Rotary Summer Community Fête - Thu 8th Aug at 11.00

The summer community fête will be back again this summer!

Welcome to Swanage and Purbeck Rotary

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Frank Roberts: My Volunteering Life

Frank Roberts: My Volunteering Life

Frank entertained us with stories from his fascinating life as a volunteer.

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Working with Rotary Business Partners

Working with Rotary Business Partners

We are extremely grateful for the support of our Business Partners (BPs).

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International and Foundation

International and Foundation

The Foundation team support our contribution to Rotary International's own charity - the Rotary Foundation.

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Community / Vocational

Community / Vocational

The Community / Vocational team work in conjunction with several local charities and good causes to ensure that our local fundraising is supportive of those most in need.

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Volunteer

Volunteer

Browse the pages in this section to find out more about Swanage and Purbeck Rotary and how you can get involved

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Remembering The Falklands

Remembering The Falklands

Former merchant seaman Neil Hardy shared with us all his experience on board The Elk during the Falklands conflict

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About us

What is Swanage and Purbeck Rotary?

A group of more than 40 men and women from all walks of life who share a common aim to help others while enjoying each others' company. The group has been operating for more than 65 years and gets together on a regular basis in Swanage and the surrounding area.

Our programme of events primarily involves managing and participating in the numerous projects organised by the Swanage & Purbeck Rotary Charitable Incorporated Organisation ("CIO"), whose aim is to help and support those less fortunate than ourselves. The CIO holds a number of fund-raising events (including the annual Summer Fête in August and the festive activities in December) and responds to emergencies both at home and abroad when they occur. All proceeds of its charitable activities are donated to good causes without deduction and if you'd like to support it, please click here for more information.

The CIO is supported by our Friends of Rotary and our Business Partners (without whom it could not achieve all of its aims). If you would like to get involved with our events and activities, more information is available here.

In addition, our Club President personally selects a good cause for the CIO to support during his or her year in office, and this year's Presidential charity is 'MYTIME', a local charity fighting to level the playing field for young carers. All donations to the Wishing Well on Swanage seafront will be donated to this organisation.

Other activities that our group gets involved in include visits to places of interest and up to three meetings a month where we might invite a speaker to come and present to us on a matter of interest or where we'll discuss upcoming projects and activities.

There are also opportunities to participate in various sporting competitions with other Rotary groups who, like us, are part of a global organisation of more than 1.4 million like-minded individuals in around 35,000 groups. And there is plenty of scope for those who wish to become more involved with the running of the organisation at Group, District, National or International level to contribute further.

We are always pleased to welcome new members to the group. If you would like more information, or are interested in joining us, please use the 'Contact' or 'Join Us' forms on this site. To view our programme of activities, please go to our 'Future Meetings and Events' and 'Calendar' pages.

Rotary International is well respected around the world and having a presence globally is able to respond more quickly to emergencies when they arise. Rotary works with others too, most notably the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in the shared aim to eradicate polio.

Happening soon...

Club Assembly

Wed, Jun 19th 2024 6:30 pm

Club Assembly

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Setting out plans and agenda for the Rotary year 2024/25

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Handover Evening

Wed, Jun 26th 2024 6:30 pm

Handover Evening

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The change of Club Presidency from Chris LeFevre to Maggie Hardy

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District Council and Handover

Sat, Jun 29th 2024 9:30 am

District Council and Handover

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The handover to new District Governor Debbie Dunford and the first District Council meeting of the new Rotary year

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Wednesdays at 19.00

(Venue is for second Wednesday of each month only. No meeting 1st Wednesday. Contact Secretary for all other meeting details.) Swanage Sailing Club

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