Welcome to the Rotary Club of Skipton

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Cedric Robinson, the Queen's Guide, will lead the walk.

Morecambe Bay Walk

Sat 10th September Cedric Robinson, the Queen's Guide, will lead the walk.Read more

The Club has recently sponsored local lad Billy Shepherd (£500) to promote his prowess in the sport of ‘Fencing’.  Picture shows Billy  receiving his cheque from The Club's 'Youth' Team Leader, Pam Whitaker. 

Billy's Mum Judith subsequently wrote to say :-

"Thank you to the Rotary Club for welcoming and sponsoring Billy.  He now has his Rotary Badge sewn onto his sleeve.  I am sure that this will be remarked upon when he competes in the future and we will explain how Rotary support came about.  It is much appreciated and has made a big difference for him.  Recognition like this brings confidence, financial support and a general appreciation for the effort that many people in Skipton put into the sport of fencing.

Skipton Fencing Club has been run by Jim Lockyer for over 10 years and has given many children in the Skipton area an opportunity to enjoy this (often elite) sport for just £3 a session, with no equipment needed when you begin!

Billy recently won 'Silver' in his competition, out of 54 competitors, at Sheffield in the British Youth Championships.  We were so proud!

We had a wonderful evening with you at Coniston on Thursday 12 May, when Billy and his clubmate Pheobe gave a short demo of their skills.   Thank you, Kind regards, Judith"

Skipton Rotary Charity Car Parking

Courtesy of Skipton Building Society

PLEASE SUPPORT our fund-raising efforts by using the Rotary managed CHARITY CAR PARKING situated on 'The Bailey' just past the Castle above SKIPTON High Street
BD23 1DN

Available each Saturday + Sundays & Mondays on Bank Holiday Weekends (£2.50 per car per session)

(not available during January through to late 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

This is the ONLY 'for charity' Parking in Skipton

There is now another parking facility in close proximity to us, which is a private FOR-PROFIT enterprise that has no connection with us whatsoever.  If intending to support our efforts to raise funds for charity please do not mistakenly use the wrong car park – we are situated on the left coming into town on the Harrogate Road, on the right going out.
We are adjacent to the Building Society  -  NOT opposite to it !!!!!!

All Proceeds to Good Causes

Local Groups or Organisations to Benefit in Recent Months
as follows:-

Airedale Hospital Endoscopy Unit
Alzheimers Society
Brooklands School
Centre Parcs (Buddies)
Craven Open Door
Craven Sailing Club
Draughton Village Hall
Embsay Junior Football Club
Ermysteds Grammar School

First Responder Group
Gargrave Playground Association
Homestart Craven
Ingleton Rural Community Assoc.
Life Education Bradford
Rotary River Aire Challenge
Rotary Tour de Mart
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
Skipton Baptists Church (Food Bank)

Skipton Community Hub
Skipton in Bloom
Skipton Musical Theatre Co.
Skipton Swimming Club
Skipton Women’s Hub
Skipton Youth Carers
Stepping Stones
The Cellar Project
The Principle Trust
Yorkshire Dales Society

Please Click HERE for further information plus APPLICATION FORMS & GUIDANCE NOTES


Donated to National & International Organisations and Causes
as follows:-

Sand Dams in Africa  |  Kids at School in Nepal  |  Rays of Sunshine  |  Rotary District 1040 Nepal Appeal

Polio Plus  |  Rotary Club of Cinamon Gardens  |  Rotary Foundation  |  District 1040

Our Total of Donations during the Rotary Year to 30th June 2015 were £36,377.00
For Those Who Don't Know

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.

About us

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.

Our Club President for 2015-16 is Graham Yule

(CLICK HERE to 'meet' Graham in the 'President's section)

If you would like to know more about our club or Rotary in general

We meet each Wednesday for around 2 hrs from 17:45 at a local venue and enjoy a meal together, following which we discuss Rotary Business and plan our activities.  Usually we have talks and presentations on all manner of interesting topics.  Where there is a 5th Wednesday in the month the meeting would usually be arranged as a social event with partners, at alternative venues.  The "In the next 30 days" panel, top right, offers brief information on forthcoming meetings.

If  you wish to contact Skipton Rotary PLEASE CLICK the wheel for our online contact form.

Click on the wheel to contact us

Rotary International Club No 18956, District 1040
Rotary Club of Skipton Trust Fund, Registered Charity No 502427

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In the next 30 days...

This year's Convention is being held in Seoul, Korea.
The new team announce their plans for the coming Rotary year.
Dee Pollitt of the Craven Volunteer Centre "Engaging with Local Businesses and Other Things"

Meeting Information...

The Tempest Arms, Elslack, Nr SKIPTON We meet on Wednesdays at 17.45 (5th Wednesdays usually elsewhere, but please contact the Secretary.) The Tempest Arms, Elslack, Nr SKIPTON BD23 3AY tel: 01282-842-450

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