Rotary Club of Wareham

Service above self - helping the local community and national and international causes.

Charity Number 1037756

The Club’s AGM in June 2015 was held at The Granary, Wareham. At the meeting, Venn Goldsack was installed as Club President, taking over from Sue Perry, who had held the post for two


Venn’s chosen charity for the coming year 2015/2016 is Swanage Community Hospital.The League of Friends of Swanage Hospital is a registered charity promoting the work of the hospital and the wellbeing of its patients and staff. The charity helps to fund numerous new pieces of equipment and building projects over the years ensuring the hospital continues to deliver excellent standards of treatment and care to its community.

Incoming President Venn Goldsack presents

a gift to outgoing President Sue Perry

Sue now takes over from Liz Rudd as International Officer for the Club, and her chosen charity for the coming year is WaterAid. With hundreds of partners in civil society, government and the private sector, WaterAid aims to deliver water, sanitation and hygiene to those most in need and make transformational change happen so that governments across the world provide all of their citizens with affordable, sustainable services.

AGM at The Granary

International Inner Wheel.

Inner Wheel is the largest women’s voluntary service organisation in the world, with over 23,000 members in the British Isles alone.

The aims and objectives of Inner Wheel are:-

To promote true friendship.

To encourage the ideals of personal service.

To foster international understanding.

For many years membership of Inner wheel was restricted to those with a family connection to Rotary but at the International Convention in Istanbul in 2012 it was agreed that membership be opened to a wider range of women.

Inner Wheel Club of Wareham

Our club currently has 17 members and we meet in members’ houses  

We meet twice monthly, on Wednesdays, alternating between a lunchtime business meeting and an afternoon meeting with either a speaker, an interesting topic for friendly discussion or an outing.


Chartered 1978

Members have been enthusiastically getting out their knitting needles this year to make “Trauma Teddies” - as part of an international project set up through the Red Cross and other organisations to make and distribute teddies to troubled children and adults throughout the world.

Displaced children in Iraq enjoying their teddies

The use of the teddies is invaluable in bringing some comfort to those who have lost everything. It is often a means of enabling children to talk

through their experiences with their teddy.

Some of the teddies knitted by members of

Wareham Inner Wheel


For four weekends in January/February each year, the club provides Farmhouse Breakfasts at the Old Granary, West Holme Farm, to raise

money for the club’s chosen charities. The breakfast are immensely popular and raised over £2500 in 2015.

Liz Rudd prepares breakfasts while Rotarian John Perry

lends a hand


Members enjoyed a fun day out in June at the annual beach day organised by Poole & Parkstone Club.

In July, 9 members had an outing to Bucklers Hard on the hottest day of the summer so far. The boat trip on the River Beaulieu was the highlight of the day, followed by ice creams to keep the temperature down!