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Evie’s Story

Here’s the dilemma, your little baby girl cannot hear! You then discover that her world of silence is because she has no auditory nerves which means no sound can travel from her ears to her brain. This is the problem that was faced by David and Emily Small when little Evie was diagnosed.  So as […]

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Working together to wipe out polio

Our front page tells our readers that Rotary International and the Global Polio Eradication Initiative is almost there in wiping out this terrible illness.  In fact, polio is now only found in Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan. Since the programme started in 1985 when there were 350,000 cases in 125 countries, 2 billion children has been […]

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Children on the Edge

Rotary Clubs around the world invite speakers to club evenings to enable members to understands the needs and plans of various organisations as well as hearing from people who have done amazing things in their lives.  It makes for great fellowship and is a major part of the activities of any club. Sometimes we get […]

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Rotary Does Christmas!

Children love to see Santa and the Club did not disappoint by taking Santa and his sleigh around the streets of Waterlooville.  Lots of happy smiling faces (and that was just the parents) greeted the sleigh and people were very generous in donating to our local charities, so many thanks to everyone who put  money […]

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Waterlooville Rotary joins in with the Jubilee Tree Planting

To celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, local families and organisations have joined together to plant 60 lime tress in Creech Wood near Denmead in Hampshire. The trees, one for each of The Queen’s 60 years on the throne, were planted on a very wet day and it was our President, Sue Deyes who did […]

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Master Chefs of tomorrow show their flair!

Hundreds of future chefs from local schools and colleges are taking part in Young Chef Contests across the country sponsored by Rotary International in association with Filippo Berio and in the Havant and Waterlooville area; we have found some great talent in the kitchen. Seven students aged 13 to 17 representing South Downs College, Hayling […]

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Shoe Box Appeal Does it Again!

Local schools and organisations have done it again with their fantastic support for the annual Rotary Shoe Box appeal bringing festive joy to hundreds of children in Tanzania, The Philippines, Albania and Montenegro.  Teams of Rotarians collected the presents on Friday 9th November and then the task of sorting and packing by Rotary Club members, […]

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New Charities selected for 2012-2013

One of the great things about being a Rotary Club President for a year is that you get to nominate your favourite charities and the whole club gets behind you with its support to raise badly needed finances for them. This year our President for 2012-2013, Sue Deyes, has chosen two really deserving charities, The […]

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Schools get ready for Shoe Box Appeal

We may be thinking Trick or Treat just now but as Christmas gets ever nearer, local schools are gearing up to creating festive presents in shoe boxes for children in poverty in Eastern Europe! Waterlooville Rotary Club along with many other clubs in the area have delivered shoe boxes to schools for pupils to take home […]

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Rotary settles in at Portsmouth Golf Club

Waterlooville Rotary Club has now been settled in our new meeting venue at Portsmouth Golf Club in Crookhorn Lane, Waterlooville.  Friendly and very helpful staff at the Club make our meetings bounce along nicely whilst we enjoy a meal and conduct the business of the day or listen to a speaker. Great views of the golf course […]

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