Wednesday 29th September 2021 a group of Rotarians and their friends visited the National Arboretum Memorial It was an enjoyable and memorable tripDetails
Alex Milne MBE Giving a talk to Rotary members about the 'First Aid Nursing YeomanryDetails
Past President Michael Muir handing over to President Thom Odd and Vice President Keith Britter for the coming year 2022Details
Rotarians and their guests enjoying the annual Rotary BBQ at President Michael Muirs home early September 2021Details
Past President Paul Redwood presenting a Paul Harris Fellowship award to Rotarian Tony Ruffell for his work within the community and RotaryDetails
My personal welcome to you as you find out about the
work being done by The Rotary Club of Baldock.
It is a great pleasure, and honour to become President of our Club, Taking over from Michael Muir who presided over the club for the second time, so a hard act to follow. The 12 months ahead will be challenging but with the team behind me, I am confident that I can move the club forward and continue the good work of my predecessors.
Rotary is one of the largest voluntary organisations in the world which is committed to do good locally, nationally,and internationally
In 1984 Rotary became a major partner in the Global Polio Eradication initiative along with other major players including the WHO and Unicef. Our Club will continue to support this objective.
Last year we had a very successful Garden Party that raised considerable funds to donate to Macmillan Cancer Support. This was the first fund raising event we held after 18 months of lockdown.
We are always ready to spring into action whenever there is a crisis anywhere in the world. We sent Shelter Boxes (containing emergency rations and shelters) to Haiti and the Phillipines and then we responded to the urgent need to send aid to Ukraine. Rotary is in a unique position to make sure that aid gets to the right place as we can call upon Rotary Clubs worldwide who will have a good local knowledge of what and where it is needed. It is thanks to local supermarkets and Baldock Motorway Services who gave us permission to hold collections and the generosity of the public that helped to raise funds.
As part of the annual Baldock Festival, we held the long anticipated Open Gardens event in May. This along with Santas Sleigh, are major fund raising events and without the support of the local community it would be hard to continue donating to charitable causes.
We are well known for the Christmas Lights in Baldock that the Rotary Club have been putting up since 1978 and an ongoing project is the planting of Rotary Wood 2 at Ivel Springs just off Norton Road. Our thanks go to the support from Knights Templar School pupils and the general public with the clearing of the site and planting of trees, but more still needs to be done.
The future success of the Club cetres around attracting new members. If you feel that you can 'give something back' to the local community we would be pleased to hear from you. For those who cannot come to to the main Club meetings (Wednesday lunchtime) we are starting a satellite club that will decide when and where they wish to meet.
We put a lot of hard work into planning fund raising events. It is rewarding by making it fun and establishing long lasting friendships.
Info Club Membership Paul Redwood 07999350990 & Paul Luckett 07484867288
Santa's Sleigh Mike Williams 07940048064
Wed, Aug 10th 2022 12:00 pm
Our Global Scholar, Rosie Boxall, will be talking to the club about her time in New Zealand
Wed, Aug 17th 2022 12:00 pm
Speaker free meeting
Wed, Aug 31st 2022 6:30 pm
Visit to Greenwich and the local tourist attractions. A coach trip Leaving at 9am. For more details please contact Keith Britter
Wed, Sep 7th 2022 12:00 pm
Rtn John Wright - A talk on Paul Harris and the Paul Harris Awards
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