Welcome to the Rotary Club of Yelverton - We are “People Of Action” serving your community. Find out who we are, what we do and how you can help us do good work by exploring this site.
We do a lot of fundraising and do tremendous work in the community making peoples' lives better, at home and internationally. But perhaps most importantly, WE HAVE FUN while we are doing it.details
We organise and participate in a wide range of events to enhance local life and fundraise for worthy causes.details
We raise money locally and distribute it to local good causes, international charities and to Rotary Foundation, Rotary's own charity that funds service projects close to home and around the world.details
Defibrillator and CPR Training
We recently installed a defibrillator outside Yelverton Doctors Surgery and run a series of courses to teach the local community how to use it and basic CPR techniques. Contact Rotarian Ross Dent (see below) for details of the next available course.details
Help Young People
We help local young people develop and learn through a wide range of activitiesdetails
We fund and run the Yelverton Memory Cafe that meets fortnightly at Brier Tor Community Rooms fortnightly. This is a free social drop-in group for carers or sufferers of dementia and memory loss to enjoy a social time with people in similar situation.details
Yelverton is almost at the centre of the rural area we cover, which includes the villages of Bere Alston, Bere Ferrers, Buckland Monachorum, Crapstone, Dousland, Hexworthy, Horrabridge, Meavy, Milton Combe, Postbridge, Princetown, Sheepstor, Walkhampton, Yelverton and all the interspersed smaller hamlets. We also have members from Tavistock and Mary Tavy.
Statistically we are about two thirds men and one third ladies, with ages spanning over four decades and from a wide range of professions, businesses and organisations. We all share a common interest in helping others while having fun.
We meet on Wednesday evenings to enjoy each other’s company and to plan our future event and charitable donations. About once per month we have external speakers to talk about topics of interest. On the fifth Wednesday of any month we usually have an away day, which could be one of a range of activities.
We meet in the bar between 1900 - 1930 at the Moorland Gardens Hotel and move through to a private room for a one course table d’hôtel meal followed by tea and coffee. The drinks and meal are entirely optional and some members just come along for the discussions afterwards. It’s the evening so we like to keep things fairly relaxed and informal, but we are very effective at what we do. There is a business meeting once per month when we do a roundup of all ongoing and planned activities, but current issues can be discussed at any meeting. Guests and prospective members are always welcome.
We run or are involved in a wide range of activities and events in the local community. Have a look around our website.
Meetings and events happening soon
Wednesday 19th September 19.00
Monthly Business Meeting
Wednesday 26th September 19.00
Speaker ANGUS DOULTON
Responding to the Syrian Refugee Crisis - West Devon and the Government’s Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme.details
Wednesday 17th October 19.00
Speaker SOPHIE NICHOLLS
RCY sponsored Sophie to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. She returns to tell us about her exploits.
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.
Family Rotary club use skills to kick-start local charities
Rotary members unite to tackle world hunger
Meetings & Venue
Where and when:
(Most 5th Wednesdays are Away Nights, so no meeting at the Moorland Gardens Hotel.)
Moorland Gardens Hotel, Yeoland Down, Yelverton PL20 6DA 01822 852245