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BODMIN junior parkrun

Bodmins junior parkrun - Supported by Bodmin Rotary Club and other local organisations is up and 'running' EVERY Sunday Morning at 0900hrs, Berrycoombe Vale, Bodmin.


Recent Donations

Some of the Bodmin Rotary Club donations made over the past 12 - 24 months.



Annual event organised by the Joint Committee - SHORT REPORT....for 2018



Lanhydrock Hotel & Golf Club - Friday 11th May 2018 - Supporting MNDA Cornwall. Press Report....



Bodmin Rtn. Colin Bell - biggest challenge yet ! STARTED 1 man, 1 Box, 3 Peaks, 40 Days, 1100 miles - Never been done before. PROGRESS REPORT



Sunday 11th Nov. 2018 - On this day it will be 100 years since the end of the First World War. PRESS REPORT


About us

The Rotary Club of Bodmin has been active for 68 years and currently has 26 members representing a wide range of local business and professions - Brief Club History.

Bodmin town is situated in Mid Cornwall embracing beautiful  Countryside and Moorland within a short distance of the sea.

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A plea was received from the full time carers of 'Carol', who was disabled from a very young age, she lives in a very small flat and paints by holding a brush in her mouth. Help was required in providing storage shelves for Art equipment etc.  as everything at the moment is kept in containers and boxes on the floor, which severely restricts wheelchair movement around the flat.

Rotarian Peter Old quickly came up with the offer of some adjustable wall shelving and Neil Carter offered to apply his skills in fixing them to the wall.  

Peter and Neil went to the property and completed the job without delay;  as can be seen in the photo below, expertly fitted, making good use of the wall space available and leaving much needed floor space free.


Bodmin Rotarians - Ambassadors Extraordinaire....

Four members from Bodmin Rotary Club - Peter Old, Peter Bray, Allan Foad and Peter Ford recently visited three Rotary Clubs in one day, all in different countries. Breakfast was in Wales (CardiffClub),  Lunch was in England (CliftonBristol Club) and Drinks only evening meeting was in Ireland (Dublin Central Club)  The challenge, the journey and the three clubs visited was an exciting and enjoyable experience, all the clubs were very different.  Some photos and short presentation given at club on Wed. 24th.   


Bodmin Rotarians - Ambassadors Extraordinaire.
A group of four members from Bodmin Rotary Club - Peter Old, Peter Bray, Allan Foad and Peter Ford recently visited three Rotary Clubs in one day, all in different countries. Breakfast was in Wales (Cardiff Club),  Lunch was in England (Clifton Bristol Club) and Drinks were in Ireland (Dublin Central Club)  The challenge, the journey and the three clubs was an exciting experience and  all three clubs were very different.
The Cardiff Club met for breakfast at 7.30 at the Cardiff Golf Club – the group were welcomed by the No1 President ( Three Presidents for the year each doing 4 months) and joined 24 members for breakfast and their meeting consisting of  50% women. The speaker was promoting the Cardiff City Hospice.
The Clifton Club, Bristol met at the Clifton Tennis Club for Lunch, 34 members were attending, but they have no lady members. Following lunch the speaker, head of a local Junior School gave a talk about his schools involvement in supporting an African School.
A member of Clifton Club then provided a taxi for the group to the airport.  The aim, on arriving at Dublin airport at 5.30pm, was then by taxi, to get to the Dublin Central Club by 6.30pm for the start of their meeting. The flight being approx.. 30mins late meant that we arrived at the club at 6.45pm.  We were welcomed and offered a seat and a glass of Water or Wine.
Dublin Central Club was, to say the least, different !   They meet in an elegant room in the prestigious Hibernian Private Club in St. Stephens Square, Central Dublin.  The club with approx.. 24 members, but only 11 were at the meeting were sitting around a central table with only a drink of wine or water, no meal is partaken – the hour long meeting is only to discuss Rotary business.  Much of this meeting was taken in introductions by them and us.   I was found that most of their members originate from many different parts of the world, Argentina, Hungary, Croatia, Canada, Spain, Turkey….    Their President was away so the Secretary took the meeting of approx.. 50% Ladies.  One member Monica Robertson was the DG of Ireland (North & South) comprising approx.. 100 clubs.
Some ways that we each raise funds was discussed, it was evident that Dublin were far more cash rich than Bodmin. (A Valentines Charity Ball with 350 attending raised over £20,000 for charity)  The meeting was conducted very informally and only lasted the hour.
Having fulfilled their challenge of 3 countries in one day the group used the following day to explore Dublin and partake in some fine Jameson Whiskey and Guinness.

Media release

wm 22/10/18



A bit about:  -  ROTARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARDS (RYLA)  is a weeks residential course, based at the Dartmoor Adventure Centre at Okehampton, Devon and covers teamwork, leadership, communication and problem solving. It is organised for Rotary by The Youth Hostels Association and is run by fully trained, accredited, and DBS checked, instructors.  The courses are designed for 16 - 18 years (Junior) and 18 - 28 (Seniors)

Participants have great fun coupled with a real sense of achievement and increased awareness of their personal strengths. The week is all about teamwork and problem solving led by professional people who are experienced in motivating young people. There will be opportunities for participants to demonstrate some leadership skills, but in the main, each activity will be closely guided by a trained instructor.

This years RYLA candidate:  Jessica Dorson (16 years of age) has recently returned from her one week course at the Dartmoor Youth Adventure Centre at Okehampton. 
On Wednesday last, Jessica gave a very interesting and confident talk about all the activities she took part in.   One very powerful message that Jessica impressed on us was the value of the course to her and everyone who attended.  She says, in just one week, she feels a great difference in her confidence,  in mixing with and talking to people, team work etc.   It is one of the best things she has done and says many more young people should go on it if they can.

Jessica is also an England Junior Boxing Champion.

L to R :  Rtn. Peter Ford (Chmn. Youth Activities),  Jessica Dorson,  Rtn. Peter Old ( Vice President)



Pressident Colin Marshall handing the chain of office to Rtn Dave Jenkins (right) for the coming year from July 2018.  David has taken the challenge for a second term, last in the chair in 2012/13



Money raised for MNDA - £8000.00 +.  Cheque presented to Derek Williamson of MNDA by President of Bodmin Rotary Colin Marshall.


PHF for Rtn Peter Williams ADG

Bodmin Rotarian Peter Williams was presented with a Paul Harris Fellowship (PHF) by President of Bodmin Rotary Rtn. Colin Marshall,  Wed. 6th June 2018.

Peter has achieved this honour through being a sustaining member of the Foundation Trust Fund.  Although his dedication and hard work as a District 1175 ADG is well recognised - this award was achieved through donating in excess of $1000.00 via regular donations.  No other member of Bodmin Rotary Club has ever achieved this - well done Pete a proud moment - now onwards to be the first Bodmin Rotarian to achieve a MPHF !


Honourary Membership for Phil Bullen

May 2018 - President Colin Marshall presents Honorary Membership Certificate to Phil Bullen, past member of Bodmin Rotary who was involved in countless events and projects.  Now in his retirement always willing to help Bodmin Rotary and its members a truely worthy award.  Congratulations Phil.

President & Members visit Callywith College Bodmin

CALLIWITH COLLEGE VISIT :  A very enjoyable visit, a good tour around the College and an opportunity to meet some senior staff and get to know Mr Wardle, Principle, better.  The members that went were very impressed with the equipment and facilities and are keen to develop shared events with staff and students.

Photo below: Top row - L to R - Mark Wardle College Prinsipal, Rtn. Peter Robinson, Rtn. Peter Williams (Assistant District Governor) Rtn. Colin Marshall President Bodmin Rotary Club.   Bottom row - Other members.

Bodmin Rotary members visit Cornwall IncineratorBodmin Rotary President and club members recently visited the newly opened Incinerator for Cornwall at St. Dennis, nr. St. Austell.

BODMIN ROTARY HELP FELICITYThe Rotary Club of Bodmin recently assisted in the purchase of a motorised wheelchar for Falicity Marriot, of Bodmin  -  Donations of £1000 each were made by Bodmin Rotary Club and Bodmin Lions Club.

Below is a recent photo of Falicity receiving second prize in a dressage competition in Gloucestershire,  using her new wheelchair at a Riding for the Disabled Event.


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6.30 for 7.00pm Evening Meal

Wednesday 21st November -

6.30 for 7.00pm Evening Meal

ANN and ANDY DEMAINE will be talking to the club about Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) following the tragic death of their son from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS).


Thursday 22nd November 18.30 -


This match will be played at the SWEB club in Bodmin 1830 hrs for 1900 hrs.

Saturday 24th November -


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6.30 for 7.00pm Evening Meal

Wednesday 28th November -

6.30 for 7.00pm Evening Meal

Venue: Westberry Hotel Bodmin

6.30 for 7.00pm Evening Meal

Wednesday 5th December -

6.30 for 7.00pm Evening Meal

Jack Williams will talk about his time in playing with the Rock Bands in the music scene during the 1960's.

Wednesday 12th December -

6.30 for 7.00pm Evening Meal

Venue: Westberry Hotel Bodmin


Wednesday 12th December


Collection for Rotary and local Charities


Thursday 13th December


Collection for Rotary and local Charities.


Friday 14th December


Collection for Rotary and local Charities


Sunday 16th December


Please note this date in your diary for annual delivery of Christmas Parcels. Detailed arrangements will be available nearer the event

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   The Westberry Hotel, Rhind Street, Bodmin. We meet on Wednesdays at 1830 for 1900
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The Westberry Hotel, Rhind Street, Bodmin. PL31 2EL  01208 72772

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