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Find out the latest activities our clubs have been getting up to across Beds, Bucks and Herts.


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Full programme ahead for Letchworth Howard

Letchworth Howard plans for the year ahead

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Baldock Rotary Donation to Garden House Hospice Care

Baldock present a cheque to local hospice

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Royston Historic Vehicle Show

May Day Fayre & Vechile Show in Royston

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Letchworth Howard’s hospice help exceeds £23,000

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

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Rotary supports MK Hospital’s Cancer Centre Appeal

Sainsburys and Wolverton & Stony Stratford work together

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Rotary supports MK Hospital’s Cancer Centre Appeal

Wolverton and Stony Stratford helps support Sainsbury's Chosen Charity

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Rotary supports MK Hospital’s Cancer Centre Appeal

Wolverton and Stony Stratford helps support Sainsbury's Chosen Charity

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Rotary supports MK Hospital’s Cancer Centre Appeal

Wolverton & Stony Stratford help support Sainsbury's chosen Charity

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The Hatfield Rotary contingent

Hatfield Palace Coffee Morning

in aid of local Youth Club and Church

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The Memphis Bells entertain the Senior Citizens

Memphis Belles delight At Rotary’s Senior Citizens Tea Party

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

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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

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

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Letchworth Howard quiz raises £1,500

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

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22nd March - Youth Makes Music

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

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WGC Rotary on the road again!

WGC Breakfast Club supports Dementia UK

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Hospice pays tribute to Letchworth Howard

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

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Baldock Library Celebrates 30th Anniversary

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

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Royston President Visits mbrocraft, Kwa-Zulu Natal

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.

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Dunstable and Flitwick Vale Joing Meeting

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.

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​Growing green for the future!

Buckingham plant trees for their community

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Watford Rotary Club Celebrates 95 Years Of Service

A big birthday for Watford Rotary

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Royston Technology Tournament

Annual Technology Tournament for the Royston area

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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

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

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Winners of the Rotary National Commutity Cup for 2018

Leighton Linslade wins National prize

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Baldock Young Chef

Well done to budding Young Chef

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An Evening with Michael Portillo

A great success for Amersham Rotary

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Race fans deliver £400 prize for Letchworth Howard pantomime outing

Race Night raises fund for Panto outing

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

Hatfield 'New Year's Honoours'

Special awards to hardworking Rotarians

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Hatfield Folds and then gets Fired Up

Two interesting talks

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

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

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Royston presents of Cleaning Materials to Acorn House

Royston answers a cry for help from Acorn House

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Aylesbury Hundreds Santa Donations

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.

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​Letchworth Howard takes children on a magical theatre treat

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

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Mid Herts Youth Speaks Competitions

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.

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Dunstable Uniform Project

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.

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

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.

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Luton North help Ugandan Children

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.

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Luton Young Chef Heat

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.

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Winning Entry for Watford Young Chef

Watford Young Chef

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.

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

Royston donates to Acorn House.

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.

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Young Chef

LOCAL YOUNG CHEFS SET A HIGH STANDARD IN ROTARY COMPETITION

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The Rotary Club of Dunstable

Reflections on 2018

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Decorate Christmas Trees at St George’s Nursing Home

Royston help out at their local Nursing Home

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Concert raises over £500

Helping homeless people and young carers at Christmas

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A busy day for Watford Rotary

Young Chef and a Tea Party

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

Land Rover pulls Santa out of a sticky situation

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

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New Addition for Rickmansworth Club

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

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Hospice scores again at Darts Marathon

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.

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Leighton Linslade's Yes we Can Campaign

FAI Auto Parts proudly sponsors the Buzzards Football Team

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Hitchin Priory Christmas Quiz

Now available, see poster for details.

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In support of the Woburn Sands Night Shelter

Woburn Sands raise money to help local homeless

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

Royston Rotary Remembers

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

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

Dunstable School Uniform Stall

Helping out with the high cost of uniforms

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Newport Pagnell Sunflower Party

Who can grow the tallest Sunflower

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Dunstable War Memorial Refurbished

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

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Biggleswade Rotary

A review of the last year

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Christmas is Coming in Dunstable

Watch out for the Rotary Sleigh in Dunstable.

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New Member for Dunstable

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

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East Meets West

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

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Barton le Clay Rotarians trying their hands at tool refurbishment.

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

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

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Dunstale Rotary pays their respects at the Menen Gate

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

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Another Global Grant Success for Luton North

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

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Hitchin Priory Station Floral Display

Hitchin Priory brightens up Station

Rotary adds new floral display at local station.

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

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

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Son follows Father

As he takes over the reins at Watford Rotary

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Leighton Linsdale's Disability Multi Sports Day

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

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Royston Kite Festival

​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.

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Bedford Park Raft Race

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

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Kids Out 2018

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

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The induction of Roger by Past President Owen Pinney

Roger takes over at Dunstable

Relatively new Member Roger leads Dunstable into the new Rotary Year

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Football vs Handover

Brookmans Park's New President takes over the reins

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New President goes for a Walk!

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

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2017-18 Club Archive

Club articles from July 207 through to June 2018

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Early 2017 Club Archive

Club Articles from January to June 2017

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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

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

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

Yvonne is our History Girl!

Letchworth Garden City welcomes first lady member

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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

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

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Milton Keynes Swimathon Presentation Night

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

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Women's 100 years of Suffrage March

Rotarian Jasmine Morris joins march with her Purple for Polio banners

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Baldock's Oldest Rotarian Bert Biggs. RIP

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.

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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

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

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After lots of hard work the garden is clear

Stevenage Lend a Hand Day

Rotary in Stevenage helps clear a garden gone wild

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

Letchworth Howard has varied year ahead

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.

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

Phase 1 completed, onto the next Phase

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Annual Swimathon - Brookmans Park

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

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Minor Sports Final

Tuesday 24th April 2018 at The Cock, Broom

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Hitchin Priory Spring Fayre

Wonderful weather for Spring Fayre means great result

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Club Newsletters

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