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Helping out our local hospice

Helping out our local hospice

We always do our best to help our local hospice: St Michaels Hospice, raise funds to continue its vital work.

Rotary Christmas Shoebox Appeal

Rotary Christmas Shoebox Appeal

Send a disadvantaged child in another part of the world a welcome gift.

Friends of Rotary

Friends of Rotary

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

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.

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 ?


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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Tue, Sep 28th 2021 7:30 pm

Rotary meeting : Speaker - : Club Host - : Speakers Host


Tue, Oct 5th 2021 7:30 pm

Rotary meeting : Speaker - Jane Bristow - Young People’s Independent (YPI) Counselling : Club Host - : Speakers Host

Young People’s Independent (YPI) Counselling

Sat, Oct 9th 2021 11:00 am

District ROTACON 21

Join us on Saturday 9th October at the Marriott Hotel, Portsmouth for this unique conference event which offers everything to enhance your enjoyment of Rotary and derive greater fulfilment from the service you provide to others

Tue, Oct 12th 2021 7:30 pm

Rotary meeting : Speaker - John Dawson - Mercy Ships : Club Host - Mike Lakin : Speakers Host Alf McCarthy

Mercy Ships

Tue, Oct 19th 2021 7:30 pm

Rotary Business meeting : Club Host - Debbie McClatch

Business Meeting

Tue, Oct 26th 2021 7:30 pm

Rotary meeting : Shoebox sorting night : Club host : Tony Pickering

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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