Exmoor Rotary Club

Exmoor Rotary: Club News

Club News on this page follows the main events in which the club has been involved this Rotary year - from July 2017 to June 2018. Do check out far more info via our Bulletins available on-line.

Updated: January 20, 2018

News archive from 2002 to 2017 - here

ShelterboxShelterbox Lunch

Since 2004, fund raising by Exmoor Rotary has provided almost £50,000 to provide Shelterboxes all over the world from the SE Asia Tsunami in 2003 to Syria in 2017. This annual event in Bampton has taken place every January as a community Sunday lunch with the specific purpose of donating to Shelterbox, a wonderful charity based in the south-west.

Shelterbox Lunch in Bampton“Right now, around 85 million people around the world have been made homeless by natural disaster and conflict. We're working to change this.”
By providing emergency shelter and tools for families robbed of their homes by disaster, we're transforming despair into hope.

Club Xmas Lunch

Christmas lunchThe Club also has a very healthy social life, and not only had a Christmas breakfast at the Swan, but also a full Chrstimas dinner at the George, Brompton Regis, a week later!

See here is just one of the tables of diners haveing a thoroughly good time. Happy Christmas!

Rotary SantaSanta Collections

In the run-up to Christmas, our Santa Sleigh visited Dulverton, Brushford, Bampton and Shillingford to rattle tins collecting money for charity.

People were again amazingly generous and over £2000 was raised, most of which will go into local causes and projects.

Bampton Charter Fair

Fair - tents

The Club is respoinsible for a big chunk of the organisation of the Fair. A few days before, the big tents need to be erected by the riverside.

Cups of tea are proved as fuel to keep the chaps going - it is hard work!

Inter-Pub Quiz

Seven local pubs took part in this event on 19th October and it became a fiercely contested battle! The winners, seen here being presented with the shield by President Jane, were the Bridge Inn, Dulverton. They won by 187 (/195) to beat arch-rivals the Red Lion Oakford (185).

The raffle also raised a significant sum for which many thanks to all who contributed. £667 raised will go to Calvert Trust (Exmoor).

The Bridge, Dulverton - winners

Sponsored Dog Walk

Dog Walk

President Jane organised a sponsored dog walk at Wimbleball Lake on 2nd September. Some of those who took part are pictured here with their cannine friends.

Proceeds from the sponsorhsip of owner or dogs will go to Sand Dams project.

School Dictionaries

As part of a national Rotary scheme, Dictionary4Life, we presented all the 11-year-old leavers in our three local primary schools with illustrated dictionaries, to help them with their literacy when they get to 'big school'.

Photos here show Bampton, Dulverton, and Bolham schools.

Bampton Dictionaries
Dulverton Dictionaries Bolham Dictionaries

Dulverton Cup

Youth Challenge Cup

At Dulverton Junior School, the best team that took part in the Rotary Exmoor Youth Challenge was presented with a school cup by President Jane.

This was done at the same occasion when the dictionaries (above) were presented.

Club BBQ

The club BBQ at Whittenhayes, thanks to Trevor and Maggie.

Thanks to all who provided food and Edward and Richard who did the cooking!


Youth Challenge

Presentation at ChumleighExmoor Rotary Club organises the Exmoor Challenge every year, which is a walk where young people have to navigate unaided across a course over Exmoor. The ‘Chulmleigh Friends’ team managed to get round with zero penalty points and came in not only to be the fastest Senior Boys team but also the Best Overall Team. Alan Woolley from Exmoor Rotary Club visited the College to present the boys with their well deserved awards. Team: Sam Stuart, Tim Western, Will Stredwick, & Silas Rowe.



At the meeting of the club at the beginning of July, the short but significant ceremeony of the handover took place.

New President Jane had just received the chain of office, the President-Elect Mike is on the left, and immediate past president Derek is on the right.