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Swanage & Purbeck Rotary and Wareham Rotary held a long overdue joint meeting at The Springfield Hotel in Wareham this week to learn all about Signing. Our presenters for the evening were Ken Ebbens from the Rotary Club of Southsea …

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Robin Walker was the speaker at our most recent club meeting. These days a captain of the Sandbanks ferry, Robin spent part of the 1970s as a radio operator with the British Antarctic Survey (BAS). He gave us a fascinating …

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. . . is the strap line for the latest project to be undertaken at Durlston Country Park. We were delighted to welcome Ben Tolley, who is one of the rangers up at Durlston, who came to talk to us …

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Rotarian Maggie Hardy reports on a very special occasion: Club members and Friends gathered on the afternoon of Monday 12th August to celebrate the 95th Birthday of fellow Rotarian Hubert Pierce – a Rotarian of over 50 years’ experience. At …

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The well-reported problems with the ferry proved no concern for the annual Swanage & Purbeck Rotary Summer Fête, supported by our Business Partners, as crowds flocked to Sandpit Field to see the numerous stalls, entertainment and activities on offer. From …

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Our speaker at the very well attended first meeting of the new Rotary year was Sam Whitton. Sam is a film maker and is currently completing a degree at Falmouth University with a view to becoming a wildlife photographer. He …

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Swanage & Purbeck Rotary’s new President, Steve Parsons, recently presented the Clem Dennis Young Citizen Award to Year 9 student Lydia Cattle, at The Swanage School’s end of year Celebration of Learning. Clem Dennis was a much loved and respected Rotarian who was selfless, …

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On a balmy late June evening, the traditional end of the current Rotary year and the start of a new one took place. Outgoing Club President Linda Winter handed over responsibilities to incoming President Steve Parsons in front of almost …

Changing of the Guard! Read More »

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It was a night to remember as members of the club and guests gathered to celebrate another great year for Swanage & Purbeck Rotary. Jodie and Jude from President Linda’s chosen charity for this year, Little Birds Pre-School at St …

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We had a full house for our speaker meeting this week, with Rotarians Maggie Hardy, Sue Whitton and former Swanage (now Boscombe & Southbourne) Rotarian Ron Emmitt talking about a National Immunisation Day that they were involved with during a …

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