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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 2012 to June 2013.

Handover to GillPresident's Night & Handover

Tiverton Hotel - Friday June 21st - Guests gathered togther for President's Night

After an excellent meal with club members, guests, and representatives of four other clubs attending, Terry outlined the success of the Club during the past year.

He then passed the President's chain of office (some would say Regalia) to our first lady President Gillie.

Handover - Exmoor Rotary 2013Shown also is Terry Ross, lined up as President-Elect for the following year. After the formalities, Red Hot Steel provided the lively music.

Ironman UK

On Sunday 16th June members of the Club again provided a 'service station' for cyclists at the local Wimbleball mversion of this event.

The weather was not great, decidedly damp, but the event went well and the Rotarians' contribution was appreciated.

Ironman UK

Canine Partners Presentation


Canine Partners

On May 7th in Dulverton Town Hall, Malcolm Wells gave a fast-paced and highly entertaining talk on the work of this marvellous charity, training assistance dogs to change the lives of disabled people.

£300 was raised from donations from the generous people who attended, and from teas and book sales. Together with money already raised, the club will be sending £600 to Canine Partners, enough for the purchase of a puppy.

The photo shows President Terry with Malcolm Wells MBE.

Rotary Exmoor Youth Challenge

May 4th - 144 teams of 4 young people set out on a 16 mile walk on Exmoor, raising sponsorship for Children's Hospice South West.

A great day orgaised by the club and a large number from other clubs and from our friends.

The results of the day can be seen elsewhere on the site!

Youth Challege 2013

Two PHFs

Paul Harris FellowshipsPrestigious Paul Harris Fellowships were awarded to two members of the club following many years of service and special contributions to the Exmoor Club and other previous club roles.

Seen here presenting the awards is Past District Governor Paul Edwards, with recipients John Rudd and Richard Evans. As well as medals they received printed citations and badges.

Rotary Community Award

On 16th April a Rotary award for Service to the Community was presented to Dr. Chris Mew after his retirement as a GP in Bampton.

Not only has Chris Mew looked after the health of the people of Bampton for many years, but also he was responsible for the building of the excellent Health Centre and establishing its commitments and ethos.

Dr Mew Rotary Award

Quiz Night


On 11th April 4 local pubs took part in the Exmoor Rotary Pub Quiz, part of a larger competition organised within the District.

The evening was won by The Swan in Bampton (143 points), followed by Dulverton pubs The Bridge (135), The Lion (127) and The Rock (103). About £200 was raised for charity - many thanks for all the support.

Charity Sunday Lunch

Shelterbox LunchFor the 90th year since the Tsunami, the Club has run a Community Sunday Lunch in aid of Shelterbox. The meal is cooked and served by members, families, and friends, and this year it was enjoyed by about 140 people.

The event raised £1520 which is almost enough for three Shelterboxes. So far, the Exmoor Club has raised funding for 65 boxes in all, sent to all over the world.

Santa Charity Collection

Exmoor Rotary Santa 2012The annual collections for charity made by Exmoor Rotary cover a large area - Bampton and Dulverton, and Morebath and Shillingford.

This raised £1398 in the pre-Christmas period, thanks to the generosity of local people.

This year the 'Santa Sleigh' has a new and even more powerful sound system, so the festive music is hard to miss!

Xmas Tree Festival

As part of the Christmas tree festival in St Michael's Church, Bampton, the club provided a spectacular-looking tree.


If you look closely you can see the Rotary wheel logo amongst the baubles!

Rotary Christmas Tree

Bampton Charter Fair

Bampton Charter Fair

The Club again ran numerous events at the Fair with great success: Craft Fair, Entertainments, Local Produce, Traditional Skills, Secondhand Books, and Whisky Galore.

Shown here are two generations of the Woolley family meeting Charlie the Chipmunk (plus Rotarian Dev). Whisky Galore made £220 for charity.

New member

New member Paula was inducted into the club - she will also provide us with an even stronger link to Children's Hospice SW for whom she fund-raises.

She is shown here with President Terry with firm hand-shake.

New Rotary member Paula

Cheque for CHSW

Cheque presntation to Eddie Farwell

On October 2nd, a cheque for £7500 was presented to Children's Hospice South West by President Terry.

We were delighted to entertain again Eddie Farwell, founder of CHSW, who gave a very moving short talk on the work of the three hospices.

This brings the total raised for CHSW in the last few years to an amazing £91,500

Bampton Open Day

August Bank Holiday in Bampton - the club ran a Whisky Galore stall (shown here) and also the annual Duck Race, as well as a secondhand book sale.

Rotary Whiskey Galore

Senior Citizens Outing

This year's annual outing took a coach-load of local senior citizens for a trip to Lynmouth. The sun shone and a good time was had by all.

Not sure if you can see any of the folk sunbathing here by the river!

Rotary Senior Citizens outing

Shield Presentation


St Peter's School

A belated presentation of the Youth Challenge Shield for the mixed team runners-up was made at St Peter's School.

Pictured here with Past President Alan are Joshua, Freddie, and Jacob (Gemma missing from photo). The school also gave Rotary a cheque for £140.55 for Children's Hospice SW.

New Member

On Tuesday Sept. 4th, Jane Wilson was welcomed into the club by President Terry.



Bampton Open Day

Rotary Duck Race - Tickets

August Bank Holiday was a little on the moist side - but nevertheless the annual Duck Race raised over £500 for charity. The river was quite fast after the rain, and a small number of ducks made a bid for freedom!

The Secondhand Book Sale also went extremely well (£146), as did the Whisky Galore stall(£60).

Dictionaries for Bolham

Rotary Dictionarioes presented to Bolham SchoolWe were privileged to be asked to attend the school's final assembly of the year when they were saying farewell to the leavers. President Terry gave each Y6 pupil an inscribed illustrated dictionary.

Many of the pupils spoke movingly about their appreciation of taking part in the Rotary Exmoor Challenge, and also in Youth Speaks.

Seward Cup

Seward Cup for Two Moors Primary School

The Seward Cup was presented to Two Moors Primary School by Past President Alan Woolley.

The cup and special medals are presented to the primary school who does the best in the Rotary Exmoor Youth Challenge.

Dictionaries for Bampton

On Monday July 16th Rotary Dictionaries were presented to the leavers at Bampton School.

Unfortunately, four of the pupils were missing for various reasons, and they were given their books later.

Rotary Dictionaries at Bampton School

Youth Challenge - ISCA

Presentation of Trophies at ISCANo fewer than 7 trophies for Rotary Exmoor Youth Challenge were presented at ISCA in Exeter by Past President Alan Woolley.

A sponsorship cheque for £516 was handed over by the Head Teacher - shown here with the Junior Girls Winners: Ann, Martha, Marisa, and Emily.


Dictionaries for Dulverton

30 pupils at Dulverton Middle & Community School were presented with dictionaries by President Terry at their school assembly on July 11th. 30 pupils at Dulverton Middle & Community School were presented with dictionaries by President Terry at their school assembly on July 11th.

Dictionary4Life Dulverston

Presentation: Uffculme School

Uffculme School

Alan Woolley presenting the Exmoor Youth Challenge runners-up shield to  Uffculme 9 (Team 122) of which the members were Toby, Henry, Toms and Zak.

President's Night/Handover

On Saturday 23rd June, it was both President's Night and Handover. The theme was Caribbean, the music was from Red Hot Steel, and a great time was had by all, including guests from several other clubs.

Shown here is our new President Terry with Barbara.

President Terry with Barbara