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Winchester Rotary Sponsors ‘Interview Ready’ training at Westgate School

On May 24th 2024, Winchester Rotary sponsored a morning of ‘Interview Ready’ training for all Year 10 students at The Westgate School, reaching more than 240 pupils. The training led by the charity EBP South, based in Portsmouth and Basingstoke, aims to prepare young people across Hampshire for the workforce by teaching them essential soft […]

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22 April 2024 – Club and District Awards for three Rotary Youth Competitions

After a few minor ‘hic-ups’, the evening got underway with President Les Haswell making a few announcements before handing over to Maggie Hastie, Youth Team Lead, to introduce the winners and their parent(s) With Steve Feeney on audio visual and Maggie acting as MC, Maggie first introduced Freddie Reid, (Senior entry), who described how his

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Winchester Goalball Club Receives Donation from Winchester Rotary – 23 March 2024

Winchester Rotary President, Les Haswell, presented a cheque for £500 to Winchester Goalball club on Saturday, 23rd March 2024. Winchester Rotary has supported the club since its founding 11 years ago and continues to do so. This donation enabled their coach, Chris Stubbs, to take a team to the Malmo Open Tournament which is one

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Disease resistant Elm tree planting – St. Peter’s School

At 7:23am on the morning of March 1st, 2024, Louise Buxton, headteacher of St. Peter’s Catholic School contacted Rotarians Mark Butcher and Dave Stewart – The rain outside is near horizontal, should we delay to another day?  Not being such early birds, Dave and Mark conferred after 8:00am and decided to go ahead, as the

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Winchester Rotaract – progress reports

Thomas Bwambale, President of Winchester Rotaract writes: The Rotaract Club of Winchester has been involved in several projects and activities. We had 30 students show interest by joining the Rotaract WhatsApp group at fresher’s fayre in September at Winchester University. Subsequently, only a few (7) have come to meetings and participated in projects. We also

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Practice Interviews at Westgate School

Following on from our successful Personal Development session at Henry Beaufort School in Winchester, Winchester Rotary, in conjunction with our partner EBP South, recently conducted interview training for students at Westgate Secondary School, Winchester. Over a 5 day period in January 2024, a combination of professional coaches from EBP, Winchester Rotarians and local volunteers with

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Club Meeting 8 January 2024 – SGM and update from Unit 12

Our first meeting of the New Year was also the first at our new evening venue – The Winchester Hotel and Spa. Attendance was good and appreciative of the catering and surroundings. President Les Haswell opened the meeting with reports and we then proceeded to a brief SGM to elect our President-Elect for the current

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Personal Development Programme at Henry Beaufort

Winchester Rotary is hugely active in supporting local Young people through a variety of activities and funding. Our work with Henry Beaufort Winchester largest comprehensive school is long-standing and continues. Our latest venture is to sponsor our partner EBP South to bring a development programme to vulnerable year 11 pupils at Henry Beaufort who will

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Youth Showcase 11th September 2023

This evening President Les Haswell and Youth Team Lead, Maggie Hastie, welcomed many students and their families to share in our club Youth Showcase. Our two returning  GRSP students, Rob O’Connor and Nancy Meldrum, together with our next prospective GRSP student, Sara Yasin with her father, Saquib, were present, together with Rotary Young Filmmaker winner,

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GRSP – Rob O’Connor’s February 2023 update

One of our GRSP students has recently sent his report for February.  In addition, Rob O’Connor has sent us a link to an article he contributed to a local newspaper in Georgia, about the increasing need for Spanish education in American universities – an interesting read! Rob O’Connor – February 2023 report Spanish education in

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