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 meets weekly on a Thursday evening. On most second Thursdays, we meet at Gisborough Hall but on other days we meet at a varity of locations. Please look at our list of weekly meetings.

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 Wine and Food evening and go on outings to concerts, theatres, industry and community projects. Our main fundraising event is the annual Guisborough Beer Festival held on the Friday and Saturday after Easter.  

The Rotary Club of Guisborough and Great Ayton earned the Rotary Citation for 2020-21 and again in 2022-23, 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 both these years. Because of Covid, 2020-21 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, Pat Anderson,at president@guisboroughrotary.org.uk.

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Thursdays at 17.30 for 18.00

(We have a varied programme - details are shown on our web-page. The venue can change from week to week. Please check with Secretary Brian on 01642 274911)

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