Completed meetings and events 2015-2016

Wed 29th June 2016 French Evening at Tea on the Taw and Handover

One Mike hands over to another ! to round off one Rotary year and to get the next one off to a good start as one Mike hands over the Presidential Chains to another Mike! read more...

Sat 25th June 2016 Barnstaple Link PRESIDENTS NIGHT

At Portmore Golf Park. 7:00 for 7:30. Smart casual dress. DJ and dancing 'til late.

Wed 22nd June 2016 Cadet to Captain - A lifetime in aviation

COLIN POMEROY will have a number of interesting tales to tell us about his career. Steward: Lew Baglow

Wed 15th June 2016 Col. ROBERT JORDAN

will tell us about the work of "The Soldiers Charity". Steward ; David Anderson

Wed 8th June 2016 Club AGM

Mike Warner will tell us about his plans for the coming year and run through his selected committee chairmen. Assistant Governor Nigel Vince will join us for the evening. Steward: Bob Withecombe


Club Council meets at 18:30

Wed 25th May 2016 Local JP MICHAEL BUCKLEY

will give us an insight into the working of Barnstaple Magistrates Court. Steward Mike Warner will be collecting your fines!!!!

Wed 18th May 2016 REG HOSKING and his Vocal Quartet

The bubbly Cornishman will entertain us and our ladies. Partners Evening

Mon 16th May 2016 TIDY YOUR TOWN

Park/meet as usual at Barnstaple Rugby Club. Nothing too strenuous and we'll book in for a meal at a local pub. Bring tabards and gloves.


Ian Parker will tell us about this outstanding charity. Steward: Keith Wade


A tour of the Appledore shipyard, open to members and wives. Please advise Mike Warner if you are coming (as he will need to give names to security staff) and whether you have mobility problems. Maybe pub lunch at Seagate Hotel at 13:30.


Club Council will meet at 18:30. Steward: Malcolm Underwood

Wed 27th April 2016 CLUB ASSEMBLY

Our Committee chairmen will give brief reports on what has been achieved during the year. Steward: Graham Taylor

Sat 23rd April 2016 STROKE AWARENESS DAY

It is our turn to organise this event which this year will take place in Sainsbury's Supermarket. Our medics have already volunteered their services, but other helpers are needed.

Wed 20th April 2016 SPECIAL TRIAL MENU followed by BUSINESS MEETING

The hotel will be providing their "special trial menu", starting at 6.30 pm. It is essential that the hotel have fairly accurate numbers of those attending. Please email Tony, either, if you are attending, or giving apologies.
Steward: Geoff Stubbings

Wed 13th April 2016 Visit to BARNSTAPLE RECORDS OFFICE

The Records Office is situated in Barnstaple Library. We will be shown all the highlights of their fascinating collection before heading back to the Barnstaple Hotel for our meal. Meet at 18:15 prompt. We should be eating by 19:45. Steward : John Silver

Wed 6th April 2016 Barnstaple Pilot Gig Club

Ron Kingdom will tell us how the club was born and all about its progress. Steward - John Silver
This is a late change to our programme. There will be no Club Council beforehand.

Wed 30th March 2016 SCATTER NIGHT

For those not attending the Exeter Race meeting, this evening has been designated a scatter night - although not necessarily just on Wednesday evening.

Wed 30th March 2016 A Day at the Races

A number of us are off for a day at Exeter Racecourse.

Wed 23rd March 2016 Cricket Without Boundaries

David Gidney will tell us about his efforts to spread the word about HIV/AIDS in Africa via teaching cricket in schools. Steward: Hassan Shenavar

Wed 16th March 2016 RACE NIGHT

Our popular annual event at Barnstaple Rugby Club. £7 per head to include a 2 course meal. Partners Night


Torrington's popular annual event at Langtree Village Hall. Meal break at 8:45 pm.

Wed 9th March 2016 Ray Woof

Ray will give us an insight into his long involvement with fox hunting in Berkshire. Steward: Keith Rogers


Jack Stanley invites us to join him at South Molton Assembley Rooms for an enjoyable evening.

Wed 2nd March 2016 Club Business Meeting

Steward: David Pennyfield

Wed 24th February 2016 A Journey Through Pathology

George Kempton will recount some interesting tales from his working life. Steward: Nick Parry

Fri 19th February 2016 - Sun 21st February 2016 Weekend at the Royal Duchy Hotel

Join us for an enjoyable weekend in Falmouth

Wed 17th February 2016 Eric's War

Jim Lowe will talk about his father's war years and how it inspired him to write 'Eric's War', Steward : Clive Norris

Wed 10th February 2016 Historic beauty spots in North Devon

Talk by Dave Edgcombe, an active member of the North Devon Biosphere and AONB team. Steward: Tim Neve

Wed 3rd February 2016 Club Business Meeting

Steward: Roger Mills

Thu 28th January 2016 KILLER SKITTLES

Our annual game at United Services Bowls Club. £5 per head. Names to John Bracher as soon as possible. Partners Night

Wed 20th January 2016 Quiz Night

Our Spring QUIZ NIGHT at Barnstaple Rugby Club. Cost is £6 per head to include a 2 course meal. Teams of 4 but pairs and singles welcome.

Wed 13th January 2016 A life on the River Torridge

Talk given by Charles Inniss, a well known publican from Sheepwash. Steward: David Hunt

Wed 6th January 2016 Business Meeting

Monthly Business meeting, preceded by Club Council meeting

Sat 26th December 2015 Barnstaple/Bideford Rugby Match

Our services are required for stewarding at Barnstaple Rugby Club for this local derby. Exact timings will be confirmed.

Sun 20th December 2015 Christmas Lunch at the Commodore Hotel, Instow

1. If you have not already given your name to Eddie, that, you wish to attend, please do so at the earliest opportunity
2. The hotel would like to know final numbers, and your menu choice by the 16th. Please let Eddie know by Sunday 13th. December

Wed 16th December 2015 Meeting at the Imperial Hotel

Our last meeting of the year.
Steward - Ralph Gordon

Wed 9th December 2015 Festive three course meal followed by Birding in Bulgaria

A festive three course meal, after which Bideford Rotarian Brian Sims will give a talk and show slides of many rare species taken by Richard Beer.
Steward - Mark Fowler

Mon 7th December 2015 Senior Citizen's Party

Our annual event for older folk. We need as many members as possible to assist, especially with giving lifts to those wanting to attend. Names to President Mike as soon as possible, please.

Wed 2nd December 2015 Club Business Meeting

Steward - Chris Eastaugh

Wed 25th November 2015 Associated Country Women of the World

Gail Bradley will tell us how their members offer support, friendship and practical help to women and communities in over 70 countries.
Steward - Eddie Dymond

Wed 18th November 2015 Visit to the Pelican Restaurant

Come and enjoy fish & chips at the newly refurbished Pelican Restaurant. 7:00 for 7:30. Partners Evening

Wed 11th November 2015 Club Business Meeting

Note that we are at the IMPERIAL HOTEL tonight.
Steward - Andy Davies

Wed 28th October 2015 Visit of the new 1175 District Governer, Brian Stoyel

Steward - Grahame Davidson

Wed 21st October 2015 Go North Devon

Jan Lewis will give us an insight into how they'll be continuing to operate their invaluable service locally in future.
Steward - Tony Dart

Wed 30th September 2015 RICK DOOLEY - Chairman of the North Devon Astronomical Society

Rick will tell us about some of the amazing wonders of the night sky.
Steward: Brian Burgess

Wed 23rd September 2015 A MYSTERY MEAL OUT

Further details nearer the time (it's a mystery, after all!). PARTNERS EVENING

Thu 17th September 2015 BARNSTAPLE FAIR LUNCH

For local special needs and disadvantaged kids. This has become another successful annual event in our calendar. We"™ll need several helpers as usual (note that there"™s no evening meeting this week).

Wed 9th September 2015 EAST WEST BAKERY

This superb multi award winning bakery shop in Butcher's Row is run by Graham Principe. He"™ll tell us about some of the ups and downs of a bakers lot in Barnstaple. Steward: Ian Brady

Wed 2nd September 2015 CLUB BUSINESS MEETING

Steward: John Bracher

Wed 26th August 2015 RAY HALES - Ever fancy doing a sky dive?

Ray did one recently to raise some funds for the North Devon Hospice. Tonight Ray will give us a brief account of the experience - he's 86, by the way!!
Steward: Phil Boaden

Wed 19th August 2015 Visit to LISCOMBE DAIRY FARM

Ueli"™s planned another of his superb Exmoor evenings for us. Liscombe Dairy Farm produce some of the finest ice cream you have tasted. We"™ll get to watch the cows being milked by robot and they"™ll treat us to a great meal too. PARTNERS EVENING

Wed 12th August 2015 CLUB BUSINESS MEETING

Steward: Richard Beer

Wed 5th August 2015 NORTH DEVON SHOW

It"™s a great day out for locals and holidaymakers alike but it will need 20 of us to help things run smoothly on the day. Don"™t hang back, please get your name down to help.

Wed 29th July 2015 RUSS DRAYTON will give us a brief insight into local mental health problems.

He"™ll also touch on the recently introduced "˜Zero Suicide"™ initiative for the South West region that he"™s helping with.
Steward: Lew Baglow

Sat 18th July 2015 Young Stars of the Future 2015

Don't miss our Young Star's concert at the Queen's Theatre.

Wed 15th July 2015 Evening visit to KIA-ORA FARM & GARDENS.

They"™ve got 12 acres of beautifully planted gardens and lakes (near Cullompton Rugby Club EX15 1PZ). Try and get there around 6pm and we"™ll enjoy a fine 2 course meal at 7.45. Cost
£15 and OK to bring your own wine. PARTNERS EVENING
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