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Santa is on his way to Waterlooville

Santa’s magical sleigh is about to visit your street! On Monday 9th, Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th December, the big red reindeer tractor will be pulling the sleigh around areas of Waterlooville to ring in the festive season. Do come and see Santa, shake his hand and maybe pop a few coins into the collecting […]

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Children get purple pinkies in the fight against polio

Rotary International, of which our club is part, has been at the forefront of the global battle against polio. Thanks to the massive efforts of Rotary Clubs, brilliantly supported by the Bill Gates Foundation, we are almost there in eradicating this dreadful illness. The immunisation programme is still at full pelt and as a child […]

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Waterlooville Supports Philippines Shelter Box Appeal

In the aftermath of the terrible devastation caused by the typhoon in the Philippines, Rotary Shelter Boxes have been dispatched to bring shelter, a cooker with cooking utensils, water purification kits plus other essentials required for survival to the stricken area. In order to do this swiftly, the Shelter Boxes are stored ready to go at […]

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Shoe Box Appeal Collection Underway

After a fantastic response to the annual shoe box appeal which has schools and organisations donating a shoe box size Christmas Toy Parcel to under priviledged children abroad, we are now starting our collection so that we can send them on their way! Congratulations to Horndean Infant School who achieved a grand total of 245 […]

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Shoe Box Appeal Underway

The Club has been issuing ‘shoe boxes’ and forms to local schools to allow them to join in with the annual appeal that will give children in poorer countries a present this Christmas. We are always amazed and extremely grateful for all the generous support given by the schools, parents and children in this wonderful […]

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Another year and another Changeover!

Every year in the third week of June, Rotary Clubs around the world have a changeover of President who will head the club for the next twelve months.  Waterlooville Rotary Club was no exception as President Elect Roger Parsley took over the helm. Sadly this year was  somewhat different in that our President for 2012-2013, Sue […]

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Great fun at Kids Out

A bit of rain did not dampen the fun of another Rotary Kids Out at Paulton’s Park off the A36 on the road to Salisbury! Loads of laughing, fun seeking children from special needs groups around the south wearing their distinctive ‘Kids Out’ T shirts under their wet weather clothes were determined to have a great day […]

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Understanding Batten Disease

Speaker topics at a Rotary meeting are wide and varied.  Often amusing, often thought provoking and often given by people who are dedicated to widening the understanding of issues that are close to their heart. Our club has had the privilege of hearing from a lady who was passionate about the main neuro-degenerative disease affecting […]

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Charity Golf Day avoids the rain-just!

One thing you cannot organise in the UK is the weather.  You can plan everything else to the finest detail, but when it comes to rain or shine, well that in the hands of fate. For this year’s Waterlooville Rotary Charity Golf Day, sponsored by Clares Office Supplies, we managed to get the odd shower, […]

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Rotary Supports Education Excellence

When it comes to supporting young people, The Rotary Club of Waterlooville is always pleased to be able to recognise excellence through sponsorship. For some years now we have been sponsoring students from our local South Downs College who have been nominated by staff for their performance during their course. Recently President Elect Roger Parsley and […]

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