Through membership of Rotary, individuals – men and women – volunteer to help with community and humanitarian projects that make a difference locally, nationally and globally.
Harpenden Village Rotary Club was chartered in 1988. The 40+ members, men and women, meet at Aldwickbury Park Golf Club, usually every other Wednesday evening, to listen to interesting speakers. On other Wednesday evenings they may go out for a social evening and for some meetings they stay at home and meet via Zoom.
As well as enjoying the social side of Rotary, Harpenden Village Club members, along with others, support our work at Rotary in Harpenden in organising and running our community events and activities in Harpenden and surrounding villages.
Making the most of their diverse professional and business skills, and life experiences, they help youngsters make the most of their potential and raise funds or collect gifts for charity. They also throw their weight behind the staging of our flagship event, Classics on the Common, one of the leading shows in the national classic car calendar.
You can read about all these events and activities by visiting our Events and Activities page.
We donate one quarter of the funds raised to support our own giving. When disasters like earthquakes or floods occur across the world, we have the funds to respond quickly with survival kits like ShelterBoxes. As these are handled by local Rotary Club members or other trusted agencies where the disaster occurs, we can be confident that they are reaching the people who desperately need them.
Donations are made regularly to Rotary’s major global campaign to rid the world of the killer disease polio.
What it means to be a member
“I love that, as a team, we can achieve so much together. Getting involved with the Youth Speaks competition is one example. It’s an event that offers youngsters the chance to strengthen their presentation skills, and it’s a joy to see their confidence grow, knowing that it will benefit them later in life.”
“I first joined Rotary when I lived and worked in Lviv, Ukraine, primarily to get to know local people and become involved in their charitable activities. When I returned to Harpenden I joined Rotary here to pursue the same objectives of service in the community and be part of an organisation which pursues international understanding and the development of goodwill and peace globally.”
“After commuting into London throughout my career, retirement brought the opportunity to engage with and give back to my local community. Membership of Rotary has widened my social circle, bringing comradeship and friendship with individuals equally keen to understand local issues and to support those in need.”