Do something different our DG asked us!

more A glimmer of an idea comes to fruition

Hemel Hempstead say hello to their Mini Bus

more A visit to the Hemel Hempstead Rotary sponsored Community Mini Bus

Santa’s many Elves

Leighton Linslade thanks all of Santa's Little Elves

more Thanks to all those charities who helped out in Christmas 2019

Milton Keynes - Burns Night

more An amazing evening fundraising for the MK Mercy Shpis Bursary Project

Hatfield helps out Breaks Manor

more A long running partnership continues

Christmas success for the Santa Float charity collections

more The two Aylesbury Clubs work together to bring Christmas to the town.

Rotary Santa Float collections

more A successful Christmas for Aylesbury 100s

Cooking up a dream meal

more Bedford Young Chef


more A return to school for Santa

Christmas Eve Sing-a-Long

more Carols in Leighton Linslade

Some Christmas Cheer for Friendship House

more More news from Hatfield

Leighton Linslade - Yes We Can at Christmas

more Christmas with the Yes We Can project

Decorating Christmas Trees at Royston Nursing Homes

more Tree Time in Royston

Hatfield Santa Fun Run

more Santas turn out for a run around Stanborough Lakes

Some Christmas Cheer for Friendship House and for Resolve

more Today Jeannie Addleman, Chair of Community at Hatfield Rotary presented to Friendship House (a lunch club and leisure centre for retired people in Hatfield and Welwyn Garden City).

Mentalist keeps Letchworth Rotarians and Inner Wheel members guessing

more Astounding feats of mind-reading left members of the two Letchworth Rotary clubs both bemused and entertained

Letchworth Howard event helps young cancer sufferers

more CLIC Sargent, the UK's leading cancer charity for children, young people and their families, will benefit by more than £800 thanks to a Christmas concert sponsored by Letchworth Howard Rotary Club on November 27.

Japanese Scholar Visits Baldock Rotary Club

more Baldock meet Global Grant Scholar Rinko

Stevenage President Flying High!

more Passionately Purple Gin takes you to new heights.

Dunstable Round up

more A busy October and November for Dunstable

An unbelieveable number of Shoeboxes collected - 485!

more Ampthill Park Flexi co-ordinate a large number of Shoeboxes in their local area

Minor Sports Kicks Off!

more Opening Rounds of the 2019-20 Minor Sports Competition

The photo shows Andy (centre) receiving his award from Prue Dixon, Baldock Rotary President and Rotarian Michael Muir

Street Cleansing Operative receives an Award

more Many years hard work commended

8th November 2019 – Milton Keynes Global Grant approved!

more Work is scheduled to start at the end of November.

Hatfield at the Aldenham Country Park Frost Fair

more Despite the muddy conditions, Santa still had lots of visitors.

Letchworth Howard scores bullseye for Hospice

more Letchworth Howard Rotary Club scored a bullseye for Garden House Hospice Care at the club’s darts marathon evening on November 14

Aylesbury Hundreds at the Bucks Skills Show in October

more Many students attend the Aylesbury Skills Show

Hemel Hempstead say hello to their Mini Bus

more Members visit Community Action Dacorum to see the new Rotary Sponsored Mini Bus.

Minor Sports 2018-19 Final

more The final of the District 1260 Minor Sports tournament was played at The Globe Codicote on the evening of Thursday 7th November between two time finalists Brookmans Park and first time finalists Ampthill.


more Some 70 members and guests recently (Saturday 19 October) attended Wolverton & Stony Stratford Rotary Club’s Diamond Anniversary Dinner

£5,000 Donation to Sick Childrens Trust

more Royston’s Rotarians have donated £5,000 to the Sick Children’s Trust – for the second year running.

Hatfield have been their usual sociable and useful selves last month...

more A visit to the Rhine, a Curry House and a donation

A smiling welcome for Letchworth Howard’s new Vice-President

more It was smiles all round at Letchworth Howard Rotary Club’s November 4 meeting when new president-elect Arthur Jarman was formally inducted as vice-president

Dunstable visit Belgium Twin club

more The annual visit to our twin club in Belgium took place from Wednesday 16th to Saturday 19th October.

Sports Report – District Outdoor Bowls 2019

more Once again Bushey Bowls Club hosted the District Outdoor Bowls Competition for the Fred Butt Trophy.

Leighton Linslade's Yes we Can Campaign

more FAI Auto Parts proudly sponsors the Buzzards Football Team

Rotary Yes We Can “Buzzards”Shine

more New Season for Leighton Linslade's Yes we Can Project

Aylesbury 100s make a Paul Harris presentation

more President Robert Kernott presents a Paul Harris Award to Roger King a long - standing member of Aylesbury Hundreds Rotary Club.

Royston Swimathon

more Annual Swimathon supports Parish Church Refurbishment Fund

Rebuilding in Uganda

more Mary Fenton speaks to Hatfield about her work

News from our newest Satellite Club

more Find out what Amersham Rotate have been up to.

Letchworth Howard members go on parade in World War One commemoration

more Letchworth Howard commemorate WWI

Leighton Linslade Trophy Cabinet at MK Dons

more Trophies awarded for the Yes We Can project on display

Hatfield continue to grow!

more Hatfield welcome more new members.

Inaugural Classic Car Show for Hitchin Priory

more Hitchin Priory held its first Classic Vehicles Show on 8 August, on the Recreation Ground, Pirton, on the edge of Hitchin.


more In aid of Youth Concern

Royston Annual Charity Kite Festival & Historic Vehicle Show

more Over 5,000 people came to the 2019 Royston Kite Festival which took to the air again over Therfield Heath on 4th August.

Woburn Sands Night Shelter

more Our newest Club Woburn Sands & District recently made a donation of £1,000 to the Milton Keynes Night Shelter. Here is a short piece by John Fulton about the work of the Night Shelter.

Rotary bandstand plays its part in Luton’s cultural revolution

more It was music to the ears of the people of Luton that the new bandstand has opened in the town – and it was all thanks to Rotary.

Lots of good news at Hatfield Club

more Latest report from Hatfield

A busy week for Hatfield's new President

more Here is a quick review of my first week at Hatfield Rotary, showing some of the local projects we support…

Leighton Linsdale's Disability Multi Sports Day

more The partnership between MK Dons Sport and Education Trust (SET) and the Rotary Club of Leighton Linsdale has taken on another dimension this year's Summer Holiday, with a new programme that consists of one day multi-sports sessions spread over three weeks


more Ian Begg (centre), takes over the reins as President of Rotary Stevenage Grange from Ted Coles (right). Ian will pass over the baton to Rob Bamforth (left) next July.

Baldock Rotary Welcomes New President

more Baldock Rotary Club has welcomed it’s new President for the 2019-2020 year.

Ampthill Park Flexi at the local Gala

more Looking for suggestions as to how they can help

Dunstable Handover

more Graham Bourne takes over the reins at Dunstable

Hitchin Priory Celebrates the end of a successful year

more At a busy meeting on 24th June, Hitchin Priory Club entertained representatives of three of the charities we have recently supported in order to present cheques to them.

Letchworth Howard keeps it in the family

more It was all in the family at Letchworth Howard Rotary Club’s handover evening on Monday July 1st when President Tony Silver stood down at the end of his year of office – to be succeeded by his wife, Angela.

Royston Handover

more Handover to new President Martin Berry

Hatfield Honours two long standing members

more In recognition of their outstanding and long contributions to the club

Battle of Britain Spitfire lights up 30th Anniversary May Fayre

more The May Fayre had, perhaps, its most important guest appearance in its 30 year history when the skies over Leighton Linslade were graced with a Spitfire from the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight

Watford help Clean up their town

more On Saturday 8th June, Clubs across Great Britain and Ireland organised local groups consisting of Club members to pick up Plastics and General Litter from parks, beaches and rivers as part of the RGBI mass beach and river clean day.

A busy Spring for Dunstable

more Our club has been busy the last couple of months with visits from the two clubs we are twinned with and Kids Out.

Full programme ahead for Letchworth Howard

more Looking forward to the year aheads

Baldock Rotary visits Toftlund, Denmark

more A small group of Baldock Rotary members and their wives met with their counterparts in Toftlund, Denmark for the biennial meeting of the two clubs.

Full programme ahead for Letchworth Howard

more Letchworth Howard plans for the year ahead

Baldock Rotary Donation to Garden House Hospice Care

more Baldock present a cheque to local hospice

Royston Historic Vehicle Show

more May Day Fayre & Vechile Show in Royston

Letchworth Howard’s hospice help exceeds £23,000

more Over £20,000 raised by Letchworth Howard Rotary over the years

Rotary supports MK Hospital’s Cancer Centre Appeal

more Sainsburys and Wolverton & Stony Stratford work together


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Rotary supports MK Hospital’s Cancer Centre Appeal

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Rotary supports MK Hospital’s Cancer Centre Appeal

more Wolverton and Stony Stratford helps support Sainsbury's Chosen Charity

Rotary supports MK Hospital’s Cancer Centre Appeal

more Wolverton and Stony Stratford helps support Sainsbury's Chosen Charity

Rotary supports MK Hospital’s Cancer Centre Appeal

more Wolverton & Stony Stratford help support Sainsbury's chosen Charity

The Hatfield Rotary contingent

Hatfield Palace Coffee Morning

more in aid of local Youth Club and Church

The Memphis Bells entertain the Senior Citizens

Memphis Belles delight At Rotary’s Senior Citizens Tea Party

more Leighton Linslade host a Seniors Tea Party with a 1940s Theme

A small section of our team L to R Barry Clark, Mukesh Patel (main organiser), Peter Oughton, David Kell and Robert Addleman

Hatfield helps out with Stroke Awareness Day

more ​Today Hatfield Rotary stalwarts braved the cold winds in our Town Centre…

Letchworth Howard quiz raises £1,500

more Garden House Hospice Care and Mary's Meals benefit from successful quiz

22nd March - Youth Makes Music

more Children from 11 schools in Royston and the surrounding area took part in a unique musical event last week at Saffron Walden Hall.

WGC Rotary on the road again!

more WGC Breakfast Club supports Dementia UK

Hospice pays tribute to Letchworth Howard

more Letchworth Howard Rotary Club has received a resounding tribute for its support of Garden House Hospice Care...

Baldock Library Celebrates 30th Anniversary

more Baldock Library recently celebrated the 30th Anniversary of having moved to their current premises in Simpson Drive.

Royston President Visits mbrocraft, Kwa-Zulu Natal

more President David has just returned from Kwa/Zulu Natal, South Africa, where he has been visiting projects which have been supported by the Royston Rotary Club for a number of years.

Dunstable and Flitwick Vale Joing Meeting

more The Rotary Club of Dunstable has, once again, enjoyed a meeting with Flitwick Vale Rotary Club, an annual event held at Poplar’s Nursery, Toddington.

​Growing green for the future!

more Buckingham plant trees for their community

Watford Rotary Club Celebrates 95 Years Of Service

more A big birthday for Watford Rotary

Royston Technology Tournament

more Annual Technology Tournament for the Royston area

L – R Jack Walter (President Luton), Peter White (President Luton Chiltern),  DG Dave, with the spade, Michael Dolling (President Luton North), Andy Calvert (President Luton Someries)

Breaking ground on the Luton Bandstand

more The Rotary Bandstand for Luton underway-wonderful day for Luton, says Lord McKenzie

Winners of the Rotary National Commutity Cup for 2018

more Leighton Linslade wins National prize

Baldock Young Chef

more Well done to budding Young Chef

An Evening with Michael Portillo

more A great success for Amersham Rotary

Race fans deliver £400 prize for Letchworth Howard pantomime outing

more Race Night raises fund for Panto outing

(left to right) Robert Addleman, Mukesh Patel, John Hopley, Frank Taylor and Andrew Picken

Hatfield 'New Year's Honoours'

more Special awards to hardworking Rotarians

Hatfield Folds and then gets Fired Up

more Two interesting talks

Bourton Meadow Academy (BMA) supports Buckingham’s Backpack project in aid of Mary’s Meals

more Bourton Meadow Academy (BMA) supports the Rotary Club of Buckingham’s Backpack project in aid of Mary’s Meals

Royston presents of Cleaning Materials to Acorn House

more Royston answers a cry for help from Acorn House

Aylesbury Hundreds Santa Donations

more The Rotary Club of Aylesbury Hundreds held a special evening to show their appreciation, and to make donations, to the local charities and good causes that supported us on the Christmas Santa Float rounds.

​Letchworth Howard takes children on a magical theatre treat

more Working with Home-Start Letchworth Howard takes a group of children to the Panto

Mid Herts Youth Speaks Competitions

more Another brilliant evening with all the excellent presentations receiving loud applause from the audience. This gave the adjudicators a really hard task to select the teams to progress to the District semi-finals, but decisions were made.

Dunstable Uniform Project

more The Rotary Club of Dunstable has for some time now been providing uniforms free of charge obtained from lost property offices at most of the local schools. The success has been phenomenal.

The Rotary Club Of Barton-Le-Clay Supports “Tools For Self Reliance” In Uk And Malawi

more Tools for Self-Reliance in Milton Keynes is a charity that provides a safe environment where volunteers, of all abilities, can refurbish donated old tools transforming them into tool-kits for onward distribution to developing countries.

Luton North help Ugandan Children

more Around 700 children a year are being helped in Uganda with tackling potential hearing problems thanks to a project which was hatched by a doctor and his Rotary member patient.

Luton Young Chef Heat

more Luton Chiltern Rotary Club held its annual Young Chef Competition at Barnfield College recently and this year (its ninth year) saw a record fourteen entrants.

Winning Entry for Watford Young Chef

Watford Young Chef

more It was a busy weekend for Watford Rotary, on Saturday morning they ran the local heat of the annual Rotary Young Chef Competition at West Herts College Catering School, plus on Sunday hosted the annual Watford Rotary Pensioners Christmas Tea Party.

Picture shows Mrs Diane Blundell, Rotary President David Blundell, Mrs Patsy Glazebrook, and Royston Rotary Club Secretary Neil Guttridge

Royston donates to Acorn House.

more A locally based charity has benefitted from a £5,000 donation given by Royston’s Rotarians. Acorn House, at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, provides a ‘home from home’ for parents and carers of very sick children while they receive treatment.

Young Chef


The Rotary Club of Dunstable

more Reflections on 2018

Decorate Christmas Trees at St George’s Nursing Home

more Royston help out at their local Nursing Home

Concert raises over £500

more Helping homeless people and young carers at Christmas

A busy day for Watford Rotary

more Young Chef and a Tea Party

Chris Stockwell, Dean Leighton, Beadles Sales Manager and Watford Rotary’s Allan Packham

Land Rover pulls Santa out of a sticky situation

more Beadles Jaguar Land Rover Watford came to the rescue of Watford Rotary’s annual Christmas Street collection

New Addition for Rickmansworth Club

more President Chris Rawlinson and new member James Cahill of Little Chalfont, who works for Audley Retirement Homes.

Hospice scores again at Darts Marathon

more There was another great score for Letchworth Garden City’s Garden House Hospice at Letchworth Howard Rotary Club’s darts marathon evening, which raised an estimated £2,000-plus for Rotary charities with the hospice the principal beneficiary.

Hitchin Priory Christmas Quiz

more Now available, see poster for details.

In support of the Woburn Sands Night Shelter

more Woburn Sands raise money to help local homeless

Secretary Neil Guttridge, President David Blundell, Chairman or Royal British Legion Royston Branch Chris Murphy, and (presenting cheque) David Smyth, Treasurer

Royston Rotary Remembers

more To mark the centenary of the Armistice, Royston make a donation to the British Legion

The picture shows our stall erected in the Quadrant Shopping Centre, Dunstable, Bedfordshire.

Dunstable School Uniform Stall

more Helping out with the high cost of uniforms

Newport Pagnell Sunflower Party

more Who can grow the tallest Sunflower

Dunstable War Memorial Refurbished

more Dunstable and Menen Rotary clubs contribute to have the War Memorial restored for the WWI Centenary.

Biggleswade Rotary

more A review of the last year

Christmas is Coming in Dunstable

more Watch out for the Rotary Sleigh in Dunstable.

New Member for Dunstable

more ​Derek Bignell was recently inducted into the Rotary Club of Dunstable and we look forward to his involvement in our club.

East Meets West

more Who thought it was possible to Bollywood dance to a Country Music band playing ‘Coming Round the Mountain’?

Barton le Clay Rotarians trying their hands at tool refurbishment.

Barton-Le-Clay Rotary supports 'Tools for Self Reliance' in UK & Malawi

more Tools for Self-Reliance in Milton Keynes is a charity that provides a safe and caring working environment where volunteers, including those with learning disabilities, can refurbish donated old tools

Dunstale Rotary pays their respects at the Menen Gate

more Our club, having been twinned with the Rotary Club of Menen since 1976, began its annual visit on 10th October with 16 members

Another Global Grant Success for Luton North

more Paul Denton, Luton North, was delighted when he received an email from the Rotary Foundation last week.

Hitchin Priory Station Floral Display

Hitchin Priory brightens up Station

more Rotary adds new floral display at local station.

Leighton Linsalde's Disability Football Team receives Awards at MK Stadium

more Part of the Leighton Linslade "Yes We Can" initiative in conjunction with MK Dons

Son follows Father

more As he takes over the reins at Watford Rotary

Royston Kite Festival

more ​A brilliantly sunny day for this annual event held as usual on The Heath and we estimate that over six thousand people from the Royston area attended.

Bedford Park Raft Race

more A highlight of Bedford’s bi-annual two-day River Festival

Kids Out 2018

more Dunstable Rotary co-ordinate clubs from across the District for Kids Out at Whipsnade

The induction of Roger by Past President Owen Pinney

Roger takes over at Dunstable

more Relatively new Member Roger leads Dunstable into the new Rotary Year

Football vs Handover

more Brookmans Park's New President takes over the reins

New President goes for a Walk!

more Andy Calvert will be walking the 114 miles of the Icknield Way, each miles signifies a year that Rotary has been in existence.

2017-18 Club Archive

more Club articles from July 207 through to June 2018 (62 pages below this)

Early 2017 Club Archive

more Club Articles from January to June 2017 (22 pages below this)

Rotary President Tom Green, together with club members, handing over Sheila’s keys to SERV OBN Chairman Kamran Irani

Rotary presents new Blood Bike named ‘Sheila’ to SERV OBN

more New bike for the local branch of Service by Emergency Rider Volunteers

Club President Peter Jackson; Yvonne Sonnen; Asst District Gov John Hammond

Yvonne is our History Girl!

more Letchworth Garden City welcomes first lady member

Retiring Letchworth Howard president Dave Glanville (centre) presents Colin Green with his Paul Harris Fellowship citation while Colin’s wife Karen looks on.

Letchworth Howard Handover and Presentations eveningclub’s Handover and Presentations evening

more Letchworth Howard stalwart taken by surprise at club’s Handover and Presentations evening

Milton Keynes Swimathon Presentation Night

more Prizes awarded and donations made from the £29,000 raised at the annual Milton Keynes Rotary Swimathon held in March

Women's 100 years of Suffrage March

more Rotarian Jasmine Morris joins march with her Purple for Polio banners

Baldock's Oldest Rotarian Bert Biggs. RIP

more Baldock Rotary is sad to announce the recent death of the club's oldest and longest serving Rotarian, AW 'Bert' Biggs, at the age of 93.

Looking remarkably relaxed before their flights are – Ross Tomlin, Indra Patel, Sally Firth, Donna White (MacIntyre), Mukesh Kumar (seated) and Vivek Suman.

Six sign up for Rotary’s sponsored ‘Loop the Loop’ in a Glider

more Over £4,000 raised on a Loopy Summer's evening

After lots of hard work the garden is clear

Stevenage Lend a Hand Day

more Rotary in Stevenage helps clear a garden gone wild

Letchworth Howard President-Elect Tony Silver (right) and John Hammond, Assistant Governor, sharing a joke at the Assembly

Letchworth Howard has varied year ahead

more A year of widely varying events is on the cards for Letchworth Howard Rotary Club in 2018-19, president-elect Tony Silver told the club’s annual assembly on June 4th.

Buckingham Rotary Club working with the Mary’s Meals Backpack Project

more Phase 1 completed, onto the next Phase

Annual Swimathon - Brookmans Park

more Brookmans Park Rotary Club raised over £1,500 in its 26th annual sponsored swim event – taking the total figure to more than £100k.

Minor Sports Final

more Tuesday 24th April 2018 at The Cock, Broom

Hitchin Priory Spring Fayre

more Wonderful weather for Spring Fayre means great result

Club Newsletters

more Newsletters from Clubs around the District