About us


ROTARY CONNECTS THE WORLD is the new and inspiring international theme for 2019-20.  District 1040 Governor Manoj Joshi says: "Not only does Rotary connect with world but we also need to Connect and Unite better with each other as Rotarians and Clubs in sharing best practice and Take Action as a result.

Come along to one of our meetings to discover how we help people in the local community and on national and international projects.

Carrying out these activities develops both friendship, understanding and a sense of community, as well as beng fun.

We meet on Monday evenings (except Bank Holidays) for a meal, discuss ongoing and upcoming activities as well as listen to a speaker.

We look forward to hearing from you.

 Second Lady President of the Club & youngest yet!

The Rotary Club of Sowerby Bridge welcomed Anne Sutcliffe as the second female President for the year 2019/20 nd youngest at 39 in the 65 year history of the Club at its recent handover meeting.

Hazel who was inducted as President on 1st July will bring a wealth of experience from her professional career in law. As well as Rotary, Anne gives her time to environment causes having started in Environmental Chemistry, and is a Director of the Leeds Community Clothes Exchange.



Meanwhile, you may be wondering...What exactly do we do at the Rotary Club of Sowerby Bridge?

We organise events such as a Classic Bike Show, we marshall at local community events such as the Rushbearing Festival and the Navigation Walk, we raise funds to contribute to the global eradication of polio programme, we support the local Rotakids group in Luddenden, as well as help Ryburn Valley High with their Falcoln project.

There are plenty of opportunities to find out more. Either telephone or e-mail our President- Anne Sutcliffe (annesutcliffe13@gmail.com") or the Secretary, Jeffrey Fisher or come to one of our meetings or talk to us at one of the events we either organise or support.

By meeting the members in our club who are responsible for international projects, community and youth projects, you will be surprised how effective a small but enthusiastic group of people can be.

Membership Booms


We have built on the bumper years of 2014 to 2015, and following on from inducting David Fawcett of Happy Days, we have 2 new members - Melanie Parojcic as well as Dipin Sood.

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Rotary in Sowerby Bridge for those who don't just want to talk about making a difference ? We're for Communities !! (click image on left to run video)  We're for CommuniteeWW(

Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Monday 14th October 18.45

Weekly meeting - club service and council

Friday 18th October 19.00

Landlubbers at The Hollins Mill

The Landlubbers are performing at The Hollins Mill in aid of Dementia Friendly Robotic Cats


Monday 21st October 18.45

Weekly meeting - conference reports

Monday 28th October 18.45

Weekly meeting - speaker TBC

Monday 4th November 18.45

Weekly meeting - speaker TBC

Monday 11th November 18.45

Weekly meeting - speaker TBC

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Rotary News

Be part of a global network of volunteers, trying to make the world a better place. Please also see the 'links & news' page for information from the local district and live feeds from Rotary International and Rotary International in GB&I.

Flexibility creating new opportunities for new members

RotaKids supporting their local community

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

Sportsman Inn, Rochdale Road, Greetland, Halifax, We meet on Mondays at 1845
(We meet at 6:45pm for a 7:00pm meeting start time. No meetings on Bank Holiday Monday's.)
Sportsman Inn, Rochdale Road, Greetland, Halifax, HX4 8PL  01422 373725

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