Boule Challenge Trophy 2017

Victor Horsfall-Turner Charity Boule

Challenge Trophy

Sunday 20th August 2017 commencing at 10.30hrs

Note change of venue

Now at Muscliffe Park,  Shillingstone Dr, Bournemouth BH9 3LR

The Rotary Club of Bournemouth North are proud once again to promote this event in the memory of Victor Horsfall-Turner who was a highly respected Rotarian for many years and amongst many other things a very keen bouler.

The event is for mixed teams of 2, at least one of which must be a Rotarian. Teams will be drawn into groups and play the other teams in that group. Subject to the number of entries, we expect that each team will get at least four games. There may be a semi-final and final depending on the number of teams and available time.

We aim to finish by 16.30-17.00 hrs – again subject to the number of entries. In any event the object of the day is to have fun and raise a little money for good causes. There will also be a raffle on the day.

Games will be played under the Rules of the English Petanque Association.

The entry fee is £10.00 per team payable in advance if possible. (Cheques made payable to “Rotary Club of Bournemouth North” please.

Due to a late change the venue is now Muscliffe Park, Shillingstone Dr, Bournemouth BH9 3LR. Unfortunately there are no catering facilities at this revised venue and so a Picnic Lunch is advised.

Those wishing to enter are requested to register in advance with Chris Chubb on 01202 425063 or by email



All Change as President John Steps into the Hot Seat


In July of each year Rotary Clubs around the world see the handing over of the Chain of Office from the outgoing President to the Incoming one and this year was no exception.

Outgoing President Richard Taylor hands over to John Spurgeon for 2017-18

At the Bournemouth North Handover Meeting on July 11th Richard Taylor Chaired his last meeting and handed over the reins to John Spurgeon. Richard having completed his second term of office for the club has had a busy and eventful year and congratulated John on his appointment.

John has been a member of the club since October 2008 and has been very much involved with Club Service Committee and Fundraising for the clubs charity fund together with serving on Club Council for the past 7 years. John thanked Richard for his many years of service to the Club and hope that he would continue with the many other roles that he has fulfilled in the club over the years.

President John welcomes Senior VP Graham Shead onto the team

Also taking office at the handover meeting was new Senior Vice President Gabriel Shead, a member of the club for many years, together with Junior Vice President Graham Green, who are both looking forward to a busy year ahead


Bournemouth North make 3 Donations to Local Charities

The Rotary Club of Bournemouth has presented 3 cheques to Charities in the local area hoping to help make life a little easier where they can.

President John and Secretary Mike presents a cheque to Rod Slip at the MS Centre

The first was presented by Club President John Spurgeon and Secretary Mike Edwards to Mr Rod Slip the Chairman of Bournemouth Branch of the Multiple Sclerosis Society at West Parley. The cheque for £500 will go towards the construction of a new disabled toilet and consulting room at the centre.

Fundraising Co-coordinator at the MS Centre Kay Bundy said that “this kind donation means that they now have sufficient funds to start building the much needed toilet”. They are hoping that the building work will start soon and be completed by December this year.

Past President Anne Green presents a cheque to Di Tubbs of Riding for the Disabled

The second cheque was presented by Past President Anne Green to “Riding for the Disabled” at Stocks Equestrian Centre, West Parley. The Donation of £250 was to pay for a barbecue for the riders and volunteers to thank them for all their effort and support in the past.

The third cheque was presented by Past President Stan Webb to Mr Phil Tarrant, the Chief Executive of the Bournemouth Blind Society (formerly BSVI) at the Society’s centre in Bournemouth. The donation will pay for a CD copier capable of copying 7 CD’s at once and in a matter of minutes where as the old machine

Stan Webb presents a cheque to Philip Tarrant at the Bournemouth Blind Society

copied 1 at a time and took forever. Material copied will include the bi-monthly audio newsletter and other audio information and advice for visually impaired members. The rotary Club of Bournemouth have supported the Society for a number of years in many ways and hope to continue to do so in the future.



Chefs Tony Bayliss and Howard Zahl giving the burgers a finishing touch

Following the tradition of many years Bournemouth North Rotary provided the Barbecue at Cherry Tree Nursery Open Day on Saturday 1st July. Thanks to fine weather it was a resounding success and a substantial amount was raised which will be donated towards the annual Harry Roffey Day when staff and volunteers are treated to a day out at a suitable venue.

This year’s outing will be to Athelhampton House and Gardens near Dorchester, which will be funded by money raised from last year’s open day Barbecues.

A big thank you to all those who helped on the day including, Hazel & Tony Bayliss, Malcolm & Jenny Jefferies, Margaret & Howard Zahl,  Graham Green, Mary & Tony Stark and Liz & Charles Cleghorn