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The Rotary Club of Dunstable

Reflections on 2018


Decorate Christmas Trees at St George’s Nursing Home

Royston help out at their local Nursing Home


Concert raises over £500

Helping homeless people and young carers at Christmas


A busy day for Watford Rotary

Young Chef and a Tea Party

Chris Stockwell, Dean Leighton, Beadles Sales Manager and Watford Rotary’s Allan Packham

Land Rover pulls Santa out of a sticky situation

Beadles Jaguar Land Rover Watford came to the rescue of Watford Rotary’s annual Christmas Street collection


New Addition for Rickmansworth Club

President Chris Rawlinson and new member James Cahill of Little Chalfont, who works for Audley Retirement Homes.


Hospice scores again at Darts Marathon

There was another great score for Letchworth Garden City’s Garden House Hospice at Letchworth Howard Rotary Club’s darts marathon evening, which raised an estimated £2,000-plus for Rotary charities with the hospice the principal beneficiary.


Leighton Linslade's Yes we Can Campaign

FAI Auto Parts proudly sponsors the Buzzards Football Team


Hitchin Priory Christmas Quiz

Now available, see poster for details.


In support of the Woburn Sands Night Shelter

Woburn Sands raise money to help local homeless

Secretary Neil Guttridge, President David Blundell, Chairman or Royal British Legion Royston Branch Chris Murphy, and (presenting cheque) David Smyth, Treasurer

Royston Rotary Remembers

To mark the centenary of the Armistice, Royston make a donation to the British Legion

The picture shows our stall erected in the Quadrant Shopping Centre, Dunstable, Bedfordshire.

Dunstable School Uniform Stall

Helping out with the high cost of uniforms


Newport Pagnell Sunflower Party

Who can grow the tallest Sunflower


Dunstable War Memorial Refurbished

Dunstable and Menen Rotary clubs contribute to have the War Memorial restored for the WWI Centenary.


Biggleswade Rotary

A review of the last year


Christmas is Coming in Dunstable

Watch out for the Rotary Sleigh in Dunstable.


New Member for Dunstable

​Derek Bignell was recently inducted into the Rotary Club of Dunstable and we look forward to his involvement in our club.


East Meets West

Who thought it was possible to Bollywood dance to a Country Music band playing ‘Coming Round the Mountain’?

Barton le Clay Rotarians trying their hands at tool refurbishment.

Barton-Le-Clay Rotary supports 'Tools for Self Reliance' in UK & Malawi

Tools for Self-Reliance in Milton Keynes is a charity that provides a safe and caring working environment where volunteers, including those with learning disabilities, can refurbish donated old tools


Dunstale Rotary pays their respects at the Menen Gate

Our club, having been twinned with the Rotary Club of Menen since 1976, began its annual visit on 10th October with 16 members


Another Global Grant Success for Luton North

Paul Denton, Luton North, was delighted when he received an email from the Rotary Foundation last week.

Hitchin Priory Station Floral Display

Hitchin Priory brightens up Station

Rotary adds new floral display at local station.


Leighton Linsalde's Disability Football Team receives Awards at MK Stadium

Part of the Leighton Linslade "Yes We Can" initiative in conjunction with MK Dons


Son follows Father

As he takes over the reins at Watford Rotary


Leighton Linsdale's Disability Multi Sports Day

The partnership between MK Dons Sport and Education Trust (SET) and the Rotary Club of Leighton Linsdale has taken on another dimension this year's Summer Holiday, with a new programme that consists of one day multi-sports sessions spread over three weeks


Royston Kite Festival

​A brilliantly sunny day for this annual event held as usual on The Heath and we estimate that over six thousand people from the Royston area attended.


Bedford Park Raft Race

A highlight of Bedford’s bi-annual two-day River Festival


Kids Out 2018

Dunstable Rotary co-ordinate clubs from across the District for Kids Out at Whipsnade

The induction of Roger by Past President Owen Pinney

Roger takes over at Dunstable

Relatively new Member Roger leads Dunstable into the new Rotary Year


Football vs Handover

Brookmans Park's New President takes over the reins


New President goes for a Walk!

Andy Calvert will be walking the 114 miles of the Icknield Way, each miles signifies a year that Rotary has been in existence.


2017-18 Club Archive

Club articles from July 207 through to June 2018


Early 2017 Club Archive

Club Articles from January to June 2017

Rotary President Tom Green, together with club members, handing over Sheila’s keys to SERV OBN Chairman Kamran Irani

Rotary presents new Blood Bike named ‘Sheila’ to SERV OBN

New bike for the local branch of Service by Emergency Rider Volunteers

Club President Peter Jackson; Yvonne Sonnen; Asst District Gov John Hammond

Yvonne is our History Girl!

Letchworth Garden City welcomes first lady member

Retiring Letchworth Howard president Dave Glanville (centre) presents Colin Green with his Paul Harris Fellowship citation while Colin’s wife Karen looks on.

Letchworth Howard Handover and Presentations eveningclub’s Handover and Presentations evening

Letchworth Howard stalwart taken by surprise at club’s Handover and Presentations evening


Milton Keynes Swimathon Presentation Night

Prizes awarded and donations made from the £29,000 raised at the annual Milton Keynes Rotary Swimathon held in March


Women's 100 years of Suffrage March

Rotarian Jasmine Morris joins march with her Purple for Polio banners


Baldock's Oldest Rotarian Bert Biggs. RIP

Baldock Rotary is sad to announce the recent death of the club's oldest and longest serving Rotarian, AW 'Bert' Biggs, at the age of 93.

Looking remarkably relaxed before their flights are – Ross Tomlin, Indra Patel, Sally Firth, Donna White (MacIntyre), Mukesh Kumar (seated) and Vivek Suman.

Six sign up for Rotary’s sponsored ‘Loop the Loop’ in a Glider

Over £4,000 raised on a Loopy Summer's evening

After lots of hard work the garden is clear

Stevenage Lend a Hand Day

Rotary in Stevenage helps clear a garden gone wild

Letchworth Howard President-Elect Tony Silver (right) and John Hammond, Assistant Governor, sharing a joke at the Assembly

Letchworth Howard has varied year ahead

A year of widely varying events is on the cards for Letchworth Howard Rotary Club in 2018-19, president-elect Tony Silver told the club’s annual assembly on June 4th.


Buckingham Rotary Club working with the Mary’s Meals Backpack Project

Phase 1 completed, onto the next Phase


Annual Swimathon - Brookmans Park

Brookmans Park Rotary Club raised over £1,500 in its 26th annual sponsored swim event – taking the total figure to more than £100k.


Minor Sports Final

Tuesday 24th April 2018 at The Cock, Broom


Hitchin Priory Spring Fayre

Wonderful weather for Spring Fayre means great result


Leighton Linslade awards Sapphire PHF

Long standing Rotarian receives prestigious award


Spring District Golf Competetion

Time to get out the golf clubs

President Graeme formally welcomes Natalie, together with her proposer Martin Berry

Royston gets a new member

Natalie Liversidge joins Royston Rotary Club

President Roger presents John with his Paul Harris Fellowship at our twinning meeting held at the club’s usual lunch venue, Tilsworth Golf Centre

Dunstable awards a Paul Harris

John Bryant receives a Paul Harris for his work over the years with Dunstable's Twin Clubs.


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