Rotas  &  Lists

Fellowship Duty / Speaker Host list


Current lists for Friday Lunch Meeting duties, form 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

VISIT TO ST NICKS centre for nature and green living

July 16th 

This visit is being led by Chris Birch.   Details and sign-up can be found here (to follow)

We are limited to 25 people - partners will also be welcome if there are places available


BOWLS EVENING  (diary note)  Aug 24th 

For your diary (event to be confirmed)

Provisional  arrangements are being made to restore (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 5.30, and consist of about one and a half hours of gentle bowls, followed by a pie & pea supper & drinks at around 7.15. The cost is not yet known, but it has proved an enjoyable evening in the past.

Please just note this provisional date for the time being, and we will issue firm details, including payment, nearer the time, probably around late July.

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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

Tickets will be on sale soon to the general public and other Rotary Clubs:  £60 pp

But until June 30th, York Rotarians have the first chance to get tickets

- and with just a £20pp deposit to secure them.

More details and the special Advance Booking process can be found  here



 Our Friday meetings are currently held via Zoom video conference  (gather at 12.15pm, start 12.30pm) 
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                                                               



Although we are physically "shut down" during the Covid-19 emergency, we can still help our local community and those worse off than ourselves...

Whilst we are not coming to lunch meetings, here is an opportunity to provide help for others...

by making donations to support local charities with particular needs during this pandemic, and other Rotary International causes.

Donations from friends and members of the public are, of course, also very welcome

Public Donations also welcomed

The charity we are supporting during May and June is York Samaritans



Use the "DONATE" button to send your weekly (lunch) £18 - or more, or less - to our Charity Fund.

All these donations will be consolidated and sent each month by our Treasurer to the charity we are supporting (selected by our Community Service team).

If you want to participate, you can do so in a number of ways...

1. Just use the Donate button - it will accept debit card, credit card, or Paypal account if you have one. 
    (nb you DON'T NEED to have Paypal yourself).
There are various options re the amount - if you'd rather pay two weeks (£36) or more, or less, that's fine.


2. Online is easiest!  But if you prefer, you can send a cheque (payable to RCoY) to Brian Joscelyne at his home address in Heworth, these will then get paid in to our charity account and added to the online donations.



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


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.