Alton Rotary Club
Alton Rotary Club was formed over 60 years ago. Alton is a small market town in Hampshire: Alton is famous for the Battle of Alton in 1643 between the Royalist and Parliamentary forces. The Royalists made a stand in St Lawrence Church where they were eventually defeated, bullet holes can still be seen in the church doors.
Rotary is an association of more than 33,000 Rotary Clubs in 200 countries around the world. Nearly 1.25 million business and professional men and women constitute the membership of these clubs which share the purpose of providing humanitarian service, encouraging high ethical standards in all vocations, and building goodwill and peace in the world. They give life to the Rotary motto, service above self. Rotarians organise and run local as well as international events to fund raise for needy causes.
We involve ourselves in Christmas collections, race nights, cycle rides, Kids out for disadvantaged or disabled children, the aquabox project giving clean water to those in need, funding for the Jaipur limb project for land mine victims, save the children and Rehab.
We meet to further our community service and for fellowship on Thursdays at the Alton House Hotel