Rotary Club of Plymouth - welcome! Please scroll down through this page to find out more about us, in addition there is more to see using links in the orange rectangle opposite.
2nd December Club Meeting
Our speaker is Tom Lavers from the YMCA. President Martin will report on the Club Council meeting held on 27th Novemberdetails
SOPD Mayflower 400 Games April 2020
The Special Olympics Mayflower 400 Commemorative Games will unite Plymouth with other Special Olympic groups from America, Holland and Great Britain who will compete in a unique International Special Olympics event in Plymouth UK.details
Welcome to the Rotary Club of Plymouth
Welcome to the home page of the Rotary Club of Plymouth. We are a diverse club of ordinary men and women, young and old. Our club is strongly focused on networking, community service and helping to change lives in the world, with giving back to the community as our common goal. Rotary allows us to do more in partnership than we can as an individual.
We have just moved from the RWYC, after 13 years. Our new venue will be the Plymouth Cricket Club at Mount Wise. If you intend to visit us please use the 'Contact Us' facility to advise our secretary.
Background information about the Club
Formed in 1920, we are coming up to our Centenary year. Our Club is part of a worldwide organisation, which has over 1.2 million members. We meet weekly on a Monday lunchtime at the Royal Western Yacht Club. We enjoy a great meal, great camaraderie and do have excellent guest speakers.
We have many projects to assist the local community as well as the international community. Our members truly get a satisfaction out of knowing they have helped to change lives and do good in the world.
If you are looking to give something back to the community, or helping those in need, then contact us or come to one of our meetings to find out more. We encourage you to visit our ‘future diary’ section regularly, to see the various upcoming activities that the club is taking part in and how you can help. We also encourage you to keep an eye out to the right of this page in the ‘in the next 30 days…’ section, to see what is coming up.
You can see details of meetings and events that are soon to occur. The long narrow rectangle on the righthand side of this page will provide links to to other future activites.
There is a direct link to our Facebook page in the right hand column. This is the main source of the latest club activities which we regulaly update. You can also find us on Twitter with the direct link in the right hand column.
Contacting the Club
Please use the 'Contact' at the foot of this page.
Young Artist of the Year Competition. This annual competition is open to students in secondary education across the City. Entries are are submitted via the Art Departments at the respective schools/colleges.
The latest competition was held in November 2018. Foir the first time we had entries from the QUAY partnership schools of Brook Green Centre for Learning and Longcause Community Special School.
The photo is of Sofia Bouqdir of Plympstock School who won first prize in her class.
Please click on: Young Artist to link to photos taken at the award ceremony.
Support for Charities
From time to time the Rotary founded ShelterBox appeals to the public to contribute towards its work in providing relief to those struck by disaster whether man made or natural events.
We also support events organised by other bodies. These are great fun frequently dressing the part, such as 'Pirates'. These activities have assisted others in raising substantial funds for their specific charities.
At Christmas we collect for a number of local charities with collections at superstores. We also escort santa on his sleigh around streets in various parts of the City. Details of his routes can be found on our Facebook page at Christmas time.
On the weekend of 10th & 11th May 2019 we took part in this annual event raising money for local charities. We select a different charity each year. This year it was the Plymouth Branch of the NSPCC. As a result we have been able to donate £700 to the NSPCC. It was hard work but enjoyed by all. Thanks to those who visited our stall whether to take part in the mechanical mouse challange to knock over a miniture pirate figure or the tambola to win a prize.
Each year our club President selects a charity to support during their year in office. This year President Martin has selected the Marie Currie Nurses to support.
Phil in his presidential year raised around £2,000 in aid of the Plymouth Branch of the NSPCC.
Meetings and events happening soon
Monday 18th November 13.00
Special Annual General Meeting 18th November
At this meeting the annual accounts are due to be approved and next year's club officers are elected.
Monday 18th November 18.00 - 10.00 Friday 22nd November
Young Artist Competition Presentation 18 NOV 2019
This is an annual event open to pupils/students in secondary education in Plymouth. Entries are made via their school's Art Department.
Monday 25th November 13.00
Club meeting 25th November
Wednesday 27th November 17.00
Club Council meeting 27th November
Tonight DG Simon will be in attendance.
Monday 2nd December 13.00
2nd December Club Meeting
Our speaker is Tom Lavers from the YMCA.
President Martin will report on the Club Council meeting held on 27th November
Monday 9th December 13.00
Club's Christmas lunch 9th December
The venue is New Continental Hotel.
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