MBRC President Eric Bilkey

with Immediate Past President Dee Lucking

Rotary members are enthusiastic, fun-loving and active volunteers who give their time and talents to serve communities both at home and overseas.

We are dedicated people, men and women from business and professions, who share a common interest in helping others.

Each member enjoys business as well as social networking opportunities, whilst giving something back to those less fortunate, learning new skills and having a huge amount of fun!


Last month started off with a bang when the club helped Penzance Rotary put on their community fireworks night on the 5 November. 

Our Rotary Young Leadership Award (RYLA) candidate, Ellie Clifford, gave us an interesting talk with slides of her life changing experience on the scheme.

Other inspiring young people are the Humphrey Davy Interact club members who next summer will be visiting the science lab that they funded at the school in Uganda.

The Rotary shop has been busy with sales of winter woollies, party clothes and Christmas gifts. All the profits go to local charities and this month a donation of £2,500 has been made to St Petroc’s for refurbishments at Breadline.

The club is now finalising plans for the Senior Citizens Christmas party at which 175 guests are expected.

There are also plans for a fund raising circumnavigation of Cornwall in 2017.

Thanks to club members, other helpers and supporters.

Eric Bilkey (President Rotary Club of Mounts Bay)

Regular Activities

Some of the things we do on a regular basis. Click on a picture to find out more.

Rotary Shop

Memory Cafe

Contact the Elderly

Senior Citizens Christmas

Helping our Local Community

We support a wide variety of projects in the local community. Click on a picture

Sea Cadets
West Cornwall Hospital
Newlyn Fish Festival
The Cove Macmillan Support Centre

Fund Raising

Some of the things we do to raise money for the many causes we support. Click on a picture 

Colour Run

Sponsored Walks

Cycle Rides

Information & Collections

Mounts Bay Rotarian Walks 100 miles for Charity         

Earlier this year, Rotarian John James walked the entire Cotswold Way (104 miles) for charity. The walk lasted eight days and John carried everything he needed on his back, staying at small B&Bs every night. Fellow Rotarian Alan Wilson accompanied John for the last six days, whilst his daughter Emma walked with him for the first two days.

“I think they came with me to ensure I didn’t cheat!” John commented, “But I was glad of their company. The weather was odd: we started out from Chipping Campden in the middle of a blizzard, but most days it was warm and sunny. It was also surprising how steep many of the sections were – the walk certainly tested my fitness to the limit! I enjoyed it all, but I was really pleased when we got to the Abbey at Bath, which marks the end point of the Cotswold Way.”

John managed to raise £700 for the End Polio Now campaign, which will be boosted to £2,100 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. “The money raised will help to vaccinate hundreds of children. When polio is finally eliminated, our job will be done.”


Helping Overseas

We support a wide variety of projects overseas. Click on a picture

Delivery to Kosovo
Water in Africa
Project Ace
Polio Eradication

Many thanks to the students and staff at Penwith College for supporting the Rotary Shoebox scheme so generously. Your help will go a long way. Thank you too, Rtn Rob Murdoch for organising the scheme this year, and the support of Marazion, Gulval, Trythall, Sennen and Alverton Schools in our area. A lot of children in Romania will now have a fantastic Christmas to remember!

Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland (RIBI) has over 55,000 members in 1,855 clubs. It is an integral part of Rotary International, the world's first service organisation.     

Being a Rotarian is very fulfilling. You can do as much as your time allows, have fun and enjoy fellowship with others. 
The club is always keen to welcome new members.


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Union Hotel
Chapel Street
Penzance We meet on Thursdays at 6.00pm for 6.30pm (Exceptions: the 1st Thursday which is Committee Meetings at 5.45pm for 6.15pm and the 5th Thursday with start times published on this website ) Union Hotel
Chapel Street
Penzance TR18 4AE tel: 01736 362319

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