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  <>BODMIN DRAGONS SWIMMING CLUBPresident Peter presented winners Rotary shields to club members:

  • Mens 1500 Mtrs Freestyle  - winner  Tom Taylor.
  • Ladies 800 Mtrs Freestyle  - winner Sian Temple.


Bodmin Rotary Oct. Beer Festival was a great success attracting a huge number of friends and customers.  special thanks go to the Landlord & Landlady of the Masons Arms Bodmin, Stewart & Mandy,  who kindly allowed us to install 10 barrels of Real Ale and sell it in their bar !  -  Many Thanks also to many other helpers and our ale sponsers.

BODMIN ROTARY - Trophy Winners

Bodmin Carnival was a great success - Congratulations to the Carnival committee, their hard work and determination paid off - despite the weather and many obstacales thousands of local people turned out to support it.  Bodmin Rotary Club were delighted to receive the First Place Cup for the 'Topical' section and also the overall Carnival Cup.


Poor Press report !   Comment placed on facebook 25/8/16


Following the very poor report produced by the Cornish Guardian this week Bodmin Rotary Club would like to say what a great job of organisation the Carnival Committee did. Despite all the problems, including the weather and insurance for floats etc. the procession went ahead and was supported by thousands of local people who obviously wanted to see a Bodmin Carnival again.  Well done to all the committee – we look forward to next year.

PB PORC Bodmin

RYLA - 2016

RYLA  -  Rotary Youth Leadership Award is an annual event organised by Rotary. The course, for 18 - 28 year and 14 - 17 yr olds, is held on Dartmoor in July for one week and comprises an intensive programme of outdoor activities and tasks aimed at team building and leadership skills, along with a series of projects and lectures from eminent Members of the South west  community.
All Bodmin entries are selected from local youth  - This year's candidates representing Bodmin Rotary Club were: Lucy Fuller and Jake Clutson. 
At a recent Rotary Dinner, Lucy and Jake, were presented with their certificates and gave reports of their experiences and training at RYLA - both saying how much they had achieved and benefited from it - and of course how much they enjoyed it.

PHOTO:  L to R  -  Rtn. Peter Williams (President Bodmin Rotary), Jake Clutson (Bodmin College), Lucy Fuller (Bodmin College),  Rtn. Paul Harrison (Bodmin Rotary Club)

Bodmin Club - Handover to new president 


On the 6th July 2016 the chain of office was passed to Rtn. Peter Williams - From the village of Polruan to the County Town of Bodmin, Peter has served his community. Firstly, as a firefighter with Cornwall Fire & Rescue Service for 36 years, and currently as a member of the Rotary Club of Bodmin. Peter has accepted the chain of office as Bodmin Rotary Club President for the next twelve months, July 2016-17.  Peters aim is to continue a high level of involvement in the community and youth projects, also   giving international help whenever required.



The Westberry Hotel - Bodmin - Meeting Venue.

Le Khanh & Simon welcome you....

The Westberry Hotel, at which the Rotary Club of Bodmin has met
regularly since 1989, changed hands on 5th April 2106 when Bob and
Carole Marshall finally decided that it was time to take a very
well-earned rest and retire. The business was then sold to two cousins, Le Khanh
Au Duong and Simon Nguyen, who are now jointly running the hotel with
the help of almost all of the team who were formerly working with Bob
and Carole, together with a few new faces.

Both Le Khanh and Simon originally come from Vietnam, but have been
living in the UK for over 20 years -- Le Khanh, whose background is in
statistics and operational research, gained an MBA at Cass Business
School a few years ago and then went off to spend four years in Abu
Dhabi working with Etihad Airlines. Simon and his family, meanwhile,
have been busy running a very successful Vietnamese restaurant in the
centre of Islington's bustling Chapel Market. With hospitality being a
fundamental part of Vietnamese culture, Simon and Le Khanh want to
make every guest feel equally welcome -- their stated aim is to ensure
that all guests are treated just as if they were close friends or
family. They will also be introducing some Vietnamese dishes to the
menu, and have launched an Oriental buffet on Sunday lunchtimes which
is becoming extremely popular. When the busy summer season is over,
work will start on a substantial programme of renovation to bring all
of the public areas up to the same high standard as the terrace

Le Khanh is a keen supporter of charitable organisations (she and her
husband are both founder Trustees of Safe Anaesthesia Worldwide), and
she and Simon very much wish to retain the close links with Bodmin
Rotary that have been built up over the years.

One not-so-good piece of news is that the roadworks for the Bodmin
Growth Deal will have a major impact on the Westberry in the coming
months, with Dennison Road being closed to traffic from Sept. 2016
to at least June 2017. As this is a new business venture for Simon and
Le Khanh, the Westberry Hotel and Restaurant will need all the support
it can get from local customers, businesses and friends to help it
survive this very difficult time.

Photo to follow....

Le Khanh Au Duong

Access to the Hotel will be maintained through the road works whenever possible, the hotel car park and others near by will also remain open.

Bodmin College Cricket

Paul Harrison chairman of Bodmin Rotary Youth Committee,  presents a cheque for £50 to sponsor Bodmin College U13 cricket team in Rotary's Cricket Competition. Receiving the cheque on behalf of The College is Jess Reed, president of Bodmin Interact Club.

Back to School for President

Bodmin President Rtn. Peter Williams returned to the classroom last to meet the Bodmin College Interact Group - The group formed by Bodmin & Lostwithiel Rotary Clubs has been active for almost three years and are involved in a programme of Local / International Community projects.

Peter is the one in the middle !

Why are they all girls ! ?

Bodmin Rotarian - 101st Birthday Aug 2016

" Happy Birthday Vinton "

Members of Bodmin Rotary Club congratulate Rtn. Vinton Hall on his 100th Birthday

Vinton became a member of Rotary over 50 years ago in Colchester, then moved to Exeter about 1970 and became President in 1976.  Finally, Vinton retired from his profession as Exeter City Architect and transferred  to Bodmin Club in 1990.

Vice President Peter Williams making the presentation to Vinton & Dorothy



The Rotary Club of Bodmin


The Rotary Club of Bodmin has been active for more than 60 years and currently has 33 members representing a wide range of local business and professions Brief History.

Bodmin town is situated in Mid Cornwall embracing beautiful countryside/ moorland and within a short distance of the sea.


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PRESIDENTS SPEAKER: Mr Brian Cumming M.B.E. GCStG. A Chelsea Pensioner from The Royal Hospital Chelsea, London. Rotary Clubs & Friends invited. read more »
President Peter to visit the DCLI museum Bodmin with Brian Cumming MBE (Chelsea Pensioner) as a continuation of the previous evening and thank you to him.
District 1175 Annual Conference - Atlantic Hotel Newquay read more »
Bodmin Rotary members to join 'Clean up Cornwall' group. Members please give names to Lynne. Details: Lynne has a list of Areas & Times for us to tackle....
To be confirmed - Members please try to visit another club.
Arrive 6.45pm for coffee/tea and biscuits, introductory talk at 7.00pm (30 minutes) followed by a tour of the museum with a guide. Departure at about 9.00pm.
Hotel Bristol Newquay - Other Rotary Clubs invited. Book your rooms early, special rates as usual....Bristol Hotel 01637 875181 read more »
Speaker: "Bude Welcomes Refugees" Honorary Presentation to Gerald May. After:- International Committee Mtg. - Re. Quiz Night ( Chmn. Bruce )

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   The Westberry Hotel, Rhind Street, Bodmin. We meet on Wednesdays at 1830 for 1900 (Partners 5th Wed T.B.A.) The Westberry Hotel, Rhind Street, Bodmin. PL31 2EL tel: 01208 72772

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