Welcome to the Rotary Club of Mounts Bay

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.

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.

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!

The Rotary Club of Mounts Bay organises community events and projects each year including the St Michaels Way Walk in May, the Penwith Peninsula Cycle Ride in September and the Senior Citizens' Christmas Party in December. We run competitions and schemes for young people. We support  International aid projects, and campaign for the eradication of Polio.

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. Please contact the Membership Officer Rtn. George Hawken on 01736 366187 or email membership@mountsbay.rotary1290.org


Current fundraising events ...

The Rotary Shop

A joint venture between the Rotary Club of Penzance and the Rotary Club of Mounts Bay


A new chapter has begun in the history of Penzance and Mounts Bay Rotary clubs.

After months of planning, a Rotary Shop was opened on 19 June at 1 Market Place in Penzance. A full range of second hand goods, including clothes, toys, books, CDs, glassware, bric-a-brac of all kinds, and other items are on sale.

This is a true community effort: the Shop accepts goods donated for resale from the community,  members of the community volunteer and man the Shop, and profits from the Shop are ploughed back into the local community.

Penzance and Mounts Bay Rotary Clubs are combining forces in this project, and both clubs have a long history of supporting the community, having helped the Fishermen’s Mission, Cornwall Air Ambulance, Penlee Judo Club, the Trelya Project, Sea Cadets, Scouts, Pengarth Day Centre, Merlin MS Centre, and many, many others. There is a huge selection of goods for sale!

"£10 a year, it's a no brainer, must be the best lottery in town!"  

 (quote from a joining member of the 200 Club)

The 200 club has 200 members who make a modest payment of £10 per annum. This creates a monthly 'pot' of £166 of which our 200 Club members win £100 every month! The remaining £66 goes towards MBRC supported charities.

Recent events ...



Peninsula Charity Cycle Ride

This fun festival of cycling around the Penwith Peninsula to raise funds for Cancer Research UK (CRUK) & the Rotary Club of Mounts Bay supported charities took place on Sunday 7 September.

District Governor's Visit

on 21 August 2014


The Rotary Club of Mounts Bay was delighted to welcome the newly appointed District Governor to its meeting on 21 August.


Annual St Michael's Way Walk - a big success!

This year's St. Michael's Way Walk took place on Sunday 18th May and was again a very successful and enjoyable day. Rotary Club of Mounts Bay has organised this walk since 2003 and in the process raised around £100,000 for a variety of charities as well as Rotary charities locally, nationally and internationally.

We were delighted this year to be working alongside The League of Friends of West Cornwall Hospital and in the true spirit of the walk the staff from our much valued local hospital provided many walkers for the day.

We also had teams of walkers entering from a variety of other sources, from St. Michael's hospital, staff from local GP practices, students and staff from Penwith College, Cornwall Council and, as in other years, members of other Rotary clubs in the area.

What all walkers, helpers and sponsors had in common was a strong determination to make the event a great success and, most importantly, raise the much needed funds for our valuable local hospital. Thanks go to all club members, walkers and sponsors for making the event such a success and look forward to doing it all again in May 2015!

The BIG RAFFLE - winners announced

The draw for this years BIG RAFFLE took place at the Union Hotel, Chapel Street, Penzance at 6pm on 12th June 2014. 

Regular activities

The Penzance Memory Cafe was opened in June 2009 to enhance the well being and quality of life of those who have memory problems. diagnosed or undiagnosed together with those who are carers.

The Cafe offers opportunities through activities such as Music, Dance, Entertainment, Exercise, Paper Therapies and the all important social time together.

The Memory Cafe is Fun, Friendly and Free.


The Rotary Club of Mounts Bay provides drivers each month to take groups of people to Sunday afternoon tea parties.

Contact the Elderly is the only national charity solely dedicated to tackling loneliness and social isolation among older people.

Contact Rotarian Ed Bufton at info@laidback-trails.co.uk for more information.


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Martin Nixon - Chair of Friends of Jubilee Pool
Contact the Elderly rota

Sproson, Bufton, Kirkup, Lucking, Sawdon
Friends of West Cornwall Visit.

Chair Carolyn Rowe and Treasurer Marcus Wilkinson will be coming to accept a cheque and advise what they intend to do with the funds.

Iain Bevis-Hole & Hilary Pitts

Iain Bevis-Hole & Hilary Pitts

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