About us

Northampton is a large market town in the East Midlands, approx. 67 miles Northwest of London on the River Nene, and is the county town of Northamptonshire.

The RotNorthampton Guildhallary Club of Northampton was founded in 1921 and now meets at the Sunley Management Centre at the University of Northampton for lunch on Mondays.  We raise funds for, and plan and implement service projects, both locally and internationally.

We also have lunchtime speakers, usually related to our  objective of providing service to others, but sometimes of general interest.

Some members meet on Tuesday evenings at Richmond Village, where they have a similar programme of service projects and occasional speakers.  The two groups meet regularly for fellowship and joint fund-raising events.

We welcome anyone who may be interested in joining us to see what we are all about at lunch on Mondays, or on Tuesday evenings with our Satellite Group.

This website is also full of stories about what we do, and if you have the time why not take a look at the Programme options above to see what we have done in the past, and what we have planned for the the future?


To read our latest Newsletter click HERE

You will find Earlier Newsletters by clicking on "What we do", above, and then "Newsletter Library"


Congratulations to our Succesful RYLA Candidate

Congratulations to Storm Phillips, Rotary Northampton's 2017 successful RYLA candidate.

We are proud to have given the marvellous RYLA experience to a resilient and resourceful young lady and look forward to hearing her future talk to our members about her challenging week.

RYLA is a personal development, eight day seminar held at Grafham Water Centre, which is made up of activities including water sports; practical initiative tests; development of interpersonal skills; camping; map reading; problem solving; and a computer based business game with lectures & presentations.

This Rotary course is investing in all our futures and is considered to be the finest of its type in ‘Rotary In Great Britain & Ireland’.  It is designed on a basis of team competition, with each day's programme building on the knowledge and experience gained in the previous days.

Storm said that she had an amazing time, made many new friends with plans to continue with meetings and projects.   She is very grateful to us for giving her the opportunity to go on this course.


Rotary - Make a World of Difference

Join Rotary and make a world of difference to your own community, to the lives of those less fortunate around the world, to your fellow club members - like-minded men and women of all ages - and, just as important, to yourself! The projects Rotarians get involved in are incredibly fulfilling, worthwhile and rewarding - and there's plenty of fun involved.

If you think that becoming a Rotarian may be something that would interest you, and would like to learn more, please click on the logo on the right, which is this year's Rotary Theme, or if you would like to talk to someone about joining Rotary in Northampton click on this link

Northampton Rotary Centennial Project & 2018 Calendar

Rotary in Northampton will be 100 years old in the Rotary Year 2021/22.  The first meeting was held on 11 April 1921, with the first Luncheon meeting on 18 July 1921 and official membership of Rotary International was granted by Charter on 1 February 1922.  Since 1922 Rotary Club members in Northampton have contributed through voluntary service to countless local and overseas projects, raising money for many local, national and international charities as well as carrying out a huge number of hands-on projects to help local schools, retirement and nursing homes and charities etc.

We would now like suggestions from local people for a project that would enhance the town, or be of assistance to its people to mark this 100th Anniversary.  Perhaps something for the disabled, the aged or young children that would make their lives better – anything will be considered, subject to the receipt of planning permission, if required, or approval if there are any other potential restrictions.

If you would like to make a suggestion for the project just click on the "Contact us" link at the top and select "Centennial Project" and tell us what you propose.

We will be holding Fundraising events to provide the funds for this project, the first of which is a Northampton Rotary Calendar Competition for 2018.

This will show in photographs the best of everything that Northampton has to offer throughout the year and one photograph will be used for each month.

To produce this we want people, who live here, to contribute photographs for each season of the year that show what Northampton has to offer – architecture, parks, sporting events, whatever the  photographer feels represents why they love Northampton.

Photos must be digital and represent the best of Northampton and be in landscape format in a ratio of 16:10.  No larger than 10Mb and less than 300dpi.  Any files that too small to be reproduced properly will be rejected.  Full Terms and conditions can be found by clicking here


To see more of what we do and have done, just browse this website and see what you can find


Raise Funds for Rotary Charities While You Shop

Just click here to access over 250 retailers selling anything from CD's to Holidays.  Anything you buy through our web-shop will help towards our fund-raising targets - and you won't be charged a penny extra!


Support Rotary Charities

If you think that we work we do locally and overseas to support people in need and  to improve their environment is worthwhile, and would like to contribute, just click on the "JustGiving" button.  Every penny donated to the Club's Benevolent Fund goes towards helping Donate with JustGivingothers, in accordance with the Rotary motto, which is "Service above Self".

Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Thursday 21st September 10.15

Rotary Walk from the Wharf, Bugbrooke

A short, circular walk from the Wharf, Bugbrooke - organiser David Allitt


Friday 22nd September 10.00 - 15.00 Sunday 24th September

District 1070 Annual Conference

Llandudno 2017
Friday 22 to Sunday 24 September 2017


Friday 22nd September 10.00 - 14.00 Sunday 24th September

President's Weekend

President Jackie will be taking us to Llandudno.


Monday 25th September 12.30


Monday 25th September 18.00

Council Meeting

Tuesday 26th September 18.15

Satellite Group

No Meeting following SGM

Monday 2nd October 12.30


Tuesday 3rd October 18.15

Satellite Group


Monday 9th October 12.30


Tuesday 10th October 18.15

Satellite Group


Wednesday 11th October 19.00

District 1070 Quiz

Teams from the Clubs in Area 6 go head-to-head to find which team will represent the Area at the District Finals


Monday 16th October 12.30

Lunch at Northampton Bowls Club Harborough Road

Tuesday 17th October 18.15

Satellite Group


Rotary Walk

Thursday 19th October 10.15

Rotary Walk

A short, circular walk - organiser Brian Dickens

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Rotary News

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Rotary Young Citizen Awards

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

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How Rotary is Funding Polio Immunization in 2017

Find out more about Rotary fighting disease

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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Mondays at 12.30
Sunley Conference Centre,
The University of Northampton,
Park Campus,
Boughton Green Road,
Northampton NN2 7AL
The Satellite Group meet at Richmond Village, Bridge Meadow Way, Grange Park. NN4 5EB on Tuesdays at 6:15pm  01604 892020 (Mon) or 01604 432602 (Tues)

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