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Upcoming events:



 Our Friday meetings are currently held as "Hybrid Zoom meetings where Zoom participants can watch the day's speaker and share and participate in York Rotary business that follows the lunch at the Novotel  

Zoom participants gather at around 1.10pm 

Email  Mike Hay for technical advice and/or to get the password !  Meeting Speakers are listed on the diary page
The ZOOM Link for Friday Club Meetings is:



Members can support Foundation, Rotary's own international charity, in a number of ways:

- Adding a donation to your annual subscription each July
          (The Treasurer will allocate accordingly)

- Making a donation at any time.   (use the Charity Account number below;
   make sure you enter "foundation/your name" in the description)

- Setting up a Standing Order for regular payments to Rotary Foundation UK (sustaining membership)
    - just download the form.  i
Direct debit form

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We now have a DIGITAL ARCHIVE recording much of the history of the Club's last 100 years.  The archive resides securely in "the cloud", accessed via  "Google Drive". 


It contains, amongst many other things...

   - The complete set (almost) of monthly Rotagraphs from Edition 1 (1951) to date

   - Club Accounts from 1981 onwards

   - Our Website archives with news items from 2009 onwards

   - Cy Read's "Golden Wheel" History (part 2) from 1981-92

   - All Dragon Boat Challenge programmes and memorabilia from its 2003 inception onwards 

   - Club Minute Books from 1921 to 1974

   - Club Council Minutes from 1948 to date

   - Details and Memorabilia about the Club’s fund raising activities, community service

      projects, international exchange visits and other activities

   - and lots of photographs 

Access is for York Rotary members only.   Further items are being added to the archive 


To get instructions and passwords to view the archive, please email Graham Wilford on

1921 Certificate

1921 Certificate of Membership of the British Association of Rotary Clubs

Making on-line payments

Subscriptions, events etc  -  payment to our MEMBERS account:

The details of our members' fund account are:

"Rotary Club of York"


HSBC  Sort Code  40-47-31

Account Number  91350447

nb this is the Club general account, not our Charity account

Please ensure you put your NAME and the event in the "Description box" so the Treasurer knows who is paying, and for what!

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Fundraisers, donations etc  -  payment to our CHARITY account:

The details of our CHARITY account are:

"Rotary Club of York Charity Fund"


HSBC  Sort Code  40-47-31

Account Number  41350455

nb this is NOT the Club's general/ members' account

Please ensure you put your NAME and the event in the "Description box" so the Treasurer knows who is paying, and for what!


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In an arrangement with Riviera Travel (whose holidays are recommended by several of our members) we can now all fundraise effortlessly as we book a holiday!!


Our Charity Fund will receive a donation of 10% of your basic holiday cost with Riviera.


For full details please click here


Note also that holidays booked by any friends or relatives with Riviera (If they mention Rotary Club of York) will also result in a similar 10% donation to our Club.


Please pass on the word........   i

ROTARY GBI  &  international sites

National  & International Rotary sites   - click logo image

District 1040

Rotary Great Britain & Ireland

Rotary International

Rotary Foundation

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Erlangen Rotary,  Germany



Fellowship Weekend,  York May  2023

A full report on this gathering can be seen  here


Earlier Fellowship Weekends

Archive records of earlier visits can be seen here

York Rotary Policy Documents

York Rotary adopts and is bound by the national Rotary policies laid out by RGBI

(Rotary Great Britain & Ireland)

The RGBI policies can be found on the RGBI website ("My Rotary") at

(Requires Member log-in)

Policies include, amongst others..

* Equality and Diversity

* Health and Safety

* Safeguarding (Children / Vulnerable Adults) 

* Data Protection

* Dignity Policy

York Rotary officers sign Compliance Statements each year, on behalf of Club Council, to confirm our adoption of these policies.


York Rotary celebrated our 100th birthday in 2021/22!!
Read all about our 100-year history  and centenary events from the links below

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Launch of Centenary Year (on Zoom) with look back in history (Feb 2021) view here

Centenary Celebration Dinner/Dance with Abba Revival (Nov 2021) view here

Dedication of College Green Sundial (Centenary Gift to the City of York (May 2022) view here

Centenary (President's) lunch at Mansion House York (May 2022) view here

York Rotary history (the first 100 years) view here

     100 Years of York Rotary
"looking back... looking forward" video
created in February 2021 

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