Community Service and Vocational

The Community Service and Vocational Committee supports local community causes and organises events for Rotarians that keep us in touch with local businesses

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The Community and Vocational committee’s responsibilities are to support the local charities in the Havant area and those individuals who need particular help. The committee may give equipment, a donation or some support in terms of manpower for events in the area. Rotary members, members of the public, charities and individuals are all able to let the committee know that there is a need for help. The committee then asks a member to investigate the request, talk to those concerned and report back. A decision can then be made that is fair and in keeping with Rotary principles of charitable giving and aid to those who need it at the time. We give and have given  support to Blood Pressure Day, to the Southern Domestic Abuse service (SDAS), the Food Bank, Solent MS, Angel Radio, Emsworth Apple Pressing Day, and Havant Young Carers amongst many over the years. All members of the club are involved at different times in the work of the committee.


The Vocational aspect is our responsibility to keep ourselves informed about the work and needs of local businesses both in Havant and the local area. We have visited Colt engineering, Nature’s Way, Oakwood Crematorium, and soon the Mary Rose.  We are always looking to learn about our area and encourage businesses to learn about our work too. We welcome new members whose expertise helps the work of our committee.

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 Club Activities

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.

Sixtieth anniversary gift

Inner Wheel gift marks milestone

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.

Members celebrate the success of this year's Christmas fundraising efforts


more The committee organises fund-raising events throughout the year to finance the club's projects.

A party of children from Glenwood School, Emsworth, were treated to a visit to Paultons Family Theme Park

Youth Committee

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

A newer member speaks to prospective recruits about her experience in the Club

Membership & Communications

more Responsible for recruitment and retention of Members and maintaining links with the business community

The club entertains children from the Chernobyl area

International and Foundation

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.

President's Table

Fellowship through meals out

more Southdowns College's catering department provides regular tasting menu and gourmet meal events which are very popular with Havant Rotarians

Santa arriving in his sleigh

Christmas Lights switch-on in Emsworth

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.

A talk on the Mary Rose

Fifth Mondays

more Special events with partners and guests

Club Council

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.

Club Service

more The committee that runs the Club's internal affairs and organises events such as the President's dinner

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