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 potentialdetails
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.details
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.details
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.
Meetings and events happening soon
Monday 18th February 12.30
End Polio Now Luncheon
with Bournemouth Rotary
Tuesday 19th February 12.30
Saturday 23rd February 19.30
Ray Smith’s Carers Charity ‘Dogs Dinner’
Tuesday 26th February 12.30
Speaker: Ella Coates - British Red Cross.
Tuesday 26th February 14.00
Thursday 28th February 19.30
Showtime with Matt Black the ‘Piano Man’
with Bournemouth East Cliff at the Urban Reef Seafront Restaurant
Saturday 2nd March 10.00
at Mountbatten School, Romsey
Tuesday 5th March 12.30
Tuesday 5th March 19.30
Kiel-Eider Duck Night
At our German Twin Club
Friday 8th March 09.00
Parkstone Grammar School
Saturday 9th March 10.00
President-Elect Preparation Programme (Option 1)
Saturday 9th March 19.30
with Bournemouth Blind Society at Rooper Hall, Victoria Road. £10 including Fish & Chips.
Tuesday 12th March 12.30
Speaker: Stewart McPherson on his travels
Saturday 16th March 10.00
President-Elect Preparation Programme (Option 2)
Tuesday 19th March 12.30
Speaker: Peter Elviss on the history of West Hants Club
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Meetings & Venue
Where and when:
(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