Meetings and Speakers

The club meets each Friday lunchtime and up to twice each month members and guests enjoy a talk by a speaker.
Talks cover a wide range of subjects with most being community focussed. Others may cover a speaker's special interests.

Our lunchtime meetings are open to visitors by prior notice and we particularly encourage guests to attend our speaker meetings as outlined on the forthcoming calendar.

Once an month the club holds a Business meeting during lunch at which our Commiittee Chairs report on the planning and progress of their committee's work. 

For any information or if you wish to attend, contact our Club Secretary at least 24 hours before the meeting:

Club Secretary Des Hosken T. 01736 798408 or 07806 798408

Recent speakers have included:

Jenny Salmon & Louise Perry from Cornish Talking Newspaper & Magazine

David Howard - Retired agent for St Aubyn Estates

Philip Rodda - Rodda's Creamery

Mike Temple - Mercy Ships

Jonathan Jones - Tregothnan Tea

Richard Thomas - Farmer

Ian Marsh - West Cornwall National Trust

David Walrond - Principal Truro and Penwith College

Keith Songhurst - Penzance Tennis Club Coach

Insp. Nick Clarke - Devon & Cornwall Police

Charlotte Somers - Hall for Cornwall

Tom Magill - General Manager of Cornish Pirates RFC

Simon Allison from the charity Sense (Caring for deaf blind people)

Jess Golding - Penzance B.I.D. Manager

Zoe Curnow – General Manager of the Minack Theatre

John Pollard - Leader of Cornwall Council

Dr Bob Dyke on the subject of Steam Cars

The Shackleton Experience - The Greatest Survival Story Ever Told

Tony Hogg - Devon & Cornwall Police Commissioner

Daphne Skinnard - BBC Radio Cornwall

Commander Blackmoor - Commanding Officer, Fixed Wing Aircraft at Culdrose

Anthony Power - Custodian of the Levant Mine

Hester Hunt – Penzance Town Clerk and Chanti from Vijayawada, India.

Martin Tucker – Principal at Penwith College

'What We Do' Main Pages:

Miles of Hope campaign page

Thanks to heartwarming public support, almost £10,000 has been donated to relieve food-poverty and general deprivation here in the far south-west of Cornwall. But please keep on giving - more funds will mean more relief for more young families.

President Nigel Clark

Introducing our Club President and his theme of 'hope' for the Rotary year ahead.


CAR RALLY update: Due to current circumstances, there will not now be a Classic Car Show in 2021. It is anticipated that the next show will be held in the summer of 2022.


Over £40,000 distributed by local Rotary Clubs during the pandemic for the relief of local hardship. This Newsletter provides some of the most recent information about the activities of the club.


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The Rotary Club of Penzance is currently meeting via Zoom until normal meetings can resume. Rotary events planned for 2020 have been postponed and we are directing funds to those suffering hardship. Please make contact if you are interested in Rotary.


The club meets each Friday lunchtime and up to twice each month members and guests enjoy a talk by a speaker. Talks cover a wide range of subjects with most being community focussed. Others may cover a speaker's special interests.


A wide range of Community activities are undertaken, many of which are detailed on the related pages here . . . New club members are always welcome. With new members come new ideas and new projects to run alongside our existing ones.


Some of the most rewarding activities carried out by Rotarians are Young Chef Competitions, Concerts by School and College Students and conducting 'Mock Job Interviews' for soon to be school leavers.


The club undertakes fundraising through a variety of activities and through the Rotary Community Shop at the top of Market Jew Street. Funds are donated to a wide range of community groups & charities. Request a Grant Application Form through this page.


Our overseas work......


Foundation taps into a global network of Rotarians who invest their time, money, and expertise into our priorities, such as eradicating polio and promoting peace.


The Rotary Community Shop is staffed exclusively by volunteers and all profits benefit local charities and good causes. The Shop is a joint venture between both of the town's Rotary Clubs instigated by the RC of Mount's Bay.


Supporting ShelterBox.....

RYLA participant Emma Lainchbury

The Rotary Youth Leadership Awards....developing our Young People......


The Rotary Club of Penzance is pleased to welcome the following sponsors of the club's community and fundraising activities.


Membership Inductions, Award Presentations and Appointments


The club enjoys quarterly social evenings like Pub Quizes, Ten Pin Bowling, Barbeques, Fish & Chip Suppers or other activities with a focus on socialising.


About our club.....


'Thank you' to the regulars and visitors at the Logan Rock Inn at St. Levan for continuing to help Rotary with the PolioPlus campaign. Rotarians around the world have been raising funds for the eradication of polio for over twenty five years.


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