Many of the projects that we become involved with require Rotarians to give up some of their time to make a difference such as manning the Apple Pressing event at the Emsworth Food Festival; 'Kids Out!', which is a national project involving Rotary Clubs throughout the UK in providing a day out for disadvantaged children; helping Young Carers learn to cook and making sure they have an opportunity to have fun with trips to scalextric and the pantomime. We support local schools to enter the Young Chef competition, which sees budding young caterers across the District competing for certificates and prizes, not to mentionthe prestige associated with the award .
We select and sponsor one or two outstanding students from local schools for the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA). RYLA events are for young people aged 16 to 17 years, who are about to start their working lives or to enter higher education, and who have shown leadership potential and are likely, as adults, to become future leaders. Students are put into mixed groups of complementary ability where they take part in outdoor activities. They are placed in challenging situations to help develop leadership and team bonding skills and to increase personal confidence.
Sometimes we are able to support other projects with a small financial donation and some of the projects we have supported recently include Hannah's Holiday Homes, which helps families going through a tough time with sick children to have a holiday. We helped with a donation to Hayling Community Centre to provide cutlery and china to support their work in the community and we have raised funds for Hampshire Air Ambulance through a Golf Day. We have also continued to support Wessex Life Education which seeks to explain to children the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse.
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 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
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