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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.


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.


Local Community

Poole Rotary supports many local charities and organisations.



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.


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.


About us

Team for 2019/20

Vice President Andy Ross (left) and President Fred Cartwright.

A highlight of the year is the Chinese Celebration Buffet and Entertainment.  Held in October with terrific support from The Dorset Chinese Association, the event raised £2,320 split between Global Sight Solutions, The Nepal Trust and disaster relief.

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 3rd March 12.15

Talk at West Hants Club - Hannah Glatter, Rotary Bursary recipient, on her Jubilee Sailing Trust Ship trip

Friday 6th March 09.00

Technology Tournament

Saturday 7th March 10.00

RYLA Awareness Day

at Brockenhurst

Saturday 7th March 19.30

Bournemouth Blind Society Quiz

at Roopers Hall on Victoria Park Road. Cost is £10 to include Fish & Chips and Dessert

Tuesday 10th March 12.15

Club Meeting at West Hants Club

Tuesday 17th March 12.15

Talk at West Hants Club - Helen Beverley, Physiotherapist at BWT Poole, on her “Dizzy Clinic”

Tuesday 24th March 12.15

Club Meeting at West Hants Club

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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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