The Rotary Club of Bournemouth North was formed in 1969. Many of its founder members came from the Winton and Moordown Traders Association. Club meetings were initially held at lunchtime (as were all Rotary Clubs in those days), but over the years lunchtime meetings ceased and we now meet in the evening. In 1999 the Club voted to admit women members.

In 1973 the Club twinned with the Rotary Club of Chateau Gontier on the Mayenne on central France. Since that time we have visited Chateau Gontier every other year and they have visited us during the alternate years.

There are significant areas of deprivation and the Club has always been very active in supporting these communities.