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
Basingstoke Festival of Transport
The Basingstoke Festival of Transport 2020 has been rescheduled to take place on Sunday 13 September 2020. And just released the 2021 date - 9th May 2021!details
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
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 2019 - 2020Rotarian Alf McCarthy took over as President of the Rotary Club of Basingstoke Deane in July 2019 from Julian Ricketts
2019-20 President Alf McCarthy
Alf McCarthy is serving a second term as Club President for Basingstoke Deane Rotary Club having previously been president in 2005/2006. Having joined Rotary in 1993 Alf has seen many changes in the club, most of them for the better, particularly as the club moved from men only to the all inclusive club we are today. The key things that haven’t changed are the relaxed friendly atmosphere, the high level of activity and fun all the members enjoy.
Since recently retiring from a career in telecoms and IT global sales Alf has had more time to focus on Rotary activities and volunteering in other areas of the community. The objective being to make a difference and improve the situation for others less fortunate .
Outside of Rotary Alf enjoys travelling, walking (as long as it is not too far), socialising specially if it involves the odd beer or two. Retirement has also enabled Alf to take up a high impact sport (Bowls). When not involved in any of the above Alf can often be found playing with his Mog (no it’s not a cat).
Meetings and events happening soon
Tuesday 9th June 19.30
Virtual meeting : Desert Island discs - Alf McCarthy : Club Host - Kevin Vickers
Members photo time - learning more about our members and having some fun too.
Photos by Jim Graydon, Brian Greenaway and Michael Lakin
Tuesday 16th June 19.30
Virtual meeting : Scavenger hunt - Helen Ricketts : Club Host - Tony Waspe
Members photo time - learning more about our members and having some fun too. Photos by Bob Lentell, Gareth Lewis and Debbie McLatch
Tuesday 23rd June 19.30
Virtual meeting : Suzie Webster - Climbing to Everest base camp : Club Host - Ann Fryer
Members photo time - learning more about our members and having some fun too. Photos by Annette Meredith, John Michell and Tony Pickering
Tuesday 30th June 19.30
Virtual meeting : Antiques Roadshow - Paul Simpson : Club Host - Peter Bown
Members photo time - learning more about our members and having some fun too. Photos by Lindy Richardson, Helen Ricketts and Julian Ricketts
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