Wed 2 Mar
The Baltic Rotary Club of Riga invites members to help them celebrate their 7th anniversary by joining them on a tour of Latvia Full details here
Tue 12 Jan
CLICK HERE to watch a short video by Grace Roach, a Falmouth University student studying media, about Memory Cafes in general and Falmouth in particular
Tue 15 Dec
Emily Murray, from Falmouth School, took her place in the area finals of the Rotary Young Chef competition in Truro last week, but finished outside of the top two in a very closely fought contest. The winner, who progresses to the District Final in Exeter on Fri 22 Jan was Dulcie Van Den Heuvel from Penryn College.
The judges, Philip Oakes (Camborne College) and Dale Mackintosh (Merchants Manor), were impressed with the calmness of the competitors, even when one of the Rotary washer upper volunteers, was so keen on what he was doing washed one entrant’s prepared soufflé dish before she had time to cook it!. Both judges said the marks, although done separately by each of them, were within a mark for each contestant and that had never happened to them before. All the contestants were very close and after the competition the judges stayed behind to speak with and encourage each contestant about how they could improve their dishes.
Emily will receive a chef jacket printed with her name, also emblazoned with the Rotary Young Chef logo.
Sat 12 Dec
FALMOUTH ROTARY BOSVALE CENTRE
Abbeyfield Society are developing plans for a new facility at Bosvale in Falmouth on land donated by Falmouth Rotary Club
Included in the development is a new space for the Bosvale Community Association - their present building on the site is reaching the end of it's useful life
See the full text of President Paul Wyatt's letter by clicking here
Rotarian Tony Robinson ably assisted by Town Mayor John Body launching this year's Young Citizen scheme.
Club members Peter and Margaret Scott pick up the prize for best navigators in this year's Club Treasure Hunt
The Club was delighetd to welcome 2 guests recently. Richard May who spoke about the work of the Dracaena Centre, a town Community Centre chosen as one of this year's nominated charities, and Michelle Davey, Clerk to Penryn Town Council, who attended to learn a littel more about the work of Rotary in Falmouth.
Fri 17 July
Ty Gilbert, this years FALMOUTH ROTARY YOUNG CITIZEN receiving his award from Club President Paul Wyatt at a ceremony in the Mayor's parlour
Wed 15 July
The latest venture of the Falmouth Rotary Club is the YOUNG CITIZEN’S AWARD and the first annual award attracted fourteen nominations. Today, each of the young people was interviewed by the Mayor of Falmouth, Cllr John Body and two of our members, Janet and Henrietta. The volunteering activities undertaken by the young people included coaching cricket, helping the RNLI, assisting at the local hospital. Each volunteer was an inspiring example of local youngsters and the choice was not easy.
The winner was Ty Gilbert who works tirelessly with the Police Cadets and it was his involvement with the whole community and his commitment in this capacity was considered outstanding.
Tuesday 14 July
Today's Falmouth Memory Café was one of the best we’ve seen—Flower Arranging led by Liz Flint. Flower arranging isn’t everyone’s cup of tea but Liz inspired all guests and carers to create wonderful arrays, a fun afternoon and there was a sense of achievement. This is what the Memory Café is looking for—‘practitioners’ who can inspire the dementia community—with dance, movement, art, fabrics, flowers, music and singing etc (the list is endless). Do you know anyone who could help us—please contact Toops Bridges (01326 373830)
Monday 29 June 2015
As it was a fifth Monday, we left our traditional surroundings of Lunch at The Greenbank and tried something different. We had a barbecue on the deck of the Penmorvah Manor
The planned sponsored voyage of Shelterboat on Sun 21 Jun had to be postponed due to problems with a Safety Boat; nevertheless, we are well on the way to raising funds for Shelterbox, including £300 from D1090 AG Gillian Pearce. A photo opportunity was created so that Gillian could show her club where the money raised came from. (26/06)
Mawnan Fun Run SUN 27 SEPT
This year's fun run, a significant fund raiser for the club, will be held on Sunday 27 September. Registration has opened and further details can be found by clicking here. (26/06)
Vocation Training Teams (VTTs) have replaced the previous Group Study Exchanges; D1090 AG Gillian Pearce gave us a presentation about it at Lunch on Monday 22 June. (25/06)
Falmouth, November 2014 – Falmouth and Exeter Universities marked their 10th anniversary of working together by mounting a special tour for members of Falmouth Rotary Club.
A delegation of 24 Rotarians and spouses were treated to cream teas and presentations by various senior staff members when they were received at the jointly-run Penryn campus on Tuesday, November 11th.
The Rotary group was received by Ruth Grimmer, Exeter’s Assistant Director of Academic Services, and accompanied on their tour of the institution’s facilities by Falmouth’s Director of Finance, Rob Holmes, who is himself a leading member of the Rotary Club.
University officials who accompanied the group on their comprehensive tour included Larry Lynch, Falmouth’s Director of the Academy of Music and Theatre Arts, Louise Misselbrook, Exeter’s Events Officer and Adrian Watson, the ESI Operations Manager, who is in charge of the site’s high tech Environmental and Sustainability Institute.
With an active membership of around 40, Falmouth Rotary Club has been supporting the local community since its foundation in 1922. The objects of Rotary are service before self, the maintenance of high ethical standards in business and the advancement of international understanding and goodwill.