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Evergreen!

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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No Ferry? No problem – Crowds flock to Rotary Fête

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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Adventures with Wildlife

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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Model Young Citizen

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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Changing of the Guard!

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

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Presentation Night

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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Eradicating Polio – Reminiscing on a Memorable Trip

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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Fun in the Park

More than 30 local groups, charities and good causes joined Swanage & Purbeck Rotary in King George’s Field this weekend to raise awareness of all the fantastic activities that are available to our community. Coupled with the Swanage Classic Car

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A Good Foundation

Our speaker this week was Rotarian Maurice Turner from the Wareham club. Maurice came to speak to us about The Rotary Foundation (“TRF”), our very own charity. The Rotary Foundation was founded in 1917, twelve years after the start of

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Learning About Livability

President Linda introduced Sue Davison from Livability to our meeting this week. Sue looks after the southern region of the charity, which may not be a familiar name to many but was born from the merger of two other more

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