About us

We are now happily settled in our new home in Kingsthorpe - the Olde Cobbler in Acre Lane, Northampton NN2 8BN.

Peter Glennon 5/12/22


RoKart 2023 - if you're interested in finding more about this exciting challenge follow this link. and if you want to see a video of the 2107 event - go here. The next competition starts in January.


Officially we are the Rotary Club of the Nene Valley, but that's a bit over the top for everyday use, so are generally known as Rotary Nene Valley. We are based in Northampton, county town of Northamptonshire in the English East Midlands. Unlike the other clubs in these parts we don't include 'Northampton' in our club name - we like to be different.

Feel free to have a poke around and get a feel for what we do and what we are about. If it sounds like the sort of club you might like to be involved with, please get in touch by clicking on the Red 'Membership Enquiry' Button found by scrolling right down to the bottom of this page, filling in the form which then pops up, and we'll be in touch.

If you're already in Rotary and want to visit, get in touch by using the Contact Us button above (right at the top) and choosing 'A Visiting Rotarian' on the Subject drop-down.

Our name: In case you are wondering, Nene is pronounced to rhyme with men and not with mean. The latter is how misguided folk nearer the sea pronounce the name of OUR river. It doesn't sound like NayNay either. A NeNe is a Hawaiian goose related to Canadas but much rarer. So don't be surprised if you're shouted down when mispronouncing our name - we are kinda proud of it.

As above, if you have had a look round and think that Rotary might be for you, get in touch with us by clicking on that Red Button, at the bottom of this page.

ShelterBox: Do you want to help us to provide shelter and basic help for people in disaster areas like Pakistan? If so, and you have a mobile phone, see below and get texting.

Text a fiver to Shelterbox

Technology Tournament: We are proud to have been organisers of an annual Technology Tournament, open to teams from all secondary schools in Northamptonshire. It was the first in D1070 and ran for 14 years. We still provide suport to other clubs who are interested in continuing the challenge.

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Happening soon...

Council meeting

Thu, Dec 14th 2023 6:30 pm

Council meeting

Council is the club's management 'board'

Business meeting, and SGM

Thu, Dec 14th 2023 7:30 pm

Business meeting, and SGM

Business meetings are some of our best-supported


Thu, Dec 21st 2023 7:30 pm


We are all rather busy around this time of year, so we're taking a week off

Informal evening

Thu, Dec 28th 2023 7:30 pm

Informal evening

As has been the practice in recent years we are not having a formal meeting. Instead some of us will be going to the Malt Shovel in the town centre for a get-together and a natter.

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Thursdays at 19:00

(We meet at 7:00, giving time for an aperitif and a chat, before we eat at 7:30PM. NB If you want to join us, email us via the Contact Us page. Also check where we are meeting before travelling.) Olde Cobbler
Acre Lane
NN2 8BN  01604 844016
W3W:  ///saints.pink.copy

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