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About us

Welcome to Becton & District Rotary Club, part of Rotary District 1110 covering central southern England, the Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands. We are a re-formed, modern Rotary Club on the western Hampshire coast, providing potential members with an informal, low cost, flexible and friendly way to be a member of Rotary International.

We strongly believe in “Service Above Self” and strive to support local, national and international communities where there is a need.

We are firmly committed to equal opportunity for all and strive for a Rotary Club that represents the areas we serve; our door is always open to community-minded individuals from any sector of the community who may wish to become members.

Membership of a Rotary Club provides you with opportunities to participate in activities such as social events and low intensity sports to ensure that fun and fellowship remain an integral part of our Rotary lives.

The photo gallery below gives an idea of the range of activities that Becton Rotary Club have been involved with. Would you like to be part of this?

bungalow

Becton Rotary holiday bungalow at Barton on Sea

Becton and District Rotary Club leases a holiday bungalow on the Hoburne Naish Holiday Village between New Milton and Barton on Sea.

Collecting for Basics Bank

Collecting for the New Forest Basics Bank

Our latest project to transport donated food from Waitrose Supermarket to the New Forest Basics Bank in Lymington.

Basics Bank

Becton Rotary at the New Forest Basics Bank

Becton Rotary and the New Forest Sewing for the NHS and Local Community Group, at the New Forest Basics Bank in October 2020 to make a further donation arising from contributions from the local community for the supply of PPE Gowns and Masks / Face Coverings made by the New Forest Sewing Group.

Oakhaven Hospice

Becton Rotary at Oakhaven Hospice

Representatives of the New Forest Sewing for the NHS & Local Community Group, and Becton Rotary Club, at Oakhaven Hospice with a donation, the money arising from contributions from the local community for the supply of PPE Gowns and Masks / Face Coverings.

Parkinson's walk

Becton Rotary supporting the 2019 Parkinson's walk

In September 2019 we supported Ruth Brady on her walk for Parkinson's UK. A host of runners took part, despite the challenging weather.

school greenhouse

Becton Rotary Eco School Greenhouse

We are involved in an environmental project with local schools, to provide and build Eco-Greenhouses using recycled plastic bottles to encourage the next generation of gardeners and growers.

scrubs

Scrub Bags for the NHS

Becton Rotary helped co-ordinate the collection and onward delivery to the NHS of Scrub Bags made by WI volunteers and others. The bags are used to contain and bag-wash individual sets of hospital "scrubs".

Hospital hearts

Hospital Hearts for loved ones

Becton Rotary helped co-ordinate the collection and onward delivery to the NHS of Knitted Hearts made by volunteers. One heart of a pair is given to the patient, the other to the family, as a tangible link between loved ones separated by Covid restrictions.

Polio campaign

Rotary End Polio Now campaign

Since 1985, Rotary’s key humanitarian priority has been to rid the world of polio.

Rotary spearheaded the campaign at a time when there were over 1,000 polio cases a day in 125 countries, paralysing and even killing children.

Today, the number of cases is down by 99.9%.

Because of the efforts of Rotary and our partners, nearly 19 million people who would otherwise have been paralysed are walking, and more than 1.5 million people are alive who would otherwise have died.

Remembrance 2020

Remembrance 2020

Becton Rotary are proud to be represented at the annual New Milton Remembrance Parade, Service and Wreath Laying at the Town War Memorial.

Indian Army service

Indian Army Hospital Commemoration 2018

A "Convalescent Depot" was opened in New Milton for wounded WW1 Indian soldiers, who became very popular locally. A memorial to them was unveiled on 10 July 1917 with commemorations marking their bravery and sacrifice held since then.

Craic and chips

Becton Rotary fun and chips 2019

Our sporting get togethers, mainly Skittles, Boules and Snooker, are always an opportunity to share hospitality with our opponents. Relating past fun occurrences is often more important than the actual result!