Sep 30, 2016 by


5th – No meeting

12th – Dorset Deaf Children’s Society (DDCS)


We were very pleased to have both Shirley from the Dorset Deaf Children’s Society and Michael Calverley parent of two deaf children attend Rotary on the 12th to give a talk, Shirley a DDCS member since 1992 gave a us a history of the society and its workings with deaf children from when they are first found to have major hearing problems until adulthood. Michael showed slides of his two children from 4 months old up to the present time, both children came with Lucy (mother) & Michael to the meeting for the first 30 mins to give an idea to the members of the medical situation.


We also had a visit from some Rotarian friends from Australia, Judith Anne-Ward and another lady Beverley were visiting our member Trish Lever and joined us for dinner. Judith joined Rotary District 9750 Australia in 1993, and was District Governor 2002 -2003. She is pictured giving President Bernard Skam a special pendant.



19th – Business Meeting


Details on the members page.

26th September – Sturminster Exchange

Jackie Upton-King recalled her experiences and reflections on her part in the redevelopment of the Old Market Site at Sturminster Newton.
She recalled the last day of the market which closed without any warning. Then ten years later as the new Exchange was being completed the old signal and bell from the market were unveiled and rung by a ten-year old boy.
The development has revitalised the town. Rotary were involved with the market column sculpture carved in situ to commemorate 800 years of the market, and they fundraised for the wonderful stone sign over the south entrance.


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