Welcome to the website of the Rotary Club of Drake Plymouth
The club was inaugurated in March 1981 and named after Sir Francis Drake. The yacht club where we meet overlooks Plymouth Sound from where he set sail to defeat the Spanish Armada. Today we often view not only our own warships, but those of most N.A.T.O. countries, who come to Plymouth to use our sea training facilities. All visiting Rotarians are welcome. This site is being currently commissioned by Tony Gattward.
Rotary International is a global network of service volunteers. It is the world's largest service organisation for business and professional people. We help those in need and work towards world understanding and peace. It is a fulfilling role, and Rotarians can get involved as much or as little as their time will allow. But there is much more. Clubs meet on a regular basis, which allows members to build firm friendships. Every Rotarian has a right to attend any Club meeting anywhere in the world, so there is always somewhere to go, and people to meet, wherever business or leisure travel may take you.
If you wish to join the Rotary Club of Drake Plymouth, please visit our club officers page and email our secretary.
Drake Rotary Photo Feed
Take a look at the Drake Rotary Gallery it will give you a taste of what our weekly meetings and regular events are like. These Galleries include club projects, past and present.
If you would like to see Photos of the event please click on a link below. More photos will be added on a regular basis. Please note to view any of the photo's full screen press play then click on the icon with four arrows in the bottom right corner of the slideshow.
Photography courtesy of Trevor Burrows Photography.
Community Project - Drake Rotary & Maker Junction
History Of Maker Junction
Maker Junction formerly known as Maker Camp was founded in the 1920s on the instigation of Lady Astor , Plymouth mayor, to provide holidays for children from Plymouth. From that date until the early 80s thousands of children from Plymouth, Cornwall, West Devon and further afield have come on school holidays to Maker, and the place holds such a place in their hearts that we have frequent visits from former Maker-ites coming to rediscover their childhood adventures. We have heard stories of midnight escapes, chipped teeth, and playtime on the breakwater.
Drake Rotary and Maker Junction
The aim of Maker Junction is to revitalise this incredible resource, they are there so visitors can enjoy and learn about the heritage and ecology of the area as well as participating in the many outdoor and creative activities the area has to offer from bird watching to coasteering . Maker Junction provides a base for Volunteering opportunities that help to run the center and support the Rame Conservation Trust protect the area for ours and future generations and provide a warm welcome to old friends. Maker Junction is a community space with a wealth of creative activities for all ages every weekend.
Members from Drake have been involved in helping this community project. Our members and their families have been involved with anything from litter picking to painting, and importantly raising awareness through our local community connections that this wonderful resource needs help and use.
As you will see from the photo's below we have also held our club weekly meeting at Maker Junction where Simon De Groot and his team made us most welcome.
Photo Gallery Archive:- Click on link below to view.