New President for 2021

John Murray is our new club president. He has lived in Harpenden since 2001 when, after a career including spells in the oil industry and running his own business, he was appointed chief executive of the Society of Maritime Industries.…

LOTTIE AND HER EIGHT MONTH...

Lottie Apsey (inset) used a host of photos to illustrate her Zoomed talk on her experiences in Malaysia. The former St George’s School student deferred her degree course to spend eight months as a volunteer, teaching conversational English to senior…

A 42,000-MILE JOURNEY TO T...

Phil Godfrey, a Rotarian from Solihull, spoke to the club about his 42,000-mile  train journey round the British Isles to raise funds for research into a rare disease, antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). Having been in a senior position with the railways…

Mock interviews for studen...

Club member David Rankin, speaking at the Rotary District Conference on February 29 about the Village Club members’ involvement with The Prince’s Trust. David explained that our club members, having a long history of providing annual ‘mock interviews’ for 70…

Lord Hill Remembered

Susan Fairbairn spoke to the club about the varied and distinguished career of her father, Lord Hill of Luton. Born Charles Hill, in London, he lived most of his life in Harpenden where he fathered five children. He trained as…

Eating out with a differen...

Clear dishes and smiling faces say it all. Club members with their spouses and partners had just enjoyed a splendid dinner, prepared by trainee chefs at Oaklands College’s Stables Restaurant in St Albans. The menu included duck liver parfait, seafood…

Club earns top Rotary awar...

Club President David Nye (right) receives the Rotary Foundation Award from Assistant Governor Robert Ward, representing the Rotary District. Harpenden Village earned the award for giving more money than any other club last year to Rotary Foundation, Rotary International’s charity.…

Polio – Another triu...

Rotary and its Global Polio Eradication Initiative partners have announced that wild polio virus type 3  has been certified eradicated worldwide. This achievement means that two of the three wild polio strains have now been wiped out. Since 1985, Rotary’s…

Club unites with The Princ...

The Club has teamed with The Prince’s Trust to help struggling young people make something of their life. These 16- to 25-year-olds are not in employment, education or training and lack work skills, social skills and confidence. Since late 2018,…