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Rotary Club of Exeter Southernhay - 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.

Over £550 raised for Sand Dams during Lockdown


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Young Artist


A Competition for Young Artists - closing date 21st November 2020

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Sand Dams


The Rotary Sand Dams Projects bring huge benefits to the Community

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YMCA Exeter


Our charity for 2020 - 2021

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About us

Exeter Southernhay is a lively breakfast club, known for hospitality and humour, and a varied programme of service. Formed in 1990, we are a mixed club of about 23 members who meet regularly for breakfast on Tuesdays. A warm welcome is extended to all Rotarians in or visiting Exeter. During the Covid 19 pandemic we have weekly meetings on Zoom.

How to join us

If you work or live in or around Exeter and you are interested in enjoying and contributing to the Rotary ideals of service and fellowship, then please contact us through the link above and come along. Breakfast meetings finish promptly at 8.30am. We also have occasional evening meetings, and many social, fundraising and community events to enjoy.

Fundraising Event

‘The Wild Silence’ - A conversation with Raynor Winn - YMCA Exeter

Following Sunday Times bestselling, prize winning book The Salt Path, Raynor Winn returns with her profoundly moving second memoir.  In The Salt Path Raynor and her husband Moth head to the windswept coastline to try to find a way through homelessness, and ultimately to find themselves. Now in The Wild Silence they come back...

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Outgoing President Fanny Balcombe’s Year

The Rotary Year 2019/2020 was a good year for Exeter Southernhay despite the strange circumstances of the Corona Virus lockdown in the second half of the year.  The weekly Club meetings became virtual Zoom meetings and were well attended with a variety of interesting speakers.

During the first half-year, members enjoyed a number of fundraising and social events as well as the regular weekly meetings at the Mercure and worked hard to ‘make a difference’ in our local Exeter landscape, through activities such as helping with reading at St Leonard’s School and organising the annual Youth Speaks event. 

Funds have been successfully raised during this year for Julian House, End Polio Now, Sand Dams, ShelterBox, and for the RD&E during the pandemic. The Club is always responsive to local need and will regularly donate to good causes such as the installation this year of a defibrillator at Pinhoe.

Well done, Southernhay, on a very good Rotary year!




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Rotary supporting rehabilitation for stroke survivors


Putting the wheels in motion to end polio



Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Tuesdays at 07.30
(Fifth Tuesday in a month is usually an evening meeting elsewhere. Please contact the Secretary for details.)
Mercure Southgate Hotel, Southernhay, Exeter


EX1 1QF  (01392) 873730

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