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Rotary Club of Portsmouth & Southsea - welcome! Please scroll/swipe down through this page to find out more about us, in addition to the pages linked in the menu, top-left.

Tree Planting at Harrison House

Chris Halliwell and David Collins planting a tree on behalf of the Portsmouth and Southsea Rotary Club at Harrison House.


About us

WELCOME . The centenary of our club is in 2016 and we can look back with some pride at the achievements of our club. We think of our involvement with the early days of Portsea Youth Club; Southsea Carnival; the formation of the Portsmouth Rotary Housing Association which continues to thrive today;

However today we prefer to look forward and will continue to seek ideas in order to support the local and international communities. We are particularly keen to support youth activities, we are involved every year in the "Youth Speaks" public speaking competition; we also take part in "Kids Out" whereby once a year, groups of disadvantaged children are taken to Paultons Park and given a super fun day out with a picnic lunch; we help with literacy in a local school; and provide modest financial grants to deserving local youths of Portsmouth to help them in the various projects with which they are involved We continue to be involved with the Portsmouth Rotary Housing Association, some of our members voluntarily work in a liaison capacity in the various houses and sit on the Board of the Association;we help with the patients library service at Queen Alexandra Hospital and continue to support the Rowans Hospice.

Rotary is a service organisation, our motto is "Service Above Self" and much of our work is just tha -t "service". However we do need to raise funds for a lot of our projects and so you may see us at Christmas and other times collecting cash from the public in Cascades, Gunwharf and other locations. We also run, in conjunction with Southsea Castle Rotary, the annual Dragon Boat Festival at Lakeside, a super event of keenly fought dragon boat racing with many side shows and other attractions to entertain the young and not so young spectators which in turn help provide funds for our projects.

However our Rotary Club is not all about hard work, we do find time to relax, enjoy social activities and have fun, we meet regularly for a meal and usually have a speaker; we take part in skittles, boules and golf matches; we go on countryside walks and inevitably end up in a pub for lunch; we have outings to the theatre; we visit other clubs both locally and further afield.

Why not contact our Secretary, Roger Rixon ( email: roger.rixon@live.co.uk) or Membership Chairman John Cogley (email jedwardcogley@hotmail.com)  in the first instance to find out more about us, we shall be delighted to hear from you?

Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Tuesday 27th February 18.30


Business and Fellowship
Door John Worley. Raffle John Bishop

Tuesday 6th March 13.00


Door Nigel Brown

Tuesday 6th March 17.30

Council at Portsmouth Water

Tuesday 13th March 18.30


Presentation Sara Hudson Naomi House
Door John Cogley. Raffle Reg Gardner

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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Tuesdays at
(1st Tuesday at 12.30 for 13.00 - 2nd Tuesday 18.00 for 18.30 - 3rd Tuesday NO MEETING - 4th Tuesday 18.00 for 18.30 - 5th Tuesday at 18.00 for 18.30)
Mountbatten Leisure Centre Alexandra Park
Northern Parade
Hampshire PO2 9QA  023 9269 0011

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