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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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Birds of Poole Harbour

Rotarian Jenny Hynan introduced our speaker this week, Paul Morton, who came to talk to us about his environmental education charity. His interest in wildlife started with amphibians (all six native species can be found in Dorset). But he soon got

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Walking for Dementia Awareness

Rotarian Maggie Hardy, Community Committee Chair and event lead, reports on a wonderfully fulfilling day in the sun! SWANAGE WALKS, held on May 5th 2018, was organised and run by the Community Committee of Swanage and Purbeck Rotary Club in support of

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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

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