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Rotary Club of Poole - welcome! Please scroll/swipe down through this page to find out more about us, in addition to the pages linked in the menu, top-left.


Poole Rotary provides financial assistance to enable young people to reach their potential


Vocation & Youth

Organises vocational visits and a variety of activities for schools including mock interviews and technology, chef and musician tournaments. It also presents an annual Rotary Award for Nursing Excellence at Poole Hospital.



The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International was created in 1917 to "do good in the world." Through the Foundation, Rotarians sponsor international educational and humanitarian programs, investing some £230 million annually.


Rotary Business Partners

Poole Rotary is pleased to welcome Business Partners. Together we can generate new ideas and new projects for the benefit of our local community.



Poole Rotary helps a number of overseas projects each year.


Local Community

Poole Rotary supports many local charities and organisations.


About us

Team for 2018/19

Joint Presidents John Clement (left) and Babs Plumbridge flanking Vice-President Fred Cartwright shown at the beginning of their year in office.

During the year we have moved our lunch venue to the West Hants Tennis Club on Talbot Woods and had a partners lunch at the Lord Bute in Highcliffe.

We continue to expand our support for local groups with the funds received from a growing number of Business Partners.

A coach trip was organised for Rotarians and partners to recently refurbished Martyrs Museum in Dorchester.

The Santa Train recieved its usual warm welcome and raised £450 for local charities.

The Children's Party this year was a joint effort with West Hants Tennis Club.  Fifteen children, suggested by Faithworks Wessex, enjoyed food and an afternoon of fun with Buttons the clown.

Our club's Christmas Lunch, again at the West Hants Tennis Club, included a quiz and a raffle in aid of About Face and YADAS raising £450. 

Other events of note include the presentation of 40+ year long service awards to Rotarians Bryan Keeping and Stuart Dean.  Georgina Brookes was presented with a Paul Harris Award for outstanding service.  Paul Harris was the founder of Rotary and it is the highest honour that the club can present.

Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Tuesday 23rd April 12.30

NO Meeting

after Bank Holiday

Thursday 25th April 19.30

Dorset Police talk on Cyber Crime

at Parkstone Rotary

Friday 26th April 19.00

Annual Quiz

with Bournemouth Rotary at Royal British Legion, Winton

Sunday 28th April 14.30

Bluebell Walk and Cream Tea

around Bloxworth Estate of a Friend of Rotary in aid of Poole Hospital Cancer Treatment Trust

Tuesday 30th April 12.30

Speaker: Megan Crook (Bursary Recipient)

Tuesday 30th April 14.00

Council Meeting

Tuesday 7th May 12.30

NO Meeting

after Bank Holiday

Friday 10th May 12.00 - 13.00 Sunday 12th May

RIBI Showcase (Annual Conference)


Sunday 12th May 11.00

Step Out for Stroke Walk

1 mile walk in Poole Park for all ages and abilities

Monday 13th May 19.30

Group 2 Committee

at Northwick House, Owls Road, Boscombe

Tuesday 14th May 12.30

Speaker: Probation Service & Magistrates NOTE LATE FINISH

Tuesday 14th May 14.00

Council Meeting

to prepare for AGM

Thursday 16th May 10.00

Visit to Wimborne Model Town

Including lunch

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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

The West Hants Club, Roslin Road South, Bournemouth We meet on Tuesdays at 12:15 for 12:30
(Finish by 2pm. NO lunch meetings after a Bank Holiday. Check 'Programme' for variations or contact Rotary Club Secretary.)
The West Hants Club, Roslin Road South, Bournemouth BH3 7EF  01202 519455

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