Our members come from a variety of backgrounds, including farming, banking, business, education, and health. All enjoy the fun and friendship that Rotary offers, while also helping their own communities and those farther afield. To learn more about what we do, please explore this site and click on the links on "What we do". If you wish to know more about Rotary International, click on About Rotary. INTERESTED IN JOINING ROTARY? Please use the Contact Form in the menu at the top. We will then invite you to attend a meeting as a guest, with no commitment! If you have just moved into the Dale, you will find a ready-made group of friends who will help you settle into the community.
If you are a Rotarian visiting Wensleydale, you will be very welcome at one of our weekly meetings- please check the "Meeting Information" section on this website, or contact us through the Contact Form
Latest News and Reports (click on the headlines in blue for details)
2/8/16 James Herriot Trail Run 2016There was an excellent turnout for this year's James Herriot Country Trail Run with 296 entered and 257 actually running.Tom Orde-Powlett, eldest son of Lord Bolton, fired the starting pistol, then joined the race himself and finished in the top half of the field! We will have raised around £2,900 for local charities and deserving causes.
30/7/16 Dictionaries 4 Life; On one of the final days of term, members of Wensleydale Rotary Club, George Chadwick, David Milner, Philip Oliver and Howard Binks, attended seven Primary school assemblies. They gave 74 young people, who are moving on to various upper schools, the gift of an illustrated dictionary to develop both their vocabulary and understanding of language.
24/6/16 Charter & Handover 2016This was again held at the Wensleydale Creamery in Hawes when 40 Rotarians and guests enjoyed an excellent meal.
13/4/16 Wensleydale Wander 2016; This year's Wander was blessed with perfect weather and enjoyed by 309 walkers and runners. For those who wanted to race, conditions were ideal, while for the majority of walkers with time to have a relaxed and sociable walk while enjoying the magnificent views, this was a great day. An initial cheque for £1500 was presented to the Friarage MRI Scanner Appeal.
13/2/16 Inter-School challenge benefits charityWensleydale Rotary Club gives a small sum of money to each Primary School in the Dale and challenges them to increase it by whatever means for charity. This Year the total raised was £877.86. The photo shows President David Milner giving a cheque for this amount to Francis and Rosie Muncaster of the Friends of Mettupalayam.
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We meet on Mondays at 19.00 (No meetings on Bank Holidays) "Penleys" Coffee Shop & Bistro, Market Square, Leyburn, DL8 5BJ tel: 01969-623909