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Monday 14th

President Peter welcomed Beverly, who brings greetings from Sydney Cove Rotary Club on a visit from Australia.  After a brief round up of the upcoming events, 120 club draw and Rotary business, We welcomed Derek Beer, Eileen Crew and her granddaughter Tara to update the club on the wide ranging Hope projects,  Hope to Bake, Hope to Cycle, Hope to Grow and the more recent addition of the Community Front Room and Drop In Centre.

Monday 21st

Our monthly Council and business meeting included discussion on the recent Gold Hill Festival, North Dorset Cycle Ride review and early plans for 2024, a proposed Halloween children’s event for October, the forthcoming visit of Rotarians from our twin club of Heerlen van Rode. The new website is now live and we would welcome feedback for improvement. Forthcoming events include a theatre visit, Longford Castle visit, Bingo night, Circus Bezerkus and a Burns night in the new year.


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