Support for Youth

One of Rotary's prime aims is to serve and support the youth of our community, these are examples of how we do that.


We have presented Dictionaries to year 6 pupils in several local schools since 2011, over 1800 in total to date. The Usborne Illustrated Dictionary is a superb tool for these students and there has been a very positive response from all the school teachers of classes that have recived them. Teachers work with the students in their final year in order to ensure they have a good understanding of how to use the dictionaries efficiently and fruitfully. We recognise that reading is one of the most imporant skills that our young people can learn and we will do all we can to encourage children to read.


We support the local library's initiative which challenges local Primary school children to read as much as possible in their summer holidays. 


When Past President David Bettes passed away in 2023 the family donated the Retiring Collection to the Club with a request that we use it in any way we saw fit. We recalled David's long standing interest in the education of young people, so divided the funds between the local libraries in Lyme Regis and Charmouth, asking them what might be appropriate to their particular audience. A specific selection of Leggo was purchased for Charmouth Library and a selection of educational games for Lyme Regis Library.


We have chosen to fund one student to attend a RYLA course in 2024, specifically a course run for ROTARY by Cardiff City Council, in their superb outdoor facility, The Storey Arms Centre in the Brecon Beacons. After extensive advertising a suitably qualified student has been accepted and is looking forward to the experience in August 2024. If successful we are mindful to repeat the exercise in future years. The course focuses on leadership skills, using outdoor activities as the base.  The objective is to help students develop team-working skills, explore and practice leadership, and develop greater personal confidence.  We hope students will benefit practically, e.g. in work or University life, and be encouraged to take leadership roles within their communities in future.


Frank Mayes was the first President of the Rotary Club of Lyme Regis. In his memory we have, every year, given a prize to a pupil in St Michaels Primary School who, in the opinion of the school teachers, has made outstanding progress. In 2024 we plan to extend this Rotary Award to other schools in the area.

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Usborne Illustrated Dictionary

One of Rotary's prime aims is to serve and support the youth of our community, these are examples of how we do that.

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We have supported the Rotary led drive to eradicate Polio globally, since its inception in the mid 1980's. In addition we regularly campaign for worthy causes in developing countries


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As part of a global Service organisation the RCLR seeks to support our community as well as good causes nationally and internationally in keeping with the Rotary theme for 2024 of 'Create Hope in the World'.


The RCLR serves with the local community in a number of ways, by supporting local good causes and working with other local organisations to help further their aims.

Rotary Foundation

The Rotary Foundation is one of the world's most efficient international charities, contributing over $4billion since its inception over 100 years ago.