Hamble Valley Rotary Club

Our President
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 October 2017.

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 PHF.

Dennis was a great Rotarian, ‘the 4-way test’ and ‘Service Above Self’ defined his character. We will miss him enormously.

President Don Short

Hurricane Irma ShelterBox Appeal

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 difficult circumstances.

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.
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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.
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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, 3rd and 4th Thursdays in the month.
Hotel Telephone   01489 787700.


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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 30th October 2017
100th Year of The Rotary Foundation