Thank you to all who have helped with support of ShelterBox, especially Rotarian Michael Mant, former Rotarian Jerome Lyons, (and his wife Suzanne - a former Barnstaple Inner Wheel President), Rotarian Roger Ireland and Rotarian David Outen - all Rotarians named are worthy Paul Harris Fellows - an award made in the UK for exceptional and sustained dedication to Rotary and its many worthwihile causes.
Visiting Rotarians are always most welcome at our meetings. Since JULY 2021 we have been at our current venue, The Park Hotel 1 Taw Vale Barnstaple EX32 9AE. We look forward to enjoying fellowship at our weekly meetings every other Thursday lunchtime meetings 12.00 for 12.15pm. Alternatively we are currently enjoying evening meetings 6.00 - usually the 2nd and 4th (and 5th where applicable) Thursday of each month but this may be a social occasion away from the usual venue. Please, therefore, double check with us to ensure time and location of meeting.
To let us know that you are coming, or wish to join in via Zoom or check what is happening and where, please contact us on 07710 254781. Thank you.
Please note - there is no Rotary meeting on the last Thursday in December at our Club. Please always check with the "Meetings and Events" listing tab (top left of this page) to ensure what additional meetings (lunchtime or evening) may have been booked or to find out whether the location has perhaps changed for a particular meeting.
THINKING OF JOINING US?
YOU WOULD BE MOST WELCOME.
We're looking for more men and women of all ages and backgrounds to join our club, to use their time, talents, professional skills and energy to improve the lives of people in their local communities and others around the world. In the process, you can enjoy the benefits of business networking, personal development, meeting new friends, hearing inspiring speakers, having a great deal of fun and experiencing that special sense of fulfillment that comes from achieving something really worthwhile.
Please watch our Rotary video below. If Rotary sounds like the organisation for you, we'd love to hear from you! Simply use the "Contact Us" tab at the top of this page and we will be in touch with you as soon as possible.
How can you help?
Become a member - Membership of Rotary all over the world is by "invitation". Once we get to know you, through regular visits, we can then soon be in a position to "invite" you to join us. Once a member you will be welcome at all Clubs over the world. Club membership is open to men and women of any race and age. If you are interested in becoming a member, attending a meeting, speaking at a meeting or supporting the club in any way please contact us - initially via our contact page or via any member you may already know. We would be delighted to welcome you.
Help our fund-raising events - You will often see Rotarians about in Barnstaple and the surrounding areas, particularly around Christmas time, raising funds for various charities. We wear distinctive reflective tabards with the Rotary Emblem. We are currently helping steward the vaccination clinics at The Barnstaple Leisure Centre. If you can help then please contact us. If you do see us, please do come and chat. All monies raised go directly to the charities we support with absolutely no deduction for administration. In fact, with Gift Aid added to your donation, we can normally increase the value of your donation by 25% by claiming that amount of tax back from HM Revenue & Customs.
PLEASE NOTE THE OLD ROTARY SHOP WAS CLOSED IN 2020 PARTLY DUE TO COVID-19 AND OUR PROTECTION OF VOLUNTEERS DONORS AND CUSTOMERS. THE SHOP WAS SUBSEQUENTLY SOLD BY THE LANDLORD.
REGRETTABLY WE WERE AND ARE UNABLE TO HELP INDIVIDUALS VIA OUR GRANTS but if you are connected to a correctly constituted organisation, then they may apply and they, in turn, may be able to help connected individuals.
Our old shop in Boutport Street is pictured below. This was before closure in 2020. Currently we have no plans to open a further shop but please watch this space.
Support ShelterBox - We have members who can visit local clubs and organisations to give a presentation.
If you would like to arrange a visit please email your request to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information regarding this brilliant cause, do check out their website: http://www.shelterbox.org/
Why not follow ShelterBox on Twitter? - @shelterbox
Do please visit this website regularly - this site is updated with "news" via the Club News section - captured in various Bulletins (news magazines) you can safely link to via Yudu. In addition, the Meetings and Events tab covers all forthcoming events including timings and location. We are also in the process of starting a Facebook presence for more regular updates.
Help spread the word - Ask your friends, relatives and colleagues to visit this website (and Facebook shortly) so that together we can raise awareness of the issues being addressed and causes that we support.
We meet on Thursdays at 12.00 for 12.15pm(Normal meeting time or location may well vary, so please always check in "Programme" drop down area of our website. We are having evening meets 6.00 for 6.15 every 2 weeks. Please check before attending the hotel or ring 07710 254781 ) Taw Vale
Be part of a global network of volunteers, trying to make the world a better place. Please also see the 'links & news' page for information from the local district and live feeds from Rotary International and Rotary International in GB&I.