Welcome to Havant Rotary Club from President Jackie Branson

Information on this web site will assist you in appreciating the Worldwide extent of Rotary and the Havant Club in particular.

Havant Rotary Club is based in Hampshire, England and covers the towns of Havant, Emsworth, Rowlands Castle and Hayling Island. We meet every monday evening at The Bear Hotel in Havant. Full details of our meetings and a Club diary can be found by following the above links.

Rotary is a worldwide network of men and women who translate their passions into relevant social causes, to change lives in communities. Made up of over 1.2 million Rotary members - known as Rotarians - in 34,000 Rotary clubs in 200 countries and geographical areas around the world,

Rotary International forms a global network of business, professional and community leaders who volunteer their time and talents to serve communities locally and around the world - and form strong, lasting friendships in the process. Rotary has no religious or political affiliations which often allows us to work in areas that other organisations are not allowed.

Locally we strive in our community to help those people that are in need, utilising not just money that we raise from our fundraising but our combined skills and time, at all stages we aim in a small way to make a difference.

We are always looking to recruit people that share our philosophy of service above self. If you are interested in joining or just want more information telephone our Membership Chairman Trevor Nightingale on 01243 574244 or email him at trevor4321@live.com

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 Big Party Night at the Panto For Young Carers

Young Chef 2016 Having Fun With Havant Rotary

Christmas Fundraising Success Sets up Funding For Rest of Year

The annual Young Carers trip to the pantomime at the Kings Theatre on 18 December  was a big pre Christmas treat for 13 Young Carers and their three supervisors.  

Met at the door by Rotarian Bill Taylor they were ushered to a splended pre show party before being escorted to their seats in the Dress Circle for the big event, Cinderella starring Anita Harris.  During the interval yet another treat-ice creams all round.

These young carers play an important, responsible role in their families and the club has supported their work where we can for many years More

Lauren and Harriet, winner and second placed in the Group 7 round went on to represent Portsmouth Rotary Clubs in the Rotary District final in Bournemouth on February 27 where they competed against youngsters
from across the South Coast and Channel Islands.

It was good that our candidate, Lauren was
supported by two staff members from South Downs College as well as her parents.

Unfortunately Lauren was not among the
three top winners, although her dessert
was judged to be the best. Harriet, supported
by Gosport, was among the top three and will proceed further.

Whils't a lot of being a Havant Rotarian is is about helping the community and raising funds for good causes we also find time to have fun and get out and about in the area.

Havant Rotarians organisise a variety of social activities and there is normally something for everyone in the programme. Sometimes it's a trip to the theatre together, or a meal at Southdowns College, or a trip to hear one of the bands play, often these trips are with partners and ensure that it's not all work . Each year we generally find an opportunity to have a barbecue or garden party and take the opportunity to relax.



Our Christmas fundraising project this year raised over £11,500. The Project includes Santa's sleigh touring, Havant, Leigh Park, Hayling Island, Bedhampton and Emsworth as well as collections at Tesco, B & Q, Asda, Havant, Emsworth and Wyevale Garden Centre.

The funds raised are used to help the charities and projects that the club supports throughout the year. Already £500 of the funds raised have been sent to help people struggling with the floods in the north of England.


Havant Rotary Club: District 1110: Club Number 856 of RIBI: Founded 1957