The Cowes Small Ships Race is organised by ASTO in partnership with the Royal London Yacht Club and supported by Isle of Wight based organisations including the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes Yacht Haven, Herapath Shenton Trust, RLYC Youth Trust, Cowes Rotary, Delphie Lakeman Trust and others.
Every year, Cowes Rotary are just one of the Island Rotary Clubs to support the Mountbatten Walk the Wight. Along side Rotary and event supporter, Hose Rhodes Dickson, the Rotary Club provide Banners, signage and much needed marshals for the event. Taking place this year on Sunday 12th May, you can register by following the following link; Register for Walk the Wight 2019 Make sure you say hello to the Rotary helpers!!
We have supported this club for the last two years, they are a very proactive group of young people supported by their parents. In spite of the lack of an ice rink on the Island they have achieved national and European success. Their achievements have now been recognised locally when they were awarded the prize for outstanding commitment by the I.W. Sports Foundation. A cheque for £500 was presented to Nichola Roe on their behalf By Cowes Rotary on 7th March
Cowes Rotary Club Presidents charity – Challenge and Adventure This organisation works with disadvantaged and challenging your people on the Isle of Wight through adventurous and challenging outdoor activities, along side tailored support to help rebuild their confidence, self esteem and aspirations. Cheque for £500 was presented to Karen Eeles on their behalf by Cowes Rotary on 7th February.
Despite the fire in Medina Village earlier this year, destroying all our equipment, with the help of our junior Interact club we raised nearly £1000 for worthy causes and provided much enjoyment during the week.
Our French twinned club Visited in May for a long weekend of fellowship and fun
On behalf of Island Rotary clubs Cowes Rotary hosted the Island Youth Speaks on 10 February 2016. Winners go forward to the District Competition in Southampton. This year four schools entered twelve teams of excellent speakers.
Our annual Christmas Concert took place on 17 December 2015 at St Mary’s Church led by the Island Concert Band. Over £500 was raised.
Following our Sailover Lunch at the Royal Yacht Squadron in September, President Bob presents a cheque for £1000
Outgoing President Max hands over to Bob Crisp our new president for 2015/2016