s. The support group was formally inaugurated in 1981, since when Mary has carried out many roles and has been the focal point of most activities and enquiries. The local branch now has 200 members and thousands of Parkinson’s sufferers have benefitted from Mary’s commitment and work since its formation.


rank Readman who was presented with a Paul Harris Award (with Sapphire) by IPDG Fred King at the September District Council for his service with District 1090 over the last 15 years. Frank has been District Secretary, Treasurer and Foundation Chair as well as helping in numerous other ways.

Congratulations also to Wantage Rotary Club for winning the David Caswell Award for best contribution to the Rotary Foundation 2015-16.

In-Vision, Lesley Adams, District PR Officer and member of the Rotary Club of Oxford Spires, has decided to take on her own personal challenge, that of clocking up 165 km on her cross trainer before Naomi finishes her 165 mile row down the Thames on 19 September. She started on Thursday 11 August and clocks up 5km at a time


aving read about The Great Thames Row and Naomi Riches’ attempt to raise £165k for

with a giraffe named Harold, raising funds for Coram Life Education (Thames Valley) and Alzheimers UK. Come rain or shine, wee Harold’s hooves never touched the pedals once! Kevin, you’re a hero.......

K Please see more at http://uk.viginmoneygiving/MosleyKevin1 What’s Your #165 Challenge?

which is taking between 15 and 18 minutes, taking a photo each time. Now this may not seem to be a huge challenge for some, but for Lesley who admits that since purchasing the machine over six months ago has probably only used it six times for about ten minutes each, this is proving to be very much of a challenge.

evin Mosley for cycling 1,000 miles from Lands End to John O’Groats

Are You in Synch?

or quite a few years now the question which has regularly been raised at District Council, District Assembly and on Club visits is why we have to enter member data twice into Rotary databases? The ‘simple’ answer was that there are two databases, the RI one in Evanston for the global member information, issuance of RI Numbers and creation of International Handbooks, and the RIBI-Template one in the UK which includes details of Club and District Officers, Committee Chairs and committee members. This latter database is used to create Club and District Handbooks.

F Autumn 2016

Fortunately, technology moves on, and last year the issue of synchronising the two databases was taken up by RotaryGBI on behalf of the Clubs in the Great Britain & Ireland territory. A solution has been developed and put in place from which many Clubs are already benefitting. It allows Clubs to compare member information from both databases on a single screen, and to adjust any discrepancies.

charge and is not dependent on using the RIBI-Template website system) it may be because the Club has not yet enabled synchronisation. As of August there were still 24 Clubs in our District which


f your Club is NOT benefitting from this technology (which comes at no

have not enabled synchronisation, and consequently are still having to enter member information twice.


AVE SOME TIME – enable ‘RI Connection to Vendor Partner’ (instructions on the RotaryGBI website at integration/ ) and then use the Data Management System (DMS) to enjoy the benefits of side-by-side comparisons of your Club Members data on the two databases. You can easily spot and fix discrepancies, and new member details only need to be entered once, on the RI database, after which you can simply ‘push’ them to the RIBI-Template database. Any queries, please contact

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