Contact us at

Author: PARSONS

Raising Disability Awareness

For our first speaker meeting in May we were delighted to welcome Hannah Fielding, who is a volunteer with Diverse Abilities. The charity was founded in 1955. It started operating in the local area when a volunteer from Brighton came

Tagged with: , , ,

First Impressions Matter!

Swanage Rotary has been able to attract a significant number of new members to the club in the current Rotary year, so we thought we’d ask one of them, Chris LeFevre, what attracted him to the club. “I joined Rotary

Tagged with: ,

Understanding Dementia

We were delighted to welcome Rachel Murray to our meeting on 28th March, who is the Purbeck Admiral Nurse dedicated to our area of the country. Rachel works specifically in Dorset and explained where the understanding of dementia is today.

Tagged with: ,

Spring has Sprung for Polio Awareness

While most people have been huddling up at home during the cold and dark winter months, hardy Swanage Rotarians have been busy trying to add a splash of colour around the area. Hundreds of crocus corms have been planted, and

Tagged with: ,

Swanage Rotarians Carry On Regardless!

The weather may have taken a nasty turn for the worse, but nothing stops Swanage Rotarians from carrying on with their planned activities and there’s been quite a lot going on over the past week or so. At our meeting

Tagged with: , , , , ,

Young Musicians Steal The Show

Last weekend (18th February) saw the running of the District Young Musician Competition, held this year at Talbot Heath School. Those present, including the Deputy Lieutenant of Dorset, were treated to an exceptional array of talent from both instrumental and

Tagged with: ,

Still Branching Out!

Back in December we told you about the initiative from the Woodland Trust to plant more trees around the country, and in our area four of our membership braved the cold conditions to start that process locally. Not satisfied with

Tagged with:

Living Well?

The speaker at our most recent club meeting was Tracey Hudson from LiveWell Dorset. Tracey explained the background to the setting up of the organisation, being to help people in Dorset live healthier lives. It was established by Public Health

Tagged with:

Local D & E Group Going from Strength to Strength

Rotarian Jenny Hynan reports on a local success story that’s helping to develop the skills of young people. I visited the D of E meeting last Tuesday and presented a cheque for £500 to Dave Pratten and Pete Meteau the

Tagged with: , ,

A Hadrian’s Wall Holiday

Our speaker this week was John Patrick, who works at the Swanage Museum, and who came to talk to us about Hadrian’s Wall. John’s trip to Hadrian’s Wall took place in the Summer of 2017, with a group of 23 people

Tagged with: , ,