The Mayflower sailed from Plymouth in 1620 and our Club has formal links with our sister Club - The Rotary Club of Plymouth Massachusetts.
The Rotary Club of Plymouth Mayflower "twinned" with the Rotary Club of Plymouth Massachusetts during our visit to the Club in September, 2004. The Massachusetts Club made return visits to us in September. 2005 and 2013.Our Club visited Massachusetts again in the autumn of 2014 and a proposal exists for exchange visits again in 2020 - the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower from Plymouth, UK..
The link was the first to be formalised between any organisations following the twinning of the communities by the respective local authorities in June, 2001.
It is entirely fitting that our Club, bearing the name "Mayflower" - a Club with a desire to explore new territory and undertake new ventures, should create and maintain this close relationship reflecting the ties which have inextricably linked the communities since the "Mayflower" sailed from Plymouth to the New World in 1620.
We remember, with great sadness, all those who perished on 11th September, 2001.