About us

We are a club centred on the market town of Guisborough and the village of Great Ayton on either side of the Roseberry Topping on the northern edge of the Cleveland Hills.  Guisborough is the ancient capital of Cleveland and is noted for its lovely 14th Century Gothic Priory.  Great Ayton was the boyhood home of Captain James Cook, the British explorer & navigator.   We also serve the communities of East Cleveland - Lingdale, Boosbeck, Margrove Park and Charltons.

The Club was founded in 1965 and our members volunteer their skills, experience and contacts to benefit individuals, communities and charities - locally, nationally and internationally.  Over the years the Club has raised and distributed many tens of thousands of pounds.  Throughout all of what we do the emphasis is on everyone enjoying themselves.   

The Club usually meets on a Thursday evening in the beautiful setting of Gisborough Hall.  

Guests, prospective members and members of other Rotary clubs are always welcome.  We frequently invite speakers to meetings to talk on subjects of local interest.  We also have special events such as a Gourmet Wine and Food evening and go on outings to concerts, theatres, industry and community projects.   We have links with Nunthorpe School where an Interact branch has been set up.  Interact is Rotary International's service club for young people aged 12 to 18.

Please copy and paste this link to  our Facebook page :-    www.facebook.com/Rotary-Club-of-Guisborough-Great-Ayton-370447063336293/  to see what we have been doing in the past few months.

You may like to support us or join us. To find out more contact our current President, Angela Etwell,at matronangie2@gmail.com

Owing to the Coronavirus pandemic, our normal meetings have been cancelled and replaced by meetings via Zoom. To find out more, contact Dennis Claridge, our Media Chair, at info@guisboroughrotary .org.uk.

Happening soon...

Thu, Jul 29th 2021 6:00 pm


A talk by Martin Partridge during Butterfly Count Week

Thu, Aug 5th 2021 2:30 pm

Peter Torbet's 90th Birthday

A celebration at Peter 's home in Great Ayton.

Thu, Aug 12th 2021 6:00 pm

North American Adventures

A talk by Dennis Claridge on his student day 8,500 mile journey around US and Canada.

Thu, Aug 19th 2021 7:15 pm

Business Meeting

Our monthly meeting

Thu, Aug 26th 2021 2:30 pm

Shirley Valentine

An outing to the matinee performance at the Esk Valley Theatre followed by a meal at the Wheatsheaf at Egton at 5.30pm.

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Thursdays at 17.30 for 17.45

(We have a varied programme of meetings usually on a Thursday but not always. Meetings are shown on our web-page. Please check with Secretary Brian on 01642 274911) Gisborough Hall, Whitby Lane, Guisborough

TS14 6PT  01287 611500

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