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“Capricorn” Dinner Dance at Village Hotel Bournemouth on 7th April

TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE

After supper – sing, dance or just sit back and enjoy an evening of easy listening music performed by the award winning five piece country and music band “Capricorn” appearing live on stage at the Village Hotel Bournemouth.

Presented by the Rotary Club of Bournemouth North and proudly supporting Dorset Mind and other local charities.

Dorset mind are an independent charitable provider of mental health services working across Dorset, offering support to anyone in the county and facing a mental health problem, or caring for those who already are.

Join us for an enjoyable evening of good food, good music and good company.

To book your table and meal selections please contact Stan Webb on 01202 529382 or email Stan stan.webb@outlook.com

 

DOUBLE REED DAY – A GREAT SUCCESS

A “Double Reed Day” was held at Pelhams on Sunday 5th February which was part sponsored by The Bournemouth North Rotary Club.

 

 A group of enthusiastic players of the Bassoon and Oboe gathered at Pelhams Community Centre over the weekend under the auspices of the Broadstone Music Series.  The morning sessions were a series of master classes under the watchful eye of professional players from the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO), followed by the young players working on their individual development.


The day ended brilliantly with a mini concert featuring some favourites such as ‘The Sun Has Got It’s Hat On’ and the ‘Dambusters March in amongst pieces by Jean Boismortier and Handel.

 

The Bassoon and Oboe were played with such rich and melodic tones and need enthusiastic players.  If interested, juniors can hire or borrow instruments to get them started.  To find out more contact Alison Kay of the Broadstone Music Series ali.kay@talktalk.net

Christmas Collections

Fundraising is one of the pillars of Rotary life and, come rain or shine, you will often see our volunteers in their high-vis vests doing exactly that.

During early December members made two collections outside supermarkets in the Bournemouth area raising money for those less fortunate than ourselves.

Whilst we raise money for a number of good causes, our efforts this winter went to two organisations, one of which is a refuge for those suffering from domestic violence.

A sizeable proportion of the £1400 will go towards helping these individuals rebuild their lives in the most heartbreaking of circumstances.

At a time of year when love and the giving spirit is at the forefront of our minds, it is indeed a tragedy that there are those who have had to flee their home through fear of violence.

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Anne and Graham Green collecting at ASDA Castlepoint

One in four women will suffer from domestic violence at some point in their lives according to national averages and accounts for 11.5% of all crime in Dorset. This means over 40,000 people will suffer from domestic violence at some point in our county.

Needless to say more needs to be done to protect victims and prevent these crimes from occurring altogether. But for now, we hope that our small contribution will make a difference to those going through such a difficult time.

In addition to the money raised from the generous customers of ASDA, Castlepoint and CO-OP, Bear Cross, we have donated children’s gifts, food, sweets and biscuits to go into Home Start hampers.

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Based in Kinson, Home Start will use these items to help 20 homeless young people in the area.

Across the UK, approximately 80,000 young people are homeless. The reasons for this vary from family breakdown, overcrowding at home, bullying, abuse or domestic violence.

Young people experiencing homelessness are more likely to suffer long term problems due to disruption to their education and therefore are less likely to find gainful employment.

This is in addition to the physical and mental health issues that can arise from prolonged periods of homelessness. They are also more likely to be assaulted as they are perceived to be more vulnerable.

If you would like to support us in our fundraising efforts, know of an organisation that could benefit from our help or you are interested in becoming a member, click here.

Christmas Party 2016

One of the things that makes Rotary such a worthwhile and rewarding thing to be a part of is the community and camaraderie it fosters. This is never more true than at our Club Christmas Party.

It is an opportunity for members and their partners to reflect on a year’s achievements, celebrate successes and enjoy one another’s company. It is, without question one of the highlights of our year.

Seventy-Three Rotarians, partners and guests attended this year’s event held at the wonderful Marsham Court Hotel. With views of the Bournemouth seafront lit up for winter making the perfect backdrop for the festivities.

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President Richard strutting his stuff

A traditional Christmas dinner was served with an array of desert and wines.

An evening of dancing and entertainment provided by System Sounds Disco kept the celebrations going late into the night with most of our members taking a turn on the dance floor.

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The dancing went on late into the night

As 2017 dawns we’re left feeling immensely grateful of the bonds we share not just as a club but as part of the Bournemouth community.

If you are interested in learning more about what Rotary Club does in your local community or if you would like to become a member, click here.

All New Bournemouth North Rotary Site

We’re very excited to announce that we have a new home on the world wide web. After some weeks and with a huge amount of help from the Staff and Students of our partner, the University of Bournemouth, we have a brand new website.

On here you can find more about the club and our many fund raising and community projects that help disadvantaged groups in the UK and around the world.

We now have an events calendar that we’ll be keeping up to date with all of our club activities from weekly meetings through to our fantastic entertainment and local fundraisers.

If you are interested in joining our club, click here for more information. Alternatively, if you would like to partner with us or have a cause you’d like to bring to our attention then contact us today.