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BRIGHTER FUTURE PROJECT

BRIGHTER FUTURE PROJECT

An initiative by Bodmin Rotary Club to raise money to help disadvantaged and vulnerable young people in Bodmin - COMPETITION RESULTS > Select Details....

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CORNISH NIGHT-OUT - NEW DATE

CORNISH NIGHT-OUT - NEW DATE

Band & Choir in concert, St. Petrocs Church Bodmin

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MMA Bodmin

MMA Bodmin

Bodmin Rotary Club sponsor local Mixed Martial Arts Group

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CHRISTMAS 2021 Collections

CHRISTMAS 2021 Collections

Annual Christmas Collections back to normal this year.

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QUEENS JUBLIEE 2022

QUEENS JUBLIEE 2022

Event - featuring car registration for each year of her reign.

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JOIN ROTARY

JOIN ROTARY

All about Rotary - International and Local. Ever considered joining ?
How to find out more and who to contact re. joining Bodmin Rotary Club.

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About us

The Rotary Club of Bodmin has been active for 69 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.

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COVID19 has restricted all activities and our funds are limited but we will always be here to help - contact us using the 'contact link'  or speak to any member of Bodmin Rotary  Club  (Or write c/o The Westberry Hotel, Rhind St., Bodmin )

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OLD POSTS REMAIM ON THIS PAGE IN ORDER THAT VISITORS TO OUR SITE SEE SOME OF THE IMPORTANT EVENTS WITHIN THE CLUB'S ACTIVIITIES.

<<  NEW PRESIDENT for 2021/22  >>

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The ROTARY CLUB of BODMIN
The 70th President since the club started in 1951 - for his 2nd year in office.

Peter Ford has lived in Bodmin since 1987 and is married with two children.
He worked for SWEB / WPD until 2003, from when he formed his own electrical services company trading under “Essential Maintenance’.
He has always helped the Bodmin community in many ways, including Christmas Lights, Bodmin Town Fireworks and Heritage day, even during the years before joining Bodmin Rotary Club in 2016.

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JACCAs CRICKET TOUR

Bodmin President Peter Old presents a cheque for £300.00 to Jacca Cavendish, aged 12, to support him on his Cornwall Schools Cricket Association U13’s Tour of South Africa , where they will play 9 matches over 16 days.  Jacca is currently Bodmin College and Lanhydrock Cricket Club – Wicketkeeper & Batsman.  Good luck Jacca.



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<<  Bodmin Rotarian - Award from The Lions  >>

Congratulations to Colin again, from Bodmin Lions on his epic journey from

John-O-Groats to Lands End.

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ROTARIANS HARD WORK

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.

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Bruce , Colin & David
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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.

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Bodmin Rotarians - Ambassadors Extraordinaire....

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 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....   

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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.

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BODMIN ROTARY CLUB  - JUNIOR RYLA

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.

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This years RYLA candidate:  Jessica Dorson (16 years of age) has recently returned from her one week course at the Dartmoor Youth Adventure Centre at Okehampton. 
On Wednesday last, Jessica gave a very interesting and confident talk about all the activities she took part in.   One very powerful message that Jessica impressed on us was the value of the course to her and everyone who attended.  She says, in just one week, she feels a great difference in her confidence,  in mixing with and talking to people, team work etc.   It is one of the best things she has done and says many more young people should go on it if they can.

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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BODMIN ROTARY CHARITY GOLF DAY

Money raised for MNDA - £8000.00 +.  Cheque presented to Derek Williamson of MNDA by President of Bodmin Rotary Colin Marshall.

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Wed, Dec 8th 2021 7:00 pm -

CLUB WEEKLY MTG.

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Meal & Meeting at Westberry Hotel Bodmin. Our speaker this evening is Rtn Colin Bell. His subject is his new Rotary Club which is The South West Peninsula E Club.

Wed, Dec 15th 2021 9:00 am

CHRISTMAS STREET COLLECTION

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Collection for Rotary and Local Charities. Bodmin High Street 9.00am - 5.00pm.

Wed, Dec 15th 2021 7:00 pm -

TURKEY SUPPER

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Annual Christmas meal at Westberry Hotel Bodmin - Invitation to friends etc. Select details....

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Wed, Dec 15th 2021 7:00 pm -

CLUB WEEKLY MTG.

This meeting has been replaced by TURKEY SUPPER

Thu, Dec 16th 2021 9:00 am

CHRISTMAS STREET COLLECTION

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Collection for Rotary and Local Charities. Bodmin High Street 9.00am - 5.00pm.

Fri, Dec 17th 2021 9:00 am

CHRISTMAS STREET COLLECTION

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Collection for Rotary and Local Charities. Bodmin High Street 9.00am - 5.00pm.

Mon, Dec 20th 2021 9:00 am

MORRISONS Collection

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Collection for Rotary and Local Charities. Morrisons Supermarket 9.00am - 5.00pm.

Tue, Dec 21st 2021 9:00 am

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Collection for Rotary and Local Charities. Morrisons Supermarket 9.00am - 5.00pm.

Wed, Dec 22nd 2021 9:00 am

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Collection for Rotary and Local Charities. Morrisons Supermarket 9.00am - 5.00pm.

Wed, Dec 22nd 2021 9:00 am -

NO MEAL or MEETING

Westberry Hotel Closed for Christmas Holidays

Thu, Dec 23rd 2021 9:00 am

MORRISONS Collection

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Collection for Rotary and Local Charities. Morrisons Supermarket 9.00am - 5.00pm.

Wed, Dec 29th 2021 7:00 pm -

NO MEAL or MEETING

Westberry Hotel Closed for Christmas Holidays

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