About us

An old club with a young outlook

The Rotary Club of Yeovil was Chartered in July 1922 and was one of the first clubs to be formed in the United Kingdom. 

Members represent a wide range of professions including teaching, the military, engineering, law, accountancy, journalism, farming, property development, photograpy, motor sport promotion, hospital consultants, accountancy and  financial services.The Club has nearly 40 members, both men and women, ranging from their 30s to their 80s. Weekly meetings are informal and the club has an excellent record of supporting its local community.

Social events are frequently held and partners, friends and family are encouraged to join in.

The Rotary Club of Yeovil/District 1200 Project
to Rebuild a School in Helambu Province, Nepal

in association with:

School in a Bag and Helambu Education Livelihood Partnership


Shree Deurali School post April 2015 earthquake, Sindhupalchowk, Nepal

The picture above shows the school facility before the earthquake in Nepal in April 2015.  The Rotary Club of Yeovil, in conjunction with Rotary District 1200, has started a project to rebuild a school in Helambu Province, Nepal. The anticipated cost of the project is £64,000. The project will be run by the Nepalese NGO, Helambu Education Livelihood Partnership (HELP) in association with School in a Bag (SIAB) (an initiative run by the UK registered charity, the Piers Simon Appeal) and the Mondo Challenge Foundation (MCF). Luke Simon, from the Rotary Club of Yeovil, is the founder and CEO of School in a Bag and the Piers Simon Appeal.

For more information, please see the following Project Document:

Rotary_District_1200_School_Build_Charity_Project_Final_Public_May_2017.pdf


Or, see the project video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNcygOyl2Sk&feature=em-upload_owner

Or, visit the Yeovil Project Website: www.hungryplanet.com

Or visit the Rotary Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/yeovilrotary/


Golf Competion



A successful day was had at Yeovil Golf Club on 12th July 2017 for the joint event with Yeo Vale raising £1,600 for Children's Hospice South West. The winning team was Steve White, Peter Clarke and Graham Finch pictured above with Ken McIver. The highlight of the day was Clive Bath of Bridport Rotary who had a hole-in-one on the 13th.


The Rotary Club of Yeovil - Support for Children's Hospice South West

  


Crocus Planting at Queen Camel Churchyard

Club members at work recently helping the community at Queen Camel to plant crocuses in the Churchyard to raise awareness of the final push to eradicate polio from the world.



The Rotary Club of Yeovil hosts visiting Rotarians from Malaysia

Visting Rotarians and members of the Rotary Club of Yeovil went to Home Farm, Chilthorne Dormer, home of the charity School in a Bag.  The assembled team packed bags ready for sending overseas - and had great fun doing so.  The Rotarians are pictured with Luke Simon (front centre) founder and CEO of School in a Bag.

The visiting Rotarians from Malysia and their Yeovil club hosts enjoyed a trip to Lyme Regis.  The Rotary International Friendship Exchange programme is excellent for Rotarians to establish contacts with other Rotary Clubs accross the world to learn about different cultures and foster peace and friendship.

Members Enjoy The Club's Annual Walk

A happy group of Rotary Club of Yeovil members having climbed to the top of North Hill in the Malverns.

And - the happy walkers at their picnic stop in the Wye Valley at Caplers Hill.  Each year our club member Brian Cowling organises a walk for members to take part in.  The walks are not overly strenuous but do give eneryone involved a fair bit of exercise. Brian spends a lot of his own time researching and trying out the various options for his routes that invariably explore interesting landscapes and local historical sites.

Local businesses get to meet community groups at Rotary Club of Yeovil £14,000 Cheque Presentation evening

The Rotary Club of Yeovil hosted representatives of community groups and businesses that had sponsored projects and prizes, at its buffet and cheque presentation evening.

Amongst the recipients was James Kirton of Yeovil District Hospital who was presented with a cheque for £6,7632 for the CT Scanner Appeal. The money was raised from the proceeds of the annual Last Night of the Proms concert in September, an event that is organised by the Rotary Club of Yeovil and sponsored by Old Mill Accountants and Financial Planners.

Mark Flower from St Margaret’s Hospice also received a cheque, the donation of £2,437 was raised from the proceeds of the annual Charity Golf Day, held jointly between the Rotary Clubs of Yeovil and Yeo Vale.

Twenty-two community organisations, including Scout and Guide groups, Village Halls and many other small local charities who had taken part in the Yeovil Rotary Club Community Christmas draw this year, were presented with donations totalling £4,824, each receiving a cheque for the amount of tickets they had sold plus 10%. There was also a small donation to 'Tea & Toast' collected by Bob Graves. The Rotary Club of Yeovil thanked all the local businesses that sponsored the prizes for the draw and had supported the club with its various projects over the past year. 

The Rotary organisation helps its members make the most of their talents, skills and abilities to improve the lives of others. The Rotary Club of Yeovil meets every Tuesday evening at 6pm at Yeovil Court Hotel. If you would like to know more about joining Rotary please contact Club Secretary Barrie Hartley: 01935 862060.








 











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Rotary Young Citizen Awards


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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Tuesdays at 18.00
(Months with a fifth Tuesday, meet with partners and guests. For more information contact the Secretary on 01935 420051. Contact the Hotel at E: unwind@yeovilhotel.com )
Yeovil Court Hotel, West Coker Rd, Yeovil. BA20 2HE  01935 863746

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