Friday 2nd

Sadly the Gritchie Brewery visit and meal at the airfield was cancelled, but we continued all the same had a most enjoyable meal at the San Tonino Italian restaurant to celebrate David’s year as President.

Monday 12th – Guest Speaker Ian Bell

Four our usual meeting, we hosted Ian Bell on behalf of Prostate Cancer UK. RIBI have supported the cause nationally through the Rotary Ride Out in September but, here in Shaftesbury we like to be different and organise the North Dorset Cycle Ride in May.

Another successful year will enable us to pass a significant donation to research and we are grateful for the support from the local community and cyclists who enable this to happen.

Monday 26th – Monthly Business Meeting

This business meeting doubled up as the last meeting of David’s year as President. Volunteers were requested for the Shaftesbury School Mock Interviews and marshalling at The Cheese Festival. Social events are in the planning for a quiz at end of July, Indian November, and Christmas Lunch in December.
Rotakids continue to grow from strength to strength with interest from other local schools.
Our twin club from Heerlen will be visiting in October and we look forward welcoming and hosting them.


Back again in 2024
May 19, 2024
Easter Fun Run, Park Walk, Sunday 7th April 2024
April 7, 2024
Youth Speaks, Thursday 8th February, Shaftesbury School
February 8, 2024
Young Chef, Thursday 18th January 2024, Shaftesbury School
January 18, 2024
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