Welcome to Bishops Waltham Rotary The Fashion show is soon and we are now working towards the Summer Show on the 8th June

About the Rotary Club of Bishop's Waltham

The Rotary Club of Bishop's Waltham(BW) was first chartered in 1989. The club currently has 28 members drawn from various walks of life, and from BW, Waltham Chase, Swanmore, Shirrell Heath, Wickham, Upham, Durley, Fair Oak, and surrounding areas. The Club is fully inclusive and open to new members.

BW Rotary is part of the world-wide organisation of Rotary International with some 33,000 clubs in 200 countries around the world and a total membership in excess of 1.2 million.

We hold our  meetings normally every Thursday evening at Shedfield Study Centre unless its a 5 week month, see below.


Incorporating Charity Trust no. 1032602

Meetings are arranged as follows:

Meetings are arranged as follows:

Thursdays in the month (except 5th Thursdays) are short informal social togethers starting at 7:30pm at Shedfield Study Centre Behind St John the Baptist Church, Church Road, Shedfield, SO32 2HY with the occasional speaker.

When there is a fifth Thursday in the month, this is devoted to a social event by members and their partners usually away from our regular meeting locations.

The business of the Club is managed and regulated by the Club Council along with various committees. In the past the Club has donated around £20,000 each year to local, national and international charitable causes.

We are twinned with the Rotary Club of Nantes Jules Verne in France, and they visit us or we visit them every two years.

If you would like to join us either initially as a visiting Rotarian or if you are interested in possibly joining us and would like find out more, please contact us via the visitors page on this website by clicking here or via the 'contact us' from the dropdown above.


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A light-hearted evening during one of our meetings at East Horton


Our major fund-raising events are: 

Bishop's Waltham Rotary Summer Fayre, Dog show and Motorcade

(formerly the Carnival)

The annual BW event and show which, includes a motorcade through the streets and arena music and events: a full afternoon of fun activities for the local community. This has passed for 2023 but watch this space for 2024

The Carnival itself has been dropped for a while because of regulations and insurance problems there cannot be displays on motorised vehicles, ie the traditional lorry and we also need more members to marshal the streets.

Why not join us, we are a fun loving group, see top of this page

Christmas

At Christmas, whatever the weather, well almost, we take Roger the engine and Santa around the local streets, broadcasting carols. Locals always say that Christmas hasn't arrived until the BW Rotary and Roger have been round. Click Here

Fashion Show 

which first took place a few years ago is now firmly on the calendar for 2024,  Click here 

Other activities


Shoeboxes for disadvantaged children, 

of late it has been countries sheltering Ukraine Children


Other events include the Tour of Legends a Classic Car tour, a Golf Day and yeomansyearbook.org.uk which is an on-line listing of Classic Vehicle Events with over 1000 Classic Vehicle events listed each year, 7 Incubators to Ukraine, and our own aid vehicle into Lviv.