Watch Rotary International's  new two-minute video

“Rotary Inspires Leaders in Global Health”.


Global health leaders like U.S. infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Co-Chair Bill Gates, UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta H. Fore, and World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus talk about what Rotary has achieved in the fight to end polio. 

                           click [ ]   to view in full screen


Our next online event will be our CENTENARY QUIZ,  open to all members and partners.

The light-hearted quiz, set by John Lacy, will include a section on "100 Years in York"

To find out more,  and reserve your place at the Quiz, please click here


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


 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

The charity we are supporting in April is Homestart, who support families in the York area to help parents give their children the best start in life.


Public Donations also welcomed


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


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


1921 Certificate of Membership of the British Association of Rotary Clubs


Here's a NEW way of raising funds for our Charity Account, which supports so many good local charitable causes

We now have a Charity Account with Ebay, the online auction and selling site. 

Donated items from members can be sold without any fees, and the funds go directly into our Charity Fund.

This will supplement our fundraising efforts at St Crux days, and is designed for items that are not suitable for selling at St Crux. 


Read more details about the scheme, and the guidelines, here

This programme is still running, despite Covid-19.  I will collect any items donated!   Brian J

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........ 

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!

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!

Rotas  &  Lists

Buddy Groups

Latest Buddy Groups list can be downloaded here

Fellowship Duty / Speaker Host list

Current lists for Friday Lunch Meeting duties can be downloaded here

includes schedule of Business Meeting dates

NB Please notify any Duty changes/swaps to

 Mike Hay (Secretary), Mike Sullivan (Rotagraph) and Brian Joscelyne (Website) 

Our normal duty rosters are temporarily suspended while we are meeting on-line


Latest edition of "Rotary"  - click image


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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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

* pdf version

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