The Rotary Club of St Albans was chartered in 1928 by a group of businessmen who were keen to meet regularly to exchange business and return something of benefit to their community.
Whilst today the altruism of Rotary is more predominant, this principle holds true and the Club still meets on Tuesdays to socialise and discuss charitable activities over lunch.
The Rotary Club of St Albans gives members the opportunity to help people in need wherever they live, from supporting local charities to helping AIDS orphans in Africa.
In doing so, Rotary members work at the grassroots level to promote peace and understanding through an array of humanitarian and educational programs that address the underlying causes of conflict, such as poverty, illiteracy, hunger, drought, and disease.
Networking and fellowship play a major part in Rotary with many links between local and international clubs that foster friendship and cultural exchange as well as the management of larger aid programmes.
Rotary has no political or religious agenda and is open to men and women of all ages. Prospective members must actively hold - or be retired from - a professional, executive or managerial position. And they must have the desire and ability to serve the community and to meet the club's attendance requirements for its weekly meetings.
Although joining Rotary is ultimately by invitation, if you would like to know more you are encouraged to get in touch and attend a few meetings so we can all get to know each other. If you know a Rotarian speak to him or her, otherwise use the contact form tab at the top of this page.
We meet on Tuesdays at 12.30(The Club currently meets on alternate Tuesday lunchtimes (at the Green Man in Sandridge) and Wednesday evenings (at the Prae Wood Arms)) 52 - 54 Lemsford Rd.
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