Sherborne Rotary Club Date of Charter 7th December 1936


TEL 01935812211

President Bob Twiggins:

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 Folke Golf Club, which is situated at  Folke lane Alweston  just 200m south of the A3030. 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.

                                                                                                               Memorial Fund

The Rotary Club of Sherborne has a long established Memorial Fund administered by Trustees appointed from the membership of the Club.

The purpose of the Fund is to advance the education of persons between the ages of 16 and 28 years of age, residing or working in the Sherborne area.  Financial support, as the Trustees see fit,  is given for training experience, adventure training or further studies or provision of equipment for the benefit of other charitable organisations involved in similar educational/training experience for persons as described above.

Handover 2015

Past President Alan hands over to President Ben

Fund Raising

Shelterbox Collecting

Historical Vehicle Rally

Next HVR 28th August 2016

This annual event is a brilliant way for raising funds for charity and is held in

 the magnificent setting of The Courts at Sherborne School, Dorset


For HVR website goto:

Form monies raised by the 2013 Historic Vehicle Rally, a cheque for £1000 is presented to the Sherborne and Area Youth & Community  Centre.  Shown below are Community leader Rachel Fraez-Brown  back row between past president Martin holding cheque and past president John  Sherborne Castles, next to Rally Chairman John House

Hospice Charity

And the picture below show another £1000 cheque being awarded to the Welmar Hospice Trust

in February 2014

 Proceeds of Christmas Crib Collection donated to

Four Leaf Clover Charity

The picture below shows our past president Alan Gillard and rotarian Bob Twiggens with Mrs McGraw, manager of the Four Leaf Clover Charity. She  gave a short talk on the aims of the charity which can be summarised as supporting local people who are suffering from mental problems such as depression.


The Rotary Club of Sherborne manned the road-race feed station in Cheap Street on Sunday 11th May, for athletes taking part in the second Powerman Duathlon to be staged in Sherborne. Athletes included Dame Kelly Holmes. The picture below shows a £500 Cheque presentation by the Rotary Club of Sherborne to Friends of the Yeatman Hospital Tuesday 1st July 2014. This was money which was raised through various donations and sponsored activities.

From left to right      Mike Hatch: Chairman of the Friends of Yeatman Hospital

                                  Martin Hewitt:Past President of Rotary Club of Sherborne 2013/14

                                   Liz McMeiken: Office Administrator, Yeatman Hospital

Youth Makes Music

The Sherborne Rotary club hosted a fund raising event at The Digby Hall  every March.  The proceeds go to charity.

The picture below shows the Leweston PREP School Choir at one such Digby Hall Event



Fellowship Activities


We keep a variety in our fellowship activities and undertake some social meetings both at home and away from our normal venue.

We recently hosted Vallerie Singleton and she kindly took some questions and gave us entertaining answers.















Next Historic Vehicle Rally Sunday,  30th August  2015.

 Enter Classic pre 1970 Cars and Commercial vehicles, Pedal cars and pre 1980 Motorcycles



Seen above is our past President Martin presenting the Derek James cup to Les Thomas for his 1914 Sunbeam



2016 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 9th  and the programme included ten local schools.

The picture below shows the Milborne Port Primary School Choir



 The Rotary Club of Sherborne entertain a number of young men and women from different countries to a dinner at the Folke Golf Club, 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.


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 .

2016 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 19th January at the Gryphon School Sherborne, and  contested by 5 school teams.  Teams of three entered from Leweston School for girls,  two teams for the Gryphon schools and two teams from Sherborne School for boys..

The best team speach was awarded to the  Gryphon School Boys . The picture below shows  all the team players and Major General Hall, chairman of the event..

 Aubry Allan Award

Every year It is usual for the Rotary Club of Sherborne to award book prizes awarded for outstanding services to the community,

Meeting Information...

Folke Golf Centre
Sherborne, Dorset, We meet on Tuesdays at 6 for 6.30pm (Please contact Don Porter secretary tel. 01935592843) Folke Golf Centre
Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 5HR tel: 01963 23330

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