Hamble ValleyRotary Club

Our President
President Aline Blampied

OUR THEME FOR 2013-2014



Le printemps est enfin arrivé!! That means more energy (surely!)

Looking at the diary, we are kept busy with various events; we started with a Coffee Morning in February which made £125 towards our International Committee funds. Now planning is underway for a Stroke Awareness Day on 31st May at Hedge End Retail Park (the space between M & S and Sainsbury's), a handy way to have your blood pressure taken without going to a surgery. The next big event after that will be the annual Carers' Weekend at Fairthorne Manor from 27th to 29th June. A list of volunteers is being prepared as I write and we will be helped by the clubs of Hedge End Breakfast and Bishops Waltham. Attention to family and friends of all ages, we need you to man the coffee/snack/BBQ tent for the hungry youngsters! you won't regret it…

Our presence at the Curdridge Country Show with our famous rocket on 19th July has been confirmed and this year we will be offering a "bag drop" service, a sure way to be useful and mentioned all through the day! That should help with spreading the word about Rotary.

On the subject of promoting our existence, we now have a good number of leaflets ready to be distributed to local businesses and individuals as a first phase in our recruitment campaign. Steps are also being taken to write regular articles about ourselves in the hope they can be published in the various local magazines and bulletins.

On the social front, a bowling evening is being arranged for the end of April and on 29th May, we will have a dinner and a talk about the Bev Smith Physiotherapy Centre in Uganda. I must also mention that some of us will be going to Nantes to help our Twin Club celebrate its 40th Anniversary.

And last but not least, we are sponsoring again this year 2 candidates from Wyvern Secondary School to go to a RYLA course as well as entering Durley Primary School in the Young Writer Competition.

All in all a busy, but enjoyable and worthwhile time for Hamble Valley!

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.
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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.


40th Year of ServiceR.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 30th March 2014