Rotary Club of Baldock - welcome! Please scroll/swipe down through this page to find out more about us, in addition to the pages linked in the menu, top-left.
Toftlund Visit 2019
Toftlund in Denmark have been twinned with the Baldock Club for many years, the pictures are a reminder of the Jubilee celebrationdetails
Working with Young People
Youth Service recognises the positive change implemented by youth and young adults through leadership development activities, service projects, and exchange programsdetails
Prue Dixon President 2019 - 2020
Welcome to our website
My personal welcome to you as you find out about the work being done by The Rotary Club of Baldock.
I consider myself to be taking on the role of President of the Baldock Rotary Club and to be following in the illustrious footsteps of my predecessors - I know that I have a great deal to live up to as they have all done a remarkable job in building a strong,resourceful and compassionate club that is an asset to the community.
May I also take this opportunity to thank all our supporting cast of partners and friends for the help in the last year.
I feel sure that if we can work together we can ensure the future of our club for sometime to come. We hope to start a satellite club in Baldock that would meet in the evening, 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 7 years and growing. 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.
I want to involve our Club more into the local area. We are well known for our Christmas lights in Baldock town centre which we have done since 1978. The Christmas sleigh collection is very welcome as it visits 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 41Club.We also do the Open Gardens in conjunction with the Baldock Festival.
My charity this year is the Muliple Sclerosis which supports the research into this horrible disease.
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
Awareness of Rotary
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.
End Polio Campaign
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 3 countries left, there is still a significant task in war torn countries - Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria with cases being reported. Our club will still continue to support this objective in my year as President.
Support for our community
We support many worthwhile needy projects throughout our community when help and support is needed and required.
I want to involve our Club more into the local area. We are well known for our Christmas lights in Baldock town centre which we have done since 1978. The Christmas sleigh collection is very welcome as it visits all the streets in Baldock, and some in Ashwell, Stotfold and Weston, leading up to Christmas. This year we will be helped by Baldock and Ashwell Scouts helping a lot of them to obtain badges.
Fund raising is a large part of our Club, and whilst this involves a lot of our own time, we derive good fellowship doing it. Several events are organised each year to involve the communities in our area.
Maybe you would like to become a member of Rotary?
I hope you enjoy exploring our website and if it sparks an interest in joining either our Wednesday Baldock Club that meets at lunch time or be a part of a new evening Club which is what we call a Satellite Club, you will be most welcome. If you would like to find out more about Rotary please click on the button Join Rotary / Make a difference at the top right of this page you can leave your details and our Membership Chair will contact you.
Our catchment area is Baldock, Stotfold, Ashwell, Caldecote, Weston, Newnham, Radwell, Clothall, Wallington, Rushden, Sandon, Hinxworth, Bygrave.
Meetings and events happening soon
Friday 3rd January 14.30 - 17.30 Tuesday 3rd March
Wednesday 26th February 13.36
Club Lunch Meeting - Speaker John Wilburn, Vocational Talk
Tuesday 3rd March 14.30 - 17.30 Friday 3rd April
Wednesday 4th March 12.00
Club Lunch Meeting - Club discussion led by Rob Hemmings
Wednesday 11th March 12.00
Club Lunch Meeting + Business Meeting
Wednesday 18th March 12.00
Club Lunch Meeting - Speaker Ken Sullivan, Underwater Photographyter
Wednesday 25th March 12.00
Club Lunch Meeting Speaker Mary Fenton - Spinal Muscular Atrophy
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Flexibility creating new opportunities for new members
RotaKids supporting their local community
Meetings & Venue
Where and when:
(If you are unable to come to the meeting, please contact Dennis Rusted on 01462 339387 before 12:00 pm on Tuesday)
Baldock Bowls Club
Avenue Park Pavilion
If there is a 5th Wednesday this will usually be an evening meeting. Please look at the Future Diary section to ensure you have the correct location SG7 5AY 07711320311