Welcome to Harpenden Village Rotary Club

Former Town Mayor Joins Club

Mary Maynard is welcomed into club membership by President Hugh Lawrence.

Mary has lived in Harpenden for over 40 years. For many years she ran a London-based management consultancy, specialising in IT and business change. As the UK non-executive chair and member of the International Senate, she worked with SOS Children’s Villages for 20 years to give orphaned and abandoned children around the world a home and education. 

Latterly, she was a local Councillor for Harpenden, serving as the Harpenden Town Mayor for a term. Currently, she is fulfilling a long-term ambition of writing her first novel, having written several technical tomes and been a newspaper columnist.

Silver Partner Award from ShelterBox

Our club has been made a Silver Club Partner by ShelterBox, the charity that responds to disasters like floods and earthquakes by sending survival kits. The award is in recognition of our donating more than £4,000 in 2022-23.

The certificate, reproduced here, names the club and carries the citation:

In recognition of your outstanding support during 2022-23 to help ensure that no-one is left without shelter after disaster.

Thank you on behalf of ShelterBox and the people who will be able to recover and rebuild as a result of your ongoing partnership.

The certificate is signed by Sanj Srikanthan, CEO of ShelterBox.

The club is listed as a Silver Partner on the ShelterBox website.


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