Welcome to Dorchester Casterbridge Rotary Club

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Dorchester Park Run at            Poundbury

Dorchester Park Run at Poundbury

Race January 2022

Charminster Pre-School Garden Makeover

Charminster Pre-School Garden Makeover

Casterbridge Rotary Club Helping to improve Garden

Communty Group

Communty Group

Presenting Paul Harris Fellowship

Youth Competitions 2021-2022

Youth Competitions 2021-2022

Update on the Competitions this Year

Planting The Green Canopy

Planting The Green Canopy

Trees planted in Salisbury Fields near the Jubilee Oak

Planting the Jubilee Oak

Planting the Jubilee Oak

Rotarians in Dorchester in Salisbury Fields


About us


Casterbridge Rotary remains committed to helping local charities and good causes and I am pleased to announce that the Christmas Draw for 2022 will be run again this year.  

The Draw has been running since 2004 and during this time it has raised more than £146,000 and we hope that 2022 will be the most successful year yet. 

We are very grateful to our sponsors as without their help this draw could not take place and especially so this year when we know many businesses have struggled with the continued impact of the pandemic.  We are pleased to retain the support of many of our sponsors including Dorchester Timber, Meyers Estate Agents, Brewery Square and Edwards & Keeping Accountants and are delighted to also have the support of Magna Mazda and Wilmott Dixon. 

The principles of the draw remain unchanged: 

 Participants (which must be small local groups or not-for-profit organisations) sell the draw tickets which are in      books of 5, these are sold at £1 per ticket, money and ticket stubs are returned to Casterbridge Rotary Club.  The Rotary members will endeavour as in previous years to add a bonus to the amount raised by a participating charity or group, through selling tickets at Dobbies Garden Centre. 

The Dorchester Christmas draw winning tickets will be drawn on Friday 16th December 2022. 

Cash prizes of 1st Prize £500, 2nd prize £250, 3rd prize £100. 4th prize £50 

Every penny raised by an organisation selling draw tickets will be returned to that organisation together with any bonus from the Casterbridge Rotary Club sales. (this is usually an additional 5% but in 2021 we achieved 15%) 




Payment must be received WITHOUT FAIL by noon on Friday 16th December for your sold tickets to be entered into the draw 

This is an opportunity for you to raise those much-needed funds to help your organisation.  Selling tickets is always a challenge, but we anticipate that with the critical need for funds; groups will rise to the occasion and be delving into phone books, email contacts and utilising social media to persuade their family and friends to support them 


 Les Fry BEM PHF

Chairman of the Rotary Christmas Draw Committee
President of the Rotary Club of Dorchester Casterbridge

During the Presidency of Vanessa lucas   the club received a citation for achieving enough of our goals in her year

                           Gift Aid Declaration Form



Happening soon...

Tue, Jan 31st 2023 7:30 pm

Child Complex Centre

Janice Young Talking at The Kings Arms

Fri, Feb 3rd 2023 11:00 am - 11:30 pm Sat, Feb 4th 2023

Beerex 2223

Casterbridge Rotary Supporting the two day festival


Tue, Feb 14th 2023 7:30 pm

Committees as Arranged

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Committees meet separately

Tue, Feb 21st 2023 6:30 pm


Meeting on Zoom

Tue, Feb 21st 2023 7:30 pm

Business Meeting

Meeting on Zoom

Tue, Feb 28th 2023 7:30 pm

Speaker for World Hearing Day

Talk on sign language and help for people with hearing problems TBC

Tue, Feb 28th 2023 7:30 pm

History of Beerex

Talk by Rtn Dave Harris TBC

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Tuesdays at 19.15

( Some meetings still on ZOOM) 30 High East Street

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