Completed meetings and events 2017-2018

Fri 13th April 2018 'Come and Meet us' Wine and Canapés Reception

Our recruitment event for 2018. Invited guests come along for free wine and canapés and a chat to learn about Havant Rotary. Of course they have to put up with some of us going on about Rotary for the privilege! read more...

Mon 26th March 2018 Dynamo Youth Theatre entertain us

Some of the Dynamo Theatre ensemble in mid-song We contributed £2,500 to the Havant Dynamo Youth Theatre so that they could replace their ageing sound equipment. As a thank you they put on a marvellous performance for us in St Faith's Church Hall, where the cheque was presented.

Thu 8th February 2018 Youth speaks round

The District Group 7 round of the national Rotary Youth Speaks competition was hosted by Havant Rotary at Park Community School on February 7.
The Bay House School team won the intermediate section and the Portsmouth High School team was senior winner.

Tue 6th February 2018 Long service honoured

Five hundred and four years of Rotary service were honoured at Havant Rotary Club’s latest meeting.
Fourteen of the total of just over 50 members have been awarded certificates in recognition of 25 or more years of service as a Rotarian.

Thu 25th January 2018 Young Chef competition

Students, their families, teachers, Rotarians and judges gathered for the second stage of the Young Chef Competition at Havant and South Downs College, on Saturday, January 20.
First was James Cardy, second, Izabella Darmanin, and third. Joshua Marsh.

Mon 22nd January 2018 Talk by Step By Step

Chiara and President Jenny As a follow-on from the magnificent support Fatface gave some of our local charities by way of clothing and substantial donations, Chiara Cadei from Step by Step came to tell us about the organisation. read more...

Fri 22nd December 2017 Santa visits local pubs

Santa brought Christmas greetings to generous revellers while on Havant Rotary's sleigh run round pubs in Hayling Island, Havant and Emsworth on December 22.

Mon 18th December 2017 Club's Christmas meeting

One of our winners Members enjoyed the festive spirit at their December meeting, taking time out from a busy programme of escorting Santa and his sleigh round the district. They enjoyed a Christmas meal, a short panto and a seasonal apparel competition.

Sun 17th December 2017 Community Carols at St Faith's, Havant

Carol Service invitation A non-denominational celebration of Christmas with carols and readings, attended by local dignitaries, to which all are welcome

Sun 17th December 2017 Community carols

Havant Rotary sponsored the annual service of Community Carols and readings at St Faith’s on Sunday, December 17.
The service was conducted by the Rector and Honorary Rotarian Canon Tom Kennar.

Sat 2nd December 2017 - Fri 22nd December 2017 Santa and Sleigh runs in Havant

What we managed to raise last year 2017 is the first year that the Rotary and Lions Clubs of Havant have combined their schedules to bring the excitement of Santa and our magnificent sleighs to the families of the area.

Fri 1st December 2017 Emsworth Christmas Lights switch-on

The sleigh and Santa make their entrance Havant Rotary supply the sleigh, which conveys Santa through the centre of Emsworth to his grotto on the quayside, and marshals for the event. There are carols and a grand switch-on of the Christmas lights in the main square.

Thu 30th November 2017 Book marks 60th anniversary

A new volume celebrates the club’s 60th birthday. It combines the first 50 and past 10 years. Pictured are editor Eve Fuller, producer of the first book Gerry Model, President Jenny Edgell and producer of the last section Chris Heath. A new volume celebrates the club’s 60th birthday. It combines the first 50 and past 10 years. Pictured are editor Eve Fuller, producer of the first book Gerry Model, President Jenny Edgell and producer of the last section Chris Heath.

Sat 4th November 2017 Christmas shoebox collection

Shoeboxes of gifts stacked ready for checking Thanks to everyone who contributed to the Havant Rotary’s collection, 655 shoeboxes full of gifts are being sent out for disadvantaged children in Eastern Europe.

Fri 3rd November 2017 Lunch at South Downs College

A big thank you to South Downs College students A party of Havant Rotarians enjoyed a wonderful three-course lunch prepared and served by students at South Downs College.

Mon 30th October 2017 5th Monday Wine Tasting

A chance to sample some Portuguese wines with a special 3-course meal. Alan Borrow will tell us all about wines from the region he knows so well, and give us a taster of some of his favourites

Mon 23rd October 2017 Speaker: The Mayor of Havant

Councillor Elaine Shimbart, Mayor of Havant 2017-2018, will speak to the Club

Wed 11th October 2017 Drive Out

Every year we invite older people who are practically housebound to a drive out in the countryside and an afternoon tea at a garden centre or tea room. read more...

Mon 9th October 2017 60th Charter Evening

Langstone Hotel Havant Rotary Club celebrates 60 years of existence with a gala dinner and entertainment at the Langstone Hotel on Hayling Island

Mon 25th September 2017 Speaker: Rtn Wendy Morley on 'Step by Step'

Areas supported by the Charity Club Member Wendy Morley will speak to the Club about 'Step by Step', a Charity supported by the Community and Vocational Committee and one of our beneficiaries this Rotary year

Mon 11th September 2017 Club meeting with speaker David Harris

Electrical Engineer David Harris will give a talk to the Club on the Electricity Supply Industry

Mon 21st August 2017 Literacy Box Trust

Dennis Meadus from Portsmouth & Southsea Rotary Club and our own Vice-President Shelagh Moore will talk to the Club about the Literacy Box Trust. We have a unique opportunity to send 20 literacy boxes to the Philippines

Mon 31st July 2017 Fifth Monday Social at Hayling Island Golf Club

The Dinner A lovely meal in splendid surroundings with an excellent speaker for after-dinner entertainment read more...
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