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I once spent a happy hour thinking up the most boring opening sentences for a novel.

One of my favourites was Nothing very much happened on Wednesday.

I feel a little like that about August. Nothing very much happened. We did have an entertaining talk from our RYLA candidate and the Business Meeting allowed John James to rehearse his new career as a ‘stand-up’ but otherwise the month drifted by with barely a ripple to disturb our tranquillity.

September promises to be completely different.

As your President I have read the latest newsletter from RIBI and consequently learn that our club should be vibrant, diverse and innovative. To my mind these words have become a little stale so I delved into my dictionary of Syns and Ants to find an alternative group better suited to Mounts Bay.

In September therefore I hope we can become a band of Quivering Miscellaneous Adventurers bravely going…………etc.

Following this train of thought I should remind you that next Wednesday (6th Sept) St Ives club is hosting a lunch meeting for George Eamer the new DG at Tregenna Castle. Should be interesting. (I can’t remember how many n’s in Tregen(n)a).

We can look forward to a talk by Peter Sawdon on the excellent work of National Coast Watch and later in the month to a presentation by the Humphrey Davey Interact Club.

Meanwhile, business as usual and, if you have, thank you for reading this.



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World Dwarf Games

We are so proud of Abigail Birch, a young person we helped sponsor to go to the World Dwarf Games in Canada!

Abigail came back with a clutch of medals, winning bronze in the shot put, javelin, 100 metres, 60 metres and hockey team; and silver in the discus. Not bad for a 13 year old.Go Abigail, we are very proud of you!     

Junior RYLA Candidate

Mount's Bays junior RYLA candidate, Laura Pearce, gave a thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining talk on her weeks RYLA experience. She entertained members with stories of her groups experiences whilst rowing, abseiling and wild camping and at the same time showing that teenagers are extremely resourceful!Her talk demonstrated the value of the award to all who took part but especially on a personal note in her desire to work with children in the future.      

Mental Health Problems       

Guest speaker at a recent Mounts Bay Rotary Club evening was David Chaisty, from a relaively newly formed Mental Health Crisis Support organisation Portheden, set up in response to Cornwall's above average rates of suicide, to support people through crises and to work to prevent these happening.

School Building Project

Navajyoti Tham Secondary School - a project to build four classrooms.


A fun singing group for those with memory problems and their carers. Vice President Jerry Drew was delighted to be able to present the group with a cheque representing 6 months' rent.

The Ideas Partnership

A very fruitful day for John and Del James in Prishtina, where they have been visiting The Ideas Partnership

They first delivered 23 kg of donated children's shoes, baby clothes, school books and crayons!

They also met with Veton, Fjolla, Agron, Valentina and others at the project and had a long discussion about the progress of the project that has been funded by Mounts Bay Rotary Club with the help of a District Grant. 

Interact in Action!

Well done to Humphry Davy School Interact Clubs (yes, they have two Interact groups), fundraising for their four chosen charities. Having fun and doing good in the world - just like Rotarians!

Scatter Week Winners!                    

Club members took part in a “scatter week”. Groups of 3 members visit other clubs. One of the 3 decides which club to visit and makes >arrangements; another drives to and from the meeting and the 3rd reports back the following week. The picture shows the winning team celebrating their victory.

Karaoke evening raises funds for Interact

A packed pub was royally entertained by copious amounts of fizzy water and fine food, interrupted every few minutes by people who were under the misapprehension they could sing....

Hearing Loss Cornwall

The guest speaker at a recent Mounts Bay Rotary Club meeting was Rotarian Clare Greenwood in her role as Executive Officer for Cornish charity, Hearing Loss Cornwall.

What's it like to be relatively old?

That was the question put to Mounts Bay Rotarians by students from the Health and Social Care course at Penwith College.

A great day for the family of Rotary!

The Rotakids Club of Marazion School raised £228.56 at their "Tea at the Ritz" event.

Presidential Citation

Rotary International Presidential Citation presented by Rotarian Del James to the Interact Club for "Supporting the work of Rotary throughout the world"       


If you would like to help raise funds, with the minimum of effort and no cost to you, for charities supported by the Rotary Club of Mounts Bay, all you have to do is use the Easyfundraising website for your shopping.

Please click on this link to join the Easyfundraising scheme  Scroll down to "Support a good cause" 

When registering your cause just make "The Rotary Club of Mounts Bay" your choice. 

This Scheme is not restricted to Rotary Club members so please ask your family and friends to register and make The Rotary Club of Mounts Bay their cause.

It costs you nothing, but can make a big difference to funding our projects!

Many thanks.