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 2018 to June 2019. Do check out far more info via our Bulletins available on-line.
Updated: August 24, 2018
News archive from 2002 to 2018 - here
Mid Devon Show
On 28th July a number of our club went to help out with stewarding at the Mid Devon Show.
Resposibility was for Blue Gate which presented both delights and challenges one understands!
It was a question of showing pitch-holders where they should go and park and how to get there.
Fortunately the weather had been extremely dry (look at the colour of the grass) so this time there was no mud and problems in driving on the fields.
For over 10 years our club has been presenting Illustrated Dictionaries, as part of the national Dictionary4Life scheme, to 11 year old pupils as they leave their primary schools and move on to 'big school'.
The schools benefiting have been Dulverton (shown here), Bampton, and Bolham schools and all have shown great appreciation for their links with Rotary, not just for the dictionaries but also with Youth Speaks and with Rotary Exmoor Youth Challenge.
It has been a privilege to be invited to their leaving assemblies at the end of the summer term, very emotional for pupils and parents alike!
Seward Cup Presentation
Brian and Caroline Seward present the Seward Cup to Clyst Hydon Proimary School at their end of term prizegiving celebrations.
This cup, and special personal medals,are given to the primary school which does best in the Rotary Exmoor Youth Challenge.
On July 17th a new member joined our club.
Peter is being welcomed by President Michael. We're not sure why our president has his eyes shut! Maybe Peter has a very strong grip...
This was held at the home of our new president Mike on a warm and sunny evening on 10th July. A great start to the year enjoyed by many members of the club!
Youth Challenge Presentations
Kingsmead School Team 2 won the Junior Girls shield and were one of only three teams to get around with no time penalties.
The annual July handover from one Presidential year to the next has now happened.
Past president Jane affixes the chain of office to Michael, and Michael welcomes the new president-elect Trevor. We look forward to another great Rotary year ahead!