What is Rotary?

Rotary is short for Rotary International - a worldwide association of local clubs for men and women in business or the professions who:

  • Provide humanitarian service to the community at local, national and international level
  • Encourage high ethical standards in all vocations
  • Work for goodwill and peace in the world

Rotary was founded in 1905 and now has 1.2 million members in more than 29,000 clubs in 162 countries.

There are 1,800 clubs in Great Britain and Ireland with 60,000 members.

The Rotary Aim is "Service Above Self"

Rotary in Action

Rotary is engaged in:

  • Fellowship and service in the local community
  • Raising funds for organisations and individuals in need - particularly for the elderly, weak and vulnerable
  • Providing assistance, services and funding to local schools and youth groups
  • Organising and funding scholarships and international student exchanges
  • Organising and assisting worldwide humanitarian projects
  • Disaster relief
  • Sending volunteers to developing countries



What Does The Rotary Club of Fleet Actually Do?

Fellowship, Service and Support:  
Through regular fellowship, club members arrange service to the community, examples of which are shown below. This help often includes financial support made possible by the fund raising efforts of the club.

Local Hospital and Medical Facilities:  
Friends of Fleet Hospital; Frimley Park Children's’ Ward and Cancer Scanner Appeals; Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice; St John’s Ambulance Brigade; British Red Cross Fleet Centre; McMillan Nurses.

Local School and Youth Group Activities:
North East Hampshire Area Schools Brass Band; Venture Scouts; Air Training Corps; Young Designer and Young Speaker Awards; mock job interviews for school leavers; support of local young people undertaking overseas projects.

Very Disadvantaged Young People:  
KIDS OUT; ‘Coppers’ Children’s Home; Mallards; Riding for the Disabled; Jubilee Sailing Trust.

Local Heritage and Community Projects:
Christmas Hamper Charity; Tweseldown Playgroup; Fleet & District
Neighbourhood Watch; Bogus-Callers Crime Prevention Advice.

International Aid Projects:
Eyes for East Africa; Aquabox Charity; International Disaster Relief. Overseas aid projects are usually undertaken with local Rotary Clubs in the countries concerned to ensure best use of funds.

However on the 30th and 31st December 2004 we collected in Fleet Rd in the vicinity of the hart Shopping |centre for the Tsunami Disaster Fund. Due to the kindness of the people of fleet we collected £9957.32 - a fantastic result for both the people of Fleet who donated so generously, and the Rotarian collectors (both members and wives) who gave up their time to rally round at very short notice.

Our main fund raising activity is our Christmas Float. During December, we make house to house collections on about 12 nights, and we collect in Fleet Town Centre on Saturdays - we alternate both these collections with The Lions. We also collect at the M£ motorway services in the days before Christmas, and in 2000 for the first time, at Redfields Garden Centre. SEE Below


Rotary in Fleet

The Rotary Club of Fleet is open to men and women. We have 35 members spanning the professions and businesses including: local company managers and shopkeepers, the self employed and retired people.

The aim is to:

  • serve the local community
  • learn more of business, cultural and charitable life in Fleet by inviting guest speakers to our meetings
  • enjoy fellowship and to share regular social events.


Mondays 7:30pm

At the North Hants Golf Club

Brian Dyer

Tele: 01252 628744


  Rotary Club of Fleet Christmas Charitable Collection 
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Thanks to the generosity of the residents of Fleet, Church Crookham and the local area, a total of £ 10.022  was collected by Fleet Rotarians during their annual Christmas collection around the streets of Fleet and Church Crookham, as well as at Redfields Garden Centre and Morrisons at Elvetham Heath.

The sum raised is a new record for donations received at this annual Christmas event.

Of the total, £ 2946 was collected at the M3 Service station from passing motorists.

Donations have already been made to the Make a Wish Foundation and Fleet Scouts. Additional donations will be made shortly to a number of other local charities.

In addition 20 Christmas Hampers were provided from Rotary funds and distributed to elderly needy people in Fleet.


Rotary Club of Fleet help to make it a fun day for Disabled Youngsters at ‘Annual Kids’ Out event

In mid June, the Rotary Club of Fleet joined with other local clubs in organising ‘Kids Out’, an annual event to bring a day of fun at Aldershot Military stadium, to over 550 severely disabled children in the local area .


       Club President Chris Johnson with some of the children and a helper.


    Members of the Rotary Club of Fleet preparing the barbeque for fellow Rotarians and the children's’ adult helpers.