Club Service

The Rotary Club is devoted to giving service in the community.




The Rotary Year 2021/22 saw a welcome return to face to face meetings and charitable fundraising following all the problems of the Covid pandemic in 2020 and 2021. 

We re-commenced face to face meetings on a fortnightly basis at a new venue, Stanwick Hotel, back in July 2021. Members voted to continue with this frequency of meetings, following the success of the virtual meetings on this basis during the lockdowns, and also favoured the complete transition to evening meetings rather than lunchtime. This has been a key factor with our membership development in 2021-22, with 8 new members recruited. 

Many thanks to all concerned for a great year of achievement.

Funds have been raised or received from the following principal events (net of costs):


Share of surplus from Inner Wheel Pate & Puds evening                            659

Fynnius Fogg Concert – Goods Shed                                                             580

Trolley Dash – Waitrose                                                                                 3,101

Northampton Male Voice Choir Lite Concert- Bede House                        1,081                                          

Racenight for Ukraine appeal- Irchester Bowls Club                                 2,620                                                               

Prison Me No Way Grants etc                                                                       2,365  

Stalls at community events                                                                              275

Member specific donations                                                                           3,082

Donation from RATS (earmarked for Prison? Me? No Way!  2023)           3,000                         


TOTAL                                                                                                          £16,763


And the following sums have been contributed  (including use of some of the prior year surplus)


Rotary Foundation and End Polio charities                                                 2,570                                                                    

Usborne School Dictionaries                                                                            274

Kids Out – Wicksteed Park                                                                               900                                                                                                       

Prison Me No Way staging costs                                                                  3,000

Ukraine appeal via Rotary Club of Zamosc Ordynacki (Poland)                3,610                                               

Sundry donations to- 

Parkinsons UK                                                                                              100.00     memory of PP Colin Read

Northants Carers                                                                                          100.00

Alfred St School                                                                                           150.00

Sunshine People                                                                                          150.00

Rushden Food Bank                                                                                 1,225.00

Northants Search & Rescue                                                                        500.00

ENCS – Ukraine                                                                                            500.00

Higham Ferrers Tourism                                                                              100.00

Shelterbox – Haiti                                                                                         590.00  

Total Sundry Donations                                                                                3,415


Planting and Peace Pole at the Rotary Wall, Rushden                                730

 TOTAL                                                                                                         £14,499                                                                                                    


Committee members are: Mark Darnell – Chairman, Arthur Wright, Barbara Jenney, Peter Head, and Kevin Bird

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