St. Albans Verulamium Our Club

This is our Rotary Club. We have 41 members and we meet weekly at Woollams, the OA Rugby Club on Harpenden Road on Tuesday evenings. Meetings, which include a two course meal and a speaker, or some other activity, start at 7 30 pm and finish around 10 pm.

Rotary is a global organisation of business and professional people who provide help for less fortunate people of all ages throughout the world.

Rotary is non-political and is open to men and women, whatever their race, colour or creed, who want to make the world a better place.

Our club offers opportunities for our members and those interested in making a difference to get involved. Through meetings, social events, and volunteer projects, our members learn about the issues facing our community and wider communities all over the world, partnering with local, national, and global experts to exchange ideas about potential solutions and to draw up action plans to respond. Along with these opportunities to serve, members also can regularly network, resulting in lifelong friendships and business connections.

Rotarians meet regularly over a meal to plan events, listen to speakers on various topics and report on activities.

Our motto is "Service above self" and we are always pleased to welcome like-minded people.

If you are keen to get involved why not come along to a meeting? We would be delighted to meet you and you will be made very welcome. Please Visit Us.

OR contact our Membership Secretary Ron Smith any time.

Our organisation

We organise ourselves through various committees:

  • Community Service- seeking out needs in our local community where we can make a difference
  • International Service- discovering charities worldwide where our input can help. Also engaging with Rotary Clubs in other countries.
  • Fund Raising- Organising our fund raising activities through a range of events which Rotarians volunteer to put into action
  • Foundation- Providing donations from Rotarians to Rotary’s own charity through voluntary giving and a quiz night
  • Youth- giving young people in St Albans opportunities for their own development by staging a Rotary Technology Tournament and a Rotary Young Chef Competition
  • Club Service- the committee that arranges our meetings.
  • Membership- making people aware of opportunities to join us or volunteer to help with our fund raising events.

Bringing all of these activities together is an enjoyable and fulfilling pursuit.


Our Values

Rotary is a non- religious, non-political organisation. Yet it is very clear about its ideals which it applies to all of its activities.

These are expressed in the FOUR WAY TEST.

Is it the TRUTH?
Is it FAIR to all concerned?
Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

We also promote ‘The Objects of Rotary’:

  • To encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster the development of acquaintance as an opportunity of service.
  • High ethical standards in business and professions. The recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society.
  • The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business and community life.
  • The advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.


The Rotary Foundation

Rotary Foundation is Rotary’s own charity which Rotarians voluntarily support and contribute to. Over the last 100 years it has contributed over $3 billion to humanitarian programmes around the world.

A major focus is the eradication of polio. With help from the Bill Gates Foundation it has provided vaccinations in many countries across the globe. The incidence of Polio has been decreased to just a handful of cases each year in three countries. Progress will continue until there are none.

Rotary Foundation is active in six areas:

  • Peace and Conflict Resolution
  • Disease Prevention and Treatment
  • Water and Sanitation
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Basic Education and Literacy
  • Economic and Community Development
The Rotary Foundation

Rotary in St.Albans

There are three Rotary Clubs in St Albans. They are:

  • The Rotary Club of St Albans Verulamium which meets on Tuesday evenings at Woollams, Home to the OAs Rugby Club.
  • St Albans Rotary Club which meets on Tuesday lunchtimes at the Ardmore House Hotel.
  • The Rotary Club of St Alban Priory which meets at Carluccio’s in St Albans on Wednesdays for breakfast.

Which time is most convenient for you?

Click on contact us and arrange to come to one of our meetings.

The three clubs do some things individually and some together. Together they organise the St Albans Rotary Charity Cycle Ride and the Rotary Technology Tournament for secondary school children.

Click on St Albans Rotary Charity Cycle Ride and Technology Tournament for more details.

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WE TRANSFORM COMMUNITIES

We take action locally and globally. Each day, our members pour their passion, integrity, and intelligence into completing projects that have a lasting impact. We persevere until we deliver real, lasting solutions.