January

May 19, 2018 by

Always a quiet time of the year for Shaftesbury Rotary Club, but surprisingly still some interesting activities. Starting with a full report and pictures from the Indian project that we supported, our monthly business meeting, the social occasion of a pre Burns night bash and a fascinating talk by Sir John Stuttard about William Beckford.

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December

Jan 23, 2018 by

Whilst we only had two meetings it was still quite an active month with the business meeting, the Christmas dinner with wives and partners, the Rotary “kids out” circus which we sponsored for local children at Shaftesbury school and, on the last Saturday before Christmas, our brave Rotarians rattled tins and collected money outside Tesco for local deserving causes.

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November

Dec 22, 2017 by

Wow! What a full-on month. Whilst we started quietly with our usual no meeting on the first Monday, we went full speed into getting to know students at the Shaftesbury boarding school, then the annual shoe box collection and delivery followed by a talk about “Rotakids”. A fascinating visit to the Old Vic in Bristol, then our business meeting and AGM. And if that was not enough we undertook mock interviews at the Shaftesbury Academy school and finally concluded with a most interesting talk about a wine vineyard on the outskirts of Shaftesbury.

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October

Nov 23, 2017 by

A wonderfully varied selection of guest speakers, a packed business meeting and a trip to a gin distillery (!) made October a very enjoyable and informative month. We welcomed Claire Commons our Town Clerk. Virginia Edwyn-Jones told us how she and friends were hoping to raise £50,000 for Carers UK and Liz Gray spoke to us about her upcoming project in a rural community in Northern India.

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