About Us

What is Swanage and Purbeck Rotary?

Swanage & Purbeck Rotary group gets together on a regular basis in Swanage. Sometimes we invite a Speaker to present on a matter of interest and our programme of events includes visits to places of interest and an annual weekend away. There are also opportunities to participate in various sporting activities with other Rotary groups who, like us, are part of a global organisation of 1.2 million like-minded individuals in around 35,000 clubs. Those who wish to become more involved with the running of the organisation and/or at a higher level within Rotary find plenty of scope to contribute further.

Our group currently comprises 34 men and women who share a common aim to help others whilst enjoying each others company. We are always pleased to welcome new members to the group. If you would like more information about joining our group please contact us or to view our programme of activities please click here.

Charitable and fundraising activities are undertaken by the Swanage & Purbeck Rotary Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO). Its primary aim is to help others and it holds a number of regular fund-raising events (including the annual fete in August) and responds to emergencies both at home and abroad when they occur. All moneys collected for charitable purposes are donated to good causes without deduction.

The CIO is supported by our Friends and our Business Partners (without whom it could not achieve all of its aims).

Rotary International is well-respected and having a presence globally is able to respond more quickly to emergencies when they arise. Rotary works with others too – most notably the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for the elimination of polio.