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              THE HISTORY OF THE ROTARY CLUB OF ST. IVES

    On 26 April 1939, at a meeting held in Curnow's Cafe (now known as 'The Hain Line' [JD Wetherspoon] in Tregenna Place) it was decided to form a Rotary Club of St. Ives.
 
    On 19 July of the same year the interim Club was inaugurated, and on 7 December Rotarian R. Bennett Webb of the Truro Club and Chairman of District 17, presented Founder President, the Reverend A.M. Mock, with our Charter.

    Luncheon then cost two shillings and sixpence (12 p in today's money). The onset of war presented a threat to the newly formed club, with many members leaving to serve in the forces. To help the war effort it was resolved to-restrict lunch to bread and cheese for the duration of the war - but this resolution only lasted 36 days!
    Early in the war years, the Club was 'evicted' from the Regent Hotel when the Hotel was requisitioned by the military authorities.
    For many years now the Club has met each Wednesday at  12.45 for 1.00 pm for lunch and meetings at the Tregenna Castle Hotel.
    Internationally, we have a very active link with the Rotary Club of Saint Brieuc in Brittany. This began in 1970, and in the spring of each odd numbered year a group of Rotarians and their wives visit the Club in Brittany for a delightful long weekend of international fellowship. In even numbered years, we host our French friends, when they come to St. Ives.
    Each year we raise money for a variety of projects within the local community, in Cornwall and overseas and have lots of fun in the process! The Club is always keen to welcome new members.
    If you are interested in doing your bit for the community  and enjoy the fellowship and fun that our Club offers,  please come and join us.  For further information, please contact our Secretary, Vic Wallis Tel: 01736 448927.

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USE OUR 'JUSTGIVING PAGE' TO DONATE VISIT JUSTGIVING ST IVES ROTARY FIGHTING POVERTY IN ST IVES

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following the re-instatement of the September Festival it is confirmed that Spot the Artist will be back for 2021

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Exhibition and Sale of Original Large Postcard Size Art. All for sale for £45 Works by known and up and coming Artists

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Club History and current affairs

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President Joan presents a cheque to Carmen Thomas, treasurer, St Michael's Hospice

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Rotarian Carmen Thomas takes on the role of President as Rotarian Melville Osborne becomes Immediate Past President.

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The Public Access Defibrillator is one of 2 units funded by The Rotary Club of St. Ives and installed outside The Lifeboat Inn on The Wharf and at the Travel Office at St. Ives Railway Station

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Rotary International 'End Polio Now'campaign

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Procession Through the Town

Mayday Celebrations St. Ives Cornwall

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Menus for Wednesday Lunches

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Club Calendar

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A project, jointly with other local Rotary Clubs and Schools, to provide clean water and sanitation to some villages in Uganda.

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Recently Joan Symons, President of St Ives Rotary Club, attended a school assembly at Nancledra Academy where she was delighted to meet the Year 6 Pupils and present each of them with a copy of the  Dictionary 4 Life.

Rotary Club of St. Ives support the Dictionaries 4 Life project.

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Girl transporting water

Barrels purchased for the 'Roll Out The Barrel' project

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Collection at Teso St Ives

St. Ives Rotary response to the earthquake

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The Two Clubs 2012

Twin Club St Brieuc

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Young Chef competition 2018

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The PAD installed outside The Rail Office of  the St Ives Travel  Agency. (Photos: John Culver)

ST. IVES ROTARY CLUB INSTALLS TOWN"™S FIRST PUBLIC ACCESS (CARDIAC) DEFIBRILLATOR AT THE STATION

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An exciting new project as Rotary Club of St. Ives and Leach Pottery join forces to raise Travel Bursary funds

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Rotary club of St Ives held the Annual St Ives Infant School BBQ raising £250 for the school

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Rotarians gathered at Tregenna Castle to celebrate the Annual President's Night Dinner.

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The Team once again provide quality food on The Wharf on Lifeboat Day, raising money for Charity

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Rotary Club of St Ives supports National and International causes and is proud of its continuing support to the community of St Ives.

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Winner Kitty Thornton  receives her Certificate of Participation

Rotary Club of St Ives Young Writer competition 2018

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