To help us raise funds so that we can still support the charities and donations we give out each year we have opened a Just Giving page. It can be reached at www.Justgiving.com/rotary-baldock. Thank youDetails
Rotary International's biggest challenge focused on the eradication of Polio Myelitis throughout the world in collaboration with the World Health Organisation and the Bill & Melinda Gate's Foundation
President Michael Muir presenting a Paul Harris Fellowship award to Past President Paul for his work in the local community over many years.Details
President Michael Muir becoming President for 2021/22 with Past President Paul Redwood and Vice President Thom OddDetails
My personal welcome to you as you find out about the work being done by The Rotary Club of Baldock.
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.
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 2 countries left, there is still a significant task in war torn countries - Afghanistan and Pakistan with cases being reported. Our club will still continue to support this objective in my year as President. Africa was clear in August 2020
Taking on the role of President of the Baldock Rotary Club is an honour. I am aware of my predecessors and what they achieved in their year as President. We have a strong club that has supported the communities of Local, National and International very well.
May I also take this opportunity to thank all our supporting cast of partners and friends for the help in the last year.
Our challenge this year is how we can cope with the Coronavirus that has hit the world.
To support the communities we must be able to do events that bring in the money, as fast as we book things they have to be un-booked as the virus continues to hit us all.
I feel sure that if we can work together we can ensure the future of our club for a long time to come. We hope to start a second club that called a satellite club in Baldock that would meet in the evening or perhaps an early morning whilst continuing to grow the original club.
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 8 years and grow9t2ting. 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.
We are at the start of delivering Rotary Wood 2 that is just off Norton Road I want to involve the public in this tree planting and other help that we may need. If you want to help us please contact me 07999 350 99 I will be pleased to talk to you
We are well known for our Christmas lights in Baldock town centre which we have done since 1978.
Whether we can do the Christmas sleigh collection this year is unknown If we can we will go around all the streets in Baldock, and some in Ashwell, Stotfold Cooperative and Weston, leading up to Christmas. This year we will be helped by Baldock, Ashwell Scouts helping a lot of them to obtain badges. We are also helped by the 41 Club.
Our Open Gardens in conjunction with the Baldock Festival had to be stopped this year but we hope we can get Open Gardens back in May 2021
I have two charities this year -, these are the Herts Stroke Recover Service and Macmillan Herts
All this sounds very worthy, and a bit like hard work. It is but Rotary is not just about hard work, it is about having fun while we work and build lasting friendships in business and on a personal level
Wed, Jul 28th 2021 12:15 pm
5th Wednesday Meeting. Information to follow
Sun, Aug 15th 2021 5:00 pm
You are invited to our Rotary Club Afternoon Tea. There will be a Grand raffle as well. All proceeds go to Macmillan Cancer Support
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