The Fellowship Team could be considered the mortar between the bricks, or the meat in the sandwich of Winchester Rotary!
The team are mainly responsible for the smooth running of all events where catering is involved, that is Breakfast, Lunch and Evening meals in particular. Negotiation with hotels and other venues to ensure the best selection of menus and food presentation whilst at the same time ensuring value for money.
The team also manages other events such as the annual Christmas Party, Special Fund Raising functions, joint meetings with Inner Wheel and the President's personal celebration night. These are held in a variety of prestigious venues in and around the City of Winchester.
The team currently consists of three meals co-ordinators, the speaker's secretary, the sports officer, the golf match organiser and the almoner. These roles all function under the leadership of the Fellowship Director.
Breakfast Meetings are monthly and attract 30 or so members and guests to a lively and dynamic start to the day over a full English. Lunch Meetings are held fortnightly and many senior members attend for fellowship and a light lunch. Lunch meeting now have a speaker. The fortnightly evening meetings are the main event in the Rotary calendar attracting 60 or so members and guests. Most evening meetings have an interesting speaker.
Whilst most meetings/ meals are currently held at the Royal Hotel in the City Centre, on occasions and when numbers attending exceed the capacity of the hotel it is necessary to meet elsewhere.
Robert Parsons (Fellowship Director)