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.

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

Friday 16th November 13.00

Lunch with a Focus interview of one of our members conducted by Dick WIlkinson.

Monday 19th November 18.00

Council at Rothsay Education Centre, Bedford

Friday 23rd November 13.00

Lunch with speaker Ian Quarrington talking about the MG Car Club.

Saturday 24th November 09.00

Rotary Swimathon supporting Canine Partners.

Our annual charity Swimathon held at Bedford School. This is our biggest fund-raising event of the year. We will be supporting Canine Partners and the aim is to raise enough money to support a puppy throughout its training.


Saturday 24th November 19.30

Pastime with Good Company.

An evening or music with "The Ensemble of Friends" to be held at St. Mark's Church, Calder Rise, Bedford supporting Canine Partners.


Thursday 29th November 19.00

Guest evening to be held at Bellini's, Clapham, with speaker Budge Rogers - topic to be advised.

Friday 7th December 13.00

Club Day - business meeting - Special General Meeting

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.

Family Rotary club use skills to kick-start local charities

Rotary members unite to tackle world hunger

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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