Rotary Round-up: Calling all golf hot-shots

Joseph Bulmer

Sporting Rotarians from Newton Abbot are inviting fellow Rotarians and golf enthusiasts to join them for a round of golf in aid of charity next week.

The Rotary Club of Newton Abbot Golf Day will take place on Friday, September 24, at Dainton Golf Club in Ipplepen with the proceeds going to Rotary charities.

In the Rotary year from July 2020 to June 2021, the Rotary Club of Newton Abbot helped 50 charities of which 86 per cent were local.

Participants at their forthcoming golf day will help the club to continue this support.

Last year’s event raised more than £2,500 for good causes.

The golf day will comprise of a round of golf with refreshments on the eighth hole, followed by a rolling two-course carvery meal.

There will be a prize presentation including four team prizes, the RCNA shield and the best Rotary team, plus a raffle.

Newton Abbot Rotary Club meets at Dainton each first and third Tuesday of the month.

For more information about the club or the golf day, email Martin Smith at

Geoff honoured for out-standing contribution

A surprise award presentation topped off a fantastic barbecue 'down on the farm' earlier this month.

Two Bay Rotary clubs – Tormohun and Sunrise - teamed up for an afternoon of fun and fellowship at Culverton Farm in Marldon.

After dining al-fresco and a friendly game of pétanque, a special presentation was given to long-standing Tormohun member Geoff Coop for his outstanding work on the club’s recent school environmental project.

President Joan Baily recognised his contribution by awarding Geoff his second Paul Harris Fellowship Award – the highest award in Rotary.

Joan said: “It made me very proud to present this award to Geoff. This means he is now a multi-PHF holder which is a huge honour.”

Interested in joining Rotary?

If you’re interested in joining Rotary, there are a number of options available. Rotary is flexible, ranging from full membership to project volunteering.

Of course, you could join one of the nine clubs in the Torbay district.

There are around 1,700 Rotary clubs across Great Britain and Ireland.

You could also join a Rotary Global Hub which allows you to connect digitally or you could consider a corporate membership which is perfect for business.

If you and your colleagues want to work closely with your local Rotary club to get involved with the community, you can.

Rotary is a great way to put your organisation’s corporate social responsibility ideas into action.

Get in touch and make a difference: Call Rotary on 01789 765411 or visit