President Nigel Clark and his wife, Glyn, have lived in Penzance for 22 years after moving from Lincolnshire. Nigel managed Pengarth Day Centre, before moving to Age UK Cornwall in 2008, and is still involved with Pengarth as Chair of the Trustee Board. Nigel is actively involved with Shekinah Church and is also the co-ordinator of the Penzance Street Pastor team. Nigel has been a Rotarian for 5 years and thoroughly enjoys working alongside the other members of the Rotary Club as they seek to serve the community of Penzance. For the coming year, Nigel is wanting to promote 'A year of Hope' and his chosen charities are The Hope Project, based in Penzance, and Hope Ships in Newlyn.
Nigel says, 'When I joined Rotary, I was impressed with how much of the focus was on impacting the local community and, during the time that I have been a member, this work has continued. The Rotary shop, jointly run by Penzance Rotary and Mounts Bay Rotary, has raised over £100,000 in the past 5 years and that has supported projects in the local community. As we continue to navigate our way through these difficult times, I am convinced that the Rotary Club can have a significant part to play in helping the community to recover. Our first fund raising activity will be in September called 'Miles of Hope' where we would like people to walk, run or cycle for as many miles as possible over the month, with a target of getting as far around the UK coastline from Land’s End.'
Work is also in hand, planning the safe reopening of the Rotary Shop. Mount's Bay Rotary Club are the lead club in this respect and it is hoped that with proper precautions to keep everyone safe, shop volunteers will soon start to feel able to return so that we can at least start trading again, even if on reduced hours. The funds raised through the shop have proven invaluable in providing critical support for families most severely impacted by recent events.
Further news regards the Shop will be announced when available. Meanwhile, keep safe everyone - there is much for us to do.
'What We Do' Main Pages:
Following the distribution of over £40,000 for the relief of local hardship during the pandemic the two Rotary Clubs in Penzance are working together to provide 'Recovery Funding' for local community and welfare groups. (see dedicated page)more
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.more
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.more
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.more
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.more
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.more
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.more
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.more
'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.more