Rotary Club of Tavistock - 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.
2016 Christmas Day lunch at The U.R.Church
Aims to reduce loneliness, have fun and a good meal on the day!details
Polio - This Close
Nov. 2016 St Eustachius Christmas Tree Festival - we decorate our tree for 'Purple for Polio' with RI's teddy as the fairydetails
June 2013 Young Carers national festival
The Rotary Club’s from Tavistock, Okehampton, Ivybridge and Totnes supported the Young carers from Young Devon to gather at the biggest ever national festival to enjoy a break from caring at the end of June 2013.details
2 winners out of 12 excellent teams go through to the next area round.
Tavistock Community Primary and Nursery School,
topic A day in the Life of a school bag.
Lifton Community Primary, topic Giants really do exist.
17th Dec: Grocery
Draw winner is Mrs Perse
The Sensory Garden in The Meadows - with other organisations - awarded Â£12,500 by Tesco's Bag for life Charity! Click here for details
We enjoyed hosting the two geese, who together weighed 10.6Kg, = 23lb 3 and 2/3rds ounces, correctly guessed by Tina Hemmings of Brixham.
Thanks to the geese who seemed contented, their owner Mr Richard Gibbins, and Abbey Surgery and Staff for the use of their grass and the supply of tea and coffee, and not least all of you who had guesses!
The other Rotary Stall selling books and 'this and that' did well for Rotary Charities, as did the sale of crocus bulbs in aid of eradicating Polio.
The Shelterbox display meant several people found out how to become long-term supporters of this.
26th June, inc Presidential handover from Tony Parker to Catherine Bailey for the year from 1st July 2016
GOLF DAY 18th May: A successful day! photos
Young Photographer 2016 Photos
Tavistock College's Amy Brimacombe won the Intermediate Portfolio with her
'Bee' photo which goes forward from the Regional round to the National
- please see 'what we do', then 'Youth Services' & click on the Y.P. 2016 heading
YouthSpeaksRegional Round: Tavistock College's Intermediate Team and Mount Kelly School's Senior Team won through to this round, competed excellently but didn't win through to the next round.
Youth Speaks Local Round - 15 Junior Teams on 26th Jan, winners: Lifton & Tavistock Community Primary Schools.
Intermediate on 27th, winners: Tavistock College First and Second teams.
Seniors on 27th, winner Mount Kelly School. Click here for more details
Next round on 23rd Feb at Tavistock Community College.
Father Christmas visiting homes and and collecting in the Square and at Tesco collected around Â£2,000 for Rotary Charities.
Thankyou to all for your generosity!
'Chicks' Charity Santa Run with 253 Santas: - we helped in a small way - they raised Â£3,800 & it was a great event.
Heritage Festival great pics
Goosie Fair Oct 14th 2015
Great day! This-and-That sales added to the Book Stall did very well, &
guess-the-weight-of-the-geese on Abbey Surgery grass went well. The geese enjoyed it we think!
Together they weighed 22lb 1.6oz at sunrise, the we had our first ever winner using the metric: 10Kg 7gm, so the cheque goes to a visitor from Teignmouth.
Thankyou Farmer Richard Steer & your geese
Congrats. to Norrie for organising it all & his team on the Stall, David & team for caring for the geese, & Abbey Surgery Staff for their support & coffee!
Golf Day 20th May
Click here to see photos, Sponsors (thankyou!), etc. A great day, and Â£3,000 raised. Young people in Tavistock and the surrounding area will benefit through the donation to Devon Young Carers, & all ages via TASS, Tavistock Area Social Services.
1st & 2nd May Shelterbox Collection for Nepal at Morrisons (thankyou, Morrisons & your Customers) raised the fantastic Â£2,643.93.
Goosie Fair: The 2 Geese kindly lent by Farmer Richard Steer = 29lb 2oz = 13.15Kg
Devon at its Best
Gateway to Cornwall and West Devon mining World Heritage sites.
Straddling the fast flowing river Tavy below the Western edge of Dartmoor, Tavistock stands in the heart of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is a classic West Country Market Town, with a population of 11,000 and a shoppers delight. Whatever your fancy - old books, bold cooks, the art scene or smart jeans - there is enormous variety and choice.
Interested in becoming a member of Tavistock Rotary Club?
Rotary members are enthusiastic, fun-loving and active volunteers who give their time and talents to serve communities both at home and overseas. These are dedicated people, men and women from business and professions, who share a common interest in helping others
The Inner Wheel Club of Tavistock - we are pleased to be associated with this Club, and have posted details under 'What we do' at the top of this page
News - see & click on Newsheets above fo
r more details
SHELTERBOX Collection on 28th & 29th March raised ï¿½1144.04 which will increase once Gift Aid comes in. Fantastsic! Thankyou to all donors, and to Morrisons for allowing us to collect under the cover of the outer part of their entrance after the forecast for the weekend was dire!
NEW MEMBER from 16th February 2015 - We're delighted to
welcome Mrs Sheila Downs to Tavistock Rotary Club.
The first round with six schools and 17 teams of 3 pupils each went well. The winners spoke in the next round at Callington School. The winners from that round were Mount Kelly Senior Team and Tavistock College Intermediate Team, & they are in The Area Finals held at Bodmin Community College on 7th March 2015 at 1pm
Dec 2nd to 20th: Father Christmas' Round & Collection
Lots of excited children met him outside their own home, and their Parents were very generous. The total donated was ï¿½1905.13 for Rotary Charities. Thanks to organiser Martin Webb and Sleigh builder Clive Fairchild.
Nov 10th "Tavistock Rotary Club members welcomed many guests to their meeting on Monday evening to hear from our distinguished guest speak Ann Widdecombe. Ann not only gave us her views as a politician but also gave us her insight to her time in Strictly Come Dancing. A great evening was had by all."
Oct 8th 2014 Goosie Fair: the two geese together weighed 29lb 2oz = 13.15Kg. The cash prize was won by Mrs Johnson, her name being drawn from a hat with 3 correct guesses in. Thanks to Abbey Surgery for the pitch, and Richard Steer for lending the calm goose and gander for the day!
Oct 3rd West Devon Young Carers & Trevor's Marathon run to raise their funds
ï¿½1300 was raised by Trevor running the Barnstable Marathon, with help from The Okehampton Rotary Club
Aug: Quiz night at The Half-way House
raised ï¿½215 for Rotary Charity funds
Aug: Croquet vs Yelverton in Plymouth - great evening. See newsheet Aug 14th
14th June street collection with open shelterbox for all to check out We met lots of interesting people & raised nearly ï¿½300, more with Gift Aid. Thankyou all the donors in Tavistock.
TAVISTOCK CHARITY GOLF DAY
The Club Charity Golf Day on 21st May raised nearly ï¿½3,900. Golfers' support by paying to play, raffles and a 'silent auction' plus sunshine made this an excellent day. Payments were made of ï¿½1,800 to The Triangle Centre, the Chemotherapy Outreach centre in Tavistock and ï¿½900 to the Golfers' Guide Dog Society. This leaves ï¿½1,200 to support other charitable causes during the coming months.
Fantastic sponsorship from many people, especially:
Abode Property Agents
Fairway Furniture cheques to The Triangle Centre & Golfers Guide Dog Soc
Francis Clark Chartered Accountant
Hogs Bottom Garden Delights David wins the gin
Lynbridge Dental Practice
Mansbridge and Balment
The Original Pasty House
The Tavi Friar
The Whitchurch Inn High wind
destroys gazebo, Pres. cross!
Members of the ï¿½clubï¿½ Tony Sherlock, Tony Everitt and John M
orton were pleased to be able to be present for this event held
at Tavistock Golf Club. Our ï¿½clubï¿½ was the joint major sponsor and helped the GGDS raise some ï¿½2,400. The GGDs generously gave credit for our earlier financial support which had gone towards committing to buying and paying for the training of a new guide dog ï¿½Eddieï¿½.
ï¿½Eddieï¿½ was the star of the day.
A YOUTHFUL PRESIDENT'S NIGHT
On May 17th, Dr Geri Parlbywas presented with a 'Paul Harris Fellow' as an appreciation from the Rotary Club of Tavistock for all Geri's ongoing works in helping carers and patients in the area of dementia. Geri was awarded a certificate and pin with sincere thanks from her friends at The club, for her commitment to 'Service above Self'.
The night that was thoroughly enjoyed by all centred on 'younger people' with a presentation from the Tavistock College Senior Rotary Youth speaks team; and then 45 minutes of laughter
enjoying farming stories from Lydia Stack. Lydia is a twenty-two year old hill farmer's daughtert from The Peak District in North Derbyshire. Lydia gave an entertaining insight into what it was like to grow up surrounded by hills, animals and not many people. A beautifully constructed, beautifully told and absolutely hilarius tale of growing up in the countryside.
The event was held at The Bedford Hotel in Tavistock in their 'Gallery 26' where guests were well catered for, complimenting the whole evening.
YOUTH SPEAKS 2014
Last year's Senior Team nearly won the National Finals.
This year: details are under 'what we do' & then 'Youth Services'
This year's 1st round had good teams competing at Kelly College.
Winners were: Lifton Primary School Juniors, Kelly College's Intermediate Team and Tavistock School's Senior Team.
Fuller Results and photos.
A successful TROLLEY DASH 12th Jan
We sold tickets at ï¿½1 each in November (thankyou Morrisons, just inside the front door from the cold weather). Claire Trewin won to collect ï¿½250 of groceries & the (gentle) 'Dash' raised ï¿½700 for Rotary Charities and some good simple fun!
Clean Water for Ugandans: click here for more. (or see what we do in 'International').
visited lots of areas in Tavistock during December as well as being in the town square Fridays and Saturdays. A busy person even before Dec 24th!
Children seemed to have a great time, and their parents were very generous towards Rotary Charities that we collected ï¿½1,700 for. Thankyou.
13th Oct. ï¿½546.14 collected: more -click here
GOOSIE FAIR 9th Oct 2013:
Our 2013 PRESIDENTIAL HANDOVER July 1st
Rotarian John Morton takes on the baton
from athlete Trevor Williams
For a brief resume of Trevor's year click here
and for John's comments click here
The Club continues to be engaged supporting communities, locally and internationally, under the banner of Rotary, making a difference physically and financially.
ROTARY TAKES UP THE DEMENTIA CHALLENGE:
Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/RotariansEPoD
14th July 2013 Tavistock Athletic
Club with our Club: Carnival Ladies
& Men 5 mile Races
& Children's 1.2 mile Fun Run
Read more here
ROTARIANS TAKE UP THE DEMENTIA CHALLENGE
Rotarians in the South West of England are rising to the challenge of dementia following the startling news that the condition has been branded the health and social care challenge of the 21st Century. Read More. Read more on Tavistock's Memory Cafe
The Alliance was launched on 17th Dec 2012 to make Tavistock a dementia-friendly town. Angela Rippon is the Patron.
Click here to read more
National Dementia Award for Tavistock Rotarian
Rotary International bestowed its highest honour for an individual on Tavistock Rotarian Geri Parlby in December 2012, as founder and chair of REPoD (Rotarians Easing Problems of Dementia) and she was recognised for her work in dementia support around the UK.
Click here to read more
Rotary District Governor Maxine Stoyel and Past District Governor John Pearce present the Service Above Self Award to Geri Parlby (at left of photo)
Thanks for Life Website
A campaign from Saturday 20th to Sunday 28th February and Rotary Day on Tuesday 23rd February to raise ï¿½1m for Polio Eradication through the Thanks for Life initiative.
To maximise public awareness of the Rotary Polio campaign, the Gates Challenge and Rotary in general and to increase membership. Video
Rotarians take up dementia challenge
Rotarians in the South West of England are rising to the challenge of dementia following the startling news that the condition has been branded the health and social care challenge of the 21st Century. Read More. Tavistock's Memory Cafe.
Left: Geri Parlby & Graham May accept a cheque for 'Rotary easing the Problems of Dementia' = REPOD, as above, from Geoff Luckock, President of Roborough Rotary Club. Below left: Tony Whitehead presents a cheque for ï¿½200 to head teacher Ann Mitchell of Lamerton Primary school. This will go towards the installation of an additional Soundfield system for the school. Below: Goosie Fair 2009. Report
Meetings and events happening soon
Monday 31st July 18.00
Walk with Simon Dell, then Supper at The Cornish, NOT at The Bedford,
Then Supper at The Cornish. It's a 5th Monday of the month.
Only 25 people can be on the walk, but do come to the meal even if not walking.
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.
Meetings & Venue
Where and when:
(For apologies and extra attendees including guests - visiting Rotarians are very welcome - please phone The Bedford or email firstname.lastname@example.org by 10am on that Monday. )
Meetings will be at The Bedford Hotel, 1 Plymouth Rd, Tavistock at 6.30p.m. The 2nd Monday of the month meeting is usually a business meeting.
(except for any 5th Monday in a month when we look for a different venue). PL19 8BB 01822 613221