First Corporate Member

Jun 1, 2014 by

First Corporate Member

First Corporate Member

A land mark day for Shaftesbury Rotary when we welcomed our first Corporate Member, Alan Mulholland, Director of Stalbridge Linen Services, a locally based company employing several hundred staff.



Other Activities

Kids Day Out

This annual event is the highlight of Yewstock School, an educational and caring centre for disabled and educationally challenged children who enjoy a visit to Longleat Safari Park, the house gardens and entertainment. The whole day includes transport and food and is sponsored by the Shaftesbury, Gillingham and Sturminster Rotary Clubs.

A sad day for the family and club with the funeral John Enderby. John was a dedicated Rotarian and instrumental in introducing the Hope & Homes for Children charity to the Club which then was adopted by Rotary at a national level. John was also a past Director of Voluntary Services Overseas (VSOS) to which the Club has sponsored applicants. Our condolences to Barbara and family.

Bath Comedy Walk Another fun-filled evening when Rotarians were entertained to the History and hysterical delight of the beautiful city of Bath. The evening started with a meal at Cotes, a French style bistro restaurant at a very reasonable cost if £9.95 for two courses. Grateful thanks to Trish Lever who organised the evening and transport.


Glow Worm Picnic
The planned picnic on Melbury Down was cancelled due to inclement weather, so Rotarians and wives/partners gathered at the Mitre Inn Shaftesbury to drown their sorrows.

Presidential Handover
On the 30th June President David Wynn-McKenzie handed over the badge of office to Mike Farrow for his presidential year 1st July 2014 – 20th June 2015; the evening was attended by  wives/partners.

Speakers This month’s speaker was Andy Hills, the General Manager of Pork Farms based on Longmead Industrial Estate. Andy spoke about the huge change in the food manufacturing industry and the overcapacity due to highly mechanised and automated machinery.

Two speakers in one month is not the norm for the Club but we were fortunate enough to listen to Bob Farrand (pictured), the C.E.O of The Guild of Fine Food based at Kingsmead Business Park in Gillingham. Bob spoke with passion about his apprenticeship in Shaftesbury some 50 years ago when he learn the skill of tasting good food (mainly cheese and hams!)

June - Bob Farrand

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