September

Oct 10, 2019 by

With Summer fading we have had some interesting speakers this month to brighten up the darker evenings. One of our newer members, Genette, gave a job talk, we heard from two of Shaftesbury Fire Station’s crew and Chris Hardiman discussed the Xmas Shoebox appeal.

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August

Sep 2, 2019 by

After such a busy July, August has been more relaxed but no less entertaining. We started the month with a spot of Theatre at Springhead House. There was a full agenda at the business meeting and also, Tim Cook delivered a talk on the Cape to Cape tour in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

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July

Aug 9, 2019 by

July had a busy start with our biggest event of the year, Gold Hill Fair. A strong turnout and glorious weather made for another very successful year. Also this month we had several guest speakers, welcomed a new member and celebrated a milestone for our longest serving rotarian.

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June

Jul 2, 2019 by

The heat hasn’t slowed us down as we have had a bumper June. This month we helped local Mandy to continue her work helping others, we supported the annual Kids Out event at Longleat and, heard from the community transport scheme Shaftesbury Car link. Other big mentions were the Presidents dinner and closing the month with the Presidents Handover.

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May

Jun 2, 2019 by

May saw a great turnout for the 4th North Dorset Cycle Ride, with over 300 entrants taking part. Sir John Stuttart joined us to give a talk on the life of John Rutter and we also welcomed a new member to the club who, coincidentally, is a solicitor at Rutters.

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April

May 9, 2019 by

Even with the Easer break, there was plenty going on this month. We had presentations on the Amakuru Trust, Freewheelers and our annual AGM meeting. There was also time for a flutter on the horses, not to mention President Guy and his wife Jane defying all odds on the fairway.

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March

Mar 28, 2019 by

The spring has sprung! This month saw an excellent business meeting focusing on our future events. We also welcomed two speakers. Dr Geoffrey Cockrell spoke about his Dental Practice which recently relocated to Shaftesbury, whilst Robin Miller gave everyone a giggle with laughter being the topic of his discussion.

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February

Mar 2, 2019 by

Fingers were on buzzers this month as we started off with a quiz night with some Shaftesbury school boarders. We also learnt more about the Rotary’s own charity, Foundation, and the town council’s neighbourhood plan. February was rounded off with a talk on Radio and Podcasts.

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January

Feb 11, 2019 by

After the busy festive period, 2019 has seen a quieter start as our hosts at the Fleur-de-lys take their annual holiday. However, the stakes were high with a Casino night in aid of Sepsis UK. We also welcomed Julia Killick who spoke of her time as Governor of HM Guys Marsh & Holloway Prisons.

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December

Jan 8, 2019 by

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! This most festive of months saw the Circus descend on Shaftesbury School, a spot of clay pigeon shooting and our Christmas meal. Also, in this season of giving, Rotarians were out rattling their tins for our regular Christmas charity collections.

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November

Dec 15, 2018 by

With Christmas just around the corner, the annual shoebox appeal was all systems go in November. We also caught up with an old friend to hear about progress with the Dungri Village project, and Shaftesbury school sixth form pupils were put through their paces in mock interviews with some of our members.

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October

Dec 6, 2018 by

October was a month of helping others. Jon Miles from Global Sight Savers spoke about their work helping prevent blindness in India and Africa. We learnt more about the efforts of Fathers House aiding local families and also, the Partners evening saw the presentation of the money raised from this year’s main events to their charities.

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