Rotary Settle - welcome! Please scroll/swipe down through this page to find out more about us, in addition to the pages linked in the menu, top-left.
Hello and welcome, you’ve found SETTLE ROTARY on the web.
We're a friendly bunch of around 20 people who volunteer in the Settle community, working on projects and raising money, as well as enjoying informal social activities throughout the year. If that sounds like something you’d enjoy, we’d like to meet you.
We're also part of a much bigger organisation, with a warm welcome in every city and the capacity to make change on a global scale - such as eliminating Polio.
If you think you might be interested, please browse our website to get a better feel for what we are about, view the video at the bottom of this page and maybe use some of these links.
- Send us a message
- Find out more about joining our club
- For more general information about Rotary membership, click "Join Rotary".
SETTLE ROTARY CLUB is based in and around the picturesque market town
of Settle, in the Craven area of the Yorkshire Dales, an area noted for
its glorious scenery. More about Settle.
Santa Claus has had a successful year
Yes, once again we have assisted Santa in his attempt to visit every child in North Craven before Christmas Day.
He saw some 180 children at the Lights Switch-on in his Grotto and then spent the next 3 weeks visiting as many houses as possible round the area. Thanks to the generosity of Craven people he raised some £5230 for local good causes.
Merry-go-Round -£2148 raised for Cancer Research UK!
This year's Merry-go-Round was described "the best ever" by many who took part. 234 people met at the start in Giggleswick School Dining Hall, by kind permission of the School, and after a raffle, drink and a lot of socialising, everyone set off for the 3 pubs, out of the 11 taking part, that master planner, John Diggles, had sorted for them. Thanks to a dry night and excellent work by the pubs it all went like clockwork and people enjoyed an excellent choice of menus and a great atmosphere.
Many thanks to the pubs, Boar's Head, Courtyard, Craven Arms, Craven Heifer, Gamecock, Hart's Head, Helwith Bridge, Italian,Knight's Table, Maypole and Talbot.
Next year's event is provisionally booked for Friday 22nd February 2019!
Settle Saunter 2018
The 2018 Settle Saunter is on Sunday 10th June.
This year we are offering the same 3 great routes, all of which could either be run or walked. All the routes start and finish at the Victoria Hall.
- 10k / 6.2 mls
- 21k / 13 mls - a half marathon!
- and 37k / 23 mls
HOG ROAST _ SUNDAY 2nd JULY
We were blessed with good weather in the beautiful surroundings of Elder Heath Barn, Eldroth LA2 8AQ for our annual Hog Roast. Settle and Giggleswick Brass Band and singer Jack Miller provided great entertainment and together with a large raffle the event raised £1442 for Cancer Research UK
We are always happy to welcome volunteers to help with events and activities. For instance we are always grateful for help with the following:
- The Settle Saunter (10th June 2018) volunteers to help with checkpoints and at the Victoria Hall
- Manning the bookstall we run on fine summer Saturdays in Settle Market Place
- Collecting with Santa during the month of December
- Occasionally collecting for disaster relief when needed
It's a great way to find out what we are all about. Please use the "Contact Us" link above to get in touch.
Supporting the local community and the wider world
Settle Rotary Club supports many local causes through its fundraising activities and we are very grateful to the residents of Settle and the surrounding neighbourhoods for their generosity. To request support for a local "good cause" please send requests to our Secretary, 3, Tems Side, Giggleswick, N.Yorks. BD24 0BS or use the "Contact Form" tab above.
We also support international humanitarian appeals and projects in areas such as disease control, education, sanitation and clean drinking water.
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Meetings and events happening soon
Thursday 22nd February 18.30
Emma Carr -First Aid Course
Thursday 1st March 18.30
Thursday 8th March 18.30
Thursday 15th March 18.30
John Reid -Old Settle
Thursday 22nd March 18.30
John Diggles -A Baltic Tour
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