President Don Short
OUR THEME FOR 2017-2018
"Rotary Making a Difference"
It’s with great sadness that we report the death of Dennis Purser on Wednesday 11th
Dennis joined the club on 1st May 1975 and, within a few months had taken on the
job of Club Secretary. Over the next forty years, until June 2017, he was an
officer in the club in one role or another throughout. No-one is indispensable,
but Dennis came very close to it.
Dennis was the ‘go-to’ man for information
about the club or the wider world of Rotary International, he built the club
website and was our webmaster throughout his time with us, only handing the job
over to Peter Burnage in September, he managed the 100 club and the weekly Wine
Draw, he maintained a record of members past and present and generally kept us on
‘the straight and narrow’.
His invaluable work was recognised by the club
with a Paul Harris Fellowship, the highest award a club can make, and his work
for the Rotary Jaipur Limb Project was recognised by their Trustees with a second
Dennis was a great Rotarian, ‘the 4-way test’ and ‘Service Above Self’
defined his character. We will miss him enormously.
President Don Short
On 19th September Hamble Valley Rotary Club held a collection at Haskins
Garden Centre for the Hurricane Irma ShelterBox appeal where we collected a total
of £245.84. A few days later a coffee morning arranged by the Club members raised
a further £170.00. Coupled with a number of donations received from the public and
club members we have raised sufficient to purchase not one but two ShelterBoxes
which will go to help the people of the Caribbean who have suffered so much as a
consequence of both Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria. Each Shelterbox costs
£590.00 and contains everything necessary to provide a family with basic
accommodation together with cooking utensils, water purification equipment and
everything necessary to maintain the basics of life in what are often extremely
Hurricane Irma ShelterBox Appeal
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We meet at The Botleigh Grange Hotel, Botley, Southampton,
at 12.45pm for lunch on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Thursdays in the month.
Hotel Telephone 01489 787700.
R.I.B.I No 1188
1110 Year Of Charter
22 Members Two Daughter Clubs
Three Active Probus Clubs
Trust Fund Registered Charity Number 1010037
Twinned with the Rotary Club of Nantes Sur Loire,
SERVICE above Self
Last Updated 30th October 2017