Conference 2018 photos

Saturday informal dinner

A selection of photos taken at District Conference in Scarborough 2018...more

RYLA Course Report for 2018

We have just completed the 2018 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) programme, the first...more

Rotakids celebrate

St Mary's Rotakids with citation

St Mary's Rotakids celebrated their 5th Charter and were presented with a RIBI Presidentia...more

Young Chef Regional Final 2018

A good day was had by all at the Regional final of the Rotary Young chef competition at Le...more

The Chain Gang

This year Hornsea Town Council has three Rotarians, from the Hornsea and East Riding Club ...more

Halifax Rotary's annual treat for disadvantaged

At its annual February event some forty guests enjoyed an evening’s entertainment at The M...more

Rotary helps Albinos in Tanzania

During the last five years, District 1040 has been supporting a "hands on" humanitarian ...more

Raising awareness of Rotary’s aim to eradicate Polio

Normanton Rotarians and the mayor of Featherstone helped school children plant purple croc...more

Global Grant for Headingley's Sylvia Wright project

Therapy Centre

Headingley Rotary Club, assisted by several other clubs in District 1040, organised the ra...more

Days for Girls at York Minster

Rotary York Ainsty organised a workshop in York Minster in which volunteers made feminine ...more

Mercy Boat Unveiled

Wilberforce 1

A boat, funded by Rotary and built in Hull, will serve as a mobile medical clinic in Ghana...more

Long Service Honoured

President Pat with all three recipients

The President of Batley Rotary, Pat Taylor, presented long service certificates to three m...more

Calderdale Rotary Club's Technology Tournament 2017

A successful launch

At the Leisure Centre in Halifax schools from within Calderdale had a great day challengin...more

Rotary District 1040 Young Chef competition final 2018

3 busy young chefs

Seven Young Chefs from across Yorkshire and Humberside competed recently in the Rotary You...more

Young Chef District 1040 Final 2017

DGE Robert Mophet with competitors and judges

Six Young Chefs from across Yorkshire, Humberside and North Lincolnshire recently competed...more

Polio Update

Polio campaign updates....more

Young Musician

Finalists of Northallerton with Darlington Young Musician competition

The Rotary Young Musician competition is held every year, beginning at Club level and prog...more

Bradford turns purple on World Polio Day Awareness Day

24th October was World Polio Awareness Day so Rotary managed to have Bradford turned purpl...more

Ripon Rotary Bike Ride


The first charity Ripon Rotary Bike Ride after taking over from Acorn was well supported o...more

Rotarian receives a County Council's Community Award

Rtn Keith Twigg with Cllr John Dennis and Claire Frisby Look North newsreader

Rotarian Keith Twigg PHF of the Hornsea and East Riding Club has been awarded the East Ri...more

North Group Technology Tournament 2017

Testing the launch

This year's Tournament was attended by some 80 students...more

Community Service Archives

Many of our previous actives ,presentations and reports are here...more


All the latest news plus some archived material...more

Stroke Awareness

Links to Stroke Association and the Rotary Clubs partner page together we can reduce the r...more

Main Activities and updates

District Activities & copies of updates ...more

York Rotary Dragon Boat Race aims for £1M

York Rotary Club have been running a Dragon Boat Challenge on the River Ouse for 14 years ...more

Aireborough Rotary Highly Commended for Environment Award

Flooding of the Reserve

A Rotary Club of Aireborough project has been highly commended in the RIBI Rodney Huggins ...more

Rotary Club of Louth – Christmas Tree Collection Project Commended

tres in position

Louth Rotary Club used their 2016 Christmas tree collection to help shore up coastal sand ...more

Latest News from Shelterbox

ShelterBox continues to send their boxes to disaster areas around the world...more

Rotary starts farming project in Tanzanian school

Training students and community members

A low cost sustainable farming project has transformed a school with 1065 pupils and the ...more

Ripon Rotary's Celebration of Youth Concert

Ripon City Training Band

The Celebration of Youth Concert was in aid of Ripon Walled Garden and held at Holy Trinit...more

Celebration of Long Service

Brian Whitaker receives cerificate from PDG Rod Walmsley

The meeting of the Rotary Club of Sowerby Bridge on the 16th January was very special in t...more

Rotary's Newest members in Yorkshire for 2017

Hazel Murgatroyd, Roger Teal and Sandra Dixeywith Rtn Neil Crossley on the left and President David Roper centre.

A number of new members joined the District in the New Year, with the Rotary Club of Halif...more

RYLA Course report for 2016

RYLA course members and instructors

We have just completed two successful courses for 64, 16 and 17 year olds from throughout ...more


Pam & Joanne

To mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charlotte Brontà«, the Rotary Club of Cleckh...more

Normanton Rotary Christmas shoeboxes

christmas shoeboxes

For more than ten years, in the period before Christmas, Normanton Rotarian Robert Burgess...more

A Glorious Day on The Greens

Teeing off

On Thursday 1st September at West End Golf Club, the Rotary Club of Halifax held its 20th ...more

Castle Carr"™s Fountain "˜Played Again"™

Castle Carr Fountain

On Sunday 3rd July on the estate of Castle Carr in Halifax, its famous gravity fed fountai...more

Hull Young Artist of the Year Exhibition


During August 2016 RC Holderness members are staging an exhibition of artwork at Hull Cent...more

PhysioNet a Yorkshire Charity responds to Fiji hurricane

Some damage

Physionet, a registered charity based in North Yorkshire, sends pre-used special needs chi...more

Wakefield Chantry Dragon Boat Race

Boat No6 Stuarts Big Kiss wins The Final at Pugneys leisure park Wakefield

This year's Wakefield Dragon Boat Race took place on 9th July, with funds being raised for...more

RYLA Course report for 2015

RYLA Course 2015

We have just completed two successful courses for 64, 16 and 17 year olds from throughout ...more

RYLA Course Report for 2014

We have just completed two successful courses for 64, 16 and 17 year olds from throughout ...more

RYLA Course report for 2013

RYLA course 2013

We have just completed two successful courses for 64, 16 and 17 year olds from throughout ...more


President of Leeds Rotary, Keith Harbage at Seagulls paint store

The Rotary District 1040 Yorkshire Flood Appeal which raised in excess of £100,000 has ...more

District Handover 2016

Hazel Haas places DG Chain on Phil Poole

Hazel Haas handed over the District Governor's chain to Phil Poole....more

Rotary Young Chef District Final

chefs at work

Six Young Chefs from across West & North Yorkshire came together at Betty"™s Cookery Schoo...more

Roundhay Rotary Young Musician Competition 2016

Roundhay Rotary Young Musician Competition

The invitation to this event promised "˜an evening of music and mouth-watering treats"™, w...more

East Group Rotary Youth Speaks Final

Intermediate Team

Pickering Rotary Club Hosted the East Group Youth Speaks Final 23rd February 2016 ...more

Community Projects


Examples of and links to some of our main activities...more

Rotary supports Nurse Training in Darjeeling

Samiksha Pradhan

Details have arrived of the first two nurses to undergo training sponsored by Pontefract R...more

The Gardening Committee of the Rotary Club of Halifax have been active again!

Halifax Rotarians busy gardening

John Seager, the clubs Environmental Officer, took the pictures recently of volunteer memb...more

Club events

District Assembly :Saturday 23 April Fulford School

Details of Club activities within their communities, details of events by clubs , uploaded...more

KSV (Yorkshire School in Sri Lanka) Appeal

KSV School 2007 on completion

Following the devastating Tsunami on Boxing Day 2004, the Clubs in Rotary District 1040 ra...more

Rotary Young Citizen Awards Event 2016

Young Citizen Award Winners at Normanton

The Rotary Club of Normanton held another successful, Young Citizen Award event at the Whi...more

Temporary shelters for Nepal

Nepalese amongst destruction

In June 2015, the Rotary Club of the Himalayan Gurkhas accessed and approved the support ...more

Rotary Valentine's Ball raise money for Air Ambulance

The Band

Elland Rotary Club held a very successful Valentines Ball on 13th February 2016 at Baines ...more

Rotarians collect for Yorkshire Flood Victims

Rotary collection in Normanton

The Rotary Club of Normanton decided to make another public appeal to raise funds, this ti...more

Update No 3 Motor Neurone Disease Appeal

Newsletter format

Rotary in Yorkshire has launched an appeal to help the Motor Neurone Disease Association p...more

Women and Stroke

Links to more information...more


When a child is diagnosed with cancer, lives are turned upside down in an instant. Not jus...more

Our new look Facebook AND current one!

Coming soon, before the next new ROTARY year...more

Special Award to Rotary

Annual Award for outstanding effort...more

Our very own Facebook Page says "hello,have you LIKED me yet

This page is intended to be a forum for Rotarians in D1040 to share ideas ,spread best practice & inform your Community of your clubs activities locally

Facebook is more than photos of what you had for breakfast whilst on holiday. It's a whole...more

The Annual Gates Foundation Letter

Gates Foundation Articles


Conference 2015 - What you missed - See you next Year

The Music Room, Spa Complex : That's where the action was...more

Rotary Young Chef 2016 Scarborough Heat

Jack with other East Group competitors

Jack Miladinovic, winner of the Scarborough heat of Rotary Young Chef, has now won the Eas...more

Ripon Pancake Race

The crack Rotary Club of Ripon Pancake Race team made an impact yesterday at the 18th annu...more

Sowerby Bridge Floods

Clean up

Sowerby Bridge was one of the many towns and villages in West Yorkshire badly affected by ...more

Rotary Club of Ripon Burns Supper

Burns night

Kilts were in abundance among the ninety people who celebrated the life and achievements o...more

Rocking Horse for Autistic Children

Rocking horse presented to Jill Hickman

On Thursday the 17th December a beautifully carved wooden rocking horse was presented to M...more

Woodland Trust

As the UK's largest woodland conservation charity, we are the leading voice for woods and ...more

Normanton Rotarian receives CBE

Derek with family

In the Queen"™s Birthday Honours List, Rotarian, Derek Searby TD, Normanton Rotary's "Pres...more

Rotary and Shoeboxes

Volunteers with shoeboxes

For more than ten years the Rotary Club of Normanton has launched an appeal for the collec...more

Rotary sponsors Music Concert

Holy Trinity Junior School Choir

The Rotary Club of Ripon sponsored a Celebration of Youth Through Music Concert at Holy Tr...more

Band Concert in aid of Hospice

Band concert

The Yorkshire Volunteers and Corps of Drums held a band concert, organised by Rotarian Ian...more

RC of Otley Chevin plant daffodils

Otley Chevin Rotarians planting bulbs

The Rotary Club of Otley Chevin after the bad weather managed to finish off planting Daffo...more

TREE OF LIGHTS at Sowerby Bridge

Tree of Lights

The Rotary Club of Sowerby Bridge held its Tree of Lights switch-on ceremony last Friday a...more

School to build Flight Simulator!

Rotarians & pupils at Sherburn Aero Club

Sowerby Bridge Rotary Club is helping Ryburn "˜STEM"™ Club Reach For The Skies as they ent...more

Leeds BP Day in Centenary Year

President Keith Harbage having his BP taken

The Rotary club of Leeds have been holding a Blood Pressure day for several years always i...more

25,000th pupil attends Positive Lifestyle Course

25,000th pupil

The Positive Lifestyle Centre celebrated having their 25,000th pupil by presenting Mike Sm...more

Micro Loans in Nepal

Micro loan in action

These pictures show the first recipients of loans issued through the Rotary Club of Dhulik...more

A Rotary Club gives Defibrillators!

Stones Methodist Church Ripponden, Hazel Brindle, Andrew Smith, John Spikings, Councillor Melvyn Smith, Councillor Jayne Smith

The Rotary Club of Sowerby Bridge have made a phenomenal achievement by installing their f...more

Blood pressure testing in Bradford

Rotarian helpers

On Saturday 5th September the Rotary Club of Blaize worked with the Stroke Association to ...more

From Skipton to Scarborough for MND

David & Kevin

Skipton Rotarians David Goldie and Kevin Wharton are cycling from Skipton to Rotary Distri...more

Shower Chair for Marie Curie

Group photo

Bradford 10 Rotary Clubs presented a special "˜Shower Chair"™ to the Marie Curie Hospice f...more

Rotary gives Dictionaries for Life

The Rotary Club Of Otley Chevins president Tom Liptrot and Roy Tate, Community Chairman, ...more

Rotary Rocks with Shakespeare!

An amazing bit of inter- Rotary cooperation...more

Ripon Charter Night 2015

from left President Chris Eyes, Mayor Coun Pauline McHardy, Mavis Eyes, Mayor's Consort Mr McHardy

"‹Flat caps, flag-waving and fun featured at the 88th anniversary Charter Dinner at the Ri...more


Dragon boat race final

The 2015 7th Annual Rotary Dragon Boat Challenge on Pugneys Lake on Saturday July 11 prove...more

York Rotaract awarded R.I. Presidential Citation

Rotaractors with Citation

On June 19th 2015, a special presentation was made by District Governor Rod Walmsley, to ...more

Mike Abbot's 50 years in Rotary

speaker Geoff Cope, Mike Abbott, District Governor Hazel Haas, Club President Chris Eyes

Pictures from the Rotary Club of Ripon Special lunch to mark Mike Abbott's 50 years of Rot...more

Rotary in Yorkshire's first lady DG

New DG Hazel Haas with IPDG Rod Walmsley

Knaresborough Rotarian Hazel Haas has become the first woman to become District Governor o...more

Founder of PhysioNet awarded PHF

Physionet Founder and Paul Harris Fellow Peter Thompson preparing a shipment of wheelchairs.

Knaresborough Rotary Club has recognised the work of one of its members who established th...more

Yorkshire pupil wins Rotary Young Writers Competition!

The winner at her computer with President Derek and District Governor Rod Walmsley looking on

A pupil at Cragg Vale J & I School has won first prize in the Rotary Young writers Competi...more


Rotarians at Headingley

More than 350 Rotarians from 30 clubs across Yorkshire travelled to Leeds for Rotary Day O...more

RIBI President visits RotaKids

Peter King and three members, with DG Rod

During the RIBI President's visit to our district recently, he came to the RotaKids second...more

Earthquake in Nepal

One of the destroyed houses

Lila Baniya, a past GSE Team member from Nepal, has sent an email about conditions in his ...more

Computers for Africa

Presentation of computer

Two out of 19 secondary schools "“ each with pupils over 1,000 "“ have the opportunity to ...more

Rotarian Alan Booth- Man of Records

Alan Booth

In 50 years as a Rotarian, Alan has never missed a weekly meeting!...more


Ruth carrying out refraction

Ruth Perrott, an optometrist, joined the Rotary team visiting Ukerewe in Tanzania to run e...more

District Final Young Chef 2015

District 1040 Final of Rotary International Great Britain and Ireland Young Chef Competiti...more

Environment Gold awards

Anne Denham with representative of Knaresborough Rotary Club

Ann Denham, District Environment Officer, presented several clubs with Gold Awards for the...more

Knaresborough Rotarians top the Polio support charts!

Rotary District 1040 Polio Officer Mrs Chris Philip, Knaresborough Rotary Club President Ian Ibbotson and Past District Governor John Philip with the trophy presented to Knaresborough Rotary Club in recognition of their support for the End Polio campaign.

For the second time in three years Knaresborough Rotary Club has come out top in its suppo...more

Earth Hour

Since 2007 this single city protest has to be an influencer of global significance...more

Rotarian team in Nepal send full report

John Ogbourne,John Diggles, Peter Barnes and John Proud.
Meena Gurung, Jyoti Gurung, Kalpana Kumal, Hemchandra Adhikari

Monday 21st was D-day for the two teams of Rotarians to present the computers to the 2 s...more

Mississippi Challenge Successful!

Ken Robertshaw and Grace Alsanac have completed their epic 2400 mile journey by canoe down...more

River Aire Challenge Success

Rotarians and guests gathered at Sandal Farm Bradford to celebrate the finale of the Rotar...more

Rotary in Calderdale 2014 Christmas Community Shoebox Appeal Launched

The beginning of October saw the launch of this year’s shoebox appeal to benefit those in ...more

Rotary Efforts during Le Tour in Yorkshire

Many Rotary clubs involved themselves in various ways when Le Tour de France visited Yorks...more

The sun shines on ‘Kids Out’ with Rotary and Inner Wheel

The sun shone as Knaresborough Rotary and Inner Wheel Clubs combined once again to provide...more

Mississippi Challenge!

Ken Robertshaw and Grace Alsancak will set out in August 2014 in 2 sixteen-foot sea kayaks...more

Whitby Endeavour Competition for Primary Schools

For the second year the Club ran their Design and Build Competition for primary schools. T...more

Philippine Rotarians help typhoon victims

Rotarians in RI District 3780 in the Philippines have sent these pictures of them helping ...more

The World's Greatest Meal

The worlds greatest meal has raised enough to purchase I million Polio vaccines over the l...more

Rotary Swimmarathon raises £1,500 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Knaresborough Rotary Club’s Swimarathon at Knaresborough Swimming Pool in February raised ...more

Harrogate Area Technology Tournament 2014

The Harrogate area technology tournament for schools was held on 5th February. Many thanks...more

District Final Young Chef 2014

The District Final of this year's Young Chef Competition was held at Betty's Cookery Schoo...more

Yorkshire Comes Together for Teen Fundraiser’s May Challenge

The current Child Fundraiser of the Year, 14-year-old Bethany Hare, is challenging people ...more

Wakefield Chantry Charter

Two photos from the recent Charter dinner...more

Rotary Dragon Boat Race supports Help for Heroes

The unnveiling of a commemorative plaque in a room at the Personal Recovery Centre at Cat...more

District Council 1st February 2014

This was actually an enjoyable meeting which finished at 11.35am- most probably a record!...more

Sand Dam update 22-11-13

The dam funded by D1040 in September has now been completed and commissioned by Excellent,...more

Rotary Young Chef 2013-14 Joint 8

Sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Wakefield and Osgoldcross & Elmet, eight students donned ...more

York Rotary Young Chef for 2013-14

Edward Cass, from Archbishop Holgate School is York Rotary Young Chef of the Year. 27 you...more

Ukraine Convoy Team receives RIBI International Service Recognition Award

District Governor Mark on behalf of RIBI President Nan McCreadie presented a well deserved...more

North Group Technology Tournament at Richmond

All the teams

The Rotary Clubs of Wensleydale, Richmond, Northallerton and Thirsk worked together to org...more

Philippines update - soup kitchen pictures

Rotary relief work at Ormoc City, Island of Leyte, Philippines

Rotary relief work at Ormoc City, Island of Leyte, Philippines. Rotary D 3780 soup kitchen...more


Moved by the plight of over 600,000 people displaced by Typhoon Haiyan, Otley Chevin Rotar...more

Rotary Walking on Water

Last Saturday a group of almost forty Rotarians and friends set off across a sunny and bre...more

RIBI President visits Yorkshire

The President of Rotary International in Britain and Ireland, Nan McReady, visited Yorkshi...more

York Dragon Boat Race Presentation

The 2013 York Rotary Dragon Boat crossed the finishing line at an awards presentation host...more


Rotary club of Northallerton Mowbray held a Flash Mob Dance in Northallerton High Street...more

RC of Normanton Young Citizens Awards

The Rotary Club of Normanton held a successful Rotary “Young Citizen Award” ceremony atten...more

Rotary in Calderdale Scoops Prestigious Award for their Outstanding Community Spirit

The Halifax Courier Community Spirit Award Ceremony was held on 18th July at Berties Banqu...more

Rotary Navigation Walk

Rotary’s 3rd Navigation Walk was organised by 9 Rotary Clubs with another 7 assisting, to ...more


This year's District Handover this took place yesterday evening at Harrogate Pavillions wh...more

Rotary Young Chef District 1040 Final

The District Final of Rotary Young Chef 2013 took place at Betty's Cookery School on 5th F...more

District Young Musician 2013

The Rotary District 1040 Young Musician of the Year 2013 final was held on Saturday 23rd F...more

Rotary Youth Speaks 2013

Winners going to national finals...more

Rotary Peace Fellows Weekend

Rotary Peace Fellows and hosts

Most of the members of Class IX accompanied by many of the host counsellors and members of...more

African GSE Team Leader's Diary- Wensleydale

Team dressed in traditional clothes for President's Evening in Wensleydale

A rest day, then on to Wensleydale...more


Project team

To enable underprivileged pupils in rural schools in Nepal to achieve higher educational a...more

Rotarians immunise children in India

Last week, four thousand miles away in the south Indian town of Nagercoil – just 20 miles ...more

Yorkshire Rotarians helping consign Polio to history

Thirty four Rotary volunteers are on their way to the South Indian state of Kerala on a hi...more

GSE Team from Venezuela arrives

A Group Study Exchange team has arrived in Yorkshire from Venezuela. They are shown in thi...more

York area Technology Tournament 2013

A small selection of photos from the York Clubs tournament held at the National Railway Mu...more

Dales Group Technology Tournament 2013

Following on from their success at Youth Speaks South Craven School took two of the three ...more

Contact the Elderly in Howarth & Worth Valley

Contact the Elderly is a charity set up to provide monthly tea parties for elderly people ...more

Rotaract Club Egyptian Dinner

On January 20th the York Rotaract Club put on a special "Egyptian Dinner" organised by Rot...more

Rotary Young Chef 2013 East Group

Nine young Chefs competed in the East Area Group competition at York College on 21st Janu...more

Wakefield Young Chef 2013

With her sights set on a career in catering, 16-year-old Emma Firth, from Cathedral Academ...more

Rotary Postmen in Wakefield

Apart from many members being out and about playing the part of festive postmen in the Wak...more

Young Chef 2013 South West Group

At The Cooking School in Dean Clough in Halifax, the South West Group of Rotary’s District...more

Otley School ShelterBox event

Students with one of the ShelterBox tents they helped put up. Organised by teacher Michell...more

Young Chef 2013 Dales Group

The Dales group of Rotary Clubs held its heat of the Young Chef recently...more

Rotary Young Chef -Archbishop Holgate School

The nine pupils from Archbishop Holgate School who were awarded certificates by President ...more

Shoeboxes ‘Full of Kindness’ for Our Own Communities

Working together clubs can achieve more, the Rotary Clubs in Calderdale believe, with a fi...more

Our Heroes Receive a Warm Reception

Halifax Rotary Club’s immediate past President David Horsman made a presentation of a cheq...more

District Conference 2012 photos

A compilation of photos taken at the 2012 Conference in Scarborough. Thanks to Mike Wilkin...more

Two Removal Companies carry Rotary End Polio Now Logos

Two major UK Removal and Storage Companies have agreed to carry Rotary ‘End Polio Now’ Log...more

District Handover Photos

I will add photos of the District handover as I receive them.So please send some!This one ...more

Roundhay display Shelterbox at community event

RC of Roundhay again displayed a Shelterbox at this years community event...more

Up Hill & Down Dale on Mountain Bikes

Some 142 riders, men, women and children pumped up there tyres, adjusted brakes and set of...more

Young Musician National Final Winner is from D1040!

The fantastic news is that Amy Jayne Milton flute sponsored by York Vikings won the compet...more

North Group Technology Tournament 2012

Eighty eight young people in teams of four students from seven schools across North Yorksh...more

District Young Musician 2012

Saturday 25th February 2012 saw the 4th annual District 1040 Young Musician Final held at ...more

Dales Group of Rotary Clubs Youth Speaks competition

A good crowd gathered to hear the battle for the annual Intermediate and Senior ‘Youth Spe...more

Young Chef District Final 2012

another very successful final...more

Thirsk Young Chef competition

Winner Luke Andrew

Rotary Young Chef (RYC) is an annual national competition entered by over 4,000 budding y...more

District Conference photos

Photo shows the winners & runners up in the Fancy Dress Competition on the Saturday night ...more

Fireworks & Fun at Bingley Bonfire

This year’s annual Firework Extravaganza once again took place in Myrtle Park, Bingley on ...more

Kids Out 2011

This year's Kids Out day at Lightwater Valley was again a great success. Thanks to David H...more

District Handover 2011

This year's District Handover from DG Roger Percival to DG for 2011-12, Willie Clarke took...more

Roundhay Club Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

The Club celebrated its first 50 years with an Anniversary Dinner at the Parkway Hotel....more

Rotary Young Chef Regional 2 Final 2011

All seven finalists with Dg Roger, DGE Willie and the mayor and mayoress

This year the Region 2 Rotary Young Chef final was held at Harrogate High School on Saturd...more

7th York technology Tournament

43 teams from 14 schools competed in the 7th York Technology Tournament held in the Nati...more


RIBI President Jim Moulson spent three days in Yorkshire including an afternoon and evenin...more

Leeds Rotary Technology Tournament for Schools 2011

Leeds City College team

For the fifth year running, students from Leeds schools participated in a Technology Tourn...more


The Team in Ukerewe

A team of 25 local Rotary volunteers is just back from Africa, where they worked alongside...more

Great support for Rotary’s Technology Tournament in Halifax


The tournament was held at the North Bridge Leisure Centre, Halifax on Tuesday 8th March...more

Slideshow of Club fundraising for Polio Plus

Many Rotary Clubs have been fundraising for Thanks for Life/ Polio Plus....more

Rotary in action in Afghanistan

Reception for Roger

District Governor, Roger Percival, has just returned from Afghanistan where he has seen wh...more

Rotary Young Chef D1040 Final 2011

Taryn and Holly

District Rotary Young Chef final was held at Bettys Cookery School. The event was very suc...more

'Are Young People all yobbos ?' 'No Way' says the Rotary Club of Leeds

Starting to build an orphanage

The Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor James McKenna, had a most enjoyable evening as Patron ...more

Rotary Young Chef North Group Finals 2011

Taryn receiving her certificate

Taryn Agar (Harrogate High School) sponsored by Harrogate Brigantes Rotary club was the wi...more

Otley Chevin Rotarians sing for Hospice

Members of Otley Chevin Rotary Club sang carols around Otley to raise funds for Martin Hou...more

Rotary Club helps Salvation Army Christmas Appeal

The photos attached are of members of the Rotary Club of Haworth & Worth Valley supporting...more

Santa's Run in Thirsk

This year's run took place over 2 frosty evenings...more

Rotary young chefs whip up healthy options

Taryn cooking her winning meal

Taryn Agar (17), from Harrogate High School, beat off stiff culinary competition to win th...more

1st Oakworth Rainbow Unit plant crocuses

Rotary club of Haworth & Worth Valley members with the 1st Oakworth Rainbow Unit and Keigh...more

Helmsley smashes world record

Planting in progress

The weather seemed set fair on Sunday morning in the Arboretum, Kew at Castle Howard for H...more

District Conference photos

Rotary Peace Fellows

Photos by David Henderson...more

York Vikings first to send photos of School Crocus planting

Skelton Primary School

Congratulations to York Vikings on a successful planting at Skelton Primary school and bei...more

10,000 crocus bulbs planted in Valley Gardens

Rotary Clubs in Yorkshire planned an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the mo...more

Thirsk Rotarians go back to school

Lia Easby of All Saints School

Recently Thirsk Rotary Club was invited by each respective head teacher of the 12 local co...more

District Handover 2010

Roger Percival receives the DG chain of office from Em LLoyd Davies

District Governor Em LLoyd Davies handed over to District Governor Elect Roger Percival to...more

Kids Out 2010

Rotary & Inner Wheel Kid's Out day in District 1040 was again held at Lightwater Valley, R...more

North Group Games Night 2010

Rtn Hazel Haas needs a drink to tackle Connect4

About 40 Rotarians from North Group Clubs enjoyed an evening of games hosted by RC of Wens...more

Youth Volunteering Awards

Group of awardees and Rotarians

Rotary Club of Ripon Youth Volunteering Awards were presented to young people who are mak...more

Charity Dinner at Elland Road raises around £7,500

The TFL event in D1040 started with a bang with a charity dinner in Bradford making £4,000...more

Richmond and Wensleydale together at Tescos

Richmond and Wensleydale clubs worked together to collect at Tescos....more

Knaresborough Schoolchildren help fight against Polio

Pupils at Scotton Lingerfield with Rotarian Brian Souter show their ‘Purple Pinkies’ in support of the End Polio Now Campaign

Pupils at Aspin Park, Goldsborough, King James’s, Scotton Lingerfield, Spofforth and Tockw...more

The Knaresborough variety show produced a host of talent

How did he do that? Ken Welford aka Tommy Cooper kept the audience guessing...more

Knaresborough amateur radio station hits the airwaves

Knaresborough have had a busy week including a Purple Pinkie events at a number of schools...more

Activities during TFL week around the Inner 9 group

Cleckheaton asked the public to bring unwanted specs to their TFL stand during TFL week to...more

Bradford 10 activities during the TFL week

The Mayor of Keighley Councillor Margaret Ward and her husband Colin had their hands Purple Pinkied at Bridge House Day Nursery in Steeton. Photograph and copyright by kind permission of the Keighley News

The Mayor of Keighley Councillor Margaret Ward and husband Colin were Purple Pinkied. Pic ...more

Purple Pinkie Day in Northallerton

Northallerton Mowbray President, Anne Miller and Rtn Carol Ford made a very enjoyable pres...more

Clubs across the group have enthusiastically supported TFL

Wakefield held a collection in Sainsbury's on 23 February...more

TFL activities around the East group during 20–28 February

Clubs around the East group have been enthusiastic supporters of TFL...more

Global Warming – Youth Speaks

Students and judges

Rotary Club of Horbury and Ossett Phoenix hosted a closely contested debate on Global warm...more

North Group Young Chef 2010

Contestants and Judges

Three young people competed to represent North Group in the Rotary Young Chef 2010 competi...more

HOF Photos

HOF Organiser, Chris Bown, discussing the Community section with Hazel Haas

The Southport2009 Conference was a great success, with the House of Friendship receiving p...more

Conference Photos start to finish

These photos were some taken by official photographer Rtn Duncan Armitage. I have not atte...more

KSV Yorkshire School Sri Lanka Receives Dictionaries

Illustrated Dictionaries are handed over

Last weekend while we were at Southport2009 our fellow Rotarians from the Cinnamon Gardens...more

Rotarians sample Youth Sailing Project

Rotarians and young people on the James Cook

Rotarians from Pickering, Malton & Norton and Thirsk were crew on the James Cook sail trai...more

District Handover

DG John Philip and DGE Em Lloyd-Davies exchanging jewels

The District Handover took place at District Governor Elect Em Lloyd-Davies' farm in Stave...more

Kids Out 2009

One happy face painted youngster

It was another great day for Rotary and Inner Wheel hosting the annual KidsOut 1040 event ...more

Special Needs Rotary Cookery Competition 2009

Participants and helpers

Organised jointly by the Rotary club of Haworth & Worth Valley and the Rotary club of Hali...more

Champion Marathon Runner has heart of Gold

Darran Bilton

Elite marathon runner Darran Bilton who lives in Pickering in North Yorkshire has generous...more

Regional Rotary Young Chef Final 2009

Winner Jason Curia on left with 2nd James Hutchinson

Two young chefs represented 1040 at the region 2 final...more