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 email our current President, Vivien Holmberg, at vivien.holmberg@btinternet.com.

Owing to the Coronavirus pandemic, our normal meetings have been cancelled and replaced by meetings via Zoom. To find out more, contact our Media Chair - dennis.claridge@ntlworld.com.

Happening soon...

Thu, May 20th 2021 6:00 pm

Defence of the North East

A talk by local photographer and artist Stuart McMillan via Zoom

Thu, May 27th 2021 6:00 pm


Our annual meeting via Zoom

Thu, Jun 3rd 2021 2:30 pm

Garden Party

An outdoor gathering for up to 30 people at Melandra, Belmangate, Guisborough with an Asian- themed buffet and carefully chosen wines.

Thu, Jun 10th 2021 6:00 pm

A Forgotten Industry

A talk by Peter Appleton of the Skelton History Group about the history of alum mining - via Zoom

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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