2016 Events

Local Rotary Clubs unite to support Refugee families in Syria. District Governor Tony Summers has orchestrated a major fund-raising exercise by 29 clubs have donated £16,539.50 to the "ShelterBox Syrian Appeal". This major joint venture has involved the clubs of Hedge End, Southampton East, Cowes, Christchurch , Ferndown, Bournemouth East Cliff, Westbourne , Poole, Wilton and Alderney. The "ShelterBox Charity", based in Cornwall, needs urgent donations to supply emergency survival kit to refugee families. One kit, consisting of tarpaulins, blankets and mattresses costs £62..75 and this means that the local Rotary organisation can now support 81 families! Christchurch Rotarian Howard Matthews, ShelterBox Volunteer representative, said that " Fleeing Syrian families trapped at the Turkish border in freezing conditions are at great risk of hypothermia, our efforts in support of this appeal means that many lives will be saved ." ShelterBox has set a target of 1,000 emergency kits to be provided as soon as possible and to reach families within the next few days- helping to give shelter and stop deaths from hypothermia in the freezing conditions . More information can be found at www.shelterbox.org/donate , all donations to the charity will be of great benefit in helping to ameliorate this terrible crisis which involves at least 70,000 people.

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Young Chefs at Grange School

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Christchurch Rotary hears about Myra"™s Wells

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more Rotarians Jo Parker and Clare Cherry at Christchurch Waitrose Store

Christchurch Rotary Club Welcomes New Members - Mike Turvey & John Gatti

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Why I Run - Nina Devlin Job Talk

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Purewell Electrical - Aperitif Evening

more Cookery Theatre on the first floor at Purewell Electrical's premises at 2 Wilverley Road, BH23 3RU

Help for Heroes - What we do !


Purple for Polio

more Bulb planting outside Waitrose in Christchurch

Christchurch Food Festival Education Trust Junior Cook of the Year Competition

more Part-sponsored by Christchurch Rotary, visited Lesley Waters's Cookery School on 4 October for a day's personal tuition generously donated by Lesley as part of their  prize.  

Steve Robson - Charles Rolls Speaker on 27th Sept

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David Hancock inducts New Member

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Equality & Diversity Matters

more Talk by John Sephton on 13th September

Cambridge Society of Dorset special visit to Highcliffe Castle on 22 August

more Several Rotarians took up my offer to join the Cambridge Society of Dorset in its special visit to Highcliffe Castle on 22 August. The visit included a hard-hat tour of the Castle with a very knowledgeable guide, a "Mr Selfridge" high tea (by way of lun

Croquet/Boules/Bowls/BBQ evening on 18 August

more Paul Bond concentrates on a key Croquet

Family Picnic

more Rotarians setting up their picnics on 14 August 2016

President"™s Tea on 17 July 2016

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Mosaic Cheque Presention

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Jon Egging Trust Talk

more 12th July

ShelterBox Collection

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Rotarian Brian Woodifield awarded a Sapphire Pin

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L-R Out going President Malvern Jones, New President Richard Reader, President Elect David Hancock and President Nominee Tim Skinner

Presidents Handover

more June 28th @ The Kings

Welcome to our 2 New Members


Rotary Club Assembly

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One of our recent Speakers !

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group photo of the 2 chef-judges and all the finalists and runners-up at the end of the prize-giving ceremony

Highcliffe Student wins the Food Festival Cookery Challenge

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Kids"™ Kitchen 2016

more The Priory School in Wick Lane "“ Saturday 7 May and Sunday 8 May

New Member - Sophia Chowdhry

more New member Sophia Chowdhry with President Malvern Jones

Rotary Technology Tournament - 10th March 2016

more Bournemouth Collegiate School

Staff from the Grange School Talk 8th May

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Annual Christchurch Rotary Charity Quiz 5th March

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Alex Aitken speaks at Christchurch Rotary Club meeting

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Christchurch Rotary Swimafun 27th February

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Wine Tasting at Captains Club

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Jubilee Sailing Trust

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Rotary Young Chef of the Year

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