AND CAUSES WE SUPPORT
"People sometimes ask me 'Why are you in Rotary? What is it all about?'
There are many reasons I enjoy Rotary, but primarily it's
- to have fun and fellowship, making new friends
- to enjoy social activities
- but above all, to do some good, and 'give something back' by supporting humanitarian causes and taking part in projects."
York Rotary members administering Polio vaccines in India
Read more about some of the projects and causes that we support as Rotarians.....
Rotary is an international organisation of 3.2 million people, and Rotary Foundation is one of the largest charity organisations in the world. Rotary International has six key areas of focus.
Supporting our Local Community
In York and the local vicinity, we are active in the local community as well as helping international projects. Our local projects include several in Youth Development; helping local charities through fundraising / grant donations and hands-on assistance; environmental projects; and community support
Military Wives Choir concert - York Rotary Fundraiser for "Help the Heroes"
Specific projects and annual events include...
York Rotary Dragon Boat Challenge
Our flagship fundraising event has raised over £1.2M
Rotary Technology Tournament
Schools event challenging young people in STEM
Rotary Young Musician Competition
Showcasing and developing young musical talent
York Rotary Tree Planting Partnership
Celebrating newborns in York through tree planting
York Young Musician contestant
York Technology Tournament
Family picnic - Rotary Tree Partnership project
A Lasting Legacy
York Rotary has, over the years, had several projects that help the environment and the cityscape of York. The results of these projects will leave a lasting physical legacy for future generations to enjoy
photo courtesy of Deb Cammish
Tactile Model in front of York Minster