What we do in our local community

Community and Vocational service

The Community and Vocational Committee has worked and is continuing to work with the local community by responding to requests for help, supporting local organisations, providing person-power for local events and projects as well as acting as advisers on school-based initiatives.

Previous activities include:-

  • Planting trees, clearing a pond and providing footpaths at Highfield Park as part of a joint project with the other two Rotary clubs in St Albans
  • Organising barn dances with the local Camphill Village Trust - an organisation providing support and employment for people with special needs - for its residents. For further information about Camphill Village Trust, please visit www.camphillstalbans.org.uk
  • Painting a flat for the local Women's Refuge
  • Helping to provide food at a drop-in centre for the homeless
  • Providing a Christmas hamper and presents for a family in need
  • Providing advisers in schools under the Young Enterprise scheme
  • Organising a Christmas tea party for the older residents of St Albans

In addition to this, we support Rotary community activities. This year we are hoping to raise funds for and support the work of Macmillan Nurses in the local area.

Our future plans include:-

A 3 or 5 mile walk followed by a pub lunch.

A day cleaning the River Ver. Date and venue to be advised

The annual Spring Tea Party.This is a successful and popular event, when we provide tea and entertainment for up to 70 of St Albans' older residents.

Kids Out is a Rotary-wide event which takes place every year. We work closely with a school in St Albans to identify children with limited opportunities and give them a special day out at Whipsnade Zoo.

Go to www.kidsout.org for more information about this really worthwhile event

Other projects include:-

Painting a hall used by one of the St Albans community groups.

Sitting on mock interview panels to help our young people about to enter the "World of Work"

If you would like to know more about our club, why not join us for one of these events, when you will have an oppoertunity to talk to Rotarians in an informal setting. Details can be found from our club secretary. Just follow the links on the Contacts page.

What we do in our local community sub-pages:

Fund-raising for Women's Refuge

more We did it! We raised £20,000 for playground equipment for three sites. Here, the Mayor of St Albans puts the new swing to the test

Mandeville children getting their hands dirty

End Polio Now

more Planting the purple crocus corms. Purple reminds us of the dye which is used to show that children have been immunised in areas where polio has not yet been eradicated

Herts Air Ambulance

more Presentation Evening

Some of the children during an outdoor classroom day

Mandeville Summer School

more Sixty children enjoyed fun, games and learning during the summer holidays

End Polio Now

more Children at Mandeville School planting purple crocus corms

Achievement Awards

more President Christine attended the awards presentation with "our" winner, and the High Sheriff of Hertfordshire, the Hon. Arabella Stuart-Smith

New role models

more Rotary helps drop-outs to become role models

Firework night 2012

more Firework night at Verulamium park

In the high-tech environment of the food and drink industry, we were required to wear high-viz jackets and protective footwear but was Elaine was radio-active?

Club visit to Rexam

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A night of Ferret Racing, raising money for Mandeville Summer School

Ferret Racing

more A night of Ferret Racing, raising money for Mandeville Summer School