In accordance with UK Government advice on the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak we will not be holding our club meetings until further notice. Please keep safe and healthy

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Sitting with Jane Bench

Sitting with Jane Bench

Remember the Sitting with Jane benches which raised funds for Ark Cancer Centre Charity from 2017? We re-located our much-loved bench yesterday which now sits in the central garden at the Candover Centre at Basingstoke Hospital.

Vaccination Programme

Vaccination Programme

Our club has ben involved with the car parking at Hampshire Court Hotel since before Christmas - see some of the amazing feedback that we have received here

Healthier Hampshire in a Heartbeat

Healthier Hampshire in a Heartbeat

Have a heart and help a heart! Atrial Fibrillation (AF) sufferers in North Hampshire need your help to get treatment here in Hampshire!

Basingstoke Festival of Transport 22 August 2021

Basingstoke Festival of Transport 22 August 2021

A great day out for all the family, whether you're a keen motor buff or you just want an interesting and enjoyable Sunday. Free entry too

Friends of Rotary

Friends of Rotary

Do you love volunteering and making a difference in your community ?


About us

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 is a simple way to support us in our efforts: 

Club President 2021 - 2022

Rotarian Gareth Lewis  took over as President of the Rotary Club of Basingstoke Deane in January 2021 from Alf McCarthy


2021-2022 President Gareth Lewis

Gareth was born in South Wales and ‘emigrated’ to Poole, Dorset, in the late 1940’s.


Educated at Poole Grammar School  to ‘O’ level standard, he later attended Bournemouth Municipal College after a short period working for Barclays Bank. He took ‘A’ levels in pure, applied maths and physics and finished his formal education taking a BSc(Eng) degree at UNCW Bangor. The rest of his life as been spent learning about life on an informal basis.


In 1968 he joined the BBC as a Graduate Engineer, and has spent the working part of his life surviving the roller coaster world of broadcast enginering. He retired in 2009.


During this period he worked on a huge range of equipment from black and white 405 line pictures all the way through to full digital, multichannel broadcast systems.


In the ’90's whist at Sony Broadcast, he took the order for the turnkey broadcast system for the then nascent Sky company, followed by the start MTV channel in the UK.  Following his time at Sony, he became Head of Projects at Central Television.


Through his life he has has a passionate interest in sound and pictures, and how we see and hear, and has spent the last few years digitising film and audio programs for clients.


For many years he was a Freemason in South Africa, and on return to the UK, he joined Basingstoke Deane Rotary Club in 2015. 


Change Maker Award   2011-12 -->

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Happening soon...

Tue, May 11th 2021 7:30 pm

Dinner - Laura Preston job talk : Club host - Helen Ricketts : Speakers host - Alan Gibson

Tue, May 18th 2021 7:30 pm

Virtual - Themed evening : Issues facing the youth of today : Club host - Paul Simpson : Speakers host - Alf McCarthy

Tue, May 25th 2021 7:30 pm

Virtual : Speaker - Tim Hartigen :The story of an American craft beer brewed in Hampshire: Club host - Julian Ricketts : Speakers host - Rod Clarke

Tue, Jun 1st 2021 7:30 pm

No meeting

Council meeting

Thu, Jun 3rd 2021 7:30 pm

Council meeting

Council meeting - reports required

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Tuesdays at 1900 for 1930hrs

(No meeting following a Bank Holiday) Test Valley Golf Club, Micheldever Rd, Overton

RG25 3DS  01256 771737

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