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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.

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.


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.



Poole Rotary helps a number of overseas projects each year.



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



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.


About us

Team for 2020/21

Joint Presidents Georgina Brooks and Bob Bradley - beginning the year under lockdown.

The chosen charity for the year is Vasculitis UK.  A medical charity providing research, eductaion and patient support for a range of auto-immune diseases with no known cause or cure.

Team for 2019/20

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

This was a Rotary year greatly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.  Our President was even called back to serve in A&E for the NHS.  Many social, twinning and fundraising events had to be cancelled.  We all learnt how to use Zoom for meetings.

A highlight of the year was 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 Shelterbox disaster relief.

Other organisations helped include: End Polio Now, Jean Robinson Trust in Grenada, PramaCare Foundation, YADAS, Bayside Acadamy, Carter Community College, Saint Anns, Young at Heart, Elizabeth House Care Home and Cots for Children and Nursing Awards at Poole Hospital.

Along with other Rotary Clubs we supported Young Musician, Young Chef, Youth Speaks and Technology Tournament competitions.

Bursaries were awarded to the following young people: Liam Openshaw (tri-athlete), Hannah Glatter (sailing) and Ben Kimber & Rocco Strickland (Costa Rica ecological visit).

Sadly during this year we lost Rotarians Gordon Alder and Bryan Keeping, honorary member Norman Morris and retired former presidents Norman Pipler and Ray Smith.

Stuart Dean was made a Paul Harris Fellow, the highest award in Rotary, after many year service to Rotary and the local community.

Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Tuesday 25th August 12.30

Special Lunch at West Hants, reply by 14/08

Tuesday 8th September 18.00

Zoom Club Meeting

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Rotary supporting rehabilitation for stroke survivors

Putting the wheels in motion to end polio

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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