As from Monday 20th April we will meet using Zoom conference software. If as a Rotarian you wish to take part in a meeting please use 'Contact' so that you can be invited to the meeting.
16 September Club Council Meeting
As is the practice for at least the remainder of 2020 this will be held on Zoomdetails
16th March Last Meeting together for foreseeable future
Due to the Coronavirus we suspended all meetings at the cricket club for foreseeable future. Our meetings are now all on line using Zoom Conference software. Rotary in general is likely to have this policy until the end of this calendar year.details
Welcome to the Rotary Club of Plymouth
Welcome to the home page of the Rotary Club of Plymouth. We are a diverse club of ordinary men and women, young and old. Our club is strongly focused on networking, community service and helping to change lives in the world, with giving back to the community as our common goal. Rotary allows us to do more in partnership than we can as an individual.
We now meet at the Plymouth Cricket Club at Mount Wise. If you intend to visit us please use the 'Contact Us' facility to advise our secretary.
Background information about the Club
Formed in 1920, we are coming up to our Centenary year. Our Club is part of a worldwide organisation, which has over 1.2 million members. We meet weekly on a Monday lunchtime. We enjoy a great meal, great camaraderie and do have excellent guest speakers.
We have many projects to assist the local community as well as the international community. Our members truly get a satisfaction out of knowing they have helped to change lives and do good in the world.
If you are looking to give something back to the community, or helping those in need, then contact us or come to one of our meetings to find out more. We encourage you to visit our ‘future diary’ section regularly, to see the various upcoming activities that the club is taking part in and how you can help. We also encourage you to keep an eye out to the right of this page in the ‘in the next 30 days…’ section, to see what is coming up.
You can see details of meetings and events that are soon to occur. The long narrow rectangle on the righthand side of this page will provide links to to other future activites.
There is a direct link to our Facebook page in the right hand column. This is the main source of the latest club activities which we regulaly update. You can also find us on Twitter with the direct link in the right hand column.
We have a number of activities which we support either by helping with fund raising or with assistance in organising activities. Examples of helping disadvantaged children and adults are; the Diana Challenge, (sailing on Plymouth Sound), Kids Out, Holidays for Children, (both day trips for children) and Special Olympics Plymouth & District, (enhancing lives of those with intellectual disability).
We also support Oasis Project (it provides practical care and training for the community in Stonehouse) and Plymouth Refuge (it provides secure shelter for those suffering domastic abuse), it is President Simon's choosen charity for the year. 'Guerrilla Gardening Project', (a derelict plot at the car park in Stoke is maintained by club members.) RYLA (Rotary Young Leaders Award which provides high quality leadership training for young people aged between 18 and 30), Polio Plus (Rotary International set the objective in 1985 to eliminate polio.) Young Artist Competition, (for many years this was a local event organised by the club for students in secondary education throughout Plymouth but from this year there is a national competition into which local entries are submitted.) Pirate Weekend (we particpate in this annual event raising funds for charities). We also have an active liaison with two Rotary clubs in South Africa, Hout Bay and Kromboom, (both clubs have projects to improve the lives of those living in terrible conditions in local 'Townships').
Our main fund raising activity is at Christmas when we collect for local charities at slected superstores and from house to house in certain parts of the city.
Meetings and events happening soon
Monday 10th August 16.00
10 August Club Meeting
Speaker TBA. Meeting will be held on Zoom.
Monday 17th August 16.00
17 August Club Meeting
Speaker TBA. Meeting will be held on Zoom
Monday 31st August 13.00
31 August - Bank Holiday
No meeting today due to the bank holiday
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.