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Buying Danger Signs for Ukraine

Clubs are donating funds for buy Danger signs for previously occupied land in Ukraine where land mines have been left.  So far we have raised enough to buy 651 signs with more money coming in. 

Rotary in South West Peninsula Responds to the Türkiye-Syria Earthquake Emergency
Rotary clubs across Devon, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly have been responding very quickly by collecting at various locations for those affected by the earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria.  Other clubs have allocated funds to go direct.  Funds are often going through ShelterBox and The Rotary Give Star Turkey & Syria Disaster Fund. Both working with people on the ground to meet local needs.   
                            Our support will continue.   

Please support your local club as they respond to this terrible crisis.  Or donate online through our Shelterbox link to the right on this page or here:

Some photos from our recent District Conference at the Riviera Conference Centre in Torquay Rotarians Against Poverty.

Ukraine Support Update

Clubs in Devon and Cornwall have taken advantage of Foundation Grant Funding to support Ukrainian families living locally.  Support has included help with English lessons, celebrations for Ukrainian Independence Day, transport, children's activities, support services and many more.

 Türkiye-Syria Earthquake

Clubs everywhere have been quick off the mark collecting and donating to appeals to support the organisations working on the ground to support the millions of people affected by the earthquakes, especially Shelterbox and the Rotary Foundation's Disaster Response Fund.  This, like the situation in Ukraine, will be an ongoing support need.

Clubs support World End Polio Day 2022

Clubs everywhere are planting crocus bulbs, walking a mile, collecting funds and raising awareness of how close we are to eradicating this debilitating disease from our planet. World End Polio Day I'd 24th October and we will be doing our best to give this disease, which is 99.9% gone, the final heave ho! 


Clubs in Devon and Cornwall support the rebuilding of Moshchun, north of Kiev.

Two Clubs Celebrate 100 Years of Service Each

July has seen two clubs in our District celebrate their centenaries - Newton Abbot and St Austell.  Our District Governor visited both in his first month in post and enjoyed being part of the celebrations

Paul Harris Award Presentation to Sian

Congratulations to Sian Doyle, our Senior RYLA (Rotary Young Leadership Awards) Lead on being awarded the Paul Harris Award at the end of course dinner for all her hard work and enthusiasm in leading the teams to deliver our District Senior RYLA courses.  Very well deserved!


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Presentation to Torbay Scout Group

School leavers at Barton Hill Academy pictured with their Dictionaries For Life.

Torquay Rotary Club is now part of the school 'families' at both Barton Hill Academy and Ellacombe Academy.

Philip White, chairman of the Clive Olney fund trustees, hands over the cheque for �15,242 to Torquay Rotary Club president Roger Avenall, accompanied by, from left, Brian Chudley, Clive�s widow Jackie, and John Flude.

The Clive Olney Trust hands over its assets to the Rotary Club of Torquay.

The St James Hotel and Restaurant where the Rotary Club of Torquay first met in September 1920.

Torquay harbourside probably around 1930 First meeting place of the Rotary Club of Torquay, September 1920. The building is now known as Harbour Point


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