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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.

President's Charity 2019-2020


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

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Sand Dams


The Rotary Sand Dams Projects bring huge benefits to the Community

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Over £550 raised for Sand Dams during Lockdown


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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.

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!




Rotary News

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Rotary supporting rehabilitation for stroke survivors


Putting the wheels in motion to end polio



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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