Welcome to Harpenden Village Rotary Club

New President sets out post-Covid plans

Richard Young has been elected president of Harpenden Village Rotary Club in succession to John Murray.

Richard and his wife Mary have lived in Harpenden since 1989. Before then, they lived in several overseas countries through Richard’s work in international banking. They have two daughters, one living in Wheathamstead, and three grandchildren.

‘During Covid lockdown club members continued to meet weekly via Zoom,’ Richard said, ‘listening to speakers and socialising with guests from all over the country. Although, thankfully, we are now back to face-to-face meetings we’ll still have some via Zoom to take advantage of its country-wide access.

‘My main task will be to lead the club’s re-energising with a wide range of social and fun activities.

‘We’ll also put greater effort into making the club’s activities better known. By capturing Harpenden’s interest in our club, we hope to encourage more local residents to join in the fun of membership.’

Walking Group pause for a pic

The club’s walking group, pictured during a walk around St Paul’s Walden which took in the Bury, where Lady Elizabeth Bowes Lyon, later Queen to George VI and Queen Mother, was born and lived.

The group’s monthly walks, followed by lunch, are proving popular, as the photo confirms.