My personal welcome to you as you find out about the work being done by The Rotary Club of Baldock.

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PHF Award

PHF Award

At the Clubs Christmas Lunch President Thom presented a PHF award to Gwen Keech for her services to the community over many years..

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Rotary & Polio Eradication 2020

Rotary & Polio Eradication 2020

How Rotary has helped to eradicate Polio in the world.
Baldock Rotary Club are proud to be part of this programme

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Burns Night 2023

Burns Night 2023

President Thom with the Pipers

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Working with Young People

Working with Young People

Youth Service recognises the positive change implemented by youth and young adults through leadership development activities, service projects, and exchange programs

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Paul Harris Fellowship

Paul Harris Fellowship

Past President Paul Redwood presenting a Paul Harris Fellowship award to Rotarian Tony Ruffell for his work within the community and Rotary

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Baldock Remembrance Service 2022

Baldock Remembrance Service 2022

President Thom and John Hammond laying a wreath at the Baldock Memorial
during the Remembrance Service 2022

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About us

President - Thom Odd

Welcome to our website


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

Thom Odd

President 2022/2023






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Wed, Feb 8th 2023 12:00 pm

Meeting Bowls Club

Siobhan Nundram - Red Kite presentation tbc

Wed, Mar 1st 2023 12:00 pm

Meeting Bowls Club

New members vocational talk by Clare Gallagher

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We meet on Wednesdays at 12.00 for 12.30 pm

(If you are unable to come to the meeting, please contact Dennis Rusted on 01462 339387 before 12:00 pm on Tuesday) W. Ave.

Baldock
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