About us

We are a club centred on the market town of Guisborough and the village of Great Ayton on either side of 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 weekly on a Thursday evening. With the advent of Covid19, we have changed from meeting weekly at Gisborough Hall to meeting there once a month. Other meetings will either be via Zoom (eg our monthly Business Meeting) or in a different location, depending on the topic or the event.

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.


The Rotary Club of Guisborough and Great Ayton proudly announces that it has earned the Rotary Citation for 2020-21, the most significant award a Rotary Club can achieve. We are only a small club, but thanks to the enthusiasm and dedication of our members, we achieved all of our goals in 2020-21, which. because of Covid, was an extremely difficult year.  


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. We are a thriving Club that is always keen to welcome new members. To find out more contact our current President, Angela Etwell,at matronangie2@gmail.com

Happening soon...

Thu, May 26th 2022 6:00 pm

AGM / Business Meeting

The AGM followed by our monthly meeting via Zoom.

Thu, Jun 2nd 2022 6:00 pm

No Meeting

There is no meeting because of the Great Ayton fete on 4 June.

Sat, Jun 4th 2022 1:00 pm

Great Ayton Village Fete

Great Ayton Village Fête 2022 is celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations. We shall have Shelterbox and Aquafilter displays.

Thu, Jun 9th 2022 5:45 pm

Safewater Trust and Aquafilters

At Gisborough Hall. John and Gill Griffith will talk about the Safewater Trust and Aquafilters. The talk will be preceded by a meal at 5.45pm. VH - Colin Monson C - Peter Torbet

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


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