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Chartered: May, 1959
Meeting Date: The third Wednesday of each month. Closed in August. In December the date varies.
Meeting Time: 7.00 for 7.30pm
Meeting Place: The Brookfield Hotel, 93 Havant Road, Emsworth, PO10 7LF
Number of Members: 29

President: Jan Holmes
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Secretary: Maggy Chesters
Treasurer: Barbara Davies

President's Charity: Stop Domestic Abuse

Step by Step

Website: www.stopdomesticabuse.uk

Website: www.stepbystep.org.uk
International Charity: Child Hope UK Website: www.childhope.org.uk
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Lordington Lavender Farm
The Team at Lordington
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About the Club

The Inner Wheel Club of Havant was chartered in 1959, so we fairly recently celebrated our Golden Anniversary. We meet once a month at a local hotel for dinner, usually followed by an interesting speaker. There has been a wide variety of speakers, from people with WW2 experiences to a local alpaca breeder.

Our range of activities goes from social events like picnics in a member's orchard, keeping in touch with our local Rotary Club - we usually win the hotly contested skittles match, and fund raising through  many diverse events. There are lunches and teas with a good speaker each year. Our favourite fund-raising activity is supplying tea and cake to the visitors at the local lavender farm.

We look after each other and others in the community. For example, there is an annual Drive Out for senior citizens to see the autumn colours, after which a cream tea in a local garden centre is enjoyed by all. Throughout the year, there is support for the local refuge run by Stop Domestic Abuse.

About the Town

Havant is situated mid-way between Portsmouth and Chichester . Because of the presence of natural springs, with good quality water filtered by the South Downs, there is evidence of settlements from pre Roman times. From this time the local commerce depended upon water, with many water mills for manufacture of parchment, glove making and brewing.  Much of Havant was destroyed by fire in 1760, leaving only the church and a few cottages.

It now has busy and diverse light industries and tech companies including those involved in aerospace and marine development.

There are excellent communication by train and road to all parts of the United Kingdom, and , to Europe,  by sea from Portsmouth.

We hope you are inspired to find out more about us and visit us at one of our meetings to see if you like what you find there, please contact us via the Contact us form, including the name of our Club in your message.

We look forward to hearing from you.