Completed meetings and events 2018-2019

Thu 17th January 2019 Council Meeting

Council Meeting

Tue 15th January 2019 Dinner - Speaker Chris Perkins (Brief History of RAF Odiham 1930s to Coronation' - Speakers Host: James Graydon & Club Host: Jonathan Rouse

Tue 8th January 2019 Dinner - Relaxed Return Meeting : Club Host:Lindy Richardson

Tue 1st January 2019 No Meeting PH

Tue 25th December 2018 No Meeting PH

Tue 18th December 2018 THE CLUB CHRISTMAS DINNER

Traditional Fare, Unbelievable Secret Santa Gifts , and of course the usual high level of entertainment . All organised this year by our very own ALF McCARTHY.

Tue 18th December 2018 Community Event : THE CAMROSE CHRISTMAS LUNCH

Christmas lunch is provided for the rough sleepers homeless people in Basingstoke and all the team at Camrose Centre Charity who support their needs over the year. Head chef Rtn Ann Fryer and her team prepare the traditional fare.

Sun 16th December 2018 Comunity Event : THE PELICAN CANCER FOUNDATION SANTA RUN

We have been asked again to provide peoplepower for this fundraising event. With luck and a fair wind there will be no flying gazebos.

Tue 11th December 2018 Dinner - Social Event : CHRISTMAS JUMPERS & HEADGEAR

This evening is about home-made fun, and also you chance to show off your terrific fashion sense wearing your favourite Xmas jumper and headgear. Unbelievable prizes to be won.

Club Host : Tony Pickering

Tue 4th December 2018 Dinner - Special Guest Speaker : MALCOLM NELSON, speaker & writer

Malcolm is a member of the British Society of Criminologists. He worked in various roles with HM Customs & Excise. His talk is themed "40 years of catching smugglers".

Speakers Host : Club Host Richelle O'Reilly

Sun 2nd December 2018 Community Event : THE ST MICHAEL'S HOSPICE LIGHT UP A LIFE

Car Parking Marshalls required for this moving fundraising event. Couple of hours well spent for a great cause.

Sat 1st December 2018 Community Event: ELVING IN OVERTON

Following last years success we have again been asked to help Overton Business Association providing Elves for their extended Christmas Shopping event and Santa's Grotto. An excuse to dress up!

Tue 27th November 2018 Dinner - Club Business Meeting : THE SGM

The Annual Special General Meeting when we review accounts for last Rotary Year and elect key officers for next Rotary year.

Club Host : Annette Meredith

Tue 20th November 2018 Dinner - Youth Event : REVIEW OF OUR YOUTH PROJECTS

Rtns Ruth & Les Jones will lead a review of our Youth Projects, including Rotary Competitions, Peacejam , and our Interact Club from Cranbourne College.

Speakers Host : Club Host Debbie McLatch

Fri 16th November 2018 Fundraising Event: ROTARY CHILDREN IN NEED COLLECTION AT H/ROW

A group of our members join 00's of Rotarians collecting for BBC's Children in Need appeal at Heathrow, including airside. Pudsey will get around all the terminals and £000's will be raised.

Tue 13th November 2018 Dinner - Rotary Speaker PAUL PARFREY PHF

We were delighted when Paul transferred to our club following his move to live in Basingstoke. Tonight he shares his life story, including allowable snippets about his job at AWE

Speakers Host Julian Ricketts : Club Host Alf McCarthy

Tue 6th November 2018 Dinner - Special Guest Speaker ROSS HOLIDAY, CEO of Portals Overton

Portals has a long history in the design and printing of special papers like bank notes. CEO Ross Holiday will tell us about the history and current operations of this important local business.

Speaker Host Rod Clark Club Host Gareth Lewis

Tue 30th October 2018 International Event : SHOEBOX CHECKING & ASSEMBLY

Around 60 sponsored shoeboxes to assemble, and hopefully 00's to check & despatch. An action-packed fun evening. Hard work but satisfying.

Club Host Bob Lentell

Tue 23rd October 2018 Special Guest Speaker : CHIEF INSPECTOR MATT REEVES

PCI Matt Reeves currently runs the police operation serving Basingstoke & Deane . This evening he will talk briefly about himself and then on the challenges facing our local police .

Speakers Host Kevin Vickers : Club Host Jim Lawson

Tue 16th October 2018 Rotary Speaker : ROTARIAN PAUL SIMPSON

Although Paul has been a member of our club for several years many in the club have not heard his very interesting life story - until this evening.

Speakers Host Julian Ricketts : Club Host Mike Lakin

Tue 9th October 2018 Business Planning Meeting - Focus to be decided

Club Host Les Jones

Tue 2nd October 2018 Guest Speaker : BILL BROWNE, Editor Basingstoke Gazette

Bill is editor to several local newspapers, including the Basingstoke Gazette. This evening he shares his thoughts on the challenges and opportunities facing local newspapers.

Speakers Host Lindy Richardson : Club Host Ruth Jones

Tue 25th September 2018 Special Guest Speaker : DAVID

The RAF celebrates 100 years of service to our country this year. Dai Lawrence is a serving RAF airman who is a passionate public speaker. Tonight he tells us about The Battle of Britain.

Speakers Host Paul Simpson : Club Host Brian Greenaway

Tue 18th September 2018 Guest Speaker : Jan Jack of Basingstoke Laughterhouse

It is 10 years since Jan Jack founded the Basingstoke Laughterhouse. We are in for an amusing evening as she tells us her story.

Speakers Host: Jim Lawson Club Host: Jim Graydon

Tue 11th September 2018 Business Planning Meeting - Focus to be confirmed

Club Host : Alan Gibson

Tue 4th September 2018 Dinner - Rotary Speaker : Rtn Georgie Al-Kanaan

Speakers Host: Julian Ricketts : Club Host Annette Meredith read more...

Tue 28th August 2018 No Meeting - Bank Holiday week

Sat 25th August 2018 - Mon 27th August 2018 Community Event : CAR FEST 2018

The annual CAR FEST SOUTH will take place as usual over the Bank Holiday weekend at the local Laverstoke Park Farm in Overton. read more...

Tue 21st August 2018 Dinner - Guest Speaker: BRIONY WILLIAMS, VEOLIA LTD.

Speakers Host: Jonathan Rouse : Club Host: Neil Francis read more...

Tue 14th August 2018 Business Planning Meeting - Club Host : Martin Fielder

Tue 7th August 2018 Dinner - Speaker: Rtn ANNETTE MEREDITH

This evening she will share her life story, including telling us about her IT Training business in South Africa. -
Speakers Host: President Julian : Club Host: Bob Evans

Tue 31st July 2018 Guest Speaker : Sqn Ldr Ian Williamson , RAF Odiham

Speakers Host: John Willats : Club Host: Brian Whindle read more...

Tue 24th July 2018 Dinner - IN DEPTH DISCUSSION - Club Host:

No speaker is planned for this evening to provide the opportunity for an in-depth full club discussion on an area of current importance for the club. Focus TBD.

Sun 22nd July 2018 Event : ST MICHAELS’S HOSPICE’S BIG WHEEL

Last year the St Michael’s Hospice BIG WHEEL had hundreds of riders and raised many £000’s for their charity. We simply provide peoplepower, on the water-stations, and of course with our top skill – Car Parking! Times TBC.

Tue 17th July 2018 Dinner - Speaker: : Rtn RICHELLE O’REILLY

Speakers Host: President Julian : Club Host: Rod Clarke read more...

Wed 11th July 2018 Development Event : YOUTH SPEAKS

One of 3 youth competitions run by Rotary in Basingstoke . Youth Speaks looks to develop youngsters in the art of public speaking and debate. This year it is organised by our sister club Basingstoke. Place and time TBC.

Tue 10th July 2018 Business Planning Meeting : Focus TBD - Club Host: Peter Bown

Tue 3rd July 2018 Community Speaker - Kevin Laing, BVA & Basingstoke Sports Council

Speakers Host: Alan Gibson - Club Host: Alf McCarthy
Kevin is chairman of the Basingstoke Sports Council and runs the annual Basingstoke Sports Awards that the club sponsors. He also is acting leader of Basingstoke Voluntary Action.
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