About us

The Rotary Club of Dartmoor Vale is based in and around Newton Abbot and normally meets at The Highweek Village Inn, 10 Highweek Village, TQ12 1QA.

As well as doing good for the benefit of people with needs, locally and internationally, in itself usually very enjoyable work, we aim to balance the work with having a variety of social activities.

We normally meet on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at 6:30 for 7:00 p.m.  The second Thursday of the month is normally a Club business meeting with a meal.  The fourth Thursday often has a focus on a social or general interest activity, which may include a meal, but may be at a different venue.  The fifth Thursday usually involves a guest night with some form of entertainment, when we are keen to welcome potential members, Rotarians from other Clubs and spouses or partners of Club members.

Our signature project has been raising sponsorship with the help from pubs and clubs who entered a two hour speed darts competition. This raised funds to allow us then to organise our Christmas steam Santa Special where we take some 800 disadvantaged local children and their families on a steam train trip from Buckfastleigh to Totnes and back again with a gift for every child from  Santa who kindly joins us on the  return journey. We very much regret that the latest Covid restrictions have prevented us from running the Santa Special in 2020 but we are looking into alternatives which we plan to organise for the benefit of deserving local children.

We have built a reputation for providing practical help to other organisations, for example by marshalling car parks, or assisting at our local vaccination clinic alongside a good number of volunteers.  We also aim to work with a few local charities on a long-term basis, where we can make a valuable contribution to their work.  We have some fund raising activities that we take to other shows run by local organisations. 

For details of our future programme please go to the  “Future Programme“ tab on this webpage or to join a meeting, please contact our secretary via email at dvrc.secretary@gmail.com.

For further Information about any of our Club Activities please contact Mike Beer on 01803 875572

Happening soon...

Business and AGM

Thu, Apr 13th 2023 6:30 pm

Business and AGM

A G M at Highweek Village Inn.
Meet at 6.30pm to eat at 7.00pm followed by AGM and Business.

Defibrillator Training

Thu, Apr 20th 2023 7:45 pm

Defibrillator Training

Training for using Defibrillator in Highweek Village Hall as sponsored by Dartmoor Vale Rotary Club.
Meet in Village Hall at 7:45pm. Names to Brian H.

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Thursdays at 18:30 for 19:00

(Normally no meeting on 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month.) Higheeek Village Inn
Newton Abbot
TQ12 1QA  01626 356490
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