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Pop In to our Pop Up

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Swanage & Purbeck Rotary have opened their very first ‘pop-up’ charity shop.

Situated in Station Road, Swanage, on the site of the former Mobility Shop, it will be open for the next two weeks (excluding Sundays) selling Christmas goodies and gift ideas.

Rotary President Steve Parsons (pictured above) was proud to officially open the shop on the morning of Thursday 3rd December. Also shown are Rotarians Maggie Hardy and Sue and Dave Whitton who look forward to welcoming everyone to the shop over the coming days.

The shop will be open from 9:30am to 2:30pm everyday except Sunday and can accept, cash, cheques, card and contactless including ApplyPay and AndroidPay.

We look forward to seeing you!

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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 50 club members, partners, friends and associates, including visitors from Northampton West Rotary.

On taking office, Steve congratulated Linda for an excellent year where the club has raised more money than the previous year for worthy causes and supported the community and the wider world in both its well-established service activities and some new initiatives.

Outlining his objectives for the year, Steve highlighted the importance of making sure that we enjoy our Rotary and continue to have fun. He emphasised the importance of respecting our current membership and everything it brings to the club, at the same time recognising the need to continue to attract new members. But Steve was also conscious of the fact that the President is only the guardian of the office for a year and that he owes it to those that have gone before us as well as those to come to maintain the reputation of the club and continuously improve the support that it both provides to and receives from the local community.

Earlier in the evening, attendees had enjoyed a sumptuous meal prepared by club members and able to be served al fresco thanks to the weather behaving itself!

The club’s major summer event, the Fete and Craft Fair, is coming up in early August and it is hoped that this will make a great start to the new Rotary year’s fundraising efforts. More details are available on our dedicated web page.

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Roger was Jolly!

OK, neither of them are actually called Roger, but you get the idea! Just over a week ago the 2nd Purbeck Pirate Festival, organised by the Swanage Pier Trust, took place in and around Swanage pier.

The event was well supported, largely thanks to the excellent weather, and the picture above shows our very own Hubert Pierce and Mo Andrews getting into the spirit of things.

Swanage & Purbeck Rotary was well represented at the event with the Hoop-la and trolley ride attracting plenty of interest, and the whole event couldn’t have worked without the ever-present David Pike who worked tirelessly across the weekend with the staging for the bands.

All in all the event was deemed a great success and we look forward to shiverin’ our timbers again in 2018!!