A FRESH APPROACH
Members of Rotary Clubs are ordinary people who give their time helping others to help themselves; locally, nationally and internationally.
We believe it's an enjoyable activity
We therefore arrange plenty of social events as well as fund raising and hands-on projects.
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A Good Time to Celebrate
The Rotary Club of Southampton West was formed during 1969,
We are therefore celebrating our 51st Anniversary.
Rotary was the world’s first 'Service Club'; it is now 116 years old.
it was founded 23 February 1905 when lawyer Paul Harris and three friends met in a small office in downtown Chicago.
They named their new club “Rotary” to describe the practice of meeting in rotation at various places for the purpose of using their skills and knowledge to help communities, locally, nationally and internationally
Today some 1.2 million professional men and women belong to more than 30,000clubs worldwide.; all are united under the motto "Service Above Self"
We Welcome 7 new members.
Sally Randall ‘I am really looking forward to being an Associate Member of the Rotary, everyone has made me feel very welcome. Hopeful for the New Year when normal service can resume...
Martin Crawford Minister of The Salvation Army, previously an IT & Admin Specialist for the RAF. Enjoys most sport (some playing), watching movies and old TV comedy classics.”
Debbie King is no stranger to helping in the community, she has a background in the care sector, and her skills will be of help to Rotary as and when her work allows.
Chris Schulter is the latest member to join us, he is a professor of economics, who between working in France and Germany, has been a Rotary supporter for many years.
John Evett has a background in Health and Safety, he also became a member in January this year Welcome John.
Ruth LeLion and Peter Green have been staunch Associate Members of the Rotary Club of Southampton West for many years. They have now become full members.
We have Associate and Full Membership Available
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PURPLE for POLIO PLUS
4,000 crocus corms have been planted in local schools in recognition of Rotary's Purple4Polio campaign to eradicate Polio worldwide.
Purple is the colour of the dye put onto children's fingers who have been vaccinated
Rotary initially started the
'PolioPlus' project in 1985. Since then they, with their partners, have reduced the 350,000 cases detected annually, to just 50 cases in two countries.
2 out of 3 PolioViruses Eradicated WORLDWIDE
Funds Raised Recently
Christmas Events £2,055
distributed to Solent Mind and Shirley Salvation Army
Raffle £800 in aid of Piam Brown
Children's cancer ward
Other Events £1,750
Distributed to 5 local schools to help them at Christmas
Thank you to all those who took part and for being so generous
Brave New World
We Meet Weekly With Online ZOOM MEETINGS
Every TUESDAY at 2pm
You are Welcome to Join us
Contact:- John Parkhouse Tel 02380 908 434
Join our meetings to listen to the interesting and inspiring talks given each month.
Feb Philip Benstead
Anecdotes of Radar development
Feb Jennifer Knight
'Hearing Dogs for the Deaf'
Feb John Parkhouse
Edward Woodstock ' The Black Prince.'
Jan Alex Hughes
Tales from South America.
Dec Mike Storr
RC Carlton Masters of Mirth'
March 2nd Neil Revell, head of Cedar School
Subject: His vision for Cedar School
Dec. Michelle Sherwood
Working with vulnerable people.
Nov Mandy Wiltshire
Helping people with mental health issues.
Nov:- Jeremy Prescott
Poppy; the Miracle flower from Flanders
Oct:- Ruth LeLion
Favourite art from National Portrait Gallery.
Sept:- Roy Romsey
Romsey Abbey Stained Glass windows.
The 70s Club QUIZ NIGHT
was an Evening of Convivial Hilarity
Graphics by Roy Romsey
Join us at the next 70s Club NIGHT
Tuesday 1st June 2021
1.2 million members in 31,000 Rotary Clubs worldwide achieve enormous benefits for mankind.
Rotary members have collectively raised over £350 million specifically to eradicate Polio worldwide, the fund has been added to by WHO and the Gates Foundation.
Rotary have also organised medical teams to perform a million free cataract eye operations in the developing world.
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'Thank You' Banners
Raise £2,100 for NHS
Handmade Banners by New Rotarian Pete Green
attracted £1,760:00 in sales plus £340 donations
A brilliant idea of Rotary helping in the community
Pete's Posters Become Collector's Items
The southern Evening Echo reported that one of Peter's Poster was stolen from Hill Lane.
We hope the thief used it to good effect.
STAY SMART - STAY APART
Book This Date
The Rotary Club
of Southampton West
is planning another
at the The Concorde
Sunday 20th June
and other Stars
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Turn up your sound - sit back and enjoy
All Work No Play...
One of the many attractions of being a Rotary member, is that of fun-raising and fundraising- they feature in equal amounts.
A programme of social activities ranging from theatre visits and pub boules, to evenings of International cuisine and quiz nights, all of which are regular events. Click here for MORE...
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The Rotary Club of Southampton West
a small, friendly,
mixed-gender group of 29 members.
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Tel 023 80 908 434