Welcome to the website of the Rotary Club of Sherborne
Sherborne Rotary Club Date of Charter 7th December 1936
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welcomes you to the Sherborne Rotary Club website.We hope that you will find the following pages interesting and informative. Please contact us should you need any further information or wish to attend one of our events. Our normal meeting place is The Sherborne Hotel, which is situated at the junction of the A352 and the A30 roads. We normally meet Tuesdays 6.00 for 6-30pm.
Our primary purpose is to serve the community often by raising funds for charity. The Presidents office lasts one year.
75th Charter Celebration
The Rotary Club of Sherborne recently celebrated the 75th Anniversary of their Charter. At the celebration dinner for 100 held at Leweston, the Sherborne members were joined by President RIBI Ray Burman, District 1200 Governor Eric Sambell, the President and 12 members from Sherborne’s Link Club of Dinan, France and representatives from the Rotary Clubs of Poole, Sturminster Newton, Sherborne Castles, Bridport and Yeo Vale. Also present were wives, friends and past members along with The Mayor of Sherborne, the President of the Lions Club of Sherborne and the M P for West Dorset Rt Hon Oliver Letwin.
The evening started in great style with grace in the form of a poem composed and read by the Vicar of Sherborne Canon Eric Woods which immediately received applause. The loyal toast was proposed by Rotarian Don Mildenhall, a Sherborne Rotarian for 58 years.
Speeches were made by the President of Sherborne Rotary Club Paul Austin, President RIBI Ray Burman, District Governor Eric Sambell and Oliver Letwin M P.
A prize draw took place for three donated high quality prizes and £605 was raised for End Polio Now. Master of Ceremonies for the evening was Rotarian Michael Rawlinson.
Presidents Handover 2012
The picture above shows the handover on 28th June 2012,from Past President Paul Austin on the right, to the new President of The Rotary Club of Sherborne,Berri Beresford-Hill .
Historical Vehicle Rally
the magnificent setting of The Courts at Sherborne School, Dorset
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The picture below shows our president Berri and Rotarian Bob Twiggins from the Rotary club of Sherborne presenting a £750 cheque to the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance Team with monies raised from the 2012 The Historic Vehicle Rally
Youth Makes Music 2013
The Sherborne Rotary club hosted a fund raising event at The Digby Hall in March. The proceeds go to charity.
The picture below shows theSherborne Town Youth Band
The picture below shows presentation of cheque to Judith on behalf of Julias House.
Youth makes Music presentation 2011
The picture below shows cheque presented to headmaster Sean Kretz on behalf of Yewstock School
We keep a variety in our fellowship activities and undertake some social meetings both at home and away from our normal venue.
Would any club in District 1200 like to Challenge Sherborne Rotary for a game of Boules?
The picture below shows us playing a friendly match at our normal venue at the Sherborne Hotel.
Next Historic Vehicle Rally Sunday, 28th August 2013.
Enter Classic pre 1970 Cars and Commercial vehicles, Pedal cars and pre 1980 Motorcycles
Past Presidents Paul Austin left and past president Richard Hicman right with Eric Sanbell District Govenor August 2011
2013 Youth Makes music
This is a regular event when local schools are all asked to present music to the public at the Digby hall. profits go to local charities. The last event was on March 13th and the programme included Eight local schools.
The picture below shows the Bradford Abbas Primary School Choir
2012 WORLD UNDERSTANDING
On Tuesday, 28th February 2012 the Rotary Club of Sherborne entertained a number of young men and women from different countries to a dinner at the Sherborne Hotel, the purpose being to welcome them to England and introduce them to Rotary,an event that has been taking place now for many years. Traditionally they comprised a combination of Language Assistantes in the Sherborne Schools coming from France, Belgium, Spain, Rumania and Ecuador, together with Gap Students from Australia and New Zealand. The picture below shows Shoto Iwammoto and Judith Piperek.
Gifts to school children in Ethiopia
The picture below shows the headmaster of Edfersa school on the left and the Head administrator on the right presenting pens donated by The Rotary club of Sherborne .
2013 Youth Speaks
Rotary's 'Youth Speaks' is a National competition. Sherborne Rotary Club always organises the local senior round and the Castles club organises the junior event. A senior event was held on the 26th January at the Leweston School Sherborne, and contested by 5 school teams. Teams of three entered from Sherborne Girls Sherborne Boys , Leweston and two teams for the Gryphon schools.
The best speach was awarded to the Gryphon School. Presentation of shield By President Berri is shown below.
Young Inventor Talk
A most interesting lecture was given by Gryphon School student Christie Smith on his harware invention. He was delighted to be given the opportunity to make public his ideas. He is tipped to go far in his engineering/technology career. He is standing next to his Head of Chemistry master and Rotarian John Beresford and past President Paul.
Aubry Allan Award
It is usual for the Rotary Club of Sherborne to award book prizes awarded for outstanding services to the communityy, here awards are being presented to Year 13 students Lewis Bainbridge and Heather Yeardon , President Berri right and headmaster Steve Hillier left.