August

Aug 30, 2016 by

August was a fairly quiet month with the bank holiday, but we did have some excellent speakers. We had two of our Business Partners from Glad Rags give an interesting talk about costumes and we also had Margaret Hannibal from Mosaic who provide support to young people and children who are dealing with bereavement.

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July

Jul 31, 2016 by

Well July certainly was a busy month as we hosted our annual Gold Hill Fair which was another great success, a huge thank you to everyone that came and got involved. We also had some wonderful talks from the Royal National Institute for Blind people and also Trekkers Disabled Camp for Adults who do a fantastic job.

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June

Jul 24, 2016 by

A fairly quiet month, we had a fantastic talk by Winston Fane-Bailey who is a retired Royal household protection officer, and we also welcomed our new President Bernard Skam. In the Club Assembly this month we discussed events including Gold Hill Fair, the are first annual charity cycle ride and plenty more.

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May

Jun 13, 2016 by

A busy month in May with our spectacular President’s evening celebrating Richard Shean’s very successful year as the Rotary President. It was a splendid night and a good time was had by all. We also had various speakers and attended a boules competition which was held for the local Rotary clubs including Gillingham and Blandford.

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April

May 10, 2016 by

We had a fairly busy month in April with our annual trip to our twinning town Heerlen. We started the month with a clay pigeon shoot which was great fun and was followed by a talk. We ended it with a weekend break in Heerlen where we got to visit some wonderful places. It was lovely to catch up with our Dutch friends! You can see all the pictures on our Gallery page.

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March

Mar 5, 2016 by

In March we had some training on what to do with a cardiac arrest, using the defibrillator installed in Shaftesbury which Rotary donated, we also had a talk from Ross Cruickshank who works for IBM and the Rotarians also visited Yeovil Octagon to watch the Yeovil Operatic Society’s production of Evita. We also had our Business Meeting on the 21st.

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February

Feb 26, 2016 by

A busy month where we welcomed new corporate member Martin Medland from Tesco, we had Tim Cook from Shaftesbury Snowdrops and Andy Nelson give talks and we also presented Julia’s House and Shaftesbury snowdrops with two cheques. We also had a brilliant night racing mechanical piggies which helped raise just over £600 for charity!

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January

Jan 25, 2016 by

January is always a quiet month, but we did have our first catch up meeting for the new year where we had speakers from the Hope Charity which works locally in Shaftesbury providing support to people with mental illness or learning difficulties. We also made history with a Rotary banner making its way into Space thanks to the astronaut Tim Peake!

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December

Dec 22, 2015 by

Merry Christmas to you all! The final month of December was busy with James May and Johnnie Walker switching on the lights at our Late Night shopping event, two members of the Gillingham Scout Explorers giving a talk and our big Christmas Party hosted by Steve and Denise Parsons. We also have details of our Street Collections in Shaftesbury.

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November

Nov 21, 2015 by

We had a jam packed november with over 200 shoe boxes, the induction of our new corporate member Steve Crossley, cheque for the Air Ambulance and a Big Breakfast held at Bernard Skam’s home. We also has Helen Croud and Colin Smith from Open House come in and give a talk. Keep an eye out for photos from the Rotary Christmas Party!

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October

Oct 2, 2015 by

Shaftesbury Rotary Club’s Annual Charity Golf Day at Rushmore in early October was a great success, with glorious weather and the course in excellent condition. We also had an fantastic Charity Fashion Show hosted M&CO where we witnessed two of our Rotary members modelling and making a fool of themselves!

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September

Sep 30, 2015 by

An excellent month! We saw a very rare phenomenon called a Red Moon, as part of a lunar eclipse and Berenice managed to get some great photos. We also had Sam Hayward from Virginia Hayward give a talk about his hamper business now in its 30th year and we welcomed two new members to the Club, Guy Lowton and Paul Slimm.

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