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Rotary Club of Okehampton - welcome! Please scroll/swipe down through this page to find out more about us, in addition to the pages linked in the menu, top-left.

Autumn Challenge OK 17th September 2017

A gallery of photos from the inaugural event


Senior Citizens' Christmas Lunches

By kind permission of Simon and Joan Essex our Senior Citizens Christmas lunches will be held again this year at the Ashbury Golf Hotel 11-13th December


Can we help or support you?

If you or your organisation are based in the Okehampton and District area and think you could benefit from our support, financial or otherwise please provide brief details of your project below. We look forward to hearing from you!


Rotary May Fair 2018

Okehampton's Rotary May Fair will take place on Sunday 27 May 2018 in Simmons Park, Okehampton


Rotarians visiting the Area?

Contact details for visiting Rotarians


About us

The Rotary Club of Okehampton was founded in 1964. We are primarily a lunchtime club, meeting on the first, second and fourth Thursdays of the month at 12.30 p.m.m. start at The Fountain Inn hotel in the centre of Okehampton. There is a private car park at the rear and other public car parks close by. We enjoy a good two course lunch plus coffee for a very reasonable £10.00. Vegetarian and salad options are available - just ask. On the  third Thursday of the month we meet at 5.30 p.m. for 6.00 p.m. start at the Fountain Inn hotel and enjoy a finger buffet for just £5.00.


President David Potter

In months when there are five Thursdays we hold an evening meeting on the fifth Thursday. Spouses, partners, friends and guests are welcome at these meetings when we enjoy a three course meal. Please check our programme for everything that's going on, including a note of those evening meeting dates and venues - please do feel free to browse and get in touch if you would like to know more.

On this site you will find details of our planned events and activities for the Rotary Year, a description of the work done by each of our busy committees and a great selection of pictures in the Club Photo Gallery

Visiting Rotarians are always most welcome - just turn up and tell the hotel that you need lunch. If you need to check any details, please just contact our secretary who will be delighted to assist - Richard Jennings (dick.jacquie@btinternet.com) on 0845 576 0045

 What is "ROTARY". The four objects of Rotary say it all:

  1. The development of friendship as an opportunity for service
  2. High ethical standards in our businesses and professions and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society
  3. Bringing the ideal of service into our personal, business and community lives
  4. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional people united in the ideal of service.


Interested in coming along, and maybe joining us? Want some more information on what we do in and around Okehampton?

Contact us:

Telephone 0845 576 0045 or email dick.jacquie@btinternet.com

Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Thursday 25th January 12.30

Lunchtime Meeting with guest speaker (TBC)

Lunch with guest speaker -2 speakers from St Austell club re global grant request HOST Barry Ratcliffe

Thursday 1st February 12.30

Lunchtime Meeting - Update re the schools and the Academy plans

Speakers Ian Courtney and Daryll Champan. HOST JOHN RATTENBURY

Tuesday 6th February 17.30

Club Council at The Fountain 5.30pm

Council meeting reviewing Committee activities. All committees to have held their meetings prior to this meeting so that decisions can be reviewed and proposed to the forthcoming Business meeting

Thursday 8th February 12.30

Club Business Meeting

Lunch and business meeting. No guests. Alan Roberton

Thursday 15th February 17.30

Early Evening Meeting starting at 5.30pm.

Speaker is Joe Rice and James Stevens re PADS and the Defibs in the town. HOST IS JOHN STEVENS

future events completed calendar local events

Our Social Media

Rotary News

Be part of a global network of volunteers, trying to make the world a better place. Please also see the 'links & news' page for information from the local district and live feeds from Rotary International and Rotary International in GB&I.

Rotary Young Citizen Awards

Watch coverage of the 2017 'Rotary Young Citizen Awards', highlighting outstanding young people.

Details on RotaryGBI.org

How Rotary is Funding Polio Immunization in 2017

Find out more about Rotary fighting disease

Details on Rotary.org

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

The Fountain Inn
Fore Street
Okehampton We meet on Thursdays at From 12pm for 12.45 lunch
((Quarterly 1930, contact sec))
The Fountain Inn
Fore Street
Okehampton EX20 1AP  01837 53532

Meeting venue's web site