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“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

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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

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‘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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Fundraising Success!

Club members gathered with organisations who have been supported by Swanage Rotary, and organisations that have supported the club’s activities, on 13th June to commemorate another successful year of fundraising, with almost £21,000 raised up to the end of April

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Down on the Farm!

The club’s final meeting of May was an outing to Cedar Organic at Rempstone Farm in Corfe Castle. Rotarian Mo Andrews reports. The farm is run by a couple of passionate organic farmers who have chosen to become organic as they

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Pirate Invasion a Roaring Success

The much anticipated arrival of swarms of Pirates over the Bank Holiday weekend, coupled with magnificent weather that was not forecast, made the Third Purbeck Pirate Festival a huge success. Basking in almost wall-to-wall sunshine, events on Sandpit Field, as

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