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Rotary Club of HAVANT

“He has an alibi” said the Police Officer “The suspect was attending a Rotary Dinner Dance”

Asked to attend the scene of the crime the Chief Constable said “make it quick I have to speak at a Rotary Dinner”

How many other voluntary organisations are used as an alibi in a TV Murder Mystery? Not many. Using Rotary in TV productions confirms the status in which the Rotary Organisation is held but does not tell you what it does.

The last 110 years have seen Rotary grow from a local business group into a global network of 1.2 million neighbours and friends, working together in 35,000 clubs to seek out problems in our communities and to offer solutions.

Locally and internationally we concentrate on the following areas:

  • Promote peace
  • Fight disease
  • Provide clean water, sanitation, and hygiene
  • Save mothers and children
  • Support education
  • Grow local economies

Solving such big problems takes commitment and vision and Rotary's people of action use their passion, energy, and intelligence working to improve our world. Eradicating Polio by funding a worldwide vaccination programme was begun by Rotary as a project in the Philippines in the 1980’s. Over the years this has encompassed the aim of eradicating Worldwide and reduced the number of Polio Cases once in the thousands down to single figures per annum. Rotary has worked with the World Health Organization, Government Health Organizations and more recently the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to achieve this superb result.

In the UK Rotary one thread of our work, encourages young people to improve confidence and leadership skills. Clubs sponsor young people to enter local competitions. Havant Rotary Club sponsor, Rotary Young Chef, Youth Speaks and most recently Rotary Young Photographer competitions. The winners of each round progress upwards and the trophy is the Kudos of winning the prestigious National Rotary Finals.

Havant Rotary Club has worked with many local organizations which over the years have improved the lives of people locally and all over the world by using our skills and giving out funds collected locally, to help with specific projects.

We are always looking for people to join us so if you believe you have what it takes to join an organization which has the resources to make a real difference in our communities and in the world, then contact your local Rotary Club through www.rotary.org and follow the links, or contact Havant Rotary at: membership@havantrotary.org.uk

Posted on Wed, April 17 2019