January

Jan 24, 2021 by

January

4th – Zoom Meeting

 
We met – again by Zoom – for our first meeting of 2021. Let’s hope it is a better year than 2020 in which we saw all of our fundraising cancelled. This year we hope to be running a full programme of our major charity fundraising events – the North Dorset Cycle Ride, Gold Hill Fair and our golf day. In the short term we can see what a major undertaking the programme of Covid immunisations will be, and are volunteering to help the local GP practice. Rotary is first and foremost about service and the community not just fundraising.
 


18th – Zoom Meeting

 

We met by Zoom to deal with some business matters relating to the events that we hope to be able to run in 2021 – Covid permitting. We also had a presentation regarding our accounts from our Treasurer.
 
The highlight of our evening however was the induction of Peter Sale as a new member. In challenging times, it is good to be able to report on something positive. President Steve took the opportunity to remind members of the ideals of Rotary and of the importance of fellowship. He also reminded us of significance of the Rotary motto – “Service above Self”.
 
If you would like to enquire regarding membership please make contact through hello@shaftesburyrotaryclub.org
 


Reminiscing

February 12th 2016

 
The long awaited Pig Racing evening held at the British Legion Club in Shaftesbury got off to a great start with maximum number of Rotarians, guests and business partners. The evening commenced with a welcome drink and three warm up races to set the scene. Appropriately the food for the evening was hot roast pork baps with all the trimmings supplied and served by Helen from the “baguette bar” in Shaftesbury, accompanied by various salads supplied by Sylvie. Followed by some delicious puddings created by Sadie, Jan, Odi, Jane, Sylvie and Trish.

 

The racing restarted with the intent to have a further seven races, however such was the enthusiasm (or high spirits) this extended to twelve races in total. Whilst the evening was primarily a social event such was the generosity of the players that a surprising amount of over £600 was raised for local charities and good causes. A big thank you to Ken, Vee and Kerry Anne (friends of the Morgans) who acted as bookies and race stewards. Full financial details can be found on the member’s part of the web site and photos can be viewed by clicking ‘Member’s Photos’ on our Gallery  page.

 

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