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 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 toodetails
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 heredetails
Healthier Hampshire in a Heartbeat
Have a heart and help a heart! Atrial Fibrillation (AF) sufferers in North Hampshire need your help to get treatment here in Hampshire!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 2021 - 2022Rotarian 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.
Meetings and events happening soon
Tue, Apr 13th 2021 7:30 pm
Dinner - AGM - Club host : Tony Pickering
Tue, Apr 20th 2021 7:30 pm
Club Entertainment : Virtual Bingo Night : Club host - Lindy Richardson
Grab your dabber as tonight is bingo night and all funds raised go to foundationdetails
Tue, Apr 27th 2021 7:30 pm
Dinner - Business Meeting
Tue, May 4th 2021 7:30 pm
Tue, May 11th 2021 7:30 pm
Dinner - TBA : Club host : Helen Ricketts
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