About us


Welcome to the Rotary Club of Bedford. Like all Rotarians we are volunteers who care about improving the quality of people's lives. We are a very active, moderately-sized club of around 60 members consisting of professional men and women who live in and around Bedford. Since being chartered in 1923 we have given our time and varied skills successfully to complete many projects in our locality, the UK and overseas. Each year we focus on supporting one or two local charities. Typically our biggest programme is aimed at helping young people whether through speaking competitions, young musician competitions, young chef competitions, encouraging young leaders of the future, sponsoring young people on outward-bound type courses or giving disadvantaged children the opportunity to experience activity-based days out.

On 25th November we are holding our annual Swimathon charity fund raising event at Bedford School. For more information go to http://www.rotaryswimathon.org.uk

If you want to find out more about or club or Rotary, please explore this website or telephone the Honorary Secretary on 01234 290761.  


Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Monday 20th November 18.00

Council at Rothsay Education Centre, Bedford

Friday 24th November 13.00

Lunch with speaker. The speaker will be Alice Lisle-Denny and she will be talking about the London-Paris Cycle Challenge.

Saturday 25th November 10.00


Rotary Club of Bedford Annual Swimathon at Bedford School


Friday 1st December 13.00

Club Day - Special General Meeting

Friday 8th December 13.00

Lunch with speaker. The speaker will be Rotarian Joyce Boddey who will talk about The Calvert Trust - 2017 experience.

Friday 15th December 13.00

Christmas lunch with guests and merriment

Monday 18th December 18.00

Council at Rothsay Education Centre, Bedford

Rotary News

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.

Rotary Young Citizen Awards

Watch coverage of the 2017 'Rotary Young Citizen Awards', highlighting outstanding young people.

Details on RotaryGBI.org

How Rotary is Funding Polio Immunization in 2017

Find out more about Rotary fighting disease

Details on Rotary.org

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Fridays at 1300
((5th Fri contact Sec))
Park Inn by Radisson, 2,St Mary's Street, Bedford. MK42 0AR  01234 799988

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