Rotary Club of Plymouth
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This committee advises potential members on the commitments that all rotarians make when they join.
Potential Club Members
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Rotary Club of Plymouth please contact any member of the club known to you. Failing that, please either send an e-mail to our Secretary as listed under Club Officers or telephone our Membership Committee Chairman on 07881 742615.
The club has had a number of initiatives over the years and here is a flavour of what we have achieved and also those activities that are still being supported.
Drugs and drug abuse Video
An acclaimed production that was widely distributed to schools.
Plymouth Immediate Medical Support (PLIMS).
This was a club initiative. Local doctors provide immediate medical treatment to anyone involved in a serious accident or medical emergency
Diabetes Research Fellow
Together with the other Rotary Clubs in Plymouth we raised money to sponsor a research fellow into diabetes at the Peninsular Medical School at Derriford to commemorate the Centennial of Rotary International in 2005.
Overseas students sponsored by their local Rotary Club study in language schools here in the City. Each has a Rotarian as a mentor for their stay. In recent times we have mentored students from Japan, Taiwan, Brazil, Italy and Russia.
The next Ambassadorial Scholar will be a young lady from New Zealand who arrives in September to study at the University of Plymouth. She will be mentored by our newest member.
Hannah Wood was our Ambassadorial Scholar in Rio de Janeiro in the summer of 2007.
An annual activity to raise monies for local charities
The club continues to support this amazing project.
Literacy in a Box
This a project of our colleagues in the Plymouth Roborough club which we support.
Jaipur Limb workshops in West Africa
These work shops produce artificial limbs originally designed in India.
Together with other clubs under privileged children are taken out for the day. It is a national campaign.
Students studying French are selected to spend several days at EU HQ in Brussels to widen their understanding of the European Union and its member nations. Whilst there they are expected to converse in French and thereby improve their language skills.
We hold this annual competition which is open to all secondary schools and colleges in Plymouth.
Each year the Club's president selects a favoured charity that he/she wishes to support.
An annual event which is becoming our main fund raiser. Each year a specific local charity is chosen to be the main beneficiary. This year it will be St Luke's Hospice.
The District has an excellent Young Leaders Award course set on Dartmoor and is of a week's duration. The club actively supports this by sponsoring suitable candidates
Rotary Club of Brest
We have enjoyed being twinned with our colleagues in Brest for many years. Next year it is their turn to be hosted by us. In two years time they will reciprocate.
In recent years we have visited the European Union HQ in Brussels, and a Brussels Rotary Club. We have also visited clubs in Prague and Dublin. We have also visited the House of Westminster.