Rotary Club of Sturminster Newton, which celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2004,
is a small friendly group of responsible individuals, drawn largely from the local
business and managerial community, committed to helping those in need and in improving
local facilities whilst, at the same time, enjoying the friendship and company
of like minded people. There is a wide range of age and experience amongst the
membership which currently totals 27.
is the short name for Rotary International (RI), a worldwide organisation of locally
based clubs whose members help to support good causes and the disadvantaged, both
in their own, local or national community and the wider international community.
Each Rotary Club is independent yet operates within the Rotary International
Constitution. Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland (RIBI) has its own governing
body and constitution.
does Rotary do?
Rotarians meet regularly,
usually weekly, for fellowship and to share a meal before discussing the affairs
of the club, or listening to a guest speaker. There is frequently a varied social
programme in addition to these regular meetings.
a fifth Tuesday in the month occurs we are joined by our wives and partners for
a special event organised by our social committee.
Where do we meet?
Our meetings are held every Tuesday evening at:
The Plough Manston,Shaftesbury Road, Manston,Sturminster Newton,
Telephone: 01258 472484.
arrive at 6.45pm for a 7.15pm start.
have we done?
club has been involved in supporting the following groups, activities and charities
at both local and international level in recent years:
Local Community Projects:
Assisting with the management of The Exchange
Sponsoring young people working overseas
Rotary Youth Leadership Award
Representatives on the organising Committees of:
* Sturminster Show
* Sturminster Carnival
* Sturminster Cheese Festival
Hope and Homes for Children
Micro Electric Power Station in Nepal
The Shoebox appeal
Providing Aqua and Shelter boxes to distressed areas