Floods in Western Germany and surrounding areas

If members would like to make a personal donation towards this appeal, please use the Donate button here.

All funds raised will go via our Club Charity Account and then be transmitted by Treasurer Nigel to our sister Rotary Club in Erlangen Germany;  who will be able to send these directly to areas of need.

Just choose the "Donate with a card" option

You also have the option of adding a further amount to cover the PayPal fees we will otherwise be charged!

York Rotary Summer Barbeque     Saturday August 7th

The barbeque is back!! 


This year's BBQ (dedicated to the memory of Peter Fox) is being held at Sutton-Upon-Derwent Village Hall

Details and sign-up can be found here

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We are restoring (after a year's gap) the outdoor bowls evening, and this is booked for Tuesday 24 August, at the Railway Institute Bowling Club, in Acomb. It will begin at 5.00pm for 5.15pm briefing, and consist of about one and a half hours of gentle bowls, followed by a pie & pea supper at around 7.15. Cash bar available. The cost is £10.50 for Bowls plus the Supper; or £7.00 for just the supper. It has proved an enjoyable evening in the past.

For further details and a sign up form where you can pay either on-line or by cheque,  click  here

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Rotas  &  Lists

Fellowship Duty / Speaker Host list


Current lists for Friday Lunch Meeting duties, from late July onwards,  can be downloaded here

includes schedule of Business Meeting dates

NB Please notify any Duty changes/swaps to

 Tom Jackson (Secretary), Mike Sullivan (Rotagraph) and Brian Joscelyne (Website) 

Buddy Groups


Latest Buddy Groups list can be downloaded here

Helping on Dragon Boat Day  September 12th

Would ALL members please let us know (by July 23rd)  if you are available (or not) for Dragon Boat day duties, so we can start to compile the ROTA for the day.


Click here 

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2021 marks the centenary of the founding of the Rotary Club of York (Inaugural meeting February 1921).

Celebrations and events are being planned throughout the year from February 2021 through to February 2022

Keep in touch with events reports,  and future events planned, on our  Centenary pages


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Our "big bash" celebration event is going to be on November 19th at the Racecourse

with a 3-course dinner then the award-winning "ABBA REVIVAL" show / dance

Members have been hugely supportive and have purchased 220 tickets so far.

Tickets are now on sale to, the general public and other Rotary Clubs and of course still available to members:  £60 pp

More details can be found  here



 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: https://zoom.us/j/2993052538


Our 15 Buddy Group leaders are ensuring close communication with their groups to  make sure any problems are flagged and any support needed is made available. Buddy Group list is here                                                               


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 

   - 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


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1921 Certificate of Membership of the British Association of Rotary Clubs

Making on-line payments

Subscriptions, events etc  -  payment to our business account:

The details of our account are:

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:

HSBC  Sort Code  40-47-31

Account Number  41350455

nb this is NOT the Club's general 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 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........ 


ROTARY GBI  &  international sites

Latest edition of "Rotary"  - click image


National  & International Rotary sites   - click logo image

District 1040

Rotary Great Britain & Ireland

Rotary International

Rotary Foundation

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International Partner Club Visits

Erlangen Rotary,  Germany



Fellowship Weekend,  Germany  2022

Postponed from 2020, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2022 reunion is planned for May 2022 in Erlangen.  When available, further details will be on our Diary Page  here

Fellowship Weekend,  York  2018

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A description and photos of the visit of Erlangen and Aubusson Rotary members and partners in May 2018 can be seen here

Earlier Fellowship Weekends

Archive records of earlier visits can be seen here

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Equality & Diversity

Health & Safety

Vulnerable Adults

Protection of Children

Privacy Policy

Dignity Policy

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York Rotary Policy Documents

Our policies are being updated -


please check back later

Planning an event?    Need a sign-up board?

To obtain the current "template" for a sign-up board - with the latest  up-to-date listing of members - click one of the links below

* Excel version (awaiting update)


You can add the details of your event into this document.    Depending on your settings, you may need to press "download" or "open" after the document appears, to download to your computer for editing.  lty

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* pdf version

You can print this document and add the details of your event manually.