Hamble Valley Rotary Club

Our President
President Andrew Osbaldestin

OUR THEME FOR 2014-2015

"Build it and they will come"


L to R Steve Cartwright (South Central Ambulance Service), Jonathan Appleby (President Elect HVRC),
Jenny Schwausch (HVRC), Penny Gregory ( Curdridge Reading Rooms), David Holt (HVRC).

Through a presentation by Graham Hunter , whose young daughter sadly died of a heart attack, our club was made aware of the need to provide defibrillators accessible to the general public 24/7. This need was reinforced by the untimely death of our own Bev Smith who collapsed and died of a heart attack at Curdridge Reading Rooms. The advent of the iPad SPI which is a small portable defib housed in a steel case which can be fixed to the outside of buildings and is accessed by a key pad satisfies this need. Our Clubs Community Service Committee decided to raise enough money to buy four of these units costing £1500 each. We had £3000 in our account and applied for a Rotary District Grant to double this amount - we were successful in our application and with the total of £6000 we were able to complete the purchase of all four. The defibrillators are now installed at Curdridge Reading Rooms, the QE2 Activity centre in Manor Farm, the Greta Park Library and the Green Bowls Club in Woodhouse Lane, all in Hedge End. There is an App which indicates the position of these Defibs and this will be updated to include ours. Publicity is in hand and instruction leaflets will be distributed to the public.

Membership - What could be in it for you
Fun, friendship and satisfaction that you have helped your community. It's a great organisation to join and provides you with a group of instant ethical friends and international connections. It widens your sphere of knowledge and integrates you further into your local community.
Joining Rotary opens up a whole new aspect to your life and aids development. The more cautious will be encouraged and you can quickly gain confidence to lead a project, make presentations and perform public speaking that you may have thought wre things you weren't capable of doing.
There are Rotary Clubs in a town or village near you who welcome new members, who through their skills or vocation can help make their community a better place in which to live. Clubs may meet at breakfast time, lunch time or in the evening. Because we all have busy lives, members go along when they can.

Rotary has the "Greatest Charity in the World", the Rotary Foundation, with 1.2 million members of staff in 33,000 Rotary Clubs througout 200 countries, all working as volunteers for free. It spends $51 million dollars A DAY on communities throghout the world.

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The Rotary Jaipur Limb Project

We will continue to support this project this year as we have in the past. The Jaipur limb is a hard-wearing artificial limb and will last for three or four years at a cost of about £25.
Click here for a Video on the Jaipur Limb Project
or visit the Jaipur Limb Website at

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Friends of Hamble Valley Rotary Club
We are delighted  to welcome the following businesses as being friends of Rotary and thank them for their support.

YMCA Fairthorne Manor Viking Garages Minuteman Press Haskins Garden Centre


We meet at   The Botleigh Grange Hotel, Botley, Southampton,
at 12.45pm for lunch on the 1st,   2nd and 3rd Thursdays in the month.
Hotel Telephone   01489 787700.

On the 4th Thursday in the month we meet in the evening at 6.00pm at  
The Courtyard Kitchen, Botley Mills, Botley.
Telephone   01489 795290.


R.I.B.I No  1188         District  1110        Year Of Charter  1973
22 Members       Two Daughter Clubs      Three Active Probus Clubs
Trust Fund Registered Charity Number  1010037
Twinned with the Rotary Club of Nantes Sur Loire, France.

SERVICE  above Self

Last Updated 23th April 2015
40th Year of Service