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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 Roundup


Our current newsletter!

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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.

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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

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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

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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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Happening soon...

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


Council meeting

Thu, Mar 4th 2021 7:30 pm

Council meeting


Council meeting - reports required

Dinner - Speaker :

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


Dinner - Business meeting : Club host - Annette Meredith

Tue, Mar 16th 2021 7:30 pm

Dinner - Business meeting : Club host - Annette Meredith


Dinner - Charter Night - Special guest - Maria Miller MP : Club Host - John Mitchell

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

Dinner - Speaker : Career Talk by David Knights : Club host -  TBA : Speaker host - TBA

Tue, Mar 30th 2021 7:30 pm

Dinner - Speaker : Career Talk by David Knights : Club host - TBA : Speaker host - TBA


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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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