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The Road Ahead

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It’s that time of year when we start to look at our targets and objectives for the new Rotary year, which begins on July 1st.

The group holds an ‘Assembly’ every June to identify the events that the CIO plans to run and the areas that it would like to support, assuming we are able to raise the funds to do so, in 2022/23. These include:

  • The Rotary fete on August 11 2022
  • The Young Musicians competition for school children
  • Help with the Friendly Food Club
  • Environmental projects including helping Greengage and restoring the Rotary garden
  • A host of Christmas events including the street market, Santa’s sleigh and charity Christmas mail
  • Christmas shoeboxes for deprived children in parts of the world less privileged than our own
  • A pop up shop to raise funds for various international projects including Rotary’s disaster relief charities, Shelterbox, WaterAid and the people of Ukraine 
  • Support for pre-school and primary schools in Swanage and surrounding villages
  • A range of projects with Swanage School
  • Initiatives to help local children get involved with various sports clubs
  • Silver Saturday – an afternoon of fun and refreshment for Swanage’s older residents

We look forward to seeing our wonderful local community at many of the events and sincerely hope that we will be able to raise the funds required to fulfil these plans.

Anyone who would like to know more about the group, what we do and how they can get involved can contact us via email here.

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‘Natural World’ Festive Celebrations

Club members joined together to celebrate another very successful festive season last week. A two course Christmas Dinner comprising Roast Turkey with all the trimmings and Christmas Pudding was served to over 40 Rotarians, partners and guests.

December fundraising has improved on what was a very successful season in 2018 and will enable Swanage Rotary to provide even more much needed funds for local good causes and some projects further afield.

We were joined at our festivities this year by Sam Whitton, making a welcome return to the club following his visit earlier in the year. This time he was able to show us his completed film about the Galápagos Islands and the threats to the indigenous flora and fauna of the islands.

Sam also showed a film that he has made about the Sea Turtles of Cephalonia in Greece and the threats to their way of life posed by the increase in tourism of that part of the Greek mainland.

Both films were fascinating and extremely professionally made, and everyone present agreed that in Sam there is definitely the next David Attenborough! On behalf of the club Past President Linda Winter proposed a vote of thanks to Sam for coming back and showing us his wonderful films.

From all of us to all of you, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous 2020 and we look forward to seeing many of you at our events over the coming months.