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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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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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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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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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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Sep 30, 2018 by

September saw a brilliant trip to visit our twinning town of Heerlen in the Netherlands, where we spent time with some truly fantastic hosts and enjoyed a wonderful weekend away. We also had some very interesting talks about Dementia and Fair Trade in Shaftesbury.

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Aug 1, 2018 by

After July’s bumper activity month, August was more quiet due to the last bank holiday of the year. We had two fantastic talks from two very important local charities which include Step by Step and Father’s House. We also had our monthly business meeting where we discussed the South Dorset Cycle Ride and local Cheese Festival.

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Jul 31, 2018 by

July is one of our most important months of the year as we have the ever popular Gold Hill Fair which was again, a roaring success. We also had a wonderful talk from charity Diverse Abilities and received a special contribution award towards the eradication of Polio.

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Jun 29, 2018 by

Wow! June was an exceptionally busy month, with lots of fun days out! We had a wonderful visit to the RNLI College as well as our annual ‘Kids Out’ trip to Longleat. We spent a wonderful day at Compton Abbas Airfield and then ended the month with the Presidential Handover to our new President Guy Lowton.

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May 30, 2018 by

Our charity cycle ride took over the majority of May and what a success it was! With over 400 participants we managed to raise an incredible £5,000 on what was indeed, a glorious day. This year, we added some extra entertainment including the Shaftesbury Town Band and also plenty of refreshments for spectators.

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Apr 28, 2018 by

Another busy month of activities including a training course on how to use a defibrillator, which had a great turnout of around 40 people! We also had the ‘Youth Speaks’ competition hosted by Shaftesbury School and a wonderful evening with Dorset Mind Services for which we raise money for.

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Mar 1, 2018 by

March was a fun month where we tried our hand at gambling with an evening at the races (many lost!) and had a hilarious talk from a jockey. We also had David King come and speak to us about the annual Rotary Dorset Cycle Ride which has been going for over 6 years.

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