About us

The Rotary Club of Southampton was founded in the early days of Rotary--the 21st Club to be chartered on this side of the Atlantic and only 13 years after the World Founder, Paul Harris, started the Rotary Movement in Chicago in 1905. 

Within our membership have been numerous notable Rotarians, who have made significant contributions to the well-being of both our City and its citizens. 

Our history relates countless tales of acts of Service to the Community, of fund raising, and of friendship and social events enjoyed by the members. For many years we have been the largest and most active of all the Clubs in District 1110 (bowing only to Portsmouth and Southsea Club in terms of seniority) and today, although smaller than a few years ago, we can still boast a vibrant membership, including many members who have been fully active for many decades.

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Be part of a global network of volunteers, trying to make the world a better place. Please also see the 'links & news' page for information from the local district and live feeds from Rotary International and Rotary International in GB&I.

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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Fridays at 1245
(2nd & 4th Friday Lunch Meeting 12.45 for 1.00 pm 1st & 3rd Friday Breakfast Meeting 7.15 for 7.30am 5th Friday Scretary)
Dolphin Hotel
34-35 High Street
Southampton
Hampshire
SO14 2HN

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