Rotary Club of Baldock - welcome! Please scroll/swipe down through this page to find out more about us, in addition to the pages linked in the menu, top-left.
Working with Young People
Youth Service recognises the positive change implemented by youth and young adults through leadership development activities, service projects, and exchange programsdetails
Keith Britter - President 2018/19
Welcome to our website
My personal welcome to you as you find out about the work being done by The Rotary Club of Baldock.
Awareness of Rotary
When I joined I realised Baldock Club was part of the largest service organisation in the world. There are 1.2 million Rotarians in 34,000 clubs doing good throughout the world. As part of this huge community our Club is committed to serving our local, national and International communities.
End Polio Campaign
In 1984 Rotary became a major partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative along with other major players including the World Health Organisation and UNICEF. The task being to achieve a world in which Polio has been eradicated. At the start there were 125 countries where Polio was endemic. Whilst we are almost there with only 3 countries left, there is still a significant task in war torn countries - Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria with cases being reported. Our club will still continue to support this objective in my year as President.
Engaging with Young People
We are active in Knights Templar School with an Interact Club, a young Rotary Club with a very similar objective as Rotary. It has been established for 5 years and growing. We also have many competitions aimed at the youth of our area. I would like to see more entrants for these from our local schools.
Support for our community
We support many worthwhile needy projects throughout our community when help and support is needed and required.
I want to involve our Club more into the local area. We are well known for our Christmas lights in Baldock town centre which we have done since 1978. The Christmas sleigh collection is very welcome as it visits all the streets in Baldock, and some in Ashwell, Stotfold and Weston, leading up to Christmas. This year we will be helped by Baldock and Ashwell Scouts helping a lot of them to obtain badges. Our satellite club in Stotfold needs members as it grows to become a full Rotary Club. I am easily contacted from our website if anybody has a suggestion that will involve us more in the area.
Fund raising is a large part of our Club, and whilst this involves a lot of our own time, we derive good fellowship doing it. Several events are organised each year to involve the communities in our area.
Maybe you would like to become a member of Rotary
I hope you enjoy exploring our website and if it sparks an interest in joining either Baldock or our Satellite Club in Stotfold, you will be most welcome. If you would like to find out more about Rotary please click on the button Join Rotary / Make a difference at the top right of this page you can leave your details and our Membership Chair will contact you.
Our catchment area is Baldock, Stotfold, Ashwell, Caldecote, Weston, Newnham, Radwell, Clothall, Wallington, Rushden, Sandon, Hinxworth, Bygrave.
Meetings and events happening soon
Wednesday 24th April 12.00
Club Lunch Meeting - Rtn Rob Hemmings "The Neighbourhood plan for Baldock, Bygrave & Clothall"
Wednesday 1st May 12.00
Club Lunch Meeting- Speaker Jean Allinson an Ambassador Garden House Hospice - The Work of the Hospice
Wednesday 8th May 12.00
Club Lunch Meeting Speaker Rtn John Street et al "Playing the Brass"
Wednesday 15th May 12.00
Club Lunch and Business Meeting
Sunday 19th May 01.00
Baldock Open Gardens
Visit a selection of gardens big and small around Baldock and stop for tea at Templars
Be part of a global network of volunteers, trying to make the world a better place. Please also see the 'links & news' page for information from the local district and live feeds from Rotary International and Rotary International in GB&I.
Family Rotary club use skills to kick-start local charities
Rotary members unite to tackle world hunger
Meetings & Venue
Where and when:
(If you are unable to come to the meeting, please contact Dennis Rusted on 01462 339387 before 12:00 pm on Tuesday)
Baldock Bowls Club
Avenue Park Pavilion
If there is a 5th Wednesday this will usually be an evening meeting. Please look at the Future Diary section to ensure you have the correct location SG7 5AY 07711320311