President Kevin Finan
Rotary is a truly international organisation, comprising men and women of all ages, occupations and professions, with around 1.2 million members worldwide. It aims to use the skills of its individual members to assist where practical help is needed, to raise funds where money is needed and to react to situations such as global disasters. Whatever the needs - locally, nationally or internationally - Rotary may be able to help and its members derive a great deal of satisfaction in doing so.
In the year to 30th June 2017, over £20,000 had been raised by various means to fund projects which ranged from the ‘Ready, Steady, Read’ initiative, which helps children with reading difficulties in four local primary schools, to sponsoring a young Ugandan girl from a problem family at the Kira Farm Development Centre there.
The Club has again sponsored four young students in the Rotary Youth Leadership Award scheme (testing their skills in a challenging few days on Dartmoor) while Rotarian Ivan Godfrey’s Dartmoor Letterbox Trail is again providing children (and parents) with a different kind of challenge as well as raising funds for the Topic of Cancer charity, which also benefitted from the Christmas Cryptic Quiz devised by another Tiverton Rotarian.
Shelterbox, the disaster charity, which was originated by a Cornish Rotarian, has also received funds from us as has the Sampford Peverell Play Area and Rotary Way in Tiverton, the latter as part of the Tiverton in Bloom initiative.
Help in a more ‘hands on’ way has been provided to the Exmoor Rotary Club who organised its annual and successful Exmoor Challenge while the purple crocuses which appeared around the town earlier in the year (purple being the colour of the finger dye indicating children who have received the oral immunisation) evidenced the continuing drive to eradicate polio from the world with the assistance of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. With only a few recorded cases in one or two countries, Rotary internationally is now so close to that objective.
With the highly energised Interact team (young Rotarians aged 11-16) at Tiverton High School raising around £2500 for their own nominated charities and, in conjunction with the Exe Valley Rotary Club, the efforts being made to start a Rotaract Club for 18-30 year olds, it is clear that Rotary is making its mark in this area. The Club’s reaction to the Grenfell Tower Fire Disaster meant that over £300 was raised in a few hours of collecting and is a good example of its adapting to current needs. London Rotarians near to the scene were on hand within a few hours and are continuing to assess what is required.
For more information on some of the above click on the 'What we do' tab at the top of the page and then 'Helping our Community & Raising Funds'.
The Rotary Community Fun Day of 2016 is being renamed ‘Music in the Park’ for this year’s special day on Sunday 6th August 2017 in People’s Park. More details may be found in the 'What we do' pages but the main feature will be the return of the outstanding Devon based Big Band ‘The Locked Horns’.
An increasing membership will help Tiverton Rotarians to keep working for the benefit of the community and to follow the Rotary motto of ‘Service above Self’.
Interested in joining? Then click on the red 'Membership Enquiry' box at the foot of this page.
Contact Andrea Rowe on email@example.com or on 01884 258820
Meetings and events happening soon
Tuesday 9th May 09.00 - 20.00 Tuesday 31st October
Dartmoor Letterbox Trail
See 'What we do' page and click on right hand side
Monday 31st July 19.30
Right Reverend Dame Sarah Mullally, Bishop of Crediton
A presentation about her interesting life
Sunday 6th August 12.00
Music in the Park
A full range of events with the Locked Horns Big Band as the main attraction.
Monday 14th August 12.30
Presentation by RYLA nominees
Our four student nominees of the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards report back to the Club on their experiences.details
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Meetings & Venue
Where and when:
(Exceptions: 5th Monday 19.30)
Tiverton Hotel, Blundell's Road, Tiverton EX16 4DB (01884) 256120