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Basingstoke Festival of Transport 08 May 2022

Basingstoke Festival of Transport 08 May 2022

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

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Six Rotary Clubs join forces to fight Covid 19.

Six Rotary Clubs join forces to fight Covid 19.

What did Rotary do in the Pandemic ?

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Friends of Rotary

Friends of Rotary

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

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Camrose Christmas Lunch 2021

Camrose Christmas Lunch 2021

Providing a tasty Christmas lunch for the Camrose Centre

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THE BAND OF HER MAJESTY'S ROYAL MARINES

THE BAND OF HER MAJESTY'S ROYAL MARINES

The Anvil, Basingstoke

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Shoebox Appeal Christmas 2021

Shoebox Appeal Christmas 2021

Recipients receive their shoeboxes in time for Christmas 2021

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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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THE BAND OF HER MAJESTY'S ROYAL MARINES

Sun, Jan 30th 2022 3:00 pm

THE BAND OF HER MAJESTY'S ROYAL MARINES

The Anvil, Basingstoke

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Tue, Feb 1st 2022 7:30 pm

Rotary meeting : Speaker - Paul Steele, District Governor : Club Host - Paul Temple : Speakers Host : Gareth Lewis

Rotary meeting

Tue, Feb 8th 2022 7:30 pm

Rotary meeting : Speaker - Wing Commander Mark Trevena - RAF Air Cadets : Club Host - Bob Lentell : Speakers Host : Alf McCarthy

Rotary meeting

Tue, Feb 15th 2022 7:30 pm

Rotary meeting : Speaker - TBA : Club Host - Annette Meredith : Speakers Host : Brian Whindle

Rotary meeting

Tue, Feb 22nd 2022 7:30 pm

Rotary meeting : Speaker - TBA : Club Host - Mike Lakin :Speakers Host - Jonathan Rouse

Rotary meeting

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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