Croquet and boules were on the menu for club members and partners before sitting down for a well-earned dinner in a member’s garden. This was the first of the monthly social meetings, now a feature of the club programme.
Club members and their partners enjoy a light lunch in President Richard Young’s garden.
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 […]
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 […]
The talk given by Professor Ed Hill, chief executive of the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), was enlightening. He spoke not of the five named oceans but of the single ocean, constantly snaking its way through five basins with climes from […]
The talk ended. The President called for questions. But for a full two minutes there was no response. We were all still trying to absorb what we had heard from two speakers who could not be more different: the daughter […]
Rotary’s campaign to rid the world of the debilitating disease polio reached another milestone last year when the World Health Organisation certified Africa as wild-polio free. Rotary clubs and volunteers around the world have fundraised, campaigned and worked tirelessly for […]
While the Government’s coronavirus road map is still in place we are holding meetings by video-conferencing on Zoom only. Break-out sessions, where groups of four or five members are placed in ‘rooms,’ are proving popular as they enhance the social […]
In the year that the RRS Sir David Attenborough, the new British-built floating laboratory, will head south to serve the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) it was apt that we should have the BAS’s director, Professor Dame Jane Francis, as a […]
Club President John Murray lays a wreath on behalf of the club at the town’s war memorial on Remembrance Sunday.