CROCUS PLANTING IN TOTTON AND LYNDHURST
The purple crocus references the purple dye painted on a child's little finger to show that it has been immunised against polio. See more information belowdetails
AN EVENING WITH DAN SNOW. Bookings close midnight 5 March.
A talk by Zoom followed by questions. Book before midnight on 5 March. Tickets £10 plus ticket agency fee. A charity event for four local food banks we help to support plus other Rotary supported charities. More details below.details
CROCUS PLANTING IN LYNDHURST AND TOTTON
Our Lyndhurst and Totton displays will appear in Spring. The purple crocus symbolises the purple for polio eradication campaign. More details below.details
Local Donations Made in 2021.
We continue to be make donations to local charitable groups during the Covid pandemic. We show some of them here.details
Donation and Gifts to Honeypot House for Christmas.
The Club decided to donate some money and presents to Honeypot Charity for child carers for Christmas 2020.details
POSTPONED FAMILY & FRIENDS (Zoom) FROM MONDAY
Speaker George English on "The Mayflower". Our speaker had an ancestor aboard the Mayflower. See below. .details
HELPING THE COMMUNITY IN TOTTON THIS CHRISTMAS
The Spiritualist Church needed help with its food bank, supplying local needy people and their help to homeless people in the deprived areas locally. We also sponsored the TOTTON CHRISTMAS TREE on the main roundabout.details
Family and Friends with GIN!
Rotarian Herbert Chatter of Lytham Gin's 'Passionately Purple' and 'A Taste of Honey' gave us a zoom talk about the history of gin and in particular these gins he is involved with - in aid of 'Stop Polio Now'. We tested them while he talked.details
HELP FOR CHARITIES SINCE THE START OF THE PANDEMIC.
We are helping local charities through the present coronavirus situation. Due to the pandemic we are having difficulties in raising funds. See below to find how to help us.details
New Forest Rotary Charity Quiz at Brockenhurst
Our annual Brockenhurst Quiz in the Village Hall. 11 teams of 8 having fun and enjoying themselves and raising funds for charity. Unfortunately we have had to cancel this year's but see belowdetails
SHOEBOXES FOR HONEYPOT
We collected 620 shoe-boxes filled with toys, mostly from schoolchildren, for the Honeypot appeal. These will be donated to young carers looking after parents in need.details
Collections and Rotary Singers at Asda and Morrisons
Collections and Carols at Asda and Meal afterwards on 14 to 16 December and Collections at Morrisons on 21 to 23 December.details
HANDOVER IN A GARDEN.
PRESIDENT PHILIP HANDS OVER THE CHAIN OF OFFICE TO PRESIDENT STEVE. (Handover Evening Monday 6 July on Zoom.)details
THE ANNUAL GATEWAY GAMES. Teams from Hampshire and Bournemouth.
We help fund and steward the competitions at this fun annual event. Optional lunch at The Huntsman, Lots of the Rotary family plus other helpers stewarded this fun-filled event in Brockenhurst College.details
Trip to the Gurkha Museum, Winchester followed by lunch at the Gurkha Inn.
A visit to a fascinating museum in Winchesterdetails
Solent Dolphin 30th Anniversary.
A special trip on the Alison MacGregor and a party to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Solent Dolphin Charity, set up by New Forest Rotary.details
Family and Friends Dinner. Handover Evening.
Introducing President Philip's New Local Charities.details
PRESIDENT'S NIGHT AT MINSTEAD LODGE.
PRESIDENT'S PHILIP'S SPECIAL NIGHT. Entertainment by "Annalise 'The Jazz Woman'. A splendid evening with the addition of two cheque presentations and the induction of three new members.details
WESSEX CANCER CARE WALK FOR HOPE.
President Philip and Fiona, participated.. Starting in Dan Tanners Field, Burley. Steve also did the walk and George and Anne were helpers. There was a choice of 7, 10 and 20 mile walks.through the New Forest.details
PRESIDENT'S AFTERNOON DRINKS.AND CANAPE'S.
Philip and Fiona invited Rotarians and partners to a celebratory afternoon of wine and canapes.at Joan and Ray's lovely home and garden. . . ...details
SAM'S OPEN GARDEN
We enjoyed Sam's a wonderful garden with tea and cake. Donations were in aid of Presidents Philip's Charity 'Wessex Cancer Trust'.details
A MORE INFORMAL MEETING NIGHT AT THE CROWN. FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
"A Conversation with Dawn Wood – Social Enterprise in Action. Dawn is Head of Development at Minstead Trust. Plus a cheque presentation for the Haematology Education Fund.details
KIDS OUT. AT MARWELL ZOO.
George organised and with his team from New Forest Rotary took 14 disadvantaged children with three members of staff from Abbotswood Junior School to Marwell Zoo.details
OUR ANNUAL CHARITY QUIZ AT LYNDHURST
A fun event in Lyndhurst Community Centre with teams of eight. The ticket price of £10 included fish and chips. Bar and raffle. All In aid of Shelterbox. More details below the pictures.details
POLIO AWARENESS DAY.
1000 CROCUSES WERE PLANTED AT THE LYNDHURST COMMUNITY CENTRE by John and Christine Brown and Steve and Rosemary Timms on 24 October 2018, beside the main entrance. On Polio Awareness Day, 23 February the crocuses, as instructed, were in full bloom.details
CLIVE RUTLANDS ISLE OF PURBECK WALK.
Culmination of several training walks. designed to keep us fit and active.All levels of activity covered.details
Clive Rutlands Training Walk.
A 'gruelling' walk. Preparing for the Isle of Purbeck Walk on 12 May.details
SKITTLES NIGHT AT THE HUNTSMAN.
Organised by the Ladies. 'A lovely informal evening.- good company and fellowship -fun.' Full details below. £22 WAS RAISED FOR OUR CHARITY ACCOUNT.details
Walk from Happy Cheese to Beaulieu Road Station and back. Led by Shirley as Clive was unwell. Build up for the Walk for Wessex Cancer Care with Philip in June - or just for fun.details
President Philip and Dire Straits in Lymington Times.
On Friday 25 January the Lymington Times and Advertiser carried a story on Philip's fight with cancer. Full story below.details
HANDBACK TO PRESIDENT PHILIP. IN JANUARY
WE WERE DELIGHTED TO HAVE A 'HAND BACK' TO PRESIDENT PHILIP AFTER HIS ABSENCE WITH ILL HEALTH. We also have as a very special speaker Eddie Curry, Proprietor and MD of the Lymington Timesdetails
John Bloomfield award
John Bloomfield was awarded the 'Fellowship Member of the year 2017' in December 2018.details
CAROLS AND COLLECTIONS. DECEMBER 2018
On 17th December the 'Choir' sang and collected at Asda and then had a Rotary meal together at the New Forest Pub at Ashurst Bridge. We followed that with three days of collections at Asda and three more at Morrisons, finishing on Sunday 23rd December.details
CHRISTMAS SHOEBOXES FOR HONEYPOT CHILDREN CHRISTMAS 2018
Honeypot Children's Charity works to enhance the lives of young carers and vulnerable children. We support them with Christmas Shoeboxes made up mainly by local schoolchildren which we arrange and deliver to the headquarters in Exbury.details
FAMILY AND FRIENDS. HANDOVER EVENING WITH SPEAKER
A sort of Handover, awards of Paul Harris Fellowships plus a talk from Dr JOHN COPLEY on "Exploring the Deep Ocean". (You saw him in Blue Planet a few months ago.)details
SPECIAL CHRISTMAS DINNER EVENT AT THE CROWN
Christmas Special. Family and Friends with entertainment by THE VIOLETS.details
LADIES EVENT: LUNCH WITH PARTNERS AT LES MIRABELLES.
At Les Mirabelles, Forest Edge Road, Nomansland.details
CHARITY QUIZ AT BROCKENHURST VILLAGE HALL.
Our quiz raising money for charity and having fun doing it.details
Visit to The Jane Austen Museum at Chawton, Hampshire.
Refreshments at 'Cassandra's Cup' Tea Rooms. Organised by Fiona. Full details below.details
Celebrating President Tim's year. On 'Princess Caroline' from Town Quay. . Black Tie Dinner and Cruise on Southampton Water on board this magnificent vessel.details
ROTARY 'KIDS OUT' TO MARWELL ZOO
George and Anne Stephens led other Rotary volunteers taking children and support assistants on a fun filled day out.details
ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF CHALLENGE
THE 33rd ANNUAL NEW FOREST ROTARY GOLF CHALLENGE. A record profit for charity of £6,102 - fantastic and thank you everybody..details
ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF CHALLENGE. The Teams
THE 33rd ANNUAL NEW FOREST ROTARY GOLF CHALLENGE. The 27 Teams.details
LADIES EVENT: Christmas Dinner at The Huntsman, Brockenhurst.
"We enjoyed a delicious meal with good company and lots of laughter. Secret Santa presents were unwrapped, and all agreed it was a very enjoyable evening" Fionadetails
GATEWAY GAMES AT BROCKENHURST COLLEGE.
We have helped at this very special event for many years. Great Fun. Ken Garrod organised our efforts.details
FOUNDER PRESIDENT'S FUND PRESENTATIONS
Presentation to eight charitable organisations at the Crown Hotel, Lyndhurst.details
ROTARY CHARITY CLASSIC CAR DRIVE
The annual drive through the Forest with coffee and lunch stops.Organiser Bridget Gook..with Sue Gully.details
TOOLS FOR SELF RELIANCE.GARDEN PARTY FOR ROTARIANS.
A special Garden Party with Lunch for Rotarians -A KIND THANK YOU FOR ALL THE SUPPORT WE HAVE GIVEN THEM OVER THE YEARS.details
NEW FOREST ROTARY CLUB CHARITY QUIZ EVENING.
A very successful fund raising evening, held in Lyndhurst Community Centre, with over 130 competitors.details
NEW MILTON MUSIC FESTIVAL.
Two hugely successful days at Arnwood School. The Saturday was Adjudication Day and the Sunday evening was the Gala Concert. Rotary volunteers assisted throughout, organised by John Bloomfield.details
OUR CAROLS AND COLLECTIONS AT CHRISTMAS 2017
ONE EVENING OF CAROLS PLUS TWO DAYS COLLECTING AT ASDA AND THEN THREE DAYS AT MORRISONS. GOOD FUN AND VERY SUCCESSFUL. A BUSY ROTARY WEEK ORGANISED BY TONY. RESULT, REPORT AND PICTURES BELOW.details
OUR CHRISTMAS PARTY AT THE CROWN
A super festive evening with fun entertainment by a well known concert party, As a bonus two members were surprised and delighted to be awarded very well deserved Paul Harris Fellowships.details
TRIP TO ST MALO WITH WESSEX HEARTBEAT.
Members had a terrific visit io St Malo and raised funds for Wessex Heartbeat into the bargain.details
CHARITY QUIZ EVENING. Brockenhurst Village Hall.
Supporting Mercy Ships (Humanitarian Aid in Africa). A hugely successful evening.details
Walk and BBQ at Jim and Beryl's Home.
Walks for the energetic on the beautiful Pennington Marshes before the BBQ .details
MARY'S GARDEN. SAM'S CHARITY OPEN DAY
Although only a 1/3 of an acre it was my late wife’s pride and joy and built up over 40 years, and this year it is at it’s best. Sam.details
GATEWAY GAMES AT BROCKENHURST COLLEGE
An annual event for Gateway Clubs from a wide area and enormous fun. Pub lunch at 'half time'. .details
NEW FOREST ROTARY CHARITY GOLF
Bramshaw Golf Course. 32nd Year.. Photos by Ray Dawes unless indicated otherwise.details
CARFEST 2017. For Children in Need
Nicola and Tony sold £3,500 of raffle tickets for Rotary's partner charity. See report below.details
OTTERBOURNE PRIMARY SCHOOL PRESENTATIONS.
The winners in Year 6 receive their certificated and complimentary books from Martin Bradley. July 2017details
DICTIONARIES FOR LIFE. Presentation at Calmore Junior School
President Sam had the pleasure of handing out the dictionaries to Year 6 of Calmore Junior School.details
OUR CHARITY QUIZ NIGHT. Lyndhurst Communuity Centre
A terrific evening, which raised £875 for the fight to finish off polio.details
LADIES EVENT. The Cotswolds Long Weekend
The venue was Moreton In Marsh, staying at tjhe Manor House Hotel, High Street (or in motor-homes nearby).details
Valentines Day Massacre. (Skittles Evening and Supper)
LADIES EVENT. The ladies challenged the men to a skittles match at The Huntsman, Brockenhurst.details
ROTARY CHARITY CLASSIC CAR DRIVE
The annual drive through the Forest with coffee and lunch stops.Organisers Bridget Gook with Sue Gully.details
Blue Plaque for Captain Arthur Phillip RN. Founder of Sydney.
Captain Phillip (later Admiral Phillip) founded the settlement of Sydney and was later appointed first Governor of New South Wales. Our ceremony was at Goose Green, Lyndhurst. The blue plaque was donated by New Forest Rotary Club. Event details belowdetails
DONATION TO THE FRIENDSHIP CLUB, HORDLE
We have made a donation of £200 to a fairly new initiative called the Friendship Club in Hordle. This provides activities for adults with learning disabilities in the daytime each Wednesday. Ken Garrod presented the cheque on 25 Jan 2017.details
PRESENTATION OF COMPUTERS TO LYMINGTON JOB CLUB.
Four computers and a printer were donated, funded from the Founder President's Fund. Further details below.details
CHRISTMAS COLLECTIONS, CHOIR AND MEAL
Two days collecting at Asda, three at Morrisons and Christmas Eve at Budgens. Organised by Tony.Great event.details
OUR CHRISTMAS PARTY 2016.
Our Christmas get-together with brilliant home grown entertainment.details
FANTASTIC COLLECTION FOR SHELTER BOXES
One of our members had a rather special birthday a short while ago and held a rather special event to celebrate it. He declined presents or publicity but suggested donations for Shelterbox. A total of £2,200 was raised - enough to buy FOUR Shelterboxersdetails
Brockenhurst Gateway Games
We support this marvellous annual event both financially and by stewarding the various games.details
WESSEX HEARTBEAT CYCLE EVENT - ROTARY ASSIST
Several of our Rotarians and partners assisted Wessex Heartbeat at their Fund Raising Cycle event.details
CHRISTMAS SHOE BOXES FOR HONEYPOT 2016
Over 700 boxes were handed over to the Honeypot Charity. The bench from 'The Man on the Moon' featured on the Burley School picture.details
WESSEX HEARTBEAT PRESENTATION.
The CEO of Wessex Heartbeat made a very special surprise presentation and received one himself.details
MARTIN BRADLEY 'The Birdman' Project in Schools
We sponsored Martin in a very successful project at Abbotswood School and he has since reached out to other schools.details
Knightwood Oak. Project Day
Knightwood Oak. Project Day See our original 2004 project below.details
Our Project with Testwood Lakes Sailability
Official Opening of Sailability at Testwood Lakes.details
Dinner - Speaker Martin Bradley plus Project at Abbotswood School.
Martin has written illustrated books for children about endangered birds of prey. He has also done a whole day project at Abbotswood School which we have supported financially.details
KIDS OUT TO MARWELL ZOO.
Kids Out to Marwell Zoo for the first time. Philip in charge with George, Anne and other helpers.details
ANNUAL SAILAWAY TO GINS ON THE BEAULIEU RIVER
A great day out with a pontoon party and lunch at GINS, the Royal Southampton Yacht Club's base on the Beaulieu River.details
M.G. Owners Run Raises Funds for Solent Dolphin
John Bloomfield took part in, and reports on, a M.G. Run in the New Forest on 4 June 2016 which raised funds for Solent Dolphin and Simon Says.details
AMERICAN LUNCH at John Bloomfield's .
The ladies organised this event and they organised it superbly.details
OUR CHARITY LUNCH AT CHEWTON GLEN.
Lunch with speaker Andy McIndoe of Hilliers. The event was In aid of our President's chosen charities.details
LADIES GET TOGETHER
A group of the ladies had a day in Winchester taking in the Christmas Market and lunch.details
CHRISTMAS COLLECTIONS AND CAROLS
Asda, Morrrisons and Budgens Collections and Asda Carols (plus Dinner)details
New Forest Rotary Club Annual Classic Car Charity Rally.
A great Rally for the 5th Year. Nearly £500 was raised for charity.details
PRESIDENTS NIGHT at the Ampfield Country Club
PRESENTATION OF 'ERIC' OUR HORSE TO THE FORTUNE CENTRE OF RIDING THERAPY
A special evening presenting the cheque and formally donating a horse to this charity.details
DONATIONS, PRESENTATIONS AND OTHER SPECIAL OCCASIONS
One of our great pleasures is handing over cheques or items to our choosen charities and special people. Just a few of dozens each year are shown here.details
ANNUAL GATEWAY GAMES AT BROCKENHURST COLLEGE.
Gateway clubs from all over Hampshire and East Dorset come together for an exciting fun-packed event.details
HOUNDSDOWN SCHOOL VISIT TO LIFELAB.
We sponsored this visit to LifeLab at the University Southampton's LifeLab Laboratory in Southampton General Hospital..details
SOLENT DOLPHIN. Alison MacGregor wins Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.
Solent Dolphin wins Queen's Award for Voluntary Servicedetails
SAILAWAY TO GINS ON THE BEAULIEU RIVER.
An annual event. This year we have three boats prepared and ready, including one from Lymington Town Sailing Club arranged by John Bloomfield. However the wonderful English summer played tricks on us. We still had an enjoyable social event though.details
Kids Out at Paultons Park
A wonderful day out for some children from Abbotswood and Brockenhurst Schools. at Paultons Park.details
NEW FOREST ROTARY 30TH ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF
A record breaking Event this year, raising money for The Rose Road Association, Macmillan Cancer Care and The Citizens Advice Bureau.details
JIM AND BERYL'S WALK AND BBQ
An optional walk started at South Cottage. Most walkers took the 1 hour walk before and maybe not surprisingly nobody went on the 3 hour option. The non walkers arrived to be fed later.details
PRESIDENT PATRICK AND JUDY'S LUNCHTIME DRINKS.
Location: At Ray and Joan's home in Sway Road, Brockenhurst.details
VISIT TO 'LIFELAB' AND CHEQUE PRESENTATION
More info on www.rotary-ribi.org/clubs/page.php?PgID=462639&ClubID=664details
WEEKEND AWAY AT THE OXFORD SPIRES FOUR PILLARS HOTEL , OXFORD.
An enjoyable weekend away with plenty of interest and fellowship. See the story below for more.details
ANNUAL ROTARY CLASSIC CAR RALLY
Our annual Rally, organised by Geoff Gook, for the Roger Lees Memorial Trophy. Starting in Burley with a mid route coffee comfort break. lunch and ending at an agreeable venue.details
Shoe Boxes December 2014
Shoe Boxes from Junior and Infants Schools. Plus Letter of thanks from Honeypot.details
7 for 7:30pm Dinner. FAMILY AND FRIENDS. Speaker; IAN TIFFIN on "The World of Tea".
Ian and Kelly from Tea Total, Lyndhurst gave us an entertaining and informative session.details
Autumn 2014 Donation and charity pictures and WW1 Poppy Remembrance
Donations, charities and Poppy reminders of WW1details
ROSE ROAD SENSORY GARDEN
ROSE ROAD SENSORY GARDEN. At the official opening the sun and the garden looked very serene. A great conclusion to a joint venture..details
WHISKY GALORE AT THE BROCKENHURST CARNIVAL FETE
What a wash-out. But Joan seemed to enjoy it!details
NEW FOREST ROTARY. HORSE OR CYCLE EVENT.
A fun day for friends and families and a big fund raiser for many, mainly local. charitiesdetails
.Gateway Sports at Brockenhurst College
The annual event which attracts teams from a wide area.details
LIFELAB. A UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON INITIATIVE WE HAVE SPONSORED.
Up date and College reports on the first LifeLab day we sponsored.details
VISIT TO THE ROYAL LOGISTICS CORPS AT MARCHWOOD MILITARY PORT
A Vocational Committee visit to the '17 Port and Maritime Regiment' at Marchwood.details
SAILAWAY TO GINS ON THE BEAULIEU RIVER
Annual Club sailing day to the Royal Southampton Yacht Club base on the Beaulieu River. John Robinson organised.details
EDWARD AND ANNETTE'S GARDEN PARTY
President Edward and Annette's American Lunch Garden Partydetails
RECENT DONATIONS EARLY 2014
Donations made in early 2014, to The Stable Home Family Trust,The Minstead Training Project and to LifeLab. Plus follow up on our collaboration with Testwood School and LifeLab.details
NEW FOREST LITTER PICK.
At Horseshoe Bottom Car Park (approx 3 miles from Brockenhurst). Meal after at The Rose and Crown, Brockenhurst.details
NEW FOREST ROTARY CHARITY GOLF CHALLENGE
Our 29th Annual Competition at Bramshaw Golf Course. Organisers Ken Ball and Nigel Calvert.details
CHRISTMAS SHOEBOXES 2013
A hugely successful shoebox appeal this year for children supported by the Honeypot charitydetails
VISIT TO DISCOVERY YACHTS, MARCHWOOD. Makers of probably the finest bluewater cruising yachts in the world.
JANUARY VISIT TO DISCOVERY YACHTS.details
ANNUAL CHARITY CLASSIC CAR RALLY
The third annual event organised by New Forest Rotary (Geoff Gook)details
VISIT TO DISCOVERY YACHTS, MARCHWOOD. Makers of probably the finest bluewater cruising yachts in the world.
Club Service organised visit to Marchwood. We saw the luxury hand built yachts being built from start to finish.details
Dinner Meeting TALK BY BECKEY WITHEY, AMBASSADORIAL SCHOLAR.
Beckey was sponsored by Cosham Rotary Club as an Ambassadorial Scholar for 2012/2013. Becky is studying for a Masters in Development Studies and spent for a year at the University of Ghana in Accra.details
HANDOVER NIGHT President Edward hands over to President Patrick.
Handover at the Lyndhurst Park Hoteldetails
An Evening Event at Furzey Gardens.
A short talk and a tour of the gardens with the Head Gardener followed by a finger buffet.details
HORSE OR CYCLE OR WALK. OUR MAJOR EVENT OF THE YEAR.
A hugely successful day, raising money for many charities. For masses of photos and information go to www.horseorcycle.co.ukdetails
PRESIDENT'S NIGHT AT THE BEAULIEU HOTEL, BEAULIEU ROAD
A special evening to celebrate President Edward's Year.details
VISIT TO ROLLS ROYCE
VOCATIONAL VISIT TO ROLLS ROYCE. 24 of us went to Rolls Royce car factory in Goodwood on 27 June. Organiser Mike Eyers. Story and pictures by John C and John R below.details
Asda and Morrisons Christmas Collections and Carols at Asda
Asda and Morrisons Supermarkets welcomed us into their foyers to collect for local charities.details
SONNING WEEKEND & PRESIDENT'S NIGHT
A relaxing time at Sonning on the Thames. Our Hotel was the Great House and we went to a Dinner Theatre on the Friday evening. On Saturday we cruised on the Thames and later had President's Night at our Hotel. Fuller story below the picturesdetails
VISIT TO WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL
Club visit to Winchester Cathedral and lunch for many of the group at Raymond Blanc's 'Brasserie Blanc'.details
CHEQUE TO BROCK SCHOOL
THE CLUB MADE A DONATION TO BROCKENHURST PRIMARY CHURCH OF ENGLAND SCHOOL WHICH IS FUND RAISING FOR A COMPUTER SUITE FOR THE CHILDREN. PRESIDENT ROBIN MADE THE HANDOVER AND ALSO ADDRESSED A SCHOOL ASSEMBLY.details
CLASSIC CAR RALLY
Our second annual event. It gathered in Dan Tanner's field in Burley then went on a route through the New Forest and onwards to South Wiltshire. Photos by Ray Dawes except for 'Geoff 1-12' at the end by Geoff Gook.details
PRESIDENT ROBIN LONG HANDS OVER TO PRESIDENT EDWARD LATIMER SAYER. Fuller details below the pictures (by RAY DAWES).details
CLUB SAILAWAY TO GINS
BY SEA AND BY ROAD TO THE ROYAL SOUTHAMPTON'S BASE ON THE BEAULIEU RIVER FOR PONTOON PARTY AND LUNCH IN THE CLUBHOUSE.details
27th ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF CHALLENGE
"The 27th New Forest Rotary Golf Challenge was a great success. 20 teams took part and for the first time in many years one of our own members, Kevin Stratford, led the winning team.details