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RCOB Presentation to Borough Mayor 2017

RCOB Presentation to Borough Mayor

RCOB Presentation to Borough Mayor

Every year, at Christmas time, the Rotary Club of Bracknell organises a Service of Nine Lessons and Carols held in the beautiful Chapel at Wellington College and the proceeds from the collection are donated to the Bracknell Forest Borough Mayor’s Charity.

Club members were pleased to welcome the Mayor, Cllr Tony Virgo to their meeting on Tuesday 28th March to …

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Sand Dams Project

Sand Dams Project

On Tuesday 21st March 2017, the club welcomed Rotarian Bruce Irvine from the Rotary Club of Easthampstead to give a talk on the Sand Dams Project. Bruce is a great enthusiast for Sand Dams and is the leading Rotarian in our District to promote this very worthwhile cause. He was awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship earlier this year in recognition …

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3ccr 2017 Official Launch

The Rotary Club of Bracknell is organising the Three Counties Cycle Ride again this year and it will take place on Sunday 4th June.

On Tuesday 14th March at 12.00, we launched the event with a Radio Berkshire interview and a press photo-call/publicity event at the Old Manor Hotel in Bracknell.

The Launch was attended by the Mayor of Bracknell …

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3ccr Event 2017

The next 3ccr event is expected to be on the 4th of June.

Click on the on the 3ccr link for details and photographs from the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Three Counties Cycle Ride.

We are delighted that Garth Hill College is supporting the Three Counties Cycle Ride with the start and finish areas …

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2016 3ccr Cheque Presentations

2016 3ccr Charity Cheque Presentation

Tuesday 13th December was a great day for the Rotary Club of Bracknell when representatives of the five recipient charities came to receive cheques each to the value of £2,500 resulting from the Three Counties Sponsored Cycle Ride which took place on Sunday 5th June 2016.

The members recollected the day the event took place which went very well with …

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3ccr Event 2015

The next 3ccr event is expected to be on the 7th of June.

Click on the on the 3ccr link for details and photographs from the 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Three Counties Cycle Ride.

We are delighted that Garth Hill College is supporting the Three Counties Cycle Ride with the start and finish areas …

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3ccr Event 1st of June 2014

The weather was perfect for the event. 625 riders were enrolled through the website and another 88 riders enrolled on the day (713 total riders).

The day went off without any major incidents and RCOB have since received many compliments – a few we have reproduced below:

Another great event – congratulations! Colin Johnson

My son (11yrs) and myself (48yrs) …

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Rotary Leadership Award 2013

On Tuesday 20th August, Stacey Chambers came to Rotary Lunch to tell us all about the RYLA course she had attended earlier this summer. Every year our Rotary Club finances a young person to experience the adventure that is Ros Y Gwalia in North Wales. Stacey provided us with an excellent insight into the various challenges and activities she had …

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Stanlake Vineyard Trip

Stanlake Vineyard Trip Aug 2013


On Thursday 15th August 15 of us visited Stanlake Vineyard in Twyford to sample the wines and hear about how they are produced. It was a very enjoyable and interesting visit. The members were transported by Dave Donaldson in a Mini Bus. We followed this up with lunch at the Baratus Restaurant in the Royal Oak in Ruscombe. …

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2013 Annual Barbecue

RCOB Annual Barbecue Aug 2013


On Saturday 10th August President Alan and his wife Sue hosted a Barbecue in their lovely garden. The weather was kind to us and all 25 members, partners and guest who attended enjoyed the event very much. Alan was assisted by Dave Donaldson in cooking the meat and fish. The Barbecue is now established as a popular annual …

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