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 The two winner's certificates, a cash prize and the District Young Photographer Trophy were presented to Thomas by Stokesley Rotary Club President Ralph Formstone

RIBI Young Photographer Competition

Thu 17th July The two winner's certificates, a cash prize and the District Young Photographer Trophy were presented to Thomas by Stokesley Rotary Club President Ralph FormstoneRead more

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Annual Classics on Show 2016

Sat 18th June Just a couple of last year's cars...Read more

Stokesley Rotary Club's annual Book Sale has become a local institution. Every year we raise money for local charities and always end up with more books than we started. How does that work?

Rotary Easter Book Stall

Thu 17th April Stokesley Rotary Club's annual Book Sale has become a local institution. Every year we raise money for local charities and always end up with more books than we started. How does that work?Read more

Rotarian Dave Tabner's Fire Engine now has a trailer with high pressure water pump. Drenchings available on request !

Classics on Show 2014

Sat 14th June Rotarian Dave Tabner's Fire Engine now has a trailer with high pressure water pump. Drenchings available on request !Read more

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Stokesley

North East England (District 1030)

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 Stokesley is a friendly and lively Rotary Club which welcomes visitors at its Tuesday evening meetings. On the right of this page is a list of our next few meetings. Give us a call and we will make sure you are welcomed at the door.

Shelter Box 2017

Peter Tracey, RC of Newcastle Upon Tyne is the co-ordinator for Shelter Box and/or to lead a presentation about this Rotary supported Charity. contact by email: pm.tracey@btinternet.com or call on 07768923173

District Governor and Stokesley member Peter Chandler and friend at the coffee morning in Stokesley Town Hall on Friday 2nd September.



                                     Current President Judy Kitching

On 5th July 2016,  Judy Kitching took over the role of Club President from Ken Braithwaite. After presenting Ken with his Past Presidents medal, Judy announced the detailed programme for her year of office and the Committee Chairmen and members for the new Rotary year.

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                                                       Rotary Ladies Christmas event. 

President Judy Kitching was delighted to induct three new members at last night's meeting.

Left to right we have Graham Brotton, Ann Keene, President Judy Kitching and Chris Keene.


A more extended version about our Weekly Meeting Programme and Club Team can be found from the above menu.


Our sixth annual Classics on Show was held on Sat 17 June 2017.






At last, a beautiful bright sunny day for our big day.   The weather for our Classics on Show not only brought in the spectators but also the Classic Cars from far and wide.   The sale of ice creams and NAAFI Cafe teas set records for the event and we had a record for gate receipts.

All of this combined meant that our volunteers were working flat out.

Well done to all who gave of their time and energy.   We would have been hard pressed to manage this event without the help of our partners and friends, not to forget the Army Cadets and Young Farmers.

Many favourable comments were heard regarding the whole event. 

It seems that Car Clubs and owners were happy, vendors and spectators were happy. Town traders were also happy with the increased footfall generated. Nevertheless, we are still looking for improvements. If you have any suggestions please contact Chris Mayes. He will be conducting a review of the whole event, not just the day itself, but the work before and after including advertising, posters, road signs, field layout, manpower, clean up, etc.

You may have your own particular story from the show, if so then put pen to paper and send it to your Editor at Rotary Club of Stokesley Magazine.

Our Classics on Show for 2018 will be held on Saturday 16th June.

Opening of Community Care Garden

After a successful and informative AGM of the Community Care Association, Ken Braithwaite sprung the surprise of the evening, by presenting a Paul Harris Fellowship to Phil Henderson ably assisted by SVP Elizabeth Walmsley.   We had even managed to arrange for Phil's wife and daughters to make an appearance at the crucial moment.   Phil was "gobsmacked, humbled and very proud all at the same time".   Drinks and a light buffetwith a walk around the Roof Garden concluded a very special evening.

David Hill, SVP Elizabeth Walmsley, Bob Blakey and Ken Braithwaite Rotary Club of Stokesley.

Attendees at the official opening

 

Ken Braithwaite and Phil Henderson 

Watch this space for more details of this and other Stokesley Rotary special events.

The Rotary Club of Stokesley received its Charter in 1980

Following our very first meeting of 6 interested contacts in the first week in January 1980, the fledgling group steadily grew under the tutorship of PDG Gordon Wilson and Rotarian Leslie Martin (RC of Guisborough and Great Ayton.)

Both the inaugural meeting and charter meeting were very well attended by clubs in District 1030, and in September 1980 the Rotary Club of Stokesley and District stood on its own feet with 32 new Rotarians, with an average age in the mid-40's.

Very quickly, the new club established itself in the community of Stokesley and nearby villages, with an annual Easter bookshop in the High Street, which is now a regular event for all would be 'book-worms'.

Contact was soon made with the local secondary school, and in addition to Rotarians' 'job talks' at the school, a mock 'job interviews' schedule was agreed with the Careers and Guidance department at the school. This schedule has continued uninterrupted ever since, proving to be beneficial to the students and very rewarding to those Rotarians able to take part.

Still want to know more? Please contact us ..

If you would like to know more about the Rotary Club of Stokesley or Rotary in general then please contact our Club secretary Les Wood on 01642- 723194.

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We meet on Tuesdays at 18:45 for 19:00 ((5th TUESDAY in the month contact Secretary)) Blacksmiths Arms, Black Horse Lane, Swainby, Northallerton, DL6 3EW tel: 01642 723194 (Club Secretary)

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