Contact us at

Category: blog

ShelterBox Update

Click here for the latest news from ShelterBox.

Tagged with:

Admiral Nurse Update

Rotarian Mo Andrews spoke to the club this week to give us an update on our Purbeck Admiral Nurse, partly supported by Swanage & Purbeck Rotary, who came to speak to us at a meeting in 2018 and has now

Weather Fails to Dampen Christmas Spirit

Despite warnings of a washout, the annual Rotary Christmas Market proceeded as planned, with over 50 stallholders setting up in Station Road in Swanage.  Although windy, the day remained relatively dry for most of the time and the event was

Tagged with: ,

“To Work We Go” – Memoirs from a Career in Local Government

Our very own John Thraves spoke to us this week, reflecting on his working life in Local Government. After the obligatory photos from when John was very young (!), he decided at quite a young age that he wanted to

Tagged with:

Techniques for Restfulness

Charles Brettell came to Club this week to talk to us about Transcendental Meditation (TM). Charles explained the origins and principles behind the techniques of TM, and went on to explain the many benefits that can be gained from learning

Tagged with: ,

‘Flying Visit’ from Little Birds

Our Club President’s Charity for this year is Little Birds Pre-School and Jodie and Jude from the charity came to speak to us this week. Little Birds is based at St Mark’s School in Swanage and looks after up to

Tagged with: ,

Coastwatching!

We were delighted to welcome Ross Martin from National Coastwatch Institution to this week’s meeting, who works at the the Peveril Point watch station. National Coastwatch, whose strapline is “Eyes Along The Coast” are responsible for watching over our coastline, looking

Tagged with: ,

Fête a hit as it dodges the showers

The Annual Summer Fête took place on 9th August and despite an uncertain weather forecast, the showers held off to allow thousands of locals and visitors alike to enjoy everything that was on offer. From staple activities such as the

Tagged with: , ,

Meet the Governor!

We were delighted to welcome newly elected District Governor Allan Smith to our meeting this week. Allan lives in Jersey so he has a lot of travel to do to meet the majority of clubs in the District. The DG

Tagged with: ,

Passing the Baton

At the end of a highly successful year it was time for President Ro Clark to hand over the Presidency of Swanage & Purbeck Rotary to New President Linda Winter. On a glorious summer’s evening in the gardens of Dave

Tagged with: