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
Rotary carries on in a virtual world due to COVID 19
Basingstoke Deane has embraced virtual Zoom meetings to ensure the club will be able to carry on the good work in the community while everyone is in lockdown.details
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 heredetails
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 - 2022Rotarian 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.
Meetings and events happening soon
Tue, Mar 2nd 2021 7:30 pm
Dinner - Speaker : Global Britain: How we prosper in the post-lockdown world? by Lord Hannan of Kingsclere : Club host - Bob Evans : Speaker host - Helen Ricketts
Thu, Mar 4th 2021 7:30 pm
Council meeting - reports required
Tue, Mar 9th 2021 7:30 pm
Dinner - Speaker : "What has COVID taught us about technology?" by Mark Reynolds : Club Host : Speaker host - Julian Ricketts
Tue, Mar 16th 2021 7:30 pm
Dinner - Business meeting : Club host - Annette Meredith
Tue, Mar 23rd 2021 7:30 pm
Dinner - Charter Night - Special guest - Maria Miller MP : Club Host - John Mitchell
Time to dress up in your formal wear and celebrate our clubs birthday
Tue, Mar 30th 2021 7:30 pm
Dinner - Speaker : Career Talk by David Knights : Club host - TBA : Speaker host - TBA
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