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.
12 APR Club meeting
Speaker today is David Baylis, his subject is Colonel John Chard VC, RE. A Plymothian who was awarded his VC for action at Rorke's Drift.details
29 MAR 2021Club Meeting
Our speaker is Keith Shepperd. His topic is Operation Baron 2. The quest to find missing witnesses for a Crown Court trial.details
15 MAR Club Meeting
Our speaker is Ashley Jones from the South West Regional Organised Crime Unit. His topic is financial fraud.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.
Due to Covd-19 pandemic we have suspended our meetings at the Plymouth Cricket Club at Mount Wise. We are for the foreseeable future meeting via Zoom at 4pm on Monday's. If you would like to join us at a Zoom meeting use the 'Contact Us' facility to advise our secretary.
Background information about the Club
We celebrated our Centenary on 21st December2020. This was held on Zoom and to celebrate our part of a worldwide organisation, which has over 1.2 million members, we had members from several 'Plymouth' named Rotary clubs in the USA and members from clubs in France, Germany and South Africa. In normal times 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 ‘Happening Soon’ section at the foot of this page regularly, to see the various upcoming activities that the club is taking part in and how you can help. There is a sub-menu that reveals our past events.
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
Mon, Mar 1st 2021 4:00 pm
1 MAR 2021 Club meeting
Guest is the Lord Mayor of Plymouth, Councillor Chris Mavin.
Mon, Mar 8th 2021 4:00 pm
8 MAR 2021 Club Meeting
Our speakers today are from the Oasis Project.
Mon, Mar 15th 2021 4:00 pm
15 MAR Club Meeting
Our speaker is Ashley Jones from the South West Regional Organised Crime Unit. His topic is financial fraud.
Wed, Mar 17th 2021 4:00 pm
17 MAR Club Council meeting
Monthly meeting of Club Council
Mon, Mar 22nd 2021 5:00 pm
22 MAR 2021 Club Meeting
President Simon will report on the recent Club Council meeting held on 17th March.
Mon, Mar 29th 2021 4:00 pm
29 MAR 2021Club Meeting
Our speaker is Keith Shepperd. His topic is Operation Baron 2. The quest to find missing witnesses for a Crown Court trial.
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.