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A great ROTARY

 North Stoneham 


  Fun Day 

is being planned


 Sunday 8th August 

in the gardens of the  Concorde Club 

Stalls - Games - Food -Competitions

all are welcome

details to follow soon


40's Extravaganza Concert

 Cancelled for this year

but reset to

26th June next year



Meanwhile listen to the


Just Click the above:-  to see and sample last year's event.

  Turn up your sound - sit back and enjoy

Speakers Corner


April 20th 

Speaker:- John Miles 

Subject:- Global Sight Solutions

May 11th 

Speaker:- Jono Harvey

Subject:-  An update on St Nicolas, Stoneham

April 13th 

Speaker:- Ranji Parmar  and Jo Elliot

Subject:- Assisting younger stroke survivors

Ranj and Jo gave a polished and informative presentation on the causes, effects and help available for people with

strokes, and how strokes come in many different forms.

They both spoke passionately from first-hand experience of how help from was instrumental in getting people back to work and coping positively with life after a stroke.

Mar 30TH 

Speaker:- Kathrine Barbour

 Subject:-  Southampton Dementia

An inspiring talk by Katherine, who is passionate about raising awareness in Southampton, of the many challenges faced by dementia sufferers and their carers.  She helps run groups, publishes a monthly magazine and ensures all authorities and volunteers are working together 

March 23rd

 Speaker Martin Crawford

 Subject:- Trekking the Great Wall of China

Great Wall of China - 2019 trek by Martin Crawford

A fascinating and absorbing video, talk and slide show of a recent trek along the Great wall of China by Martin and a group of Salvation Army companions.

They not only returned with memories of a lifetime, but managed to raise £145,000 in charity sponsorship with their efforts.

Art and Perspective  - Book by Trevor White

March 9th

 Speaker Trevor White

 Subject:- Art and Perspective through the ages

Trevor White - Art historian, author and speaker

Trevor gave a very eloquent and instructive presentation of how art went from simple flat views of subjects to the development of perspective in pictures.

Trevor spoke from his home in France. This was our first international speaker courtesy of Zoom. 

March 2nd 

Speaker:- Neil Revell - Cedar's New Head Teacher

Subject:-  Moving Forward with Cedar School.

Neil's staff;  governors,  the Young People and their families, came up with definitions of what C - E - D - A - R stood for:-

    Communication - Empowerment - Discovery

Aspirations and Resilience. 

   A lovely film made by children in Sapphire Class, was shown to illustrate how they use these definitions in their lives. 

 His inspirational talk, encouraged us to work further with them.

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February 23rd 

Speaker:-Philip Benstead

Subject:-  Local development of Radar.

An in-depth talk with anecdotes on the development of

Radar before, during and after the war in the Hampshire

area, including Christchurch and RAF Sopley.  Plus twists

and turns in history between countries and politicians

Jennifer. speaker at the  Rotary Club of Southampton Magna.

February 9th

Speaker:- Jennifer with her Hearing Dog Lenny

Subject:-  Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

Jennifer gave a fascinating talk about how Hearing Dogs are chosen and trained , plus the dramatic differences that one can make to someone’s life!

Lenny has given Jennifer confidence to sleep, knowing Lenny will alert her to any problems, also to be more confident and get out to meet people.

February 2nd speaker John Parkhouse

 Subject:- The battles of 'The Black Prince'

John's interest in Edward Woodstock -1330 - 1376 -otherwise know as 'The Black Prince' brought to life many of the battles he fought in France during his short life.

Of particular note was of his role as a brilliant commander during the Hundred Years’ War, winning his major victory at the Battle of Poitiers 

Alex Hughes.  Rotary Club of Southampton Magna.

January 19th Speaker:-Alex Hughes

Subject:- Tales from South America

Alex spent many years in South America organising the Salvation Army's field workers, A job which require many skills and brought him into contact with cultural differences that had to be overcome. 

December Speaker:-Mike Storr

Subject:- 'Masters of Mirth'

December Speaker:-Michelle Sherwood

Subject:- 'Helping Vulnerable people'

Michelle Sherwood from 'Right at Home'; a private care organisation, spoke on her satisfying work in helping vulnerable people in Southampton stay in their own homes.

December Speaker:- Mandy Wiltshire

Subject:- 'Helping people with mental health

Mandy Wiltshire from Solent MIND spoke about the various ways that their organisation is helping people in our area, of all ages, with mental issues, especially at this difficult time.

November Speaker:- Jeremy Prescot.

Subject:- Poppy; the Miracle flower from Flanders

Jeremy gave an inspirational and thought provoking delivery on the origins of how the use of the Poppy became the icon of fallen personnel in wartime.

.One could not be but impressed with this well informed talk, given with passion and commitment. 

October Speaker:- Ruth LeLion.

Subject:- 'Stories Behind the Faces'.

A fascinating and engaging talk on some of the portraits at the National Portrait Gallery.

Ruth spoke not only about the sitters in the portraits but also revealed some anecdotes of the commissioned artists.

September Speaker:- Roy Romsey.

Subject:- 'Stained Glass Window at Romsey Abbey.'.


The September speaker gave a colourfully illustrated talk on the many victorian and some of the more modern stained glass windows at Romsey Abbey.

He also gave a preview of a new window installed to commemorate the bicentenary of the birth of Florence Nightingale. 

Christmas Collection

The Waitrose Portswood Santa Collection

in aid of Rotary Charities and

 Salvation Army 'Christmas lunches'.

TESCO Tebourba Way Santa Collection

in aid of Piam Brown Children's ward

and Southampton Comminicare

The Joint Rotary and Salvation Army

Christmas Carol Concerts

  Rotary giving help in the Community

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