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 first, third and fifth Thursdays of the month at 6:30 for 7:00 p.m.  The first Thursday of the month is normally a Club business meeting with a meal.  The third 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...

Breakfast meeting

Thu, Oct 21st 2021 8:30 am

Breakfast meeting

Breakfast meeting at Country Table in Bank Street, Newton Abbot. John C taking numbers ASAP please.

Dawlish Water Rotary Club Quiz

Thu, Oct 21st 2021 8:00 pm

Dawlish Water Rotary Club Quiz

Dawlish Water Quiz.
Details to be confirmed nearer the date.
Ian G coordinating.

Pink Pig Racing

Fri, Oct 22nd 2021 7:00 pm

Pink Pig Racing

Pink Pig Racing for Retina UK.
Set up at Paignton Rugby Club.
Mike L coordinating.

Darts Marathon

Mon, Nov 1st 2021 8:00 pm

Darts Marathon

Fund Raising Darts Marathon for two hours. Various locations . Watch this space for updates.

Visit by Ashburton & Buckfastleigh RC

Thu, Nov 4th 2021 6:30 pm

Visit by Ashburton & Buckfastleigh RC

Scatter night with Rotarians from Ashburton and Buckfastleigh to join us at The Highweek Village Inn.

Santa Special Polar Express

Mon, Nov 8th 2021 2:00 pm

Santa Special Polar Express

Polar Express Train Trips

More details to follow.

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

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

(Normally no meeting on 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month.) Highweek Village Inn
10 Highweek Village
Newton Abbot
TQ12 1QA  01626 356490
W3W:  ///listening.remit.lamp

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