Community/Vocational

 Policy for 2016/17

 

Our policy objectives of the CS&V Committee for the coming Rotary year are as follows:

  • To continue to respond to the needs of individuals and groups, as in previous  years

 

  • To carefully scrutinize all applications for grants of students over the age of 18 years in co-operation with the Club’s Youth Service Committee

 

  • To investigate and conduct due fiscal diligence of all applications for support in cases of need from individuals, groups and bodies

 

  • To respond to applications for support of others in our Community, where appropriate.

The specific events that we shall support as a Committee will include our Annual Christmas Tree and (Santa) Street Collection at the Magnolia Centre, the Old Peoples Outing, the Special Needs Disco and other challenges during the coming year, as those needs present themselves.

Our committee will endeavour to consider all applications against a consistent criteria but similarly will always be prepared to assess and present to our club members considered, worthy exceptions to the rule!

 

Martyn B. Clegg

13th June 2016

 

Grants/Donations

Our club dispenses grants for charities, organisations and individuals from the funds we have raised with our activities such as the Rotary Wishing Wells and Kite Festival.   The Club is open to applications and will consider reasonable requests which meet our charitable aims.    Find out more by using our contact page.   Or fill in an application form.

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Find out how we approach our grants giving by reading our policy here  Grants Policy

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Some of the things we do

  • Provide dictionaries4life for pupils in local primary schools with Raleigh Rotary Club;
  • Organise a senior citizens outing;
  • Organise a disco for disabled people in Lympstone Village Hall.
  • Organise a Citzen of the Year competition;
  • Participate in the Exmouth Christmas Cracker Evening  with sister Raleigh Rotary Club.
  • Where there is a major event in town you will find Rotary raising its profile and raising funds for charity as well as enjoying friendship;
  • MacMillan Collection;
  • Assist with Hospital Fete counting of money;
  • Christmas Collections in town Centre.
  • Provision of Christmas Tree in the Magnolia Centre;
  • Other various Christmas arrangements;
  • Tesco Collection;
  • Provide financial assistance to good causes.

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The Last Night of the Prom – A Brief History

Graham Kirby writes, “I have been asked to prepare a brief ‘history’ of ‘The Last Night of the Proms’ Concerts presented by the Club for our new website.  I apologise some may think this a bit of a bore as you have heard it all before , however, the Concerts have raised nearly £70,000 over the years for local and Rotary Charities which can’t be bad.

The three Concerts in 1995 to Celebrate 50 years – May for VE day – September for VJ day and a third at Christmas, raised £6,000 and funded the eight flag poles and flags around the seafront Clocktower for that Celebration year.  The following year another two Concerts, the first in March to fund President Tolman’s project a cubicle at the Exeter MS centre.  The second in September 1996 the first general fund  raiser for the Club.

Successive Concerts – which have never changed in format – have mainly been fund-raising except some years when the Clubs finances have been healthy no Proms were organised.  It was originally agreed 20% of profits from Concerts went to the ‘Flag-pole Committee’ to purchase/replace flags.  From 2013 this arrangement has now been taken over by the Town Council and no longer the Clubs agreement.  Last year – 2014 – the Club organised two Concerts – the first in March at Exeter Cathedral probably the most memorable Club and District event raising for the four Charities involved nearly £14,000 (in real terms £7,500 of that to Rotary’s PolioNow campaign).  The second Concert in September, back at the Exmouth Pavilion,  the Club to share with local Hospiscare.

Our next Proms Concert is the 25th Proms we have organised – Thursday 17th September with Exmouth Town Concert Band together with Exmouth Musical Theatre Company.  The Club have agreed this to be a ‘Charity Concert’ and all profits to the ‘Exmouth and Budleigh Salterton Friends’ of the Exeter cancer Charity FORCE.  This Concert particularly marked as the Exmouth Band originally started with us in 1995 together with Exmouth Light Operatic Society – now EMTCo – quite a coincidence and occasion”.