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Rotary Club of Jersey-de la Manche - welcome! Please scroll/swipe down through this page to find out more about us, in addition to the pages linked in the menu, top-left.

Mootilda Project


The Club has a fund raising project called the Mootilda Project. All products carry images of the Jersey Cow as you have never seen them before

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Two Shelterboxes Donated to the Indonesian Tsunami Appeal


Acting through the local Shelterbox Volunteer Representative for the Channel Islands, Katrina Rondel, two more Shelterboxes are now en route to Indonesia, donated by Rotary Club De La Manche.

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About us


In light of the current Coronavirus outbreak the Club is carefully monitoring the advice of the Government of Jersey with regards social gatherings and is likely to make changes to its published programme of events. For up-to-date information please contact the Club Secretary.

Supporting Families and Young People

Are you a Rotarian visiting Jersey on holiday or for business; come and see us
family members are welcome too

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Meetings

Meetings are held on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday at 6pm for 6:15pm at the following location:

Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel
Rue de L'etau
St Helier
Jersey
JE2 3WF

Please contact the Honorary Secretary to confirm there are no changes to the date/time or location.

Current President and Honorary Secretary

The 2020/21 President of the Rotary Club de la Manche is Rtn. Brian Nibbs


The current Honorary Secretary is Rtn. Annette Blanchet. For more information about the club and/or any changes to meeting times or locations, please contact her evenings/weekends on the following tel no: 01534 887872 or via email on annetteblanchet@yahoo.co.uk

Our History

For almost 60 years, the Rotary Club of Jersey (founded in 1923) was the only Rotary club in the island. But, as a result of major growth by the finance industry during the 1970's and early 1980's, it became apparent that there was a demand for a second club to be formed to attract the younger professionals.


With an initial membership of thirty two, the Rotary Club de La Manche received its Charter on 23rd November 1985, as a member of District 1110.

 

Since then the Rotary Club de la Manche has been actively involved in both local and international projects, including:

·  Two of our club members have launched a small range of goods for the local and tourist market based on a Jersey cow called Mootilda. The offering currently includes Ecobamboo mugs, " Tea Towels, Canvas bags, Note Pads, Post Cards and Car Stickers all bearing images of Mootilda, a gorgeous Jersey Cow. All profits raised are distributed by the club to worthy local causes. Email: Mootildaproducts@gmail.com  

·  In conjunction with the Perchard family of St Martin, we organise a bi-annual family fun day at La Ferme in Rozel the home of Jersey’s largest dairy herd. It’s a fantastic day out for all the family but especially the children who can enjoy tractor and trailer rides, a nature trail, animal petting, dairy tours, meet the cow, fun and games in the hay bales, face painting amongst other things. There is musical entertainment all day, a huge choice of food to buy including mussels and chips, scallops, sausages and cider, paella, hog roast, burgers and chips etc. etc. and afternoon tea supplied by a local church plus a good selection of vegan food too. There are lots of games to play including crockery smashing, coconut shys, get soaking wet in the stocks, the cow pat competition as well as a raffle, a delicious homemadecake stall, there are static displays of tractors and old cars and lots of other arts and crafts stalls to keep the whole family entertained. The greatest spectacle of the day is watching the herd run into the dairy around 4pm ready for milking! The last family fun day raised £15K which was split equally between 2 Jersey charities. We support in an ongoing project, the shelter trust, a charity dedicated to providing accomodation for homeless men in Jersey

·  We support Beresford Street Kitchen who also have helped us with our Mootilda and Shelter Trust work.

·  Taking over in 2004 the organisation of the annual round-island walk that raises over 100,000 pounds per annum of charitable funds. This annual Round the Island Jersey walk is still in operation and Rotary Club de la Manche provide much assistance on the day of the walk.

·  Organising the annual collection and despatch of Christmas shoeboxes filled with small gifts for the children of Romania. 2213 shoeboxes were filled by the Club and helpers last year.

·  Each year the Club takes a leading role in raising funds for the Jersey Christmas Appeal. Our Clubs involvement is the organisation of the "Biggest Car Boot Sale" and a "Radio Auction" which regularly raises over fifty thousand pounds for the Appeal 

·  Helping to upgrade the indigenous cattle of poor countries by shipping Jersey bull semen for Operation Milk Flow·  Arranging the shipment of a herd of Jersey cows to the Lightforce farm in Albania

·  Building a sensory garden for Mont a L'Abbe School and undertaking the maintenance of a valley in St Ouen

·  Supporting both practically and financially, the Jersey charity Centrepoint, that provides after school care for children of working parents

·  Organising (jointly with the Rotary Club of Jersey) an annual fete on Liberation Day to raise funds for local charities

·  Organising the annual public speaking competition for island schools (Youth Speaks)

·  Supporting the Start The Heart Appeal to provide defibrillators throughout the island

·  Organising an annual dress down day in the island in order to raise money for charities

·  Presenting a vehicle to the Jersey Cheshire Home (Millennium project)

·  Helping (jointly with the Rotary Club of Jersey) to raise 80,000 pounds for Polio Plus in 2003 and subsquently raising over 100,000 pounds for Polio Plus


  • The Club meets on the 2nd/4th Tuesday evening in the month (6 pm start) and its annual programme includes social evenings and cultural visits with spouses\partners\guests most welcome. To give some back ground, originally Rotary in 1905 was a single gender organisation with a total male membership. Over the last 20-30 years Rotary worldwide has tried to reflect the modern work place and the de la Manche Club has embraced this change with many sucessful talented female members joining the membership. 

Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Tuesday 14th July 18.15

Dinner followed by Business Evening (Projects and Committees)


Tuesday 28th July 18.15

Dinner followed by Guest Speaker


Tuesday 4th August 18.00

Council Meeting


Tuesday 11th August 18.15

Dinner followed by Business Evening (Projects and Committees)


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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Tuesdays at 1815
(Meetings held on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday)
Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel Rue de L'etau
St. Helier
Jersey
, JE2 3WF  01534 671100

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