Rotarians were recently treated to afternoon tea at Lakeside School in Welwyn Garden City. 

The WGC Rotary Club had donated all the kitchen equipment for their house for older students teaching them the skills to live independently.

The students themselves had made the tea: delicious sandwiches, fairy cakes, brownies and the like. Some items were dairy free, too. 

They chatted about trips out to Shepreth Zoo, Southend and to the local swimming pool. It was wonderful to know that all the kitchen equipment was being used almost daily to help these challenged young people with learn to cook. 

On a purely social note Rotarians were also spotted tasting beer. The beer imbibers included Rotary President Paul Coley and Assistant Governor Kendal Pitt alongside the local fellows of WGC club under the watchful eye of organiser Andy Forrow.

Andy is one of the club’s most enthusiastic members and really demonstrates what Rotary can bring to an active, fulfilling life.  

Coming up next month is 'Jazz on the Island', a charity picnic concert taking place on Saturday, July 6 at 7pm at 13 Lemsford Village, WGC AL8 7TN. 

All monies raised on this occasion will go not only to our Rotary charities but in particular to Hertfordshire Admiral Nurses. Tickets are £15 each available from

There are no ticket sales on the door. Three acts are playing,

The St Albans U3A Jazz Band will open the evening followed by the beautiful singing voice of solo vocalist Adam Beckman, the evening closing with The Gershwin Gang, a trio playing the memorable melodies of the Gershwin era. Dancing optional! 

It’s bring a picnic and drinks, your own chairs and a table if you wish. Doors open at 6.15pm and the music starts at 7pm.

Parking stewards will be on hand to assist with parking.  We hope to finish at approximately 10.15pm. 

Should you want to get involved with the club do get in touch or drop into Campus West where some of us meet at 11am on the third Tuesday of each month, come and talk to us.

Alternatively come and chat when you see us about town. We do meet regularly, sometimes online and often at a pub or local restaurant.