Rotary in Harpenden support local people of all ages by organising and running community events and activities, and raising funds for charitable purposes.



Rotary responds to natural disasters around the world with temporary shelters and access to potable water. We also fund health and education projects in developing countries.

Rotary’s campaign to rid the world of the debilitating disease polio reached another milestone when the World Health Organisation certified Africa as wild-polio free. Only in Pakistan and Afghanistan does the wild poliovirus remain endemic.



With members from all walks of life, we meet regularly to talk, share ideas and develop events and opportunities to help our community.

Latest news

Third time for quiz winners

This year’s Harpenden Quiz of Quizzes was won by just 4 points by ‘Measure for Measure’, who have taken part in all 27 years of the competition!

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Modular homes revive Ukrainian village 

Local Rotarians pictured with one of the 124 temporary modular homes that have helped to house residents of Moshchun, a village near the Ukrainian capital, where Russian bombardment destroyed or severely damaged 70% of the buildings. 

Their appeal to other Rotary clubs brought support from 12 countries including Britain. Our Ukrainian Quiz Night, held in November, raised funds for furniture and other household essentials.

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Ready to receive 

Some 19 months ago Rotary in Harpenden took on a project to raise funds to equip a new operating theatre being built at the Kyengera Women’s hospital in Wakiso, near Kampala, Uganda.  

We had the task of raising the equivalent of US$5,000 to get the $30,000+ project off the ground.

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How the Big Give helped thousands in Malawi

Pump Aid, the charity dedicated to bringing the benefits of clean water to African countries, was one of the main beneficiaries of the funds raised by Rotary in Harpenden’s Classics on the Common show last July. It has now found a way to double the value of that donation.

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Shoebox surplus extends benefits to Malawi 

Each year, toys, games, writing materials and toiletries are delivered to disadvantaged youngsters and elderly people in central and eastern Europe through the Rotary Shoebox scheme. This year school children in Malawi also benefited. 

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Debating Competition ‘so valuable’ 

St George’s School won both the intermediate and the senior cups in the Harpenden heat of the Rotary Youth Speaks: A Debate competition, held at Aldwickbury Golf Club before an audience of parents and teachers. 

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Upcoming Events 2024-2025

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Rotary Young Citizen Awards

1 May
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Dragon’s Den

4, 18 June
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Classics on the Common

24 July
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Rotary Young Photographer Competition

January 2025
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Rotary Technology Tournament

March 2025
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Harpenden Quiz of Quizzes

March 2025
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