Welcome to the website of the Rotary Club of Skipton
A word from Rtn Ian Carling, Chair of our 'International Committee':-
Rotary Club of Skipton
Morecambe Bay Charity Walk
Raising Funds for SAND DAMS in Africa
Meeting at Hest Bank
Saturday 31st August 2013 at 1pm
FURTHER DETAILS from Phil Chadwick on 07967 250543
You may also download Entry Forms & Guidance Notes for 'Walkers' from these links
(Please click on the next link if you want to look at a pretty sunset of 'The Bay')
The Rotary Club of Skipton has existed since 1930 and has a membership of around 50 men & women. New Members are always welcome, indeed essential, to maintain a thriving club. Putting it simply, Rotarians are volunteers, trying to do good in the community, whether locally or abroad, and proud to be of service. Locally we are involved with community and environmental projects around 'Craven' and give grants to deserving young people, local charities, clubs & organisations.
However, Rotary is also a Global Organisation with perhaps the largest charitable status 'out there' and helps throughout the World wherever needs exist and help is required.
We meet and enjoy a meal together over a period of around 2 hours each Wednesday evening (from 5.45pm) using a private function room at the Tempest Arms, Elslack, Nr Skipton, BD23 2AY (01282-842-450) / after which we discuss Rotary Business and plan our activities. Usually we have talks and presentations on all manner of interesting topics
Skipton Rotary Club welcomes visiting Rotarians and guests wishing to take a look at what we do, perhaps with a view to membership. If you are interested in coming to one of our meetings please contact either the Club Secretary Phil Chadwick or our Membership Officer Ian Smith, as follows:-
Alternatively you may make contact through any Rotarian who is known to you.
Please use the LINKS on the LHS blue panel to learn more about us
Skipton Rotary Partnering Local Resources to Help Local Good Causes
Local People & Visitors alike Can Help Our Fund-Raising Efforts By Supporting the Rotary-Managed
CHARITY CAR PARKING situated on 'The Bailey' - just past the Castle above SKIPTON High Street
Weekends & Bank Holidays ONLY
(£2.50 per car per session)
(not available during January & February)Opposite the castle grounds on the A59 Harrogate road, approx 500 metres from the High Street
Look for the pedestrian crossing - the car park entrance is approx 50 metres further up on the right
All proceeds to LOCAL good-causes
You can read more about what we do with these funds in the LOCAL CHARITIES & COMMUNITY GRANTS section (top left blue panel) and if you or your organisation wish to be considered for financial assistance you can download grant application forms from that section (or here) by CLICKING as appropriate on GROUPS (ie: local community groups and/or charities etc) or INDIVIDUALS. Groups may also need the GUIDANCE NOTES for Groups download.
Alternatively you may contact with details via our online contact form.
In which case please CLICK on the wheel.
About The Locality
Skipton is in North Yorkshire close to the border with Lancashire and is known as the 'Gateway to the Dales'. A lovely little market town famous for its' castle, canals, market stalls and the friendliness of the locals, we are situated on the fringe of The Yorkshire Dales National Park. There are many well-known places of interest close by and putting this whole package together the area attracts many thousands of visitors each year and local tourism continues to grow.
Rotary Club of Skipton Trust Fund, Registered Charity No 502427