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Update on "Painters Picnic"

        Saturday 21st April


The Rotary Club of Ringwood is proud to be associated with BETTLES GALLERY at this charitable event - "PAINTERS PICNIC" - the date of which is rapidly approaching.

We look forward to welcoming those of you who have already purchased tickets for the luncheon, gift of painting and auction. Artists, potters and collectors have been amazingly generous with their contributions of work. 

The paintings, which each of you will receive, cover a wide range, from screen prints, collage, watercolour, acrylic, figurative, botanical,abstract subjects,etc.

Potters who have donated pieces for the auction include well known names such as Mike Braisher, Kyra Cane, Jack Doherty, Peter Hayes, Rosemarie James, Stephen Neville, Barry Stedman and Rob Whelpton.

And painters, Norman Ackroyd RA, Martyn Brewster, Sheila Goodman, Frances Hatch, Paul Jones, Ursula Leach, Geoff Robinson, Tony Scrivener, most of whom have exhibited at Bettles Gallery over many years.

This is your opportunity to enjoy a tasty lunch and an intersting social occasion at the same time supporting our much deserving charities.

ART DEMENTIA  New Forest which brings the opportunity of hands on art to dementia sufferers and a brief break for their carers.

NIGHTSTOP providing instant support to homeless youngsters with accommodation and mentoring.

AVON VALLEY CONCERTS which brings international classical music performers to the local community at affordable prices.

Tickets are £25 (or just £10 for the lunch and auction, if thre are two of you why not have one each?)

Available from Gill and Roger Bettle, 63 Christchurch Road, BH24 1DH.          

e-mail- gill @bettles.net Tel. 01425 489350 or from any Ringwood Rotarian. 








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The Rotary Club of Ringwood was founded in 1947 and is part of Rotary International, a worldwide   organisation with 1.2 million members of 32000  clubs in over 200 countries. In the U K there are 1800 clubs with c. 50,000 members.

We are a dual gender, active and friendly club of local business and professional people and aim to encourage service to the community, promotion of high ethical standards in business and the cultivation of friendship between individuals both home and abroad.

If you are interested in our community - and beyond - we would welcome you to come and join us. Explore some of the activities in which we have been involved by clicking on the "What We Do" link at the top of this page.

It is remarkable what can be achieved throughout the auspices of Rotary worlwide.

You have an opportunity to participate in projects that can make a difference on a local, national and international level with our comprehensive meetings, social events and exchanges with our twin clubs in France and Germany.

Explore our website to find out more - or - telephone John Smith, our Membership Secretary, on 01425 291196 if you would like to come along and see us.

Twinned with the Rotary Clubs of 

        Pont Audemer,                                           Oberhausen

       Normandy, France                                   North-Rhine Westphalia,





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Meetings and events happening soon

Tuesday 24th April 19.00

Charter Night

Charter Night at The Lord Bute Highcliffe

Tuesday 15th May 18.30

Annual Meeting with adjacent clubs

Visit to Terrence O'Rourke ofifices

future events completed calendar local events

Rotary News

Be part of a global network of volunteers, trying to make the world a better place. Please also see the 'links & news' page for information from the local district and live feeds from Rotary International and Rotary International in GB&I.

Family Rotary club use skills to kick-start local charities

Rotary members unite to tackle world hunger

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

Greyfriars Community Centre, 44 Christchurch Road, Ringwood We meet on Tuesdays at 12.30(2nd&4th) 18.15(1st&3rd)
(5th Tuesday in Month see programme)
Greyfriars Community Centre, 44 Christchurch Road, Ringwood BH24 1DW  01425 472613

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