About us






In January the Club is proud to host again the renown African Children's Choir who will perform once more in a special one-night only concert at the Edgcumbe Theatre, Devonport High School for Boys, Plymouth. This follows hot on their successful visit in June 2018. For further details please access the event in our forthcoming programme pages.



About us  

The Rotary Club of Plymouth Mayflower, chartered in 1997, provides the opportunity for those who share Rotary ideals to meet over breakfast and then to go about their normal daily business.

The criteria for a new Club in Plymouth was to extend the Rotary opportunity to a younger and more diverse group of community minded individuals who, perhaps, could not find the time to meet in the middle of or at end of the day.

At the time the Club was chartered, none of the Founder Members were retired. The Club introduced people from the arts and leisure industries into the Rotary family and from the outset the Club embraced the dual gender principle - having the first Lady President in District 1290.

We are proud that this ideal, together with a young and vibrant membership, continues as the Club progresses to maturity.

Progress through the years has not been easy. Valuable founder members have left for a variety of reasons. Recruitment of new members into the Rotary movement has not been easy and this Club, which does not have the ready-made fellowship conduit of a drink in the bar after the meeting, works hard to recruit new active and creative members.

The Club has an extremely active social calendar, providing a mix of formal and informal events, where members can extend their Rotary "fellowship" as well as raising funds for local and international Charities.

A wide range of Local Charities have benefited from funds raised by members:Club Rotarians give their time freely to assist with a wide range of community projects.The Club actively supports' through financial contributions or the giving of Members’ time, a number of international projects.The Club is a supporter of Rotary's own international Charity "The Rotary Foundation" where the Club's per capita donations, over many years, have been amongst the highest in the District.The Club is a constant supporter of two key local Charities, St Lukes Hospice  and Shelterbox .For a full list of organisations supported by the Club in its lifetime, please go to “What we Do – Beneficiaries”

Founder member, the late Kevin Farleigh PHF, was District Governor in 2007/8. In doing so, he was the youngest District Governor appointed in District 1290.

We further stamped our mark on the District in July, 2011 when our founder President, Maxine Stoyel MPHF, became the District's first lady District Governor.

Currently, member William Wills PHF is District Governor Elect for District 1175 and will be District Governor in the period that spans celebrations of the 400 year anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower to America in 1620.

Member Susan Wills PHF currently sits on the RIBI Finance Committee.

The Club is justifiably proud of its involvement with the wider Rotary community

Having the name "Mayflower" within its name, this Club is proud of its association with "the New World" and is twinned with the Rotary Club of Plymouth Massachusetts.

.....not bad for an adolescent Club....come and join us....Our current venue is the Crowne Plaza Hotel on historic Plymouth Hoe. We meet at 07.30 on Friday mornings....we look forward to seeing you....you will be assured of a warm welcome.

Alternatively, telephone 01752 406620 to speak to a Club representative.







Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Tuesday 22nd January 07.00

African Childrens' Choir

Devonport High School for Boys

Club Breakfast

Friday 25th January 07.30

Club Breakfast

Duty Steward: Maxine Stoyel

Friday 1st February 07.30

Club Breakfast

Duty Steward: Mary Utton

Club Breakfast - Speaker - Jerry Sibley on the Plymouth Synagogue

Friday 8th February 07.30

Club Breakfast - Speaker - Jerry Sibley on the Plymouth Synagogue

Duty Steward:Sue Wills

Valentine's Night Dinner

Thursday 14th February 19.00

Valentine's Night Dinner

IL Pezzettino, Stoke Village, Plymouth

Soup Run

Thursday 14th February 20.00

Soup Run

Time to wrap up for the Soup Run!

Club Breakfast - Business meeting

Friday 15th February 07.30

Club Breakfast - Business meeting

Duty Steward : William Wills

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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Fridays at 0730
(Possibility of variation for 5th Friday in a month (check with Secretary))
The Crowne Plaza Hotel (wef 01/02/19)
Armada Way,
The Hoe
Plymouth PL1 2HJ   0871 942 9130

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