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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Sturminster Newton. 

The Rotary Club of Sturminster Newton

Sturminster Newton is a small market town in the heart of the beautiful Blackmore Vale in North Dorset. Sturminster Newton Rotary Club is an extremely active and friendly club. 

For the past 60+ years, our members have dedicated their time and skills to serve international and local communities raising vast amounts of money and changing lives with our hugely popular events such as 'The Cheese Festival', 'The Big Lunch' and 'Santa Stride'. 

In the past two years, we have raised over £20,000 with 100% of all monies raised going directly to registered charities, local and international causes such as the Air Ambulance, local schools, eradicating Polio across the globe and disaster relief for Nepal, all whilst making great friendships and having fun.

Rotary is an international organisation with 1.2 million members in 35,000 clubs worldwide. Throughout the clubs of Rotary International, people come together to pour their passion, integrity and intelligence into projects that have a lasting impact in their local and international communities, whilst exchanging ideas and forming friendships.

Since 1943, Rotarians the world over have followed a foundation or code of ethics called 'The Four-Way Test' in their business, personal and community lives. Now translated into over 100 languages, the 'Four-Way Test' is as follows:

  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

    Sturminster Newton Rotary is an exceptionally fun, friendly and welcoming club working tirelessly to change lives and we welcome all prospective new members. If you would like to find out more about becoming a Rotarian, please contact the club Secretary, Alan Teasdale, using the 'contact' form in the link on the top navigation bar. 

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    Meetings and events happening soon

    Saturday 14th September 10.00 - 16.00 Sunday 15th September

    The Cheese Festival Last Year

    Thank you to everyone who came to the Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival! Our hugely popular annual event bringing visitors into the town from across the UK and raising much-needed funds for local charities.


    Saturday 14th September 10.00 - 17.00 Sunday 15th September

    Sturminster Newton Annual Cheese Festival 14th & 15th September

    This Sturminster Newton Rotary event has become a permanent feature bringing over 1500 visitors from all over the county and beyond into our town to enjoy a prestigious show celebrating the craft of the cheesemakers.


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    Meetings & Venue

    Where and when:

    We meet on Tuesdays at 1900 for 1915
    ((5th contact sec) No meeting following Bank Holiday)
    The Swan
    36 Market Place
    Sturminster Newton,
    Dorset DT10 1AR  01258 268150

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