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Farewell to our 19 – 20 President

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Rotarian Bob Barrett Outgoing Presidents are often solely remembered for their fundraising successes and judged on how much monies they can give to charity.  However for Bob that was not possible, thanks to Covid 19 and the subsequent lockdown.  We lost out on monies normally raised through Swindon’s Famous Duck Race and the quizzes and […]

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Ramadan under lockdown in Swindon

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24 April to 23 May Today is the first day of Islam’s holy month of Ramadan, one of the five pillars of Islam. Muslims across the world will be fasting for the entire month – fasting begins just before sunrise and ends at sunset just before 8.30pm. During the month of Ramadan, Muslims make more […]

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International Mother Language Day

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21 February 2020 Worldwide Annual Observance International Mother Language Day is a worldwide annual observance held on 21 February to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and to promote multilingualism. First announced by UNESCO on 17 November 1999, it was formally recognized by the United Nations General Assembly with the adoption of UN resolution […]

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Poetry Please

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Whilst out walking in a park in Swindon Mike Dunn came across this lonely sight. It made him wonder what the back story could be. He was inspired by a recent visit to the club of the poet Maurice Spillane and decided to propose a poetry competition among the members and friends. The first two […]