Welcome to the website of The Rotary Club of Hemel Hempstead. Scroll down to find out about our activities (in addition to the pages linked in the menu above left.)
Youth Service recognizes the importance of empowering youth and young professionals through leadership development programs such as Rotaract, Interact, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, and Rotary Youth Exchange.details
Primary School Essay Competition
Here might be a future JK Rowling, or Charles Dickens, or Michael Morpurgo!details
Young Artist Competition
The children had the chance to express their ideas through any artistic medium other than photography, to interpret a given theme, to use their artistic skill, imagination and creativity.details
Use your (old) tools - Tools Collection for Africa
Each year we arrange to collect unwanted tools from local people. The tools are then sent for refurbishment before being distributed in needy areas in Africa.details
Rod Pesch, our President for 2019 to 2020
See what we achieved in Rotary Year 2018_2019. Click Here
We care about Communities
The reason we say this is because we often get asked "What does Rotary do?" We are a diverse group of people, from all walks of life, who action local, national and international projects. The Rotary movement is big, with 34,282 clubs and over 1.2 million members worldwide. As you can imagine there are a lot of different projects going on.
Our Hemel Hempstead Club is involved in activities which concentrate largely on our local communities. These include young people, the elderly, and those who are disadvantaged. We raise funds in a variety of ways. We also help International communities when disaster strikes or where we think we can improve living conditions.
2016 saw the arrival of our Santa Sleigh, which has been made available to a range of community groups. In December 2018 our Santa Sleigh activities raised over £17 000 to be distributed to local charities. December 2019 was even more successful, when Santa and his Sleigh collected over £18 000. Already we have shared £10 600 of this between 25 local charities and organisations. Our local community has seen the benefits!
Do you want to know more about what we do? Do come along. Find out about membership and our Friends for Rotary scheme. There are many ways in our club you can get involved to be for your community.
Our involvement in the local community is recognised with the design now on the outside of a Community minibus.
Be part of a global network of volunteers, trying to make the world a better place. Please also see the 'links & news' page for information from the local district and live feeds from Rotary International and Rotary International in GB&I.