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Rotary Club of Bodmin - welcome! Please scroll/swipe down through this page to find out more about us, in addition to the pages linked in the menu, top-left.

Recent Donations


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

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COLINS CHALLENGE **** REPORT ****


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

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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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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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ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF DAY - 3rd May 2019


At Lanhydrock Hotel and Golf Club. Supporting MNDA Cornwall. See details....

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BODMIN FIRE APPLIANCE to ALBANIA May 2019


GLOBAL GIVING - March 11th to April 7th - . This project is to assist the local Albanian community to have their own functioning fire appliance and training. This will give them better fire cover to preserve their buildings and save lives.

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About us

The Rotary Club of Bodmin has been active for 68 years and currently has 27 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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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 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 (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 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

SKITTLES : DISTRICT 1175 FINALS

Thursday 21st March -

SKITTLES : DISTRICT 1175 FINALS


The Final will be played against PADSTOW. Venue and date to be announced.

Saturday 23rd March -

SUPPER SHOW


Callywith College.Old Callywith Road. Bodmin. PL31 2GT.
Featuring Countess Scarlette von B Supported by Pic 'n' Mix and Tr1 4ers dancers. Doors open 7.00pm. Show starts at 7.30pm. Light supper included. Licensed bar. Tickets £15

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Wednesday 27th March -

6.30 for 7.00pm Evening Meal


MICK HARRISON will speak on : The Work of the Crime Commissioners Office Devon and Cornwall.
After Meal/Speaker - Club Service Mtg. (Chmn. Peter Old)

6.30 for 7.00pm Evening Meal

Wednesday 3rd April -

6.30 for 7.00pm Evening Meal



CLUB AGM

Venue: Westberry Hotel Bodmin

Sunday 7th April -

BODMIN FIRE APPLIANCE to ALBANIA May 2019


GLOBAL GIVING - March 11th to April 7th - . This project is to assist the local Albanian community to have their own functioning fire appliance and training. This will give them better fire cover to preserve their buildings and save lives.

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- CLUB COUNCIL

Tuesday 9th April

- CLUB COUNCIL


Monthly meeting - 1900hrs
Venue: Westbury Hotel Bodmin

Tuesday 9th April 10.00

BLOOD PRESSURE DAY


Blood pressure check. Date and arrangements 9th April - See details....

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Wednesday 10th April -

6.30 for 7.00pm Evening Meal


SORREL LAYNE who is Counter Terrorism Awareness Advisor for the South West Counter Terrorism Unit based in Exeter. Will give a presentation.

6.30 for 7.00pm Evening Meal

Wednesday 17th April -

6.30 for 7.00pm Evening Meal


CLUB BUSINESS MEETING


Venue: Westberry Hotel Bodmin

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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

   The Westberry Hotel, Rhind Street, Bodmin. We meet on Wednesdays at 1830 for 1900
(Partners 5th Wed T.B.A.)
The Westberry Hotel, Rhind Street, Bodmin. PL31 2EL  01208 72772

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