April

May 1, 2020 by

Well it’s been a month like no other. With everyone settling in to the lock-down routine, we looked to technology to continue working. We held our first Virtual meeting for the whole of Shaftesbury Rotary Club. We also held a Virtual AGM meeting. Stay safe and Thank You essential workers!

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March

May 1, 2020 by

March began with a talk on the Charity Horatio’s Garden as well as Mock interviews at Shaftesbury School. Mid-month, as the Covid-19 pandemic progressed, the tough decision to cancel Monday meetings and events was made so as to protect our members and the community. Shortly after this, the government announced the lock down rules we are all now familiar with. We held our Club Council by Zoom on 23rd Mar and at the meeting made the decision to have Rotary Club meetings by Zoom every two weeks for all members. Stay Safe.

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February

Feb 25, 2020 by

It may be the shortest month but February had some very interesting events. We learnt about code breaking in WW2 and there were a lot of developments for our cycle event. We heard new ways to reach more people through social media and found a new sponsor for the Ride. February was rounded off as we learnt more about the HOPE projects.

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January

Feb 3, 2020 by

As always, January started quite slowly as our hosts at the Fleur de Lys took their well-earned annual holiday. Our first event of the year was a Casino evening in aid of the Sepsis trust. We also had the monthly business meeting and a speaker evening with Paul Slimm about his upcoming adventure at sea!

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December

Jan 2, 2020 by

Christmas is again upon us! This month we celebrated with a Christmas meal at La Fleur de Lys, enjoyed a talk from Guy Lowton on his career as a solicitor and welcomed the circus back to town as Circus Berzerkus returned for another party at Shaftesbury school.

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November

Dec 3, 2019 by

We started the month by holding an evening to thank the supporters of the North Dorset Cycle ride. We also paid our respects at the Remembrance parade as well as holding two speaker evenings.

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October

Nov 1, 2019 by

This month we had a taste of the continent as members of our twin club in Herleen, The Netherlands, visited. We also focussed on some life saving techniques with a defibrillator training session and a talk on organ donation. We rounded out with a discussion on the property business from Matt Boatright.

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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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