Category Archives: President’s Blog

Week 11- Rotary and the Power of Collaboration

Rotary Grants enable Rotary in Dorset to equip the new radiotherapy department at Dorchester Hospital, contributing to this great facility which Dorset residents will benefit from for years to come.  This is what we do! It was in 2017 that … Continue reading

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Week 10. Fun and Fellowship

Fun ……How many surnames can you think of which relate to the glove making business for which Yeovil is famous?  Just one of the questions we were asked to answer during our annual treasure hunt this week. And now we … Continue reading

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Week 9 – What a Washout!

Months of planning, hours of organising – the organisation for this years Historic Vehicle Rally was the best for a long time ……. and then it rained ….. and it rained….. and it rained……. So this was the 2018 Historic … Continue reading

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Week 8 – Rotary in Action at home and overseas

We are launching “Friends of Rotary in Sherborne” to support us with our very busy schedule of activities. If you are too busy to become a regular member of our club, but would like to support your local Rotary club … Continue reading

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Week 7 – Historic Vehicle Rally in Sherborne

Sherborne Voluntary Ambulance to benefit from Sherborne’s 44th Historic Vehicle Rally, which is on bank holiday weekend, Sunday 26th August 2018. This popular event will be held as usual, in the historic Courts of Sherborne School.  The event starts with … Continue reading

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Week 6 – Success for one of our Olympic Bursary Winners

Since the  2012 Olympic Games in London, Rotary in Sherborne has each year awarded Olympic Bursaries worth £500 each, to two young people from the Gryphon School to help them achieve their sporting dreams for success. Interested pupils are asked … Continue reading

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Week 5 -Picnic at Poyntington

It’s summer and the sun is shinning so it must be time for a picnic.  Members of Sherborne Castles Rotary headed off to Poyntington for a picnic with a difference, because it included history, music and dance in the wonderful … Continue reading

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Week 4 – Opportunities for youngsters in Sherborne

RYLA and Breakthrough, two Rotary projects with the potential to change the lives of four young people from Sherborne or the surrounding villages. This week we had one of the two official Rotary meetings which we have each month.  This … Continue reading

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Week 3 – It’s all about the Show!

Three weeks into my year and our first big event took place on Sunday 15th, Sherborne Classic & Supercars at Sherborne Castle. I apologise for talking about this for three weeks running but this really is such a fun event  … Continue reading

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Week 2 – Join us at the Classic and Supercar Show!

Sherborne Classic and Supercar Show at Sherborne Castle is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year.  Not only that but it is one of the biggest events of its kind in the West Country. This really is an event … Continue reading

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Week 1 – 2nd July 2018 – the beginning of the Rotary year……..

……and the day that I officially became President of the Rotary Club of Sherborne Castles – wow! This is the presidential chain – there have been 22 Presidents before me. That’s a lot of footsteps to follow in. Mmmm…….. blue … Continue reading

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President Bruce Carries out his first Cheque Presentation to St Margaret’s Hospice

Newly installed as President, Bruce is already out and about making cheque presentations to deserving charities and good causes. On Tuesday he visited St Margaret’s Hospice, Yeovil with John Buckley who is our club’s Powerman UK co-ordinator. He and John … Continue reading

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Sunny day on the Canal winds up President John’s year

Blue sky, sunshine, a gentle canal, Sunday lunch on a narrowboat and the company of friends. Thank you John, a great day out and thanks to those members of our club who organised it.

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Sherborne Town Band Benefits From Rotary Great Western 10K Run

President John handed over a cheque for £1,000 to the Sherborne Town Band in their Band Room on the Terrace last Friday the 27th June. The donation was made up of funds presented to the club by Yeovil Town Road … Continue reading

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Sherborne Castles Donation Kick Starts New Project at Yewstock School

At morning assembly last Friday Sean Kretz head teacher of Yewstock School, Sturminster Newton announced the go ahead for the school’s new Rebound Therapy Project. He told the assembly that he was able to do so thanks to the Rotary Club of … Continue reading

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