President Geoff Smyth
Having recently taken over the post of President of Tiverton Rotary Club I am delighted to have the opportunity to write about the activities that the club will be involved in both locally and internationally during my year.
As part of a worldwide organisation Rotary provides crisis support during international disasters through the Shelterbox scheme and, in partnership with the Bill Gates Foundation, raises funds to towards Polio eradication. Our club will continue to contribute to these initiatives whilst also supporting the education of a Ugandan student who will become a valued member of her community when returning to her village.
Our ongoing involvement with young people locally is through a Junior Rotary Club called Interact based at Tiverton High School where the students have raised funds for local projects. In Junior Schools we have introduced a programme called Ready Steady Read which supports children with reading difficulties. Each year we also fund places for students on the Rotary Young Leaders Award Scheme.
Many local people attended and enjoyed our Annual Family Fun Day in the People's Park in August when, thanks to their generosity and that of our sponsors, almost £1800 was raised for local charities. Throughout my year we will once again be providing our popular Christmas Grotto and help with the marshalling of events including the Mid Devon Show, Tiverton High School Prom and the Exmoor Challenge.
I look forward to a year when these activities and many more continue to be at the heart of what we do as a club for our local community.
Meetings and events happening soon
Monday 25th March 12.30
Building a School in Malawi
Davis Halestrap will be talking to the Club about his involvement with building a school in Malawi
Monday 1st April 12.30
The plans of the Club for future projects, membership and our overseas aid will all be on the agenda for our monthly business meeting.
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Rotary members unite to tackle world hunger
Meetings & Venue
Where and when:
(Exceptions: 5th Monday 19.30)
Tiverton Hotel, Blundell's Road, Tiverton EX16 4DB (01884) 256120