Welcome to the Rotary Club of Basingstoke Deane
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Club President 2015 - 2016Rotarian Paul Temple took over as President of the Rotary Club of Basingstoke Deane in July 2015 from Rod Clarke.
Paul Retired 9 years ago from the company that he set up with his
business partner in 1980. In that time the company grew to employ over
100 people and received a Royal Warrant in recognition of the high
quality services provided to the Queen.
Alongside that he progressed from a keen parent supporter of Basingstoke Gymnastic Club to become a qualified coach, eventually becoming the Chief Coach of the Club between 1987 and 1992. He has continued, firstly as Chairman and now as a director of the Club. In that time the Gym Club has moved premises 3 times to it’s now dedicated facility at the Active Life Centre and has grown from a membership of 70 to over 2000.
He received the Service to Sport award at the 2012 Basingstoke Sports Awards and received a Community Service Award from the High Sheriff of Hampshire in 2014.
He joined Rotary 5 years ago, feeling he could be more useful in the Community working with others of a like mind. Paul has organised the Rotary International Boxing tournament, one of the Club’s main fundraising events, for the last 2 years
The highest Rotary Award, a 'Paul Harris Fellowship', was awarded to Paul in 2013 for his work with Basingstoke Gymnastic Club.
In the next 30 days...
We meet on Tuesdays at 1900 for 1930hrs (No meeting following a Bank Holiday) Test Valley Golf Club, Micheldever Rd, Overton, RG25 3DS tel: 01256 771737