About us

Officially we are the Rotary Club of the Nene Valley, but that's a bit over the top for everyday use, so are generally known as Rotary Nene Valley. We are based in Northampton, county town of Northamptonshire in the English East Midlands. Unlike the other clubs in these parts we don't include 'Northampton' in our club name - we like to be different.

Feel free to have a poke around and get a feel for what we do and what we are about. If it sounds like the sort of club you might like to be involved with, please get in touch by clicking on the Red 'Membership Enquiry' Button found by scrolling right down to the bottom of this page, filling in the form which then pops up, and we'll be in touch.

If you're already in Rotary and want to visit, get in touch by using the Contact Us button above (right at the top) and choosing 'A Visiting Rotarian' on the Subject drop-down.

Our name: In case you are wondering, Nene is pronounced to rhyme with men and not with mean. The latter is how misguided folk nearer the sea pronounce the name of OUR river. It doesn't sound like NayNay either. A NeNe is a Hawaiian goose related to Canadas but much rarer.

So don't be surprised if you're shouted down when mispronouncing our name - we are kinda proud of it.

As above, if you have had a look round and think that Rotary might be for you, get in touch with us by clicking on that Red Button, at the bottom of this page.

Technology Tournament: We are proud to have been organisers of an annual Technology Tournament, open to teams from all secondary schools in Northamptonshire. It was the first in D1070 and ran for 14 years. We still provide suport to other clubs who are interested in continuing the challenge.

ShelterBox: Do you want to help us to provide shelter and basic help for people in disaster areas like Pakistan? If so, and you have a mobile phone, see below and get texting.

Text a fiver to Shelterbox

Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Neil Hufton and Dominic McGuinness' night

Thursday 25th April 19.30

Neil Hufton and Dominic McGuinness' night


Neil and Dominic will share the results of the attitude survey that members were asked to respond to.

Northampton's Trussell Trust Food Bank

Thursday 2nd May 19.00

Northampton's Trussell Trust Food Bank


Jo Alderman from the local Food Bank is coming to tell us about their work.

Club meeting

Tuesday 7th May 19.00

Club meeting


Visit to Castle Ashby Gardens

NO MEETING

Thursday 9th May 19.30

NO MEETING


Due to us having to re-schedule the visit to Castle Ashby Gardens, tonight's meeting was rescheduled to the preceding Tuesday (7th).

Club Assembly

Thursday 16th May 19.00

Club Assembly


Ablitt Shield evening

Thursday 23rd May 19.30

Ablitt Shield evening


This is when we award the shield to a Scout or Scout leader who has gone beyond the norm.

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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

Cheyne Walk Club, 
2 Cheyne Walk, 
Northampton We meet on Thursdays at 19:30
(We meet at 7:30, giving time for an aperitif and a chat, before we eat at 8PM.)
Cheyne Walk Club,
2 Cheyne Walk,
Northampton NN1 5PU

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