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
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 - 2021Rotarian 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 28th July 19.30 - 22.00 Friday 28th August
Alex Conboy – Fit for Life - positive journeys after breast cancer - Club host: Mike Lakin
Weekly meeting and photos by Jonathan Rousedetails
Tuesday 11th August 19.30
Julian Ricketts ‘Desert Island Discs’ - Club Host : Bob Evans
Virtual induction of Laura Preston to our Rotary club
Weekly meeting and photos by Tony Waspe
Saturday 15th August 19.30
Council meeting - reports required
Tuesday 18th August 19.30
Dinner - BBQ at Test Valley Golf Club - Club host :TBD
Get together after Lockdown in a safe socially distanced environment
Thursday 20th August 19.30
Tuesday 25th August 19.30
Business Meeting - Club host : Lindy Richardson
Tuesday 1st September 19.30
Saturday 5th September 20.00 - 01.00 Sunday 6th September
St Michaels Hospice Midnight Walk
Looking for caterers and walkers to support the Hospice
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