HOW PUTIN ROSE TO POWER

Having twice spoken to us on Zoom about Russia, Stephen Dalziel returned in person for his third fascinating talk. After Army service he went on to become the BBC’s Russian expert, interviewing many of the Soviet Union’s leading figures. He…

…This time it’...

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.

New President Sets out Pos...

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…

Walking group pause for a ...

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…

A future in our hands

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…

Africa free of polio ̵...

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…

Zoom keeps club in busines...

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…