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Calderdale Rotary Club's Technology Tournament 2017

A successful launch

At the Leisure Centre in Halifax schools from within Calderdale had a great day challenging one another to launch a missile into ‘the atmosphere’ and then safely return the rocket’s capsule back to terra firma! more

A Record Crowd Enjoys Castle Carr Fountain Display

Castle Carr Fountain

On Sunday 2nd July people flocked to the estate of Castle Carr to see its famous pressure fed fountain rise majestically well over 120 foot into the air.more

Global Grant for Headingley's Sylvia Wright project

Therapy Centre

Headingley Rotary Club, assisted by several other clubs in District 1040, organised the raising of £8,000 in order to attract a global grant from Rotary International of $35,000 for Sylvia Wright's new Therapy Centre.more

Hornsea Rotary Club help Hornsea School to win the Formula 24 at the KCOM

racing car

The Rotary Club of Hornsea and East Riding sponsored ‘Morpheus’, a Formula 24 car entered by Hornsea School in a Le Mans style competition organised by Greenpower Education Trust, a charity promoting sustainable engineering to young people.more

Ripon Rotary Bike Ride


The first charity Ripon Rotary Bike Ride after taking over from Acorn was well supported on May 13th with over 600 riders. Dememtia Forward, Scleroderma Resaerch and Ripon Rotary charities will benefit.more

In the next 30 days...

We will see “the bells” and then proceed to the top of the tower for an excellent chance of taking some dramatic photo’s (weather permitting) of Saturday Market and beyond – with the setting Sun behind us. We finish off with the bells ringing !! more
At Langlands Garden Centre, Shiptonthorpe, YO43 3PN. Entry by Donation. Further info, please contact John Ducker on 07860 638119 or johnducker@llgc.biz
Join the Rotary Club of Elland as we kick off our vintage Weekend celebrations with a Seventies themed dinner and disco. With a dinner, raffle and live entertainment, you'll be guaranteed a great night out.... more
For those old enough to remember the Fifties but young enough to enjoy a jive! Our ever popular afternoon tea party with live jive band returns for its third year.....
A trail run over the old Malton and Norton Race Course more
Our vintage fair returns with something for everyone. From classic cars to steam engines; train rides to tanks; vintage stalls and a food court. Plus live entertainment and a fly past by the Lancaster Bomber. http://www.ellandvintageweekend.org.uk more

District 1040 includes 103 Rotary Clubs across Yorkshire, Humberside and North Lincolnshire. Click on "Clubs" to find specific clubs  Click on "What we do" for a drop down menu to help you explore the site. The short web address is  www.rotary1040.org .

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 Latest News and Reports - click on headings in blue for details

Sals shoes 21/8/17 Rotary in Yorkshire Newsletter for August; as emailed to members.

DG in coffin car 2/8/17 DG's Blog;- click on this to follow what District Governor Robert Morphet has been up to.


 2/7/17 District Handover- Robert Morphet took over from Phil Poole as District Governor

PDG John Philip immunising child01/07/17 Polio Eradication Update;- The last reported case in the world was 21st February, but we have just heard there have been two more cases, so the work must continue!

Dragon boat figurehead 26/6/17 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 and raised over £940,000 for 170 York and Yorkshire charities. They expect that, with this year's event on July 9th, they will reach the £1000,000 mark!

Conference 2017

24/6/17 District Conference 2017; this separate website is now live. Click on the link for all the details of Conference and how to register.

DGE marathon run1/6/17 DGE runs Edinburgh Marathon in aid of Polio eradication; District Governor Elect, Robert Morphet says he ran wearing a bear suit but it looks as if the bear was carrying him! His efforts have raised £11,000 so far.

Click on the link to read more, and add to the total if you wish.

30/6/17 Running Total now £25,196.25!!   



Other Links

District Governors Diary;- this is currently on the DG's Corner 

DG's BLOG;-  find out what the District Governor has been doing recently 

Website Search Facility; It is now possible to search this website for information by inserting key words in the space at the top next to the magnifying glass, then clicking on the latter. 

Cottages4you; 5% of every booking is donated to Rotary Foundation, as well as giving 5% discount.

Rotary Shop -updated  contact details and stock list for Rotary paraphernalia

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Last Updated 21st August 2017.... In District 1040,there are now 2945 Rotarians registered on the On-Line Directory (DMS). If there is information you would like to either see or provide, please contact me, in the first instance, via this webmaster@rotary1040.org

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