What is Rotary About


Rotary International is a worldwide service association of local clubs that provide humanitarian service to the community at local, national and international level. With over 33,000 clubs in 200 countries and a membership in excess of 1,200,000, Rotary is a significant worldwide organisation, promoting goodwill, peace and cooperation between people of diverse ethnic and social backgrounds.

Service above self

Rotary1-300x96Rotary members and associates come from many walks of life and particularly from the world of business and the professions, which means that every active contribution is also an opportunity to socialise and learn from each other.


We meet most Monday evenings at 7:15 for 7:30pm at The Swan Hotel, West Street, Alresford. If you would like to visit, please call the Club Secretary Stephen Pinch on 01962 732064 or mob. 07852566888 before 08.45 am Monday, to assist the restaurant in catering.

Regular activities

ActivitiesIn addition to a wide range of one-off community and charity projects, Alresford Rotary Club runs several regular and annual events, including:

  • The Alresford 10k Run
  • Bonfire Night firework celebrations
  • Alresford Bike Quest
  • Kids Out
  • Senior Citizens Days Out
  • Christmas Tree Market
  • Hampshire Quiz of the Year
  • Christmas Shoebox Project
  • St John’s Apple Day

Find out more about all these events on the Activities page.

Youth competitions and awards

From the Young Citizen Awards and Youth Speaks to Young Chef and Young Musician, Rotary International in Great Britain & Ireland (RIBI) organises a wide variety of competitions that celebrate the talents and achievements of young people. youth350

Find out more on the RIBI Young Rotary webpage and visit our Activities page to find out which competitions you can enter via Alresford Rotary.

Youth Exchange and scholarships

Rotary Youth Exchange provides life-changing foreign exchange opportunities for 9,000 young people worldwide. Rotary also runs a range of scholarships for international camps and tours, aimed at encouraging personal development, while at the same time helping to further world understanding. For further information about this, or anything else about Alresford Rotary, contact any Rotary club member, or email us via the Contact page.

Rotary Wessex – District 1110

Rotary Clubs are organised into Districts. Ours is Rotary Wessex, or, more formally, District 1110. The District Website is here.