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

Visit To Houses of Parliament

The last club visit during the Rotary Year 2015/16 was organised by Jackie and was a really interesting visit to the Houses of Parliament. The visit included a meeting with Havant MP Alan Mak in the committee rooms.

The meeting was on an historic day, when MP's had their first opportunity to debate the result of the referendum and Viv and Anna Williams were helped by Alan Mak to get tickets to view the proceedings.




 Big Party Night at the Panto For Young Carers

Young Chef 2015 Hundreds of Shoeboxes Filled For Disadvantaged Children

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

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.

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

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