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Still Branching Out!

Back in December we told you about the initiative from the Woodland Trust to plant more trees around the country, and in our area four of our membership braved the cold conditions to start that process locally. Not satisfied with

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Living Well?

The speaker at our most recent club meeting was Tracey Hudson from LiveWell Dorset. Tracey explained the background to the setting up of the organisation, being to help people in Dorset live healthier lives. It was established by Public Health

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A Hadrian’s Wall Holiday

Our speaker this week was John Patrick, who works at the Swanage Museum, and who came to talk to us about Hadrian’s Wall. John’s trip to Hadrian’s Wall took place in the Summer of 2017, with a group of 23 people

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Back to School!

For our first meeting of 2018, we were delighted to welcome Head Teacher Tristram Hobson, Chair of Governors Amanda Rowley, the Head Boy, Head Girl and one of the Senior Prefects of The Swanage School who came to talk to

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Merry Christmas!

As 2017 draws to a close, we would like to thank everyone who has supported, attended, bought from or donated to Swanage & Purbeck Rotary’s activities over the course of the last year. We have been so delighted with the

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Christmas Market Brings Out the Crowds

Last Saturday (9th December) saw the annual Christmas Market take over Station Road in Swanage. Over 50 stalls selling everything from festive clothing to mince pies set up early in the morning to entice members of the public to part

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Branching out with the Woodlands Trust

Four “hardy” Rotary Community Committee members braved the cold weather this week to plant Rowan trees as part of the Rotary/ Woodland Trust initiative to plant a tree for every Rotary member …. half have been done for Swanage so

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Rotary Goes Italian

Rotarian Jenny Hynan reports on the club’s latest fellowship event Fifth Wednesday of the month and what better excuse for having a night out! Venue of choice for this night out was The Italian Kitchen in Wareham, where 22 members,

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Planting for Polio

Rotary has been involved in attempts to eradicate the wild Polio virus for more than 30 years, and it is heartening to learn that new cases across the world have fallen from more than 1,000 a day in the 1980s

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Learning About Saving Life At Sea

Our meeting this week was very different as we were delighted to be invited to take a look around the new Swanage Lifeboat Station. This state-of-the-art facility was only completed earlier in 2017 and houses not only the brand new

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