December

Dec 24, 2022 by

We round out 2022 with our last business meeting of the year as well as the Rotary Christmas Bingo, where we managed to raise some fantastic funds for charity, and our Christmas lunch. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all from the Shaftesbury Rotary Club.

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November

Dec 24, 2022 by

We head into the final month of 2022 with a quiet November. We held are usual two business meetings, which included a great story from a Scandanavian cruise Steve Keates with a generous presentation, as well as positive updates on the RotaKids initiative and the Young Chef and Youth Speaks competitions, both of which are to be held early in 2023.

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October

Nov 9, 2022 by

We had a lot going on this October, starting with a social and recruitment evening at Breezy Ridge VIneyard Restaurant. We were then treated to a talk from Ian Kellett, secretary of The Shaftesbury & District Historical Society whilst Shaftebury’s RotaKids club launched. Later in the month, we had a fundraising quiz before rounding out with our second business meeting of the month.

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September

Oct 15, 2022 by

A busy month this month, as we began by paying a visit to our twinned town of Heerleen in the Netherlands. We also launched RotaKids Shaftesbury and had our annual golf day. We had our usual business meetings, and finally we bid a sad farewell to Mike Foote.

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August

Oct 15, 2022 by

A quiet month as we bring the summer to a close with our two business meetings, including a talk from Brigadier Geoffrey Ransbury, as well as a visit to the Olive Bowl in Gillingham for their President’s Dinner.

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Shaftesbury Rotary Club’s Statement of Condolence on the Passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II...

Sep 16, 2022 by

It was with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, whose dedication to humanitarian causes and unwavering commitment to peace and the environment deeply inspired Rotary members around the world, especially those in the Commonwealth countries. The Queen was a supporter of Rotary’s polio eradication and humanitarian missions. She received the Rotary International Award of Honor, the organization’s highest recognition, in December 2013 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of her coronation. Her late husband, Prince Philip, was an honorary member of the Rotary clubs of Kings Lynn, Windsor & Eton, Windsor St. George and Edinburgh. We join the international community in offering our condolences to the Royal Family and His Majesty King Charles III. – Shaftesbury Rotary Club President David...

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July

Aug 15, 2022 by

We entered July with arguably one of the biggest events of the year, the Gold Hill Festival. We also convened for our usual business meetings with an interesting talk on Henry V and medieval power politics from our guest speaker, whilst we invite you to take a look at an effective approach to charity fundraising from three Rotary clubs in Frome.

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June

Jul 14, 2022 by

Change is afoot as we enter a new Presidential year at the Shaftesbury Rotary Club. We also received a very kind “thank you” for donations to good causes as well as information on the upcoming RotaKids, Youth Speaks and Young Chef programmes.

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May

Jun 12, 2022 by

An eventful month that saw the Youth Speaks District Final take place, a battle against the weather with the North Dorset Cycle Ride, our business meetings, including the Club Assembly that saw the plans for the year from the incoming Rotary President plus a thank you from Aquabox.

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April

May 17, 2022 by

A busy month saw a long-awaited Tapas night, a visit from a guest speaker to talk to us about climate change, our AGM and a special tree-planting as part of the continued build up to Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee, at Shaftesbury School.

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March

Apr 21, 2022 by

This month, we had an enjoyable trip to Salisbury Playhouse to take in a fantastic performance of Fascinating Aida. We also had our usual business meetings, including a couple of presentations. Finally, we have a press release on the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.

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February

Mar 21, 2022 by

After a quiet month in January, we got back into full swing for February. We had speakers from Shaftesbury Car Link not-for-profit community transport service. We also had our first social gathering of the new year. The Rotary’s Youth Speaks hosted a debate. We ended the month with our business meeting, with some worthwhile charitable donations.

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