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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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Out of this World!

Bill Coombes visited our club last week to tell us all about the International Space Station (ISS). Bill is a NASA Education Ambassador and has spoken on many occasions to groups including schools on the subject. At more than 400

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Sunny Silver Saturday

In unusually fine and warm weather for late February, Swanage & Purbeck Rotary held their annual Silver Saturday afternoon tea at the Emmanuel Church. Programmed to coincide with Rotary’s birthday, more than 60 of our community’s more senior citizens joined

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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

Bringing Joy to Others at Christmas

Club members were delighted to welcome around 30 local residents to the United Reformed Church on Christmas morning for breakfast. This annual event has been running for many years and is always a very happy occasion, with a full English

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Merry Christmas!

It’s been a busy few weeks for Swanage & Purbeck Rotary. The Annual Christmas Street Market on the 8th was again a great success. Over 50 stalls braved the rather windy weather and the threat of rain, and were rewarded

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