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2020/21 Club President's Message


Welcoming Two New Honorary Members

more At our club meeting on the 9th August, President George has the honour of inducting not one but two Honarary Members into the club.

2019/20 Club President's Prefered Charity

more Our 2019/20 Club PResident has chosen the Rotary End Polio Now campaign as his main charity for his year in office.

Christmas 2016

more A BIG THANK YOU to the people of Plympton who were so generous this year.

Chained Together

more It is not unknown for a husband and wife to both serve as Rotary Club Presidents at some point albeit in different years. What is uncommon though, is for them to do so at the same time. But this year it is happening.

Plympton Rotarian Recognised for Promoting Young Musicians

more Plympton Rotary Club member Clare Thomas has been recognised by Rotary in the South West Peninsula for her work in promoting young musicians.

A Great Way to Sign Off the Year

more 2016/16 Club President signed off his year by presenting his nominated charity for the year - Jerimiah's Journey with a cheque for over £6,000.

2014/15 Club President Darren passing the chain of office over to Mike Uglow, the clubs' 2015/16 President.

New President for 2015/16

more The club are pleased to announce that ex-Hele's School Headmaster Mike Uglow is the 2015/16 Club President, taking over from Darren Hands who served the club as President for 2014/15.

The Light Has Gone Out on the 2014/15 Year

more At the end of the 2014/15 Rotary Year - a year Rotarians where asked to "Light up Rotary", 2014/15 President Darren looks back at some of the highlights for the club.

2015 President's Night

more Our 2015 President's Night was held on Sat 25th April.

Charities & Causes We Are Supporting

more On this page you will find details on the main charities and good causes we are supporting during the 2014/15 Rotary year.

Chaddlewood Miners AFC

more The Rotary Club of Plympton have recently come to the rescue of a local youth football team making a donation of £500 to help replace equipment destroyed in a fire.

Welcome to New Members

more As the first month of the new Rotary year drew to an end, Plympton Rotary Club President Darren Hands has already surpassed one of his targets for the year.

RM350 SW Proms

more Over the 16th - 19th July members of our club, along with members of some of the other local Rotary clubs helped steward at the RM350 SW Proms event at Plymouth Albion.

Rotary Club Hand(s)over

more The candles on the 60th Anniversary cake were literary (as well as metaphorically) blown out at our last meeting in June when 2013-14 Club President Win Scutt handed over the reigns of the club to his successor Darren Hands

2014 Quiz - A Great Success

more A big thank you to everyone who came to our quiz night last night in aid of the Rotary District 1290 Overseas Project Team.

Club President Win Scutt and Martin play rugby before Martin's talk

Talk by Martin Parnell

more The Rotary Club of Plympton hosted a combined meeting of clubs in the Plymouth area on 20th March – being joined by members from the Rotary Clubs of Plymouth, Roborough and Callington – for a special talk.

Members of our club pose for a group photo on our 60th Birthday.

Diamond Jubilee President's Night

more Saturday 8th February saw the club celebrate its' 60th birthday with our Diamond Jubilee President's Night at the National Marine Aquarium.

Well Done Jasmin

more Hele’s School pupil Jasmin Bayly who won this years’ Ted Osmond Award has been recognised at the recent Pride of Plymouth Awards.

Happy New Year

more The members of the Rotary Club of Plympton wish you a happy new year. We would also like to thank everyone who has supported us in the past year - be it judging competitions, lending equipment or donating money towards the causes we support

Charity Cruise to Roscoff

more The Charity Cruise to Brittany was a great success - even if numbers were not quite as high as hoped. It was certainly a good base from which to repeat this trip again next year. More details on this page of this year's trip.

Remembrance Day

more Throughout Great Britain and Ireland, hundreds of Rotarians will be laying wreaths at their local war memorials this Sunday in remembrance of those who lost their lives in the two world wars and subsequent conflicts. We will not forget.

District Service Above Self Award

more At the Rotary District 1290 Handover at Carnglaze Caverns Plympton Rotary club member Darren Hands was presented with one of the nine "District 1290 Service Above Self" awards.

Moving on to a new (Rotary) Year

more As the Rotary Club of Plympton moves into its Diamond Jubilee year, so the Presidential chain of office gets moved on once more. Following a very successful year, Gustaf Eriksson has passed on the role of President to Win Scutt.


more The club's Bearonimo event on the 1st June was a great success. Read more here...

2013/14 Rotary Theme Announced

more It's an exciting time to be a Rotarian, RI President-elect Ron Burton told the incoming district governors at the International Assembly in San Diego as he announced his theme for the coming year.

Rotary’s leadership considered vital to eradicating polio

more A polio-free India is proof that Rotary is able to tackle the world’s most difficult health challenge.

Food Bank Collection

more Club members have been collecting items over the last few weeks of November which have been dropped off to the Food Bank. This is the second such collection we have done following their talk to the club earlier in the year.

Happy New Year

more The members of the Rotary Club of Plympton wish you a happy new year. We would also like to thank everyone who has supported us in the past year - be it judging competitions, lending equipment or donating money towards the causes we support.

It's Chrissssssstmaaaaaasssss - Almost

more The likes of a certain Slade song or Band Aid are starting to be played on the radio and that can mean only one thing. The Rotary Christmas collections are just around the corner!!!

Quiz Night 2012

more The infamous Rotary Club of Plympton Charity Quiz returned this November and was a great success.

Group Study Exchange 2013

more Club member (and Senior Vice President) Win Scutt has been selected to lead the district's Group Study Exchange Team to Romania later this Rotary year.


more The Rotary Club of Plympton have been turning out their cupboards to help Re:store, the Shekinah Mission’s Charity Shop.

Japan's Recovery

more Caroline Pover recently spoke to the club on the slow recovery in rurual parts of Japan. Following her talk there is a possibilty we will try to do something to help. read more here.

Afghanistan - Memories & Moments

more Captain (Retired) Alexander Allen spent six months in Afghanistan back in 2007 when he was serving in the Grenadier Guards. He kept a photo journal and recently came to the club to share some of it with us.

Jon Paul Oxley

more It is with great sadness that the club has learnt of the death of Jon Paul Oxley, the 2010 winner of the Ted Osmond Trophy – an award our club makes every year to an outstanding young individual from the Plympton community.


more Visit by Amore to the club - 31st May 2012. These guys have signed to Warner Bros music and featured in the Queens Junilee pagent just a few days after their visit to us.

Good Luck Olympians

more A Message to Olympians Tom Daley and Tonia Couch who support the campaign to End Polio Now

End of the Year Review

more End of Year Review Report

2009/10 News Stories - part 2




2009/10 News Stories - part 1


2010/11 News Stories - part 1


2010/11 News Stories - part 2


News Stories 2011/12

more News Stories from the 2011/12 Rotary Year...

New President

more Meet the New Club President