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12th – Business Meeting

Part of our last meeting of the year was set aside for one of our members, Philip Proctor who is also a town councillor reporting on their work through Covid and aspirations for the future Improving Parks and amenities in the Town. Full details can be found on

15th – Rotary Christmas Bingo

Over a 100 people attended, some for the first time, all enjoyed themselves getting their eyes down and fully immersing themselves in each game. There were some fantastic prizes donated by local businesses and friends, the ‘jewel in the crown’ a fantastic hamper donated by Virginia Hayward. Over £600 was raised for local charities, which during these hard times will be well appreciated. We would like to thank all the volunteers, the newly formed Abbey CofE Primary School RotaKids, The Youth Club, Mike Shoemark the caller and all those who attended to support the event.

18th – Christmas Lunch

Rotarians, Partners and guests arrived at the Rushmore Golf Club Restaurant in atrocious weather for the final meeting of the year.


As you would expect it was traditional with crowns and crackers and a great atmosphere. Bernard kept us laughing with his own unique brand of humour and the raffle raised £100.00 towards Dutch twinning visit from Heerlen in September 2023.



September 30, 2024
“I am a member of Shaftesbury Rotary for fun and friendship while at the same time feeling I am doing something worthwhile for our community.”
Rotary Member
“My family business moved from London to Shaftesbury and Rotary was the ideal connection to enable my wife and me to become part of the community.”
Rotary Member
“I did like the openness of how Rotary works, nothing secretive, and the information was clear and positive with no hidden surprises.”
Rotary Member
“The rotary club provides a unique and fun way to do good for your local community and also raises money for major charities.”
Rotary Member
“I particularly warmed to the understanding that Rotarians recognised the priority of family, business and then Rotary in that order”
Rotary Member
“This was a unique opportunity in a small town to join a worldwide club and enjoy the company of Rotarians from so many different backgrounds”
Rotary Member
New Phillip