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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.


Rotary's End Polio Now campaign brings colour to Southernhay Gardens


President's Charity 2019-2020

The President's Charity for 2019-2020 is Julian House - a friendly place providing emergency same day accommodation for 16-25yr olds preventing young people from having to sleep rough.


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 35 members who meet regularly for breakfast on Tuesdays. A warm welcome is extended to all Rotarians in or visiting Exeter.

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.


See our latest newsletter December 2019

Julian House - our President's Nominated Charity for this year

Nightstop Devon provides emergency same day accommodation for 16-25yr olds preventing young people from having to sleep rough. Julian House has seen high levels in youth homelessness so far this year with demand on the project increasing at an alarming rate. Over a nine month period in 2018 Nightstop Devon supported young people on 405 separate occasions to avoid them from having to sleep rough. So far this year they have already provided 223 emergency bed nights for 16-25 yr olds in Exeter, East and Mid Devon and North Devon. 

When a young person is referred to Nightstop, after an assessment with a member of the team, they are offered an emergency bed night with one of their volunteer hosts. All of the hosts are trained, vetted and supported to provide a private bedroom, hot food and breakfast. They are also offered a listening ear or privacy and understanding if the young person wants a quiet space for the evening. The following day the young person is invited back into the Nightstop office to access their current situation and to start finding a more permanent solution. The process may take a few days or even a few weeks. During that time they are supported by the Nightstop team during what is a very difficult and troubling time in their young lives.

Christmas 2019 Quiz

Here are the answers to this year's quiz. The winners were:

1. Alan & Rosemary Kimbell, Honiton

2. Neil Barry, Leatherhead

3. Simon Browner, Tavistock

Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Tuesday 31st March

Fifth Tuesday - evening meeting, details to follow

Tuesday 7th April 07.30

Club Breakfast - Speaker

Thought for The Day Ailsa Tatton-Shell

Sunday 12th April

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday

Monday 13th April

Bank Holiday

Bank Holiday

Tuesday 14th April 07.30

Club Breakfast

Fellowship Thought for The Day Nicholas Toyne

Tuesday 21st April 07.30

Club Breakfast - Council- AGM

Council 7am Thought for The Day Paul Wiley

Tuesday 28th April 07.30

Club Breakfast - Committees

Thought for The Day Anthony Aggett

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RotaKids supporting their local community

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

Mercure Southgate Hotel, Southernhay, Exeter 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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