Past Rotarians Club
of Bournemouth (No 1)

Where and when we meet

The headquarters of the Past Rotarians Club of Bournemouth is at the Mayfair Hotel, Bath Road, in the town centre, where we are pleased to welcome former members of Rotary Clubs.

It is a pleasant coincidence that the chairman of the meeting that formed our Club 66 years ago was the distinguished Rotarian, International President Tom Warren, who in his latter years came to live at the hotel that was the Belvedere Hotel.

The Bournemouth Club is number 1 in the National Association.

Lunch Meeting

We have a monthly Club Lunch at the hotel on the last Tuesday of each month. There is no attendance requirement for our meetings. We have a wide variety of speakers such as Professor Vincent May on the Jurassic Coast, Eric Freeman on Lifeboats and their crew, Dr Trevor Fulton on researching ancestors through the web and John Umfreville on Working with the Red Guards. Our ladies join us for some of our Lunch Meetings. At other times, they like to gather together instead for lunch at the nearby Miramar Hotel. We and our ladies also enjoy together various social events.

'Second Tuesday' Meeting

After brief business at our meeting on the second Tuesday of each month we have a discussion or debate among members on current issues, ranging from the American Presidential Election to Good and Bad manners and even the Paranormal. For some of these meetings, instead of being at our usual venue, we will have an outing to somewhere of interest, generally with a vocational interest, e.g., the Electricity Museum in Christchurch.

Coffee mornings

Coffee mornings with our ladies are traditionally held at the Mayfair Hotel in the off-season and in the summer in members' homes. In addition, sometimes we will go to a hotel or restaurant in, say, the New Forest for an additional outing. Recently we had lunch at the Purbeck Golf Club which enjoys marvellous views over Poole Harbour.

Visits to Clubs

Members visit local Past Rotarians Clubs in the area, e.g., Swanage and Purbeck and Sherborne and District. Members also visit local Rotary Clubs and we attend special Rotary Club events and their members are invited to ours. 

Clubs in other areas

The Association of Past Rotarians has Clubs in various parts of the Country with two recently formed Clubs in Teignmouth and Dawlish, Devon, and New Alresford, Hants.


Association of Past Rotarians

Association (National) President: Neil Munro, Watling Street Club

Association Secretary: Richard Collins, West London Club - 

For further details about the National Association, please click here.

Bournemouth Past Rotarians Club

President 2015-16: Kenneth Oxford - 01202 741969

Secretary: David Cooke - 01202 295688 -

We welcome enquiries from former Rotarians and whilst we adhere to the principles of Rotary we are not a money raising organisation but during the last twelve months we in Bournemouth have donated in the region of 1,000 to local charities.


Past President Ron Chapple inducts Past Rotarian Kenneth Oxford PHF
as President of Bournemouth Past Rotarians Club for 2015/16

Past Rotarians

Members of the Bournemouth Club

Past Rotarians

The President with
Honorary Members
representing Boscombe, Bournemouth and Poole Rotary Clubs

Past Rotarians Club of Bournemouth

Last Updated: 3 Nov 15

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