About Us

Berkhamsted Rotary is founded on 80 years of Rotary activity in the town. We are a group of individuals from many walks of life and, with more than 60 members, we are one of the largest Rotary clubs in Beds, Bucks and Herts. We use our time and energy to support young people and to improve the lives of the elderly, vulnerable and disadvantaged both here and overseas. We organise charity events (such as our Half Marathon and Fireworks Night) to raise funds. ​​ Charitable causes are supported via the Berkhamsted Rotary Trust Fund CIO which is a UK Registered Charity No. 1182564. Last year we netted more than £52,000 enabling us to support many worthwhile causes both at home and overseas. We work as a team and have a good time in the process. Friendships are developed through our club activities and also social events such as our monthly and annual walks. We normally meet for dinner each Tuesday, usually at Berkhamsted Town Hall in the centre of Berkhamsted, at 7:30 for 8:00 pm.

Our 2021/2022 President, John Whiteley, explains how he got involved and what it means to him.

When we first moved to Berkhamsted we knew no one in the town, though I gradually came to recognise the faces of the inhabitants of the fifth carriage of the 07.34 to Euston. Then someone in my wife’s book group said her husband was in Rotary and I ought to meet him, and I never looked back. When I joined, I knew a bit about how Rotary raised money for local and international charities, and how the Club’s members contributed to the local community by giving time and effort to enhance the lives of local school children and other groups, but to understand it properly I did what Woodward and Bernstein were told to do when investigating Watergate, I followed the money – I became Treasurer. To me, though, the best element of being part of the Club was the chance it gave to meet new people, and the camaraderie and, to use an old-fashioned word, the fellowship that it engendered. In the first meeting I attended, it was obvious that the members of the Club genuinely liked each other, and I felt at home. Several years later, I now have the privilege to be President, and to help guide the Club on its fund-raising efforts, its services to the community, and the social life which is at the core of everything that we do. Rotary is a great way of helping the community, and of having fun whilst doing so.

About Us

Berkhamsted Rotary is founded on 80 years of Rotary activity in the town. We are a group of individuals from many walks of life and, with more than 60 members, we are one of the largest Rotary clubs in Beds, Bucks and Herts. We use our time and energy to support young people and to improve the lives of the elderly, vulnerable and disadvantaged both here and overseas. We organise charity events (such as our Half Marathon and Fireworks Night) to raise funds. ​​ Charitable causes are supported via the Berkhamsted Rotary Trust Fund CIO which is a UK Registered Charity No. 1182564. Last year we netted more than £52,000 enabling us to support many worthwhile causes both at home and overseas. We work as a team and have a good time in the process. Friendships are developed through our club activities and also social events such as our monthly and annual walks. We normally meet for dinner each Tuesday, usually at Berkhamsted Town Hall in the centre of Berkhamsted, at 7:30 for 8:00 pm.

Our 2021/2022 President, John Whiteley, explains

how he got involved and what it means to him.

When we first moved to Berkhamsted we knew no one in the town, though I gradually came to recognise the faces of the inhabitants of the fifth carriage of the 07.34 to Euston. Then someone in my wife’s book group said her husband was in Rotary and I ought to meet him, and I never looked back. When I joined, I knew a bit about how Rotary raised money for local and international charities, and how the Club’s members contributed to the local community by giving time and effort to enhance the lives of local school children and other groups, but to understand it properly I did what Woodward and Bernstein were told to do when investigating Watergate, I followed the money – I became Treasurer. To me, though, the best element of being part of the Club was the chance it gave to meet new people, and the camaraderie and, to use an old-fashioned word, the fellowship that it engendered. In the first meeting I attended, it was obvious that the members of the Club genuinely liked each other, and I felt at home. Several years later, I now have the privilege to be President, and to help guide the Club on its fund- raising efforts, its services to the community, and the social life which is at the core of everything that we do. Rotary is a great way of helping the community, and of having fun whilst doing so.