Rotary Club of Basingstoke Deane - welcome! Please scroll/swipe down through this page to find out more about us, in addition to the pages linked in the menu, top-left.
The Band of the HM Royal Marines in Concert at the Anvil
The 11 Rotary Annual Charity Concertdetails
Christmas Shoe Box Appeal 2018
Please support the Rotary ShoeBox scheme to bring a little joy to the disadvantaged children in Moldova, Albania, Montenegro and the Phillippines, Please ensure all shoeboxes are deposited at collection points by the 25th of October 2018.details
Basingstoke Deane Rotary supports many local charities, particularly those that have no fundraising capacity for themselves.
To provide that support we do our own fundraising, and are often
asked about easy ways to donate. So
with no obligation here are two simple ways to support us in our efforts:
Or text: RCBD £10 to 70070 (just replace £10 with £5, £4, £3, £2 or £1 if desired)
Club President 2018 - 2019Rotarian Julian Ricketts took over as President of the Rotary Club of Basingstoke Deane in July 2018 from Lindy Richardson.
2018-19 President Julian Ricketts
Julian Ricketts is serving his second term as Club President for Basingstoke Deane Rotary, having previously been president in 2012/2013. The highlight of Julian's Rotary career was being awarded with a Paul Harris Fellowship in 2018 for service to the community and bringing Rotary into the 21st century with a creative approach to social media.
Julian has 5 pet rabbits and a pond full of fish. He is an experienced archer and one of his best memories is volunteering for the Archery at the 2012 London Olympics. He also makes a great BBQ pit-boss and his slow-roasting is legendary! And his profile would not be complete without mentioning Julian's obsession with all things "Star Wars".
May the force be with Rotary and peace the galaxy over!
Meetings and events happening soon
Tuesday 27th November 19.00
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
Saturday 1st December 12.00
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!
Sunday 2nd December 16.00
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.
Tuesday 4th December 19.00
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
Tuesday 11th December 19.00
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
Sunday 16th December 09.00
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.
Tuesday 18th December 09.00
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.
Tuesday 18th December 19.00
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.
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