The Rotary Club of Havant was chartered in 1957. The Club is a member Club of Rotary International District 1110 (Rotary Wessex) which covers Hampshire, Dorset, part of Wiltshire, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Wight. The image is of Langstone Mill, a local landmark, which is incorporated into the Club banner.
Havant incorporates into its territory Hayling Island (where Windsurfing was invented by Peter Chilvers in 1958). A founder member of Havant Rotary Club Fred Francis was the inventor of Scalextric from his factory in Havant. Traditionally the town of Havant was known for the production of fine parchment and glove making. We currently have nearly 50 members, drawn from all walks of life. Our members work within the local community, with the elderly, young people and the disadvantaged. We also contribute to Rotary International projects worldwide.
The Club 'territory' comprises the town of Havant, Hayling Island, Emsworth and the immediately surrounding areas.
The Havant Heritage Trail development was a joint project between Havant Rotary Club in celebration of 50 years of Rotary in Havant, Bosmere 100 and Havant Borough Council. The trail consist of 34 plaques placed on buildings of historic interest in and around the town. The plaques were paid for by a donation from Havant Rotary members.
more We're for Communities, and most of the activities that we are involved in are either to raise money through our fund-raising efforts, or to use the money raised for the benefit of the Community we serve.
more The highlight of the Friends and Family Evening, held at the Bear on January 29, was the presentation by the Inner Wheel Club of Havant of a framed roundel of the Havant Rotary Presidents' name bars 1957 to 2017 to mark the club's 60th birthday.
more The committee organises fund-raising events throughout the year to finance the club's projects.
more The Community Service and Vocational Committee supports local community causes and organises events for Rotarians that keep us in touch with local businesses
more 'Kids Out!', Rotary Youth Leadership Award Scheme (RYLA), Young Carers, Wessex Life Education, 'Kids Out on the Water'; these are just a few of the causes that the Youth Committee support
more Responsible for recruitment and retention of Members and maintaining links with the business community
more Rotary Foundation is Rotary International's own Charity which is active in world-wide projects like the eradication of polio. The committee oversees the club's contribution and also supports several individual international projects.
more Southdowns College's catering department provides regular tasting menu and gourmet meal events which are very popular with Havant Rotarians
more Every year we provide the sleigh (and driver) to convey Santa to his grotto at the quay through Emsworth's town square, and Havant Rotarians are out in force to marshal the event.
more Special events with partners and guests
more Club Council oversees all the club's activities. It is chaired by the President and includes all the individual Committees' chairmen, principal club officers and elected members.
more The committee that runs the Club's internal affairs and organises events such as the President's dinner