Welcome to Havant Rotary Club from President Mike Coombe

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

Christmas Fundraising Success Sets up Funding For Rest of Year

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.

 

 

 Big Party Night at the Panto For Young Carers

Young Chef 2015 Hundreds of Shoeboxes Filled For Disadvantaged Children

£10000 Life Line For Vital Off The Record Youth Counselling Services

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

The winner of this year’s Havant Rotary Club’s Young Chef Competition is 14 year old Izzabella Darmanin.

Izabella, a Year 9 pupil at Park Community School, prepared in one and a half hours a two-course meal for two. The judges, Chef Jon Scourfield from the Brookfield Hotel and Chef Jamie Holmes from the Langstone Hotel, were so impressed with her meal of Dopiaza Curry followed by a strawberry cheesecake, that they awarded Izabella first place. More

Local schools and groups in the Havant district have filled hundreds of shoeboxes with small gifts for disadvantaged children in Eastern Europe.

They were taking part in a Rotary scheme which undertakes to transport the boxes to areas where children may have never received a gift.

Havant Rotary’s role was to enlist participants, collect and check the boxes, pack them in crates and take them to Southampton Docks where they join thousands of others collected throughout the Rotary district to be sent on.
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An urgent cry for financial help to enable a vital drop- in advisory and counselling service for young vulnerable 11 to 25 year olds in the Havant area has been met with a £10000 donation from members of the Rotary Club of Havant.

After 37 years service Off The Record (OTR) is facing a critical funding crisis and despite drastic measures to reduce expenditure and raise awareness, is faced with the prospect of closing its doors if the short fall in funding resulting from Hampshire and Havant Council cutbacks cannot be found. With the additional time provided by the Rotary donation the Board of Trustees is confident that this can be achieved. More



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

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