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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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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Oct 31, 2016 by

Wow! What a busy October Rotary have had with lots going on. We had our annual Golf Day which was a huge success, a wonderful talk from martin Sayers about small yacht sailing, a charity race night to help raise funds for a local church which was excellent fun as well as much, much more!

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Sep 30, 2016 by

A fairly quiet month in September, we had a wonderful talk from Shirley and Michael from the Dorset Deaf Children’s Society as well as also getting a visit from our Australian Rotarians who presented the President with a special Rotarian pendant, and we talked about Sturminster Exchange.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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