Three members honoured with

Paul Harris Awards

Len Clarkson and Maurice Beer are two of the longest serving and oldest members of Knaresborough Rotary Club. Len Clarkson joined the club 37 years ago and was President in 1989-90 whilst Maurice Beer has completed 36 years as a Rotarian and was club President in 1993-4. The presentations were made on behalf of the club by Past District Governor and former club President Em Lloyd-Davies who was in for a surprise himself. A pre-recorded video from the current District Governor Hazel Haas, a member and Past President of Knaresborough Rotary Club, explained that Em was being awarded a Sapphire to add to his existing Paul Harris Fellowship. Em is moving away and will be leaving the club after Easter, as a memento he was also presented with a limited edition print by a local artist Chris Sheldrake, of Knaresborough Christmas Markets in the snow.











52nd Charter Night and a New Paul Harris Fellow 

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Latest Physionet Container Ships Out 

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Latest round of Rotary Young Chef 

Anna cooks up a winning menu

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Environmental Clean Up 


Supporting Scotton Parish Council with a clean up at

Percy Fields

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Beech tree replaced at Knaresborough House


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World Polio Day 24th October 2014

Since 1985 Rotary has been working together with our partners to


We have helped vaccinate 2.5 BILLION children against an entirely preventable disease and are on the brink of making polio only the second disease in history to be completely eradicated.

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140 Walkers take part in our first 


Rotary Nidd Gorge Walk



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Swim for Polio 

Our Club continues it's commitment to Rotary's End Polio Now campaign as Rtn Sarah Bosomworth completes another outdoor swim challenge! 

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New President for 14/15

All change at the top as Ian Ibbotson (pictured left below) is installed as Knaresborough Rotary Club�s new President.

Ian is seen here with President Elect Richard Booth


At the start of a new Rotary year it has been all change at Knaresborough Rotary Club as a new President  takes over running the club. Having completed his year of office Rotarian Leslie Couldwell has handed over Presidential duties to Rotarian Ian Ibbotson.





Swimarathon Raises �1500 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance!

Knaresborough Rotary Club�s Swimarathon at Knaresborough Swimming Pool in February raised �3,000 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Rotary�s End Polio Campaign.

For the third year running the event at Knaresborough swimming pool was sponsored by Harrogate based company CNG (Contract Natural Gas).

At a recent Rotary Club meeting at Nidd Hall swimmers gathered to receive certificates and to hand over a cheque for �1,500 to Yorkshire Air Ambulance fundraiser Helen Gowans, who had also taken

part in the swimming event.

Knaresborough Rotary Club President Leslie Couldwell hands over a cheque to Yorkshire Air Ambulance fundraiser Helen Gowans surrounded by some of those who swam in the event.

Left to right :-  Tim Jones from event sponsors CNG, Travis Padgett, Bradley Lister, Sarah Bosomworth with Harriet Irving in front, Helen Gowans from Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Knaresborough Rotary Club President Leslie Couldwell, John Michael Parker, Zara Yates, Morgan Yates and Nick Bentley.










We now have outbreaks of polio in Syria, Ethyopia, Cameroon as well as in Somalia. We know and continue to work on the endemic countries but it is the endemic free countries that cause the most problems when there is an outbreak. It is very costly to get SWOT Teams together to do an emergency vaccination programme but it must be done. We know the strain of polio in Israel was carried from Pakistan. The British government has just made a sizeable contribution to the campaign in Somalia so the world knows of the problem.

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Remember �1 pays for five vaccines so saves five lives!





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Knaresborough is a market town on the River Nidd in North Yorkshire and adjacent to Harrogate, it is handily placed to give access to the Yorkshire Dales and Wolds and has useful 'bus or rail links to York, Leeds and Ripon.

The Rotary Club of Knaresborough received its' Charter on 30th October, 1962, and is based at the splendid Nidd Hall Hotel, formerly the historic home of the Mountgarret family.

The Knaresborough Bed Race takes place in June each year encompassing the whole town and, together with the Edwardian Weekend in December, form major attractions both of which are supported by the Rotary Club.

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North Yorkshire We meet on Mondays at 6.00pm for 6.30pm. (No meetings on Bank Holidays. The hotel is close to the village of Nidd on the B6165 between Knaresborough and Ripley,) Nidd Hall Hotel,
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