"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."

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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. 


Rotary has several projects currently to support the people of Ukraine and the thousand of refugees from that country.

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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

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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

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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

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photo courtesy of Deb Cammish

Tactile Model in front of York Minster