The Rotary Club of the Studios of Elstree and Borehamwood meet twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday's of each month.

Fundraising Concert for Alzheimer's UK with Elstree Mozart Players 2023


On Saturday 7th October 2023 Our Club President Andrew Grady, a founder of Elstree Mozart Players, organised an Autumn Charity Concert to raise money for Alzheimer's UK. The charity supported Andrew, his family and his late mother who went on to develop Alzheimer's in later life. The Elstree Mozart Players was a joint venture between Andrew Grady, Derek Holland and Pat Strack. The Orchestra has amongst its ranks many professional, semi-professional and very good amateur musicians, providing high quality classical music concerts around the locality. The concert was conducted by regular conductor and club friend Derek Holland with Andrew Penny MBE as a guest conductor. Mr Penny and his wife are personal friends of our Club President, being a former colleague of the late Mary Grady.  

The concert featured music from Sir Arthur Sullivan, Elgar, and Tchaikovsky. The highlight of the concert was a rare performance of Violin Concerto in E minor by York Bowen. 


We were delighted to welcome our Cllrs Richard Butler Deputy Mayor of Hertsmere Borough Council and the Orchestra's new President Cllr John Graham, a former Brough Mayor. 

Also in attendance was Deputy Mayor of Elstree and Borehamwood Cllr Alpha Collins who gave an inspiring speech at the end of the evening.  Club members assisted to present a fantastic classical musical concert working both on the front of house ticket desk as well as providing the refreshments during the evening concert and assisting with setup and take down. Mr Grady would like to thank all those club members who assisted with the smooth operation of this concert and all those who donated raffle prizes.  


Christmas at the Manor 2022

On Tuesday 13th December 2022 the Club President Sasha Capocci welcomed members and guests to a fun and festive evening which included Christmas dinner at The Manor Hotel in Elstree.

The club welcomed fellows from The Rotary Club of Elstree & Borehamwood, which included their Club President Charles Kelly, Norman Shuker, Peter Wong-Morrow, Stella, and Wendy, with friends Dr Ann Goddard, Ann Shuker and Foon Wong-Morrow.

The evening started off with Rotary Grace being read by President Elect Andrew Grady, before the delightful Christmas meal that included all the trimmings served by the staff at the hotel.

Towards the close of the evening the group were treated to a rendition of Auld Lang Syne on bagpipes by George Carr.

A perfect Christmas celebration and fellowship, full of festive cheer.

Quiz Night

On Wednesday 19th October 2022, The Studios Rotary Club organised a Quiz Night to support the town mayor charity of the year The Foodbank.

Club President Sasha Capocci welcomed the groups to the evening. The town mayor Cllr Sandra Parnell in her opening speech thanked everyone for supporting the evenings event and for supporting her charity of the year.

Over 65 people attended with Rotary Clubs from Edgware and Stanmore along with our sister club Elstree & Borehamwood Rotary Club, along with a team from The Studios Rotary.

Other community groups from with the town also attended, these included The Visually Impaired Club (VIC), members of the Borehamwood Community Choir, a group from The Catholic Parishes of Elstree and Borehamwood.

The evening started off with a super buffet supper organised by Club President Sasha Capocci, Cllr Sandra Parnell, Cllr Pat Strack, assisted by Erika Grady.

Following on from the buffet a quiz of six rounds was provided by the evenings Quiz Master, Peter Forrester.

Technical assistance for the evening was provided by our President Elect Andrew Grady.

A raffle in aid of the Foodbank raised just over £300.00.

The winners of the quiz were the VIC, with each participant receiving a large box of chocolates being the winning team.