Welcome to the Hayle Rotary Club Website. Our Club was formed in 1973 and is situated in the South-West of Cornwall, UK. Further information about the Club itself and the area are available through the links above. Hayle Rotary is an inclusive Club and welcomes members both new and visiting.

Meetings will be held every Monday (except Bank Holidays ) at 7pm The White Hart Hotel Foundry Square Hayle . We look forward to meeting you. You can contact our Secretary, Rtn David Raymer 01736 755029 or email us.





Visiting Rotarian down Under

Club member David Raymer whilst visiting relatives in NZ and Australia catches up with a few Rotary Clubs . The first is Taupo which met in the evening last Monday . A mixed club with assorted ages . Their biggest fund raiser is the Taupo Cycle ride held each year for the benefit of local charities . 14000 cyclist converge on the town to race around the Taupo lake . in Excess of $100,000 raised each year . The other two clubs in the town support the event .

Visited Karunda just outside Cairns where the local Club is very active in providing funding for trails around the country for walkers and cyclist .

A wishing well is situated at the entrance of  the town just outside the railway and Sky train stations .


                                                                                  A few coins deposited


Brisbane QLD The Rotary club of Manly Wynnum

 Which met last Wednesday was attended and I had a very pleasant welcome  55 members . President Eric  presided and welcomed visitors from the Phillipines and Denmark , a 16 yr old  Rotary exchange student Frederica who was over for 6 months studying at Morton Bay College . She gave a very interesting talk on her life in Denmark and the difference she had found in Australia .The representatives from the Phillipines had come up from Sydney to say thank you to the club for their support of a 90 day food project for poor children in their country and presented a variety of certificates to the club for their support . A new member was inducted and a very pleasant evening was had . International Rotary at its best . I gave a brief history of the Hayle Club and mentioned that we were celebrating our 40 th year this week . They celebrate 60 years this coming wednesday .President Eric sends his very best to all the Club on their 40th . 

RI President Burton’s September Message

Paul Harris famously wrote, “This is a changing world: we must be prepared to change with it. The story of Rotary will have to be written again and again.” While we will never know what Rotarian Paul would have thought of the Internet Age, I think I do know what he would have said about the idea of a Rotary website: that not only should we have one, but that it should be the best possible – keeping up with advances in technology, and always responding to the needs of Rotarians.

I’m proud to announce that after a redesign that has taken two years from concept to completion, the new Rotary.org is now live and available to Rotarians and Internet users everywhere. It contains many of the features you’ve asked for, most notably a much improved search function and navigation, new ways to connect with your fellow Rotarians around the world, and a more personalized experience that will connect you with the information that’s interesting to you.

Rotary’s new website is actually two sites: one for the family of Rotary, and another for people interested in finding out more about Rotary. When you create an account and log on as a member, you’ll gain access to a host of new Rotary tools. One I hope you’ll all use is Rotary Club Central, an efficient and effective way for clubs to set goals, track their progress, and maintain continuity from one administration to the next. You can also create or join a Rotary group, an interactive discussion forum that gives you a way to find and talk to Rotarians with similar interests. You can exchange ideas and experiences, and benefit from the experiences of others from all over the world, at any time of the day or night. It’s a tool with wonderful potential to improve our service by allowing us to learn directly from others already involved in projects similar to those we might be planning.

For non-Rotarians, the new site will show what Rotary is and what we do, highlighting the uniqueness of Rotary and how Rotary clubs strengthen their communities. They’ll be able to see a snapshot of different Rotary projects and areas of service, find out more about how Rotary works, and explore ways to get involved. I am excited about this new window on the Rotary world and invite you all to visit, explore, and learn – as we write the story of Rotary,
again and again, together.

Ron Burton

President, Rotary International





 On Saturday 10th August at The Day Centre  members of Hayle Rotary and the previous Inner Wheel Club say a sad farewell to  Thomas, Miraim and children who will departing Hayle for Plymouth at the end of the Month .  

Thomas and his wife Miriam held a BBQ at the Day Centre where they invited friends to say farwell and thankyou .

President David Jones presented Thomas with a small gift to remember us from Hayle Rotary


President David Jones presenting a book on Hayle to Thomas at his leaving .


Mary Lloyd presenting Miriam with a gift from the ladies of Inner Wheel Hayle .

Mary Lloyd presenting Miriam with a gift from the ladies of Inner Wheel Hayle .


 Hayle club welcomes a new member .

On Monday the 8th July Hayle Rotary Members were pleased to welcome a new member to their Club.

David Gregg a local IT consultant was inducted into Rotary . President David Jones said it was the best thing he could do as his first official role as President to introduce a new member .

The whole club wished David a very happy time with the Club and that he would find the fellowship and commtment to service that they had gained over many years .



David Gregg being introduced to Hayle Rotary Club by President David Jones PHF



International Visitor to Hayle Club .

Monday 13th May we had the pleasure of a past member of the Hayle Rotary Club who visited us for the first time since he emigrated to Australia .  Rtn Derek Button was welcomed by old friends and new to the Club he joined in 1996 . Since moving to Australia some 8 years ago he joined Rotary in a small town north of Sidney and has been President of the Club . Derek gave the club a very interesting talk on his life in Australia. It was a real pleasure to see him looking so well . Sorry about the weather but we understand why you moved down under .


IMG_0082Derek Button  


Club attends District Assembly 2013 .


9 members of the Club attended the 2013 District Assembly at St Austell .

After as very interesting presentation by Youth Speaks members on Polio eradication and a presentation by Penryn Interact Club, Rotarians  dispersed to their respective training venues. Value information was passed to club representatives .

After the event the Club members joined DGE Stephen and his wife Carol at a local hostelry for refreshment and fellowship.


IMG_0081Club members relax after a fine meal !!!! 



ROTARIAN JOHN LLOYD with his wife Mary held his Presidents night at the West Cornwall Golf Club recently and with the members of the club and their partners enjoyed a very pleasant evening .

Special guest speaker was retired headmaster of Penpol School Bob Young .


Bob Young

District Governor John James and his wife Del also attended and presented on behalf of the Club three Paul Harris Fellows to the following Rotarians .

Norman Emberson , David Jones and Sam Quick

President John gave a brief introduction to all three recipients congratulating them on their award . Each Rotarian had given time and effort in various ways through the many years they had been a Rotarian with the Hayle Club .

IMG_0716 David Jones



Norman Emberson


Sam Quick

We also had an International guest , Ventalin Stefan  the GSE team Leader from Romania who is visiting the District for the last GSE in the present format .



 Ventalin Stefan GSE Team Leader being presented with a Hayle Club Banner by President John Lloyd

Presentation of PHF to Rtn John Runnalls

On Monday 13th May President John Lloyd in front of the club presented a truly earned  PHF to Rtn John Runnalls who has been a Rotarian since 1982 one of the longest serving members of the Club . For many years was the resident driver for club outings and trips to Pornic France with his  bus company .


President John presenting a PHF to Rtn John Runnalls . 



Local Youth Support

2013 has brought more demand on the club and we have been able to respond to these financial demands and requests by supporting  three local sporting clubs with £250 each for vital equipment . Hayle RFC mini’s, Hayle AFC juniors and Hayle Judo Kwai


Hayle School Annual International Chef competition awards presented by Hayle Rotary



Community Support  

St Julia Hospice presented with a cheque for £2000 for the purchase of two syringe drivers .

With Hayle Lions and the late Hayle Inner Wheel, Hayle Rotary have supported Hayle Day Care Centre in the acquisition of a new industrial Microwave . £300 donated .



$150 sent out to Tasmania bushfire appeal where the DG James Wilcox will put the money towards the building of a Community Centre after over 100 houses and a school were destroyed by Fire .

‘ Children of the Andes’ supported to the tune of $375 to support a pupil for a year

D 1290 clubs Literacy Box appeal for  Uganda

The Club was able to support this appeal to the tune of several hundreds of pounds enough to purchase a box . This will  gain a multiple addition by being part of an RI grant.


December 2012

Hayle Rotary club supports the Poppy Appeal

Hayle Rotarians were out on the streets of Hayle over  the last week supporting the annual Poppy appeal . Rtns Walter Bibby , George Stone, John Gorst , Sam Quick  and David Raymer manned  various locations in the Town. This is just one avenue of service the Club makes  to those who have made in many cases the ultimate sacrifice for the freedom we enjoy today .

 Results from the Poppy Team . Hayle Rotary members collected over £400 from the location, ranging from £183 – £22 . The locations and dates of collection made a difference . Shirley Hayes the Hayle Poppy organiser wished to express her gratitude to those members of  Hayle  Rotary who made the effort and stood for several hours collecting .


November 2012

St Julia’s Hospice benefits from Charity meal

Hayle Rotary held a very successful Charity Meal recently at the Old Quay House Hayle . The Licensee Mr Trevor Richards and his wife gave up the use of their  restaurant for the evening where over a 100 guests enjoyed a delicious three course meal . A Raffle was held with tremendous donated prizes .Over £900 was raised on the Evening .

The Club has identified an item of equipment that the Hospice  will purchase from the evenings proceeds  . A syringe Driver  . A cheque for £2000 was presented to the Hospice in Jan 2013 which will provide two new drivers . Sister Sam Pleasance of the Hospice said that the two new drivers will make a big difference to the provision of care within the Hospice .

We would like to thank Rtn George Stone for organising this event and using it to celebrate his 75th birthday with family and friends .


Sister Sam Pleasance and Colleague from the Hospice accepting the £2000 cheque from Hayle Rotary Club and displaying similar  drivers that will be purchased .  Jan 2013 .

The Richards for their kind hospitality .



October 2012

Death of Past Rotarian , It is with sadness that I have to inform the Club of the Death of former Club member. Percival Lionel Williams MBE . He was a Police Sergeant in Hayle until 1984.

September 2012

International acclaim for Hayle sponsored peace fellow

Helen TANNER who was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Hayle and District 1290 has successfully completed her three month Rotary Peace Fellowship Course in Thailand .

This attached photo shows her receiving her graduation certificate at the recent award ceremony .

The Rotary District 1290  and Hayle Rotarian’s send there warmest congratulations to Helen on her recent achievement .


2013 Helen is working in Masarata with an international team from Europe .

Really using all her skills that she has gained from her many courses and the Rotary Peace Fellowship . We wish her the very best in all her endeavours .


Helen attended the Hayle Club in August 2013 and gave a very interesting presentation on her

attendance at the Rotary Course in 2012 . Further vshe also brought the members up to date with her

recent work in Masarata .