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All about Rotary - International and Local. Ever considered joining ? How to find out more and who to contact re. joining Bodmin Rotary Club.details
BODMIN - A NATIONS TRIBUTE
Sunday 11th Nov. 2018 - On this day it will be 100 years since the end of the First World War. PRESS REPORTdetails
ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF DAY - 3rd May 2019
At Lanhydrock Hotel and Golf Club. Supporting MNDA Cornwall. SEE - Press report and slide show.... Select slides for enlargement.details
BODMIN FIRE APPLIANCE to ALBANIA - May 2019
This project is to provide a local Albanian community with their own functioning fire appliance and training. Start of journey to Albania Tuesday 7th May 2019 from Morrisons Car Park, Bodmin at 0900hrs LATEST....details
The Rotary Club of Bodmin has been active for 68 years and currently has 30 members representing a wide range of local business and professions - Brief Club History.
Bodmin town is situated in Mid Cornwall embracing beautiful Countryside and Moorland within a short distance of the sea.
<< Bodmin Rotarian - Award from The Lions >>
Congratulations to Colin again, from Bodmin Lions on his epic journey from
John-O-Groats to Lands End.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
CLUB HANDOVER - Wednesday 3rd July 2019
to new President Peter Old went well, with a welcome to some old faces
for the evening - Gerald May, Phil Bullen and Dave Frost. Peter said
in his speech that he is looking forward to a busy year with his
Chairmen and all members and that full support will be given to ADG
Peter W. and District.
Vice President, Peter Ford, obviously looking forward to his coming year.
Members of Bodmin Rotary Club have been busy helping local voluntary groups keep the town tidy and attractive. This Council owned flower bed is outside the Westberry Hotel, our meeting place every Wednesday evening, has been adopted by the club. See below - Our gardening team.
Bruce , Colin & David
ROTARY CITIZENSHIP AWARD 2019
Photo: L to R David Jenkins (President Bodmin Rotary), Chris Purser.
CHRISTMAS 2018 COLLECTIONS
Bodmin Rotary support many local charities and organisations through-out the year and in the last month have supported and helped with the Joint Fireworks Event and the 'Battles Over' Final Tributes, Beacons of Light, which included illuminating the Beacon Monument. We will also be giving Christmas Gifts to many local persons, donating to the local Food Bank, donating to the local Memory Cafe and contributing to the cost of Bodmins Christmas Lighting.
Please donate when you see us in Fore St. or Morrisons store, all money collected will be spent on local needs. >>>
BODMIN ROTARY RECEIVE CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION
Certificate presented by the Bodmin Branch of the Royal British Legion in recognition for the 'Final Tribute' events organised on Sunday 11th Nov. 2018.
See above 'Photo Galleries' for all details....
Photo: L to R: David Jenkins (President Bodmin Rotary), Ian Trask (Chairman of Bodmin Branch Royal British Legion).
BODMIN ROTARIANS HELP DISABLED LADY
A plea was received from the full time carers of 'Carol', who was disabled from a very young age, she lives in a very small flat and paints by holding a brush in her mouth. Help was required in providing storage shelves for Art equipment etc. as everything at the moment is kept in containers and boxes on the floor, which severely restricts wheelchair movement around the flat.
Rotarian Peter Old quickly came up with the offer of some adjustable wall shelving and Rotarian Neil Carter offered to apply his skills in fixing them to the wall.
Peter and Neil went to the property and completed the job without delay; as can be seen in the photo below, expertly fitted, making good use of the wall space available and leaving much needed floor space free.
Bodmin Rotarians - Ambassadors Extraordinaire....
members from Bodmin Rotary Club - Peter Old, Peter Bray, Allan Foad and
Peter Ford recently visited three Rotary Clubs in one day, all in
different countries. Breakfast was in Wales (Cardiff Club), Lunch was in
England (Clifton Bristol Club) and Drinks only evening meeting was in
Ireland (Dublin Central Club) The challenge, the journey and the three
clubs visited was an exciting and enjoyable experience, all the clubs
were very different. Some photos see 'Photo Gallery' above tab / link....
Bodmin Rotarians - Ambassadors Extraordinaire.
A group of four members from Bodmin Rotary Club - Peter Old, Peter Bray, Allan Foad and Peter Ford recently visited three Rotary Clubs in one day, all in different countries. Breakfast was in Wales (Cardiff Club), Lunch was in England (Clifton Bristol Club) and Drinks were in Ireland (Dublin Central Club) The challenge, the journey and the three clubs was an exciting experience and all three clubs were very different.
The Cardiff Club met for breakfast at 7.30 at the Cardiff Golf Club – the group were welcomed by the No1 President ( Three Presidents for the year each doing 4 months) and joined 24 members for breakfast and their meeting consisting of 50% women. The speaker was promoting the Cardiff City Hospice.
The Clifton Club, Bristol met at the Clifton Tennis Club for Lunch, 34 members were attending, but they have no lady members. Following lunch the speaker, head of a local Junior School gave a talk about his schools involvement in supporting an African School.
A member of Clifton Club then provided a taxi for the group to the airport. The aim, on arriving at Dublin airport at 5.30pm, was then by taxi, to get to the Dublin Central Club by 6.30pm for the start of their meeting. The flight being approx.. 30mins late meant that we arrived at the club at 6.45pm. We were welcomed and offered a seat and a glass of Water or Wine.
Dublin Central Club was, to say the least, different ! They meet in an elegant room in the prestigious Hibernian Private Club in St. Stephens Square, Central Dublin. The club with approx.. 24 members, but only 11 were at the meeting were sitting around a central table with only a drink of wine or water, no meal is partaken – the hour long meeting is only to discuss Rotary business. Much of this meeting was taken in introductions by them and us. I was found that most of their members originate from many different parts of the world, Argentina, Hungary, Croatia, Canada, Spain, Turkey…. Their President was away so the Secretary took the meeting of approx.. 50% Ladies. One member Monica Robertson was the DG of Ireland (North & South) comprising approx.. 100 clubs.
Some ways that we each raise funds was discussed, it was evident that Dublin were far more cash rich than Bodmin. (A Valentines Charity Ball with 350 attending raised over £20,000 for charity) The meeting was conducted very informally and only lasted the hour.
Having fulfilled their challenge of 3 countries in one day the group used the following day to explore Dublin and partake in some fine Jameson Whiskey and Guinness.
A bit about: - ROTARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARDS (RYLA) is a weeks residential course, based at the Dartmoor Adventure Centre at Okehampton, Devon and covers teamwork, leadership, communication and problem solving. It is organised for Rotary by The Youth Hostels Association and is run by fully trained, accredited, and DBS checked, instructors. The courses are designed for 16 - 18 years (Junior) and 18 - 28 (Seniors)
Participants have great fun coupled with a real sense of achievement and increased awareness of their personal strengths. The week is all about teamwork and problem solving led by professional people who are experienced in motivating young people. There will be opportunities for participants to demonstrate some leadership skills, but in the main, each activity will be closely guided by a trained instructor.
Jessica is also an England Junior Boxing Champion.
L to R : Rtn. Peter Ford (Chmn. Youth Activities), Jessica Dorson, Rtn. Peter Old ( Vice President)
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Meetings and events happening soon
Wednesday 28th August -
6.30 for 7.00pm Evening Meal
Saturday 31st August -
VISIT TO SOWENNA MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY
David Jenkins is organising a visit for club members to look around this new local facility. Meeting at Sowenna at 10.45am for a conducted tour.
Wednesday 4th September -
6.30 for 7.00pm Evening Meal
MEMORIES OF OLD BODMIN 2
A pictorial presentation by Pete Bray
Tuesday 10th September -
CLUB COUNCIL MEETING
1900hrs Westberry Hotel - Chairman Peter Old
Wednesday 11th September -
No meal or meeting at the Westberry Hotel - Members try to visit another Club on any day of the week.
Wednesday 18th September -
6.30 for 7.00pm Evening Meal
Saturday 21st September -
BODMIN HOSPITAL FETE (Provisional date)
BHLF Have requested assistance to putting up Tents/Gazebos, and general help around the fete site. Morning -- 9.00am to 10 - 10.30am Afternoon -- 4.30pm to 5.30pmdetails
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