Harpenden Village Rotary Club was chartered in 1988. Our 40+ members, men and women, meet on Wednesday evenings most weeks, discussing our plans, listening to interesting speakers or getting out on a visit. You’ll find below our programme for the next few weeks.
But we make the most of the diverse skills and experience of our members by giving help, along with a number of other organisations, to Rotary in Harpenden, the charity that organises and runs community events in Harpenden and the surrounding villages.
Several of their events and activities aim to help youngsters make the most of their potential – mock interviews, public speaking, a photography competition and a technology tournament. Another – Young Citizen Awards – recognises teenagers’ concern for others.
Then there are the diverse ways Rotary in Harpenden raises funds or collects gifts for charity – Rotary shoe boxes, Schools’ Christmas Carol Concert, Santa’s Float and the Harpenden Quiz of Quizzes.
Their flagship event, to which we give substantial support, is Classics on The Common, the UK’s biggest mid-week classic car show, held on Harpenden Common each July. This major community event attracts 10,000 residents and visitors, brings business to the town and raises substantial funds for local, children’s, national and international charities.
Harpenden Village Rotary Club is part of the worldwide Rotary International whose members help when disasters like earthquakes or floods occur across the world, responding quickly with survival kits like ShelterBoxes. As these items are handled by local Rotarians we are confident that they are reaching the people who desperately need them.
End Polio Now is a Rotary International campaign that, since 1979, has been working with the World Health Organisation, national agencies and the Bill Gates Foundation to eradicate the killer disease from the world. Only a handful of new cases have been reported in the past year. The campaign was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize as one of the world’s finest humanitarian projects.
If you would like more information please complete the ‘Contact’ form below or email our secretary, John, at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish, why not arrange with him to join us at a meeting to find out more?
Where we meet
Aldwickbury Park Golf Club
TELEPHONE 01582 760112
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