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Bodmin Club - Handover to new president 2017
On the 5th of July the Rotary Club of Bodmin handed the chain of office to its new President, Colin Marshall. Colin who lives in the village of Helland is a retired Estate Manager from Hampshire. He and his wife Valerie moved to Cornwall five years ago – a welcome return for Valerie who was born and brought up near Hayle. Colin has been a Rotarian for nearly thirty years and his aim for the year is to continue a high level of support for the local community with a particular emphasis on youth. He is also hoping to welcome new members to the Club.
Bodmin Rotary - RYLA candidate 2017
ROTARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARDS (RYLA) is a weeks residential course, based at the Dartmoor Adventure Centre at Okehampton, Devon and covers teamwork, leadership, communication and problem solving. It is organised for Rotary by The Youth Hostels Association and is run by fully trained, accredited, and DBS checked, instructors. The courses are designed for 16 - 18 years (Junior) and 18 - 28 (Seniors)
Participants have great fun coupled with a real sense of achievement and increased awareness of their personal strengths. The week is all about teamwork and problem solving led by professional people who are experienced in motivating young people. There will be opportunities for participants to demonstrate some leadership skills, but in the main, each activity will be closely guided by a trained instructor.
Below: Josh Wilton, Bodmin College, age17 receiving his achievement certificate from President Bodmin Rotary Club, Rtn. Colin Marshall. (Attended July 2017)
Bodmin Rotary Club - Annual Charity Golf Day - Fri. 5th May 2017PHOTO & PRESS REPORT
L to R - Peter Williams (President Bodmin Rotary), Derek Williamson (MNDA), Andy Coppin (WEM Sponsor), Graham Bond ( Lanhydrock Golf Club), Peter Old ( MCB Sponsor)
£6,000 + Raised for MNDA at Bodmin Rotary Golf Event.
The Rotary Club of Bodmin held its annual charity golf day at Lanhydrock Hotel and Golf Course on 5th May which raised in excess of £6,000 for Motor Neurone Disease (MND).
The golf day, which is a regular annual event is hailed as the biggest charity golf day in Cornwall, with forty six teams of 4 (184) golfers braving the windy weather to compete a ‘texas scramble’ format for various prizes including a car for a hole in one. Local businesses donated generously and volunteers of the local branch of the MND Association prepared a raffle, the tickets of which sold out within just a few hours.
Bodmin Rotary Club organised the event in conjunction with Derek Williamson of the Cornwall MNDA. Derek who, lost his wife, son to the disease and prior to that his sister in law, pledged to raise money for MND and promote awareness of the illness. He has helped to organise numerous golf events in Cornwall and Spain and to date the events have raised well over £100,000 for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.
Bodmin Rotary Club have organised a golf day for the past 16years for different charities to benefit, but for the past 9 years have supported Derek and MND.
Bodmin Rotary President Peter Williams, in his speech before the prize giving, thanked Graham and Clare Bond, the owners of Lanhydrock Golf Club for the use of the facilities and their personal support.
Past MP, Scott Mann presented the winners with their prizes - the overall winners were the Dave Nottle Scaffolding (with an overall score of 54.4) Derek Williamson thanked everyone who attended the golf day, giving special thanks to the Rotary Club of Bodmin for their overwhelming support in organising the golf day once again.
Rtn. Peter Bray 8/5/17
BODMIN ROTARY CLUB WELCOME A SPECIAL GUEST
Brian Cumming MBE. GCStG, an 85year old Chelsea Pensioner, from The Royal Hospital, Chelsea (RCH), was recently entertained by Bodmin Rotary members, at a special meal in the Westberry Hotel, Bodmin. Members were honored that Brian accepted their invitation and travelled such a long way and after the meal gave a very interesting and amusing talk on life at the RCH.
The following day, Bodmin Rotary President Peter Williams, hosted Brian at The DCLI Museum, which included Cornish Pasty & Saffron Cake for lunch, although Brian chose the take the Saffron Cake back to Chelsea for his friends.
Some members enjoy one of Brians many jokes !
L to R President Peter Williams, David Jenkins, Allan Foad, Brian, Colin Marshall, Peter Ripley, Martin Taylor.
Brian Cummings MBE is a sprightly 85-year-old, a keen photographer and a tour guide for the Royal Hospital who attributes his youthfulness to 58 years of a wonderful life and a wonderful wife, whom he met at 15 and married at 18. Then four days after their honeymoon, left for Egypt and didn’t return for almost four years.
The line of medals on his chest reflects his 33 years in the Royal Corps of Signals serving, inter alia, in Egypt during King Farouk’s deposition, Jordan after King Abdullah’s assassination and Cyprus during the EOKA troubles, as well as in Singapore and Germany. He was made an MBE for his welfare work at the Ministry of Defence, where he spent 14 years after retiring from the army.
Upon qualifying for the RCH (applicants must be over 65, have no financial dependants, be of good character and have served as a regular soldier for 12 years) Brian was invited for the customary four-day trial period. He said: “The moment I arrived, I knew this place was for me” He sold the family home in Plymouth, packed his remaining belongings into two suitcases and two cardboard boxes, and embarked on his “new life” at Chelsea. - What a wonderful man.
wmBODMIN DRAGONS SWIMMING CLUBPresident Peter presented winners Rotary shields to club members:
- Mens 1500 Mtrs Freestyle - winner Tom Taylor.
- Ladies 800 Mtrs Freestyle - winner Sian Temple.
BODMIN ROTARY - BEER FESTIVAL
Bodmin Rotary Oct. Beer Festival was a great success attracting a huge number of friends and customers. special thanks go to the Landlord & Landlady of the Masons Arms Bodmin, Stewart & Mandy, who kindly allowed us to install 10 barrels of Real Ale and sell it in their bar ! - Many Thanks also to many other helpers and our ale sponsers.
BODMIN ROTARY - Trophy Winners
Bodmin Carnival was a great success - Congratulations to the Carnival
committee, their hard work and determination paid off - despite the
weather and many obstacales thousands of local people turned out to
support it. Bodmin Rotary Club were delighted to receive the First
Place Cup for the 'Topical' section and also the overall Carnival Cup.
Poor Press report ! Comment placed on facebook 25/8/16
CONGRATULATIONS TO - BODMIN CARNIVAL COMMITTEE
Following the very poor report produced by the Cornish Guardian this week Bodmin Rotary Club would like to say what a great job of organisation the Carnival Committee did. Despite all the problems, including the weather and insurance for floats etc. the procession went ahead and was supported by thousands of local people who obviously wanted to see a Bodmin Carnival again. Well done to all the committee – we look forward to next year.PB PORC Bodmin
All Bodmin entries are selected from local youth - This year's candidates representing Bodmin Rotary Club were: Lucy Fuller and Jake Clutson.
At a recent Rotary Dinner, Lucy and Jake, were presented with their certificates and gave reports of their experiences and training at RYLA - both saying how much they had achieved and benefited from it - and of course how much they enjoyed it.
PHOTO: L to R - Rtn. Peter Williams (President Bodmin Rotary), Jake Clutson (Bodmin College), Lucy Fuller (Bodmin College), Rtn. Paul Harrison (Bodmin Rotary Club)
Bodmin Club - Handover to new president 2016 / 2017
On the 6th July 2016 the chain of office was passed to Rtn. Peter Williams - From the village of Polruan to the County Town of Bodmin, Peter has served his community. Firstly, as a firefighter with Cornwall Fire & Rescue Service for 36 years, and currently as a member of the Rotary Club of Bodmin. Peter has accepted the chain of office as Bodmin Rotary Club President for the next twelve months, July 2016-17. Peters aim is to continue a high level of involvement in the community and youth projects, also giving international help whenever required.
The Westberry Hotel - Bodmin - Meeting Venue.
Le Khanh & Simon welcome you....
The Westberry Hotel, at which the Rotary Club of Bodmin has
regularly since 1989, changed hands on 5th April 2106 when Bob and
Carole Marshall finally decided that it was time to take a very
well-earned rest and retire. The business was then sold to two cousins, Le Khanh
Au Duong and Simon Nguyen, who are now jointly running the hotel with
the help of almost all of the team who were formerly working with Bob
and Carole, together with a few new faces.
Both Le Khanh and Simon originally come from Vietnam, but have been
living in the UK for over 20 years -- Le Khanh, whose background is in
statistics and operational research, gained an MBA at Cass Business
School a few years ago and then went off to spend four years in Abu
Dhabi working with Etihad Airlines. Simon and his family, meanwhile,
have been busy running a very successful Vietnamese restaurant in the
centre of Islington's bustling Chapel Market. With hospitality being a
fundamental part of Vietnamese culture, Simon and Le Khanh want to
make every guest feel equally welcome -- their stated aim is to ensure
that all guests are treated just as if they were close friends or
family. They will also be introducing some Vietnamese dishes to the
menu, and have launched an Oriental buffet on Sunday lunchtimes which
is becoming extremely popular. When the busy summer season is over,
work will start on a substantial programme of renovation to bring all
of the public areas up to the same high standard as the terrace
Le Khanh is a keen supporter of charitable organisations (she and her
husband are both founder Trustees of Safe Anaesthesia Worldwide), and
she and Simon very much wish to retain the close links with Bodmin
Rotary that have been built up over the years.
One not-so-good piece of news is that the roadworks for the Bodmin
Growth Deal will have a major impact on the Westberry in the coming
months, with Dennison Road being closed to traffic from Sept. 2016
to at least June 2017. As this is a new business venture for Simon and
Le Khanh, the Westberry Hotel and Restaurant will need all the support
it can get from local customers, businesses and friends to help it
survive this very difficult time.
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Le Khanh Au Duong
Access to the Hotel will be maintained through the road works whenever possible, the hotel car park and others near by will also remain open.
Bodmin College Cricket
Paul Harrison chairman of Bodmin Rotary Youth Committee, presents a cheque for Â£50 to
sponsor Bodmin College U13 cricket team in Rotary's Cricket Competition.
Receiving the cheque on behalf of The College is Jess Reed, president
of Bodmin Interact Club.
Back to School for President
Bodmin President Rtn. Peter Williams returned to the classroom
last to meet the Bodmin College Interact Group - The group formed by
Bodmin & Lostwithiel Rotary Clubs has been active for almost three
years and are involved in a programme of Local / International Community
Peter is the one in the middle !
Why are they all girls ! ?
Bodmin Rotarian - 101st Birthday Aug 2016
" Happy Birthday Vinton "
Members of Bodmin Rotary Club congratulate Rtn. Vinton Hall on his 100th Birthday
Vinton became a member of Rotary over 50 years ago in Colchester, then moved to Exeter about 1970 and became President in 1976. Finally, Vinton retired from his profession as Exeter City Architect and transferred to Bodmin Club in 1990.
Vice President Peter Williams making the presentation to Vinton & Dorothy
World Duathlon Winner
On Sat. 10th Aug. Gareth Smith of Bodmin came 1st in his age group in the World Championship Duathlon held in Ottawa, Canada. He completed the course in 58mins 36secs which was 1min 4secs in front of the second competitor. Overall he came in 8th which means he would of won the next age group up of 20 - 22yrs old. Bodmin Rotary Club partly sponsored Gareth for this event and also gave him some clothing and a carry bag, clearly marked up with his name and the Bodmin Rotary Logo.
Congratulations to Gareth >>>>>
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
Bodmin RYLA candidate for 2013, Ross Marsden, Team Leader at the Bodmin Dragon Leisure Centre, receiving his Certificate of Excellence from Bodmin Rotary President Bruce Tyzzer, for attending a recent 7 day course in Devon.
Ross gave Bodmin Rotarians an inspiring talk and summed up by saying it was a beneficial, life changing experience !
<< Double Presentation >>
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Also, a special Citizenship award from Bodmin Rotary in recognition of Derek's untiring work in the community, particularly for MNDA
< Charity Duck Race >
Bodmin Rotary Club Duck Race was held on Sunday Aug. 4th in the river at Cardinham Woods - It was good duck weather, attracting about 700 ducks - The race was keenly contested, the leading drake, an old campaigner, was soon overtaken by some of the younger ones. The winners & owners will be announced in the local press.
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Bodmin Rotary Club - 60th Anniversary
The 60th Anniversary Dinner of Bodmin Rotary Club was held at Lakeview Country Club on 29th Oct. 2011. A large number of guests attended, including the District Governor Rtn. Maxine Stoyle, ADG Ross Jerome with members of St. Austell Rotary Club. In 1951 the St. Austell Club were the sponsors and mentors for forming the club and on 17th Dec. 1951 the 1st Charter Dinner was held at the Foster Hall, Bodmin.
The celebration evening was themed on the 1950's with music provided by Company "B" a popular Swing Band, a tribute for that era. Read more....
Cheque presentation by Barclays Bank
Bodmin Rotary Club receive a cheque for International Project.
Barclays Bank, North Cornwall Business Manager, James Burden presented a cheque as matched funding, in recognition for money raised selling bottled water to motorists on the A30 during August. Supporting a project to send a fire engine and medical aid to Kosova.
Photo: Rtn. Jeremy Edwards (Organiser), James Burden (Barclays Bank), Rtn. Allan Foad ( Club President).
A Rotary aid convoy consisting of the Rotary Overseas Project Team Van & Trailer, two Fire Engines and a Landrover Fire Engine left Cornwall on Sun.Sept.18th for the ferry and overland trip to the Balkens - A journey of almost 2000 miles. One fire engine will be going to Rahovec, Kosova, one will be going to Junik and the Landrover engine & Van full of medical equipment etc. will be delivered to Bulgise.
Drivers included Rtn. Jeremy Edwards from Bodmin Club
Presentation of new Charter to Bodmin Club
Following the disappointment of loosing the Club's framed Charter presented in 1951,probably during the course of Hotel building alterations, a replacement has been obtained.
The initiative of Assistant District Governor - Rtn. Ross Jerome managed to persuade RIBI Central Office to print a duplicate copy.
Photo: Ross presenting to President Allan.
Direct Rainwater Intervention Project - (DRIP)
Bodmin Rotary Club are supporting DRIP at present operating in Uganda - it is hoped that a team of keen young helpers will visit the areas and help with the project.
Recently Rtn.Jeremy Ward gave a presentation on the project.
Bodmin Rotary Club - Once a year collection was again very successful and raised funds similar to previous years. This enabled the Club to distribute Christmas gifts to 330 individuals, to sheltered housing units and Bodmin Hospital, helping approx. 500 deserving people in the town.
Christmas Gifts are delivered to many elderly, lonely, deserving people who appreciate being thought of at Christmas - A friendly face calling with a gift and prepared to have a chat can greatly help the season of good will. Any surplus money from the collection is spent on local community needs.
The members of Bodmin Rotary Club would like to thank all the people of Bodmin who gave so generously towards this worthy cause....More Details....
Supporting Bodmin Youth Football
Bodmin Rotary Club recently supported the sponsorship of Bodmin Town Youth FC under 15's on a tour of Holland & Germany. The twenty members played a number of fixtures, winning most and visited the famous PSV Eindhoven Stadium in Holland.
The trip was a great success and allowed the boys to make friends and experience the cultural differences of the countries.
New Rotary Youth Organisation
"BODMIN and LOSTWITHIEL INTERACT CLUB"
Over the past year, the Rotary Clubs of Bodmin and Lostwithiel have helped to form a Rotary Interact Club in Bodmin College. On Wednesday 23rd November the Rotary Clubs of Bodmin and Lostwithiel, together with the District Governor Maxine Stoyle and members of the new club, gathered at The Westberry Hotel, Bodmin.They all enjoyed a meal to celebrate the formation of the new Interact Club, the first to be formed southwest of Bristol.
The Certificate of Inauguration was presented to the president of the club, Miss Cassie Brewer, by the District Governor of Rotary District 1290, Rtn. Maxine Stoyle.
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GSE to India
Our District GSE Team now back from India - visited Rotary District D3050 - see details of their visit in photos:
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Fireworks Display - Presentations
Bodmin & Lostwithiel Interact Club, Rebecca Blanchard receiving a cheque - One of the Youth Organisations benefiting from the profits of the display evening - Also the cups for best guy were presented by the Mayor of Bodmin. More Details....
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Eradication of Polio
Remember the purple crocus? - Now in flower again - Symbolic of Polio Eradication.
Planted by Rotarians & Young Rotaractors at: Crockwell Green, Bodmin, Bodmin
District Conference 2nd - 4th March was a great success.
Bodmin Rotary Club featured in the Youth Reports.
Photos: Paul Harrison & the Interact Club, Paul receiving the Nevill Hargreave Trophy for services to youth from DG Maxine Stoyle, ADG Martin Taylor talking on the Flashpoint Safety Centre, Bodmin.
See District Website for more details and photos....
Double award for Bodmin Rotarian
Bodmin Rotarian Paul Harrison receives two awards in one week.
The Neville Hargreave Trophy for services to youth activites presented by District Governor Rtn. Maxine Stoyle
The Rotary International - Paul Harris Fellowship Award for outstanding service to Rotary.
Photo: President Bodmin Club Rtn. Allan Foad, Rtn. Paul Harrison.
Bodmin Rotary promoting SSAFA
We're the UK's oldest Armed Forces charity. We provide practical help and assistance to anyone who is currently serving or has ever served, even if it was only for a single day. Were here for them and their families wherever they are.
Each year, we support more than 50,000 people in the Armed Forces community. Because we believe that their bravery, dedication and commitment deserve a lifetime of support.
Handover to new President -2012
The handover to new President David Jenkins took place at the Westberry Hotel recently. Last years President, Allan, handed over the chain of office and wished David an enjoyable and successful year.
< Photo Allan Foad, President David Jenkins.
The evening was followed by " Desert Island Discs" presented by our own Roy Plumley (or Kirsty Young !) - Rtn. Peter Old.
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Vintage Motorcycle Club
The Cornwall Section of the Vintage Motorcycle Club held their annual Run to Lands End.
Bodmin Rotary Club assisted with the starting arrangements and enjoyed the spectale of 86 motorcycles starting the event.
Bodmin Junior Hockey Club
Sponsored by Bodmin Rotary Club
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Rotary Overseas Project Team - Latest....
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Bodmin Rotary support 'Olympic Potential'
Callywith Gymnastics & Trampoling Centre
Bodmin Rotary Club have donated 1250.00 to the Gym Club the presentation recently took place at the Gym with some of its members
Bodmin Rotary - Christmas Parcels
Every Year Bodmin Rotary Club spend the days leading upto Christmas playing seasonal music on their age-old Barrel Organ, collecting money for Christmas gifts and local charities. The gifts are distributed to approx. 300 deserving and lonely people who Rotary feel need to be thought of at Christmas. In addition, donations are made to the Sheltered Housing units social funds within the town.
The money collected and distributed is usually in the region of 3000.00.
Rotary President Dave Jenkins would like to thank the people of Bodmin for being so generous and allowing us to help people at this time of the year.
The latest Shelter Box activities - Select link below....
Group Study Exchange - GSE District 1290 visit to Romania May/ June 2013
This will be the last opportunity for our Rotary District 1290 to participate in the GSE programme and it will be a great honour to be visiting Romania - a country that has close links with our district through the work of our overseas project team.