The Rotary Club of Otter Valley
WELCOME!: A very warm welcome to our website ! Thank you for taking the time to take a look at what we do - please do browse. You'll hopefully sense that this is an active, vibrant , fun-loving but successful club, and it offers a very wide range of events and projects, large and small, for members to choose where and how to get involved.
WHO ARE WE? All volunteers. Like-minded people who want to put something back, and enjoy the way Rotary achieves that. The women and men in our club span wide ranges of age, professions, skills, knowledge, contacts, interests - a great mix for getting things done. Rotary is a truly international organisation with over 30,000 clubs operating in over 130 countries. We genuinely welcome diversity !
THE AREA WE SERVE? The communities of Honiton, Cranbrook and Ottery St Mary and their surrounding villages, Otter Valley Rotary has 27 members, and many "Friends of Rotary" who offer to get involved & help with events and projects. We have club members and friends living in most areas that we serve, and with that localised network we can stay close to understanding what help is needed where.
OUR PROJECTS ? Wide ranging, and can best be described under headings of Community , Youth Development , International & Foundation, Fundraising, and Club Services ( enjoying ourselves!). Examples are shown on the respective pages of this website.
OPERATING WITH COVID-19: In "pre-covid times we had the opportunity to meet up on Tuesday evenings. Sometimes to hear a guest speaker, sometimes a discussion of business. Always to enjoy the banter. Since Covid-19 struck we have adapted how we operate and are now quite adept at using zoom meetings - for business, for speakers, even for fundraising. And still the banter. A look at the events and meetings pages (past and future ) will hopefully show how we remain a socially enjoyable group but with a serious purpose.
WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT ANYTHING? We hope you enjoyed your browse. If anything grabbed your interest, and you'd like to know more , simply drop an e:mail to Jim Lawson on : email@example.com and he will be able to help you, or find someone who can.
Meetings and events happening soon
Friday 7th August 09.00
FUNDRAISING FOR THE PEOPLE OF BEIRUT
First of 2 days collecting at Tesco Honiton to support the families in Beirut whose lives have been so utterly devasted by the recent explosion.
Saturday 8th August 09.00
FUNDRAISING FOR THE PEOPLE OF BEIRUT
Second of 2 days collecting at Tesco Honiton to support the families in Beirut whose lives have been so utterly devasted by the recent explosion.
Tuesday 11th August 17.00
SOCIAL EVENT : OUT AND ABOUT
This year we shall take a leisurely stroll alongside the River Otter to Tipton St John. Socially distanced of course. Partners and Guests welcome to join us. Those that wish can go to the TW for a meal afterwards.
Tuesday 18th August 19.00
ROTARY DISCUSSION : FOCUS ON CLUB MARKETING ( on-line meeting)
The Club Marketing Team (Caroline , Paul & Jim) have been developing their plans for club marketing in this new normal situation. An update to club , and the opportunity for everyone to throw in ideas.
Tuesday 25th August 19.00
GUEST SPEAKER : BRIAN CHAPMAN, DEVON AIR AMBULANCE ( on line meeting)
The Devon Air Ambulance is a life saver, a charity we have supported over many years. Our Rotarium Bike Ride for the charity in July was cancelled. Brian Chapman, Community Fundraiser with Devon Air Ambulance, will update us on their situation.
Tuesday 1st September 19.00
ROTARY DISCUSSION: FOCUS ON FUNDRAISING ( on-line meeting)
Since lockdown in early March all of our normal fundraising events have been cancelled. This evening the whole club can bounce around new ideas for fundraising in our new, constrained world. Sir John Evans will lead the discussion.
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