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GLOBAL GIVING - Was 4 Weeks to 30th Dec. - Another 4 Weeks planned for March. This project is to assist the local Albanian community to have their own functioning fire appliance. This will give them fire cover to preserve their buildings and save lives.


Recent Donations

Some of the Bodmin Rotary Club donations made over the past 12 - 24 months.



Bodmin Rtn. Colin Bell - biggest challenge yet ! STARTED 1 man, 1 Box, 3 Peaks, 40 Days, 1100 miles - Never been done before. PROGRESS REPORT


BODMIN junior parkrun

Bodmins junior parkrun - Supported by Bodmin Rotary Club and other local organisations is up and 'running' EVERY Sunday Morning at 0900hrs, Berrycoombe Vale, Bodmin.



At Lanhydrock Hotel and Golf Club. Supporting MNDA Cornwall. Detailed information will be availble nearer the time.



Annual event organised by the Joint Committee - SHORT REPORT....for 2018


About us

The Rotary Club of Bodmin has been active for 68 years and currently has 27 members representing a wide range of local business and professions - Brief Club History.

Bodmin town is situated in Mid Cornwall embracing beautiful  Countryside and Moorland within a short distance of the sea.

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Bodmin Rotary Club recently made a local Citizenship award to Mr Chris Purser.   Chris was selected because of his endless work in creating and running the Bodmin Horizon Club, over the past 10years.

Photo: L to R David Jenkins (President Bodmin Rotary),  Chris Purser.



Bodmin Rotary support many local charities and organisations through-out the year and in the last month have supported and helped with the Joint Fireworks Event and the 'Battles Over' Final Tributes, Beacons of Light, which included illuminating the Beacon Monument.   We will also be giving Christmas Gifts to many local persons, donating to the local Food Bank,  donating to the local Memory Cafe and contributing to the cost of Bodmins Christmas Lighting.
Please donate when you see us in Fore St. or Morrisons store, all money collected will be spent on local needs. >>>



Certificate presented by the Bodmin Branch of the Royal British Legion in recognition for the 'Final Tribute' events organised on Sunday 11th Nov. 2018.

See above 'Photo Galleries' for all details....

Photo: L to R: David Jenkins (President Bodmin Rotary),  Ian Trask (Chairman of Bodmin Branch Royal British Legion).



A plea was received from the full time carers of 'Carol', who was disabled from a very young age, she lives in a very small flat and paints by holding a brush in her mouth. Help was required in providing storage shelves for Art equipment etc.  as everything at the moment is kept in containers and boxes on the floor, which severely restricts wheelchair movement around the flat.

Rotarian Peter Old quickly came up with the offer of some adjustable wall shelving and Neil Carter offered to apply his skills in fixing them to the wall.  

Peter and Neil went to the property and completed the job without delay;  as can be seen in the photo below, expertly fitted, making good use of the wall space available and leaving much needed floor space free.


Bodmin Rotarians - Ambassadors Extraordinaire....

Four members from Bodmin Rotary Club - Peter Old, Peter Bray, Allan Foad and Peter Ford recently visited three Rotary Clubs in one day, all in different countries. Breakfast was in Wales (CardiffClub),  Lunch was in England (CliftonBristol Club) and Drinks only evening meeting was in Ireland (Dublin Central Club)  The challenge, the journey and the three clubs visited was an exciting and enjoyable experience, all the clubs were very different.  Some photos and short presentation given at club on Wed. 24th.   


Bodmin Rotarians - Ambassadors Extraordinaire.
A group of four members from Bodmin Rotary Club - Peter Old, Peter Bray, Allan Foad and Peter Ford recently visited three Rotary Clubs in one day, all in different countries. Breakfast was in Wales (Cardiff Club),  Lunch was in England (Clifton Bristol Club) and Drinks were in Ireland (Dublin Central Club)  The challenge, the journey and the three clubs was an exciting experience and  all three clubs were very different.
The Cardiff Club met for breakfast at 7.30 at the Cardiff Golf Club – the group were welcomed by the No1 President ( Three Presidents for the year each doing 4 months) and joined 24 members for breakfast and their meeting consisting of  50% women. The speaker was promoting the Cardiff City Hospice.
The Clifton Club, Bristol met at the Clifton Tennis Club for Lunch, 34 members were attending, but they have no lady members. Following lunch the speaker, head of a local Junior School gave a talk about his schools involvement in supporting an African School.
A member of Clifton Club then provided a taxi for the group to the airport.  The aim, on arriving at Dublin airport at 5.30pm, was then by taxi, to get to the Dublin Central Club by 6.30pm for the start of their meeting. The flight being approx.. 30mins late meant that we arrived at the club at 6.45pm.  We were welcomed and offered a seat and a glass of Water or Wine.
Dublin Central Club was, to say the least, different !   They meet in an elegant room in the prestigious Hibernian Private Club in St. Stephens Square, Central Dublin.  The club with approx.. 24 members, but only 11 were at the meeting were sitting around a central table with only a drink of wine or water, no meal is partaken – the hour long meeting is only to discuss Rotary business.  Much of this meeting was taken in introductions by them and us.   I was found that most of their members originate from many different parts of the world, Argentina, Hungary, Croatia, Canada, Spain, Turkey….    Their President was away so the Secretary took the meeting of approx.. 50% Ladies.  One member Monica Robertson was the DG of Ireland (North & South) comprising approx.. 100 clubs.
Some ways that we each raise funds was discussed, it was evident that Dublin were far more cash rich than Bodmin. (A Valentines Charity Ball with 350 attending raised over £20,000 for charity)  The meeting was conducted very informally and only lasted the hour.
Having fulfilled their challenge of 3 countries in one day the group used the following day to explore Dublin and partake in some fine Jameson Whiskey and Guinness.

Media release

wm 22/10/18



A bit about:  -  ROTARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARDS (RYLA)  is a weeks residential course, based at the Dartmoor Adventure Centre at Okehampton, Devon and covers teamwork, leadership, communication and problem solving. It is organised for Rotary by The Youth Hostels Association and is run by fully trained, accredited, and DBS checked, instructors.  The courses are designed for 16 - 18 years (Junior) and 18 - 28 (Seniors)

Participants have great fun coupled with a real sense of achievement and increased awareness of their personal strengths. The week is all about teamwork and problem solving led by professional people who are experienced in motivating young people. There will be opportunities for participants to demonstrate some leadership skills, but in the main, each activity will be closely guided by a trained instructor.

This years RYLA candidate:  Jessica Dorson (16 years of age) has recently returned from her one week course at the Dartmoor Youth Adventure Centre at Okehampton. 
On Wednesday last, Jessica gave a very interesting and confident talk about all the activities she took part in.   One very powerful message that Jessica impressed on us was the value of the course to her and everyone who attended.  She says, in just one week, she feels a great difference in her confidence,  in mixing with and talking to people, team work etc.   It is one of the best things she has done and says many more young people should go on it if they can.

Jessica is also an England Junior Boxing Champion.

L to R :  Rtn. Peter Ford (Chmn. Youth Activities),  Jessica Dorson,  Rtn. Peter Old ( Vice President)



Pressident Colin Marshall handing the chain of office to Rtn Dave Jenkins (right) for the coming year from July 2018.  David has taken the challenge for a second term, last in the chair in 2012/13



Money raised for MNDA - £8000.00 +.  Cheque presented to Derek Williamson of MNDA by President of Bodmin Rotary Colin Marshall.



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Meetings and events happening soon

6.30 for 7.00pm Evening Meal

Wednesday 27th February -

6.30 for 7.00pm Evening Meal

Dennis Scoging Area Co-ordinator Lotus Seven Club will talk on:
the car designed by Colin Chapman.

Wednesday 6th March -

6.30 for 7.00pm Evening Meal

Venue: Westberry Hotel Bodmin


Saturday 9th March - Sunday 10th March


9TH - 10TH MARCH 2019


Tuesday 12th March


Monthly meeting - 1900hrs
Venue: Westbury Hotel Bodmin

Wednesday 13th March -

6.30 for 7.00pm Evening Meal

Venue: Westberry Hotel Bodmin

6.30 for 7.00pm Evening Meal

Wednesday 20th March -

6.30 for 7.00pm Evening Meal


Venue: Westberry Hotel Bodmin

Saturday 23rd March -


Callywith College.Old Callywith Road. Bodmin. PL31 2GT.
Featuring Countess Scarlette von B Supported by Pic 'n' Mix and Tr1 4ers dancers. Doors open 7.00pm. Show starts at 7.30pm. Light supper included. Licensed bar. Tickets £15


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The Westberry Hotel, Rhind Street, Bodmin. PL31 2EL  01208 72772

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