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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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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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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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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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Open Gardens

Our speaker this week was Mark Elling from The Lewis Manning Trust, who came to tell us about the Open Gardens scheme. Lewis Manning was opened in 1992, originally in the house of the late Marjorie Lewis-Manning, a local business

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Diamond Geezers!

The great and the good from Swanage and Purbeck, including Club members, Business Partners, Friends of Rotary, Past members and other Rotary clubs assembled at the Knoll House Hotel on Wednesday 20th March to celebrate the Club’s 60th Charter. Amongst

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Job Talk : Chris LeFevre

Our very own Rotarian Chris spoke to us this week about his career and charitable work. Chris started work as a sponsored apprentice with British Rail in 1971, studying at Portsmouth Polytechnic. Since then, he has enjoyed a number of

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