Charitable Exmouth club celebrates special birthday

PUBLISHED: 14:00 05 January 2016 | UPDATED: 17:39 05 January 2016

Rotary club of Exmouth

Rotary club of Exmouth


One of East Devon’s best known charitable organisations was established 90 years ago in Exmouth on December 15, 1925.

The Rotary Club of Exmouth and District has been very active through the 90 years since then and a celebratory dinner was held at Exmouth’s Ocean complex on December 12.

Some 120 Rotarians, Inner Wheel members and their guests from the South West marked the 90th anniversary with a fine dinner and a range of interesting speakers.

Rotary is an international organisation with thousands of members who give ‘service above self’.

Said a spokesman: “Here, in East Devon, the members have an active fundraising programme, which enables the club to make a host of grants and awards to local clubs, charities and individuals, together with specific projects overseas.

“The friendship and fellowship within the club of over 40 men and women is evident to our visitors and would-be members and the club is keen to attract additional members.”

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Most of the club’s members were able to attend the celebratory dinner, at which the president of Exmouth Inner Wheel, Pat Hawkins, presented a celebratory cake to Rotary president Simon Wood.

Four members of the club rediscovered musical talent and formed a new group to entertain guests.

The spokesman added: “The Rotary club looks forward to a busy programme in 2016 and sends thanks to the many people in East Devon who support its activities.”

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