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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January

Mar 3, 2022 by

January was a quiet month with just the one meeting. We did receive a wonderful letter from KidsOut for our recent support. We also look back at our pre-pandemic Casino night as well as an interesting piece from the Rotary magazine.

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December

Dec 21, 2021 by

After 18 very happy years and memories, December sadly saw our last meeting at the always outstanding Fleur de Lys. We also met for a Christmas lunch at Rushmore Golf Club and finally snapped a handover photo of our President.

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November

Dec 7, 2021 by

We got a taste of medieval battle this month as speaker Dan Evans discussed the battle of Agincourt. We also held our usual business meeting and look at an interesting piece from this month’s Rotary Magazine.

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October

Nov 2, 2021 by

October saw us welcome a new member, we were regaled with stories from the sea and we also had a cheeky Italian. In addition, to make up for the lack of Twinning these past two years, we look back at the last visit from our Dutch friends.

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September

Oct 5, 2021 by

This month we embraced the fresh air as we met for a walk around Wardour Castle, and we were able to hold our Charity Golf day (with a bumper number of teams taking part!). Out of the elements, we gathered for our usual meetings at the fleur.

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