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.
21st December 2020. Celebrating 100 years of Rotary
Today is the centenary of the granting of the club's charter. Invitations are being sent to all clubs that are related to our club plus all those in the USA and New Zealand that are in a locality named after 'Plymouth' to join us today.details
21 October Club Council Meeting
As is the practice for at least the remainder of 2020 this will be held on Zoom.details
19 October Club Meeting
Our speaker is Liz Evans of the Plymouth College of Art. Please see below re second meeting on 19th.details
5 October - Club meeting
Keith Shepperd talked about Jimmy Peters, a Plymouth RFC player. He was the first black player to represent England in any team sport in 1906. The next black man to do so was Chris Oti 80 years later, again a rugby player.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
We will celebrate our Centenary in December. 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 was a District competition (Devon & Cornwall) national competition (UK and Ireland). Isobel Easton of Devonport HS for Girls won the Intermediate category both in the club competition and the District. Ashlyn Madgwick also of DHSG went one better and won 1st Prize in the senior category in all three competions. 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
Wed, Oct 21st 2020 4:00 pm
21 October Club Council Meeting
As is the practice for at least the remainder of 2020 this will be held on Zoom.
Mon, Nov 16th 2020 4:00 pm
16 November Club Meeting
Our speaker is Rev'd Professor Gina Radford and her topic is the situation re COVID-19.
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.