More than just a holiday destination Weymouth, Portland and South West Dorset is steeped in history and heritage from the Pilgrims leaving Weymouth and founding Weymouth Massachusetts to the literary delights of Thomas Hardy highlighting our beautiful countryside; King George III’s favourite seaside location and being the largest American embarkation point for the Normandy landings, D-Day 1944, with so much more….
Step ashore and enjoy Weymouth’s heritage heartland where historical buildings, a restored Victorian Fort, pubs, restaurants and the latest visitor attractions including the Brewers Quay/Timewalk and Deep Sea Adventure face a bustling flotilla of fishing boats, pleasure craft, catamarans and naval craft to form an ever changing view and atmosphere.
From Roman times the strategic value of this channel port has been exploited to its advantage and for nearly 2000 years, the twin Boroughs of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis have been major import/export centres.
In December 2001, 90 miles of coastline between Exmouth and Swanage, with Weymouth at its centre, was awarded United Nations World Heritage Status. This is now known worldwide as the ‘Jurassic Coast’.
Weymouth’s position on the UK south coast makes it an ideal base for watersports of all varieties. Read more about watersports here.
President: Mervyn Stewkesbury
President Elect: David Austin
Vice President:Paul Cane Secretary: John Dunn
Treasurer: Tony Eisner Assistant Secretary:
Assistant Treasurer: Kevin Vincent Immediate Past President: Stan Roberts
Rtn. John Kelly – Chairman, Community & Vocational Service
PP Paul Cane – Chairman, International Service
PP Dave Smith – Chairman, Youth Activities
PP John Stone – International Service (Laval, France liaison officer)
PP Alan Burt – Chairman, Rotary Foundation
PP Alan Jones – Chairman, Social, Entertainment & Sports
About Weymouth Rotary
Weymouth Rotary Club has a membership of some fifty members, and was chartered eighty years ago. It can be described as an active club with a strong affinity to the local community.
The month of July is always a busy period for Weymouth Rotary Club. The new President Mervyn Stewkesbury, leading by example, has set the Club on an active but what looks to be an enjoyable year. His first duty was to thank the outgoing President Stan Roberts. In reply Stan thanked Weymouth Rotarians for their support. His final duties was to arrange for four cherry trees to be planted in the Princess Diana gardens in Radipole Park Drive.
As we go to print various events are under organisation. Monies are still needed by Rotary International in their final push to eradicate polio. John Kelly and his committee are looking at the viability of sending a badly disabled young man, injured in a freak climbing accident, on an adventure with the Sail Training Association.
You can contact Weymouth Rotary by sending email to: AlanBurt@onetel.net.uk
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(except 4th Monday of each month – at 7:30 pm)
51 St. Thomas Street WEYMOUTH
Tel: Weymouth (01305) 760800
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