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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September

Oct 19, 2017 by

After a quiet August we had a very busy month with the annual Rotary golf competition. Giving support at the entrance gate for Sturminster Rotary at their cheese festival. Helping Wareham Rotary to marshal their big cycle ride. A speaker giving an insight to the proposed restoration work at St James church, listening to the aspirations of the local girl guides group and if that was not enough we had a special guest brought by our President and of course our monthly business meeting.

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August

Sep 18, 2017 by

Following five months of high activity within the club’s programme, it was a welcome break to have a quiet August with just two meetings due to the calendar and a Bank holiday. So the regular comment of “read more” is in fact read less, having said that, we did have a very enjoyable social evening on the 14th and a productive business meeting on the 21st.

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July

Aug 17, 2017 by

A great start for our President’s 1st month of the Rotary year. A highly successful Gold Hill Fair, An excellent and amusing talk by a local Chiropractor, complete with skeleton. Also a most enjoyable evening meal with our wives and partners when cheques were given to Air Ambulance and Prostrate Cancer representatives. Plus, our monthly Business meeting and general social get together.

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June

Jul 6, 2017 by

The concluding month of President Bernard’s Rotary year was certainly a high point. The Larmer Tree lunch, “Kids out” (our landmark annual trip to Longleat) and an excellent presentation by the Head Girl
and Boy of Shaftesbury Academy school. Then club assembly, when Trish Lever our President elect named her team and outlined her aspirations for the year and finally the Presidential handover when Bernard thanked his team and reflected on his successful year.

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May

May 31, 2017 by

Another busy month for the club, with the re- branded “North Dorset Cycle Ride” proving to be a great success. We welcomed two guest speakers; Kay McBride who shared the courageous story of her daughter Ruby-Mae, for whom we were able to raise £1,000 and Mike Hurley who gave us an enjoyable talk about the Rotary’s Young Chef competition.

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April

Apr 30, 2017 by

April was another busy month for the Rotary club, as we welcomed two new members Tim Cook and Dave Britton to the club. We had the annual Young Chef competition which is supported by various Rotary clubs and we also welcomed our Heerlen friends over to stay with us for a weekend, where we toured the SS Great Britain and also visited Haines Motor Museum.

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March

Apr 2, 2017 by

March was an excellent month here at Shaftesbury Rotary. We enjoyed a fantastic evening at the dog racing in poole (although none of us were very good gamblers!) which was great fun and something different. We also started a fantastic new project looking at a potential speedway track here in Shaftesbury thanks to Graham Sutton of Poole Speedway.

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February

Mar 3, 2017 by

In February we enjoyed a wonderful talk from Shaftesbury Youth Club and also with Gerald Tagg about the local talking newspaper for blind people. Our incoming president Trish Lever also met with some nearly 70 Rotary Clubs where we received praise for our excellent website. We also discussed upcoming social events for 2017.

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January

Jan 31, 2017 by

Happy New Year to you all! January is always a quiet month and we didn’t have our first meeting until the 23rd. This was mainly a catch up to discuss what we will be doing in 2017. We had a wonderful evening celebrating Burns Night with kilts and haggis a’plenty!

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December

Dec 25, 2016 by

Merry Christmas to you all! A surprisingly busy month for the Rotarians! Our defibrillator demo evening was a great success and thank you to those that attended. We also had our end of year Christmas party at the Olive Bowl in Gillingham which was a great night.

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November

Nov 30, 2016 by

November was an enjoyable month as we enjoyed an evening of musical talent from our very own Rotarian Bob Shearn, we also had a fantastic evening at the local fire station which gave us the chance to try out some of their equipment, and we also did our yearly collection of charity shoeboxes.

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