Presidential Year of Brent Coleman 2017-2018

Hello, I am Brent Coleman, President of this great Club and may I personally welcome you to our website.

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Hello, I am Brent Coleman, President of this great Club and may I personally welcome you to our website.

I hope that you will browse the site and enjoy learning more about Rotary and in particular what we do as a Club. We volunteer our services to various needy causes locally and internationaly.

We are very fortunate to meet in our own Club room for our weekly lunchtime meetings and also some Committee meetings, which means we are able to display our own personal touch to the world of Rotary. Rotary is a volunteering organisation.

We have a well stocked bar with drinks kept at a very reasonable prices and a fully equipped kitchen in which our meals are prepared by a local caterer, again for a very reasonable cost.

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Laura Kelly From Julias House with President Brent & Robin Scott 08-03-2018

Laura Kelly Julias House

Steve Bicknell from the Bournemouth Chamber of Trade 01-03-2018

Steve Bicknell

Steve gave us a very interesting talk about the Bournemouth Chamber of Trade when he came to speak to us. His work in trying to improve the Bournemouth area was very interesitng.

President Brent giving a cheque to the Springbourne Family Centre

Springbourne Family Centre

President Brent recently called in at Boscombe’s Springbourne Family Centre

B & S Rotary has provided Donna Blanche, Centre CEO, with a cheque for £500 to pay for the refurbishment of the children’ domestic corner which allows play in a realistic home setting with miniature furniture.

Russell Slatford, Head of the Bournemouth Collegiate School visits our Club 16-11-2017

Russell SlatfordRussell gave us a very interesting talk on how he became the Head of the Bournemouth Collegiate School. He also talked about why he followed a teaching career and his life in Universities including Cambridge and his time Rowing for this University.

Bill Jones presenting the Stourwood House Cheque to Neal Williams 09-11-2017

Bill JonesAfter the Coffee Morning at Stourwood House, Bill Jones was pleased to present the cheque to Neal Williams of Macmillan Caring Locally. 

Don Driver presenting the Stourwood House Cheque to Neal Williams 09-11-2017

Don Driver Neal Williams
Boscombe & Southbourne Rotary ran a collection at the Bournemouth Cherries and Chelsea Football Match on the 4th of November 2017. It was very succesful and Don is seem presenting a cheque to Neal Williams of Macmillan Caring Locally for the money raised at this event.

President Brent with Dominic Coleman of the Ocean Youth Trust Dorset 02-11-2017

Dominic Coleman
Dominic is a Team Leader with the Ocean Youth Trust Dorset charity which uses Adventure Under Sail as a personal development opportunity for young people aged 12-25, taking them to sea in our 30-metre vessel. They sail with around 450 young people each year. Roughly two-thirds will be disadvantaged or vulnerable in some way: They work in partnership with other organisations both to select these young people and also to ensure that lessons learned and achievements enjoyed on a voyage are carried through into a long-term programme of work with each young person. These partnerships include mainstream and special schools and youth clubs; other charities; local authorities and social work teams and many more. Examples of young crew members selected in this way might be siblings of life-limited children using a local children's hospice; children who have been bullied or bereaved or the victims of crime; young people who have been homeless; young people affected by family situations such as drug or alcohol abuse; children in local authority care; young carers and many more.

In addition - and particularly during school holidays - they also offer places to young people from more mainstream backgrounds. Sail training brings benefits to all sorts of young people: perhaps their lives are dominated by television and computer games and they really need an active outdoor adventure; maybe they are high achievers who need to broaden their experience beyond endless exams; or they may be doing the Duke of Edinburgh's Gold Award and looking to stretch themselves through a challenging adventure.

Mr & Mrs Keith Blake speaking on Shared Hope 26-10-2017

Mr & Mrs Blake gave a very interesting talk about the work with the chairity 'Shared Hope'. They are really dedicated to the work that they do around the world with people that need the basic requirements to survice. They both work very hard in this field and spend all of their time helping these people.

President Brent with Dimpee and Alan from the Poole Bay Rotary Club 12-10-2017


Both Alan and Dimpee gave us talk about how they have introduced younger members to their Rotary Club (Poole Bay Rotary Club). They have set up another section of the club that meet on Thursday mornings at 07.45 and have a lot of members that tend to have a younger age and are still working. They work very closely with the original club that meet on a Tuesday evening and the results are a Rotary club that are both active and have a much broader age range. 

President Brent with Mark Anness  from Myra's Wells 06-10-2017

Myra's Wells

The Myra's Wells charity provides life-saving water wells in Burkina Faso - one of the poorest countries in West Africa. A few places do have mains water, but even that supply lacks purity.
100% of donations received go to pay for wells. No one in the UK or Burkina Faso receives any remuneration for their work.

President Brent with Rtn Chris Knight 28-09-2017

costa rica

Chris; who is our newest member gave us a really interesting talk about his travels to Costa Rica. He talked about the people, the environment and the amzing forest and animals tha are there.

President Brent with Andre Edwards from the Pilgrim Bandits 07-09-2017

Andre Edwards2

Pilgrim Bandits Charity was established by a small group of Special Forces veterans in 2007 with the sole aim of using their unique training and experience to help and inspire wounded soldiers to live life to the full.

The mantra ‘Always a Little Further’ is core to the charity’s attitude, whether working with amputee men and women from the services directly or by utilising their experiences to inspire and encourage young people and children. Pilgrim Bandits  don’t do sympathy, but offer  the rewards of belonging to a team, encouragement, belief and the power of humour over pain.

Pilgrim Bandits’ primary aim is to help those in need directly, with no compromise. Soon, those who needed help become those that give it.  By pushing injured men and women into physically and mentally demanding situations that they would not have dreamed possible; kayaking extraordinary distances, climbing mountains, jumping from aircraft, running races, trekking across inhospitable terrain, self confidence is restored and self-belief instilled –  Always a Little Further. Pilgrim Bandits  pushes those that have already endured so much to  go beyond endurance – to embrace life again and in so doing  inspire others.

President Brent with Sophie Rickets of the Boscombe Regeneration Project

sophie ricketsSophie gave us a very interesting talk about the work that she and her team are doing in the Boscombe area to try to improve it. They work with the local Police, the Council and other organisations are trying hard to generally improve the Boscombe area

Our newest Member Chris Knight who joined us on the 31.-08-2017

Chris Knight joining

President Brent with the Barrie Sutton from the Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre 17-08-2017

Hengistbury Head Centre

We had a very informative talk about the history and wildlife at Hengistbury Head.

Bill, Sue and Bill Rushworth on the Club Walk at Harley Gap

Bill, Sue and Bill Rushworth at Harley GapBill, Sue & Bill Rushworth did a 5.5 mile wallk from Gussage All Saints up to the Harley Gap and John Ironmongers Grave and back. They ended up with at the Drovers Inn at Gussage. There, other club members met them for an excellent lunch provided by the independantly run village pub.

President Brent with Felicity Porter 10-08-2017

Felicity Porter

Felicity gaves us a very interesting talk about the Regent Centre in Christchurch The Regent Centre is one of the few remaining independant Cinemas left in the country. The screen most of the popular film releases as well as very good shows and Threatre presentations

President Brent with John Wooton & Adrian Scott 03-08-2017

John Wooton

John gaves us a very interesting talk about the development of Britains Motorways. 

President Brent with Club Member Rtn Colin Read 27-07-2017

Colin Read

Colin gave us an very interesting talk on the Rotary Foundation. He also showed a couple of good videos on Foundation and some of what the Rotary Foundation does around the world.

President Brent with Jake Moore 13-07-2017

Jake Moore

Jake Moore is the Dorset Police Cyber-Crime Office and came and gave us a talk on Staying Safe when using the Internet & when Banking Online. His talk was very informative andvery enlightening.If you get a chance to hear his talk, I would certainly recommend it.

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