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BODMIN FIRE APPLIANCE to ALBANIA - May 2019


This project is to provide a local Albanian community with their own functioning fire appliance and training. Start of journey to Albania Tuesday 7th May 2019 from Morrisons Car Park, Bodmin at 0900hrs LATEST....

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JOIN ROTARY


All about Rotary - International and Local. Ever considered joining ? How to find out more and who to contact re. joining Bodmin Rotary Club.

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ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF DAY - 3rd May 2019


At Lanhydrock Hotel and Golf Club. Supporting MNDA Cornwall. SEE - Press report and slide show.... Select slides for enlargement.

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BLOOD PRESSURE DAY


Blood pressure check. Date 9th April 2019 - See brief report ....

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BODMIN - A NATIONS TRIBUTE


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

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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.

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About us

The Rotary Club of Bodmin has been active for 68 years and currently has 30 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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<<  Bodmin Rotarian - Award from The Lions  >>

Congratulations to Colin again, from Bodmin Lions on his epic journey from

John-O-Groats to Lands End.

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CLUB HANDOVER - Wednesday 3rd July 2019

Handover to new President Peter Old went well, with a welcome to some old faces for the evening  -  Gerald May, Phil Bullen and Dave Frost.  Peter said in his speech that he is looking forward to a busy year with his Chairmen and all members and that full support will be given to ADG Peter W. and District.

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Vice President, Peter Ford,  obviously looking forward to his coming year.

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ROTARIANS HARD WORK

Members of Bodmin Rotary Club have been busy helping local voluntary groups keep the town tidy and attractive.  This Council owned flower bed is outside the Westberry Hotel, our meeting place every Wednesday evening, has been adopted by the club.  See below - Our gardening team.

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Bruce , Colin & David
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ROTARY CITIZENSHIP AWARD 2019

Bodmin Rotary Club recently made a local Citizenship award to Mr Chris Purser.   Chris was selected because of his endless work in creating and running the Bodmin Horizon Club, over the past 10years.

Photo: L to R David Jenkins (President Bodmin Rotary),  Chris Purser.

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CHRISTMAS 2018 COLLECTIONS

Bodmin Rotary support many local charities and organisations through-out the year and in the last month have supported and helped with the Joint Fireworks Event and the 'Battles Over' Final Tributes, Beacons of Light, which included illuminating the Beacon Monument.   We will also be giving Christmas Gifts to many local persons, donating to the local Food Bank,  donating to the local Memory Cafe and contributing to the cost of Bodmins Christmas Lighting.
Please donate when you see us in Fore St. or Morrisons store, all money collected will be spent on local needs. >>>

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BODMIN ROTARY RECEIVE CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION

Certificate presented by the Bodmin Branch of the Royal British Legion in recognition for the 'Final Tribute' events organised on Sunday 11th Nov. 2018.

See above 'Photo Galleries' for all details....

Photo: L to R: David Jenkins (President Bodmin Rotary),  Ian Trask (Chairman of Bodmin Branch Royal British Legion).

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BODMIN ROTARIANS HELP DISABLED LADY

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 Rotarian 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.

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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 (Cardiff Club),  Lunch was in England (Clifton Bristol 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 see 'Photo Gallery' above tab / link....   

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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.

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BODMIN ROTARY CLUB  - JUNIOR RYLA 2018

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.

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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)

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BODMIN ROTARY NEW PRESIDENT July 2018 - June 2019

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

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BODMIN ROTARY CHARITY GOLF DAY 2018 

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

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Meetings and events happening soon

6.30 for 7.00pm Evening Meal

Wednesday 18th September -

6.30 for 7.00pm Evening Meal


Business Meeting

Saturday 21st September -

BODMIN HOSPITAL FETE (2nd attempt)


BHLF Have requested assistance to putting up Tents/Gazebos, and general help around the fete site. Morning -- 9.00am to 10 - 10.30am Afternoon -- 4.30pm to 5.30pm

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Wednesday 25th September -

6.30 for 7.00pm MEMBERSHIP EVENING


Membership Evening - Will be organised by the Club Membership Team, (TL Sharon.)

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6.30 for 7.00pm Evening Meal

Wednesday 2nd October -

6.30 for 7.00pm Evening Meal


STEPHANIE POMMEROY Fundraising Manager Sowenna Appeal.
Will present an up to date picture on the development of this Mental Health Facility. (This unit is now operational. Patients have been admitted from the 9 September 2019).

VISIT to FOWEY LIFEBOAT

Friday 4th October -

VISIT to FOWEY LIFEBOAT


Group of club members to visit Fowey Lifeboat.

CLUB COUNCIL MEETING

Tuesday 8th October -

CLUB COUNCIL MEETING


1900hrs Westberry Hotel - Chairman Peter Old

ROTARY SKITTLES COMPETION 2019

Tuesday 8th October

ROTARY SKITTLES COMPETION 2019


A proposed date for a match with Boscawen Club at Bodmin SWEB Club

Wednesday 9th October -

6.30 for 7.00pm Evening Meal


Possible visit to the club by Firefighters from Albania. Organised by Peter Robinson

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ROTARY SKITTLES COMPETION 2019

Tuesday 15th October

ROTARY SKITTLES COMPETION 2019


A proposed date for a match with Boscawen Club at Bodmin SWEB Club

6.30 for 7.00pm Evening Meal

Wednesday 16th October -

6.30 for 7.00pm Evening Meal


Business Meeting

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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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