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Welcome to the Rotary Club of York Ainsty. All pages are listed with links in the top left menu drop-down box. Please scroll / swipe down through this page to find out more about us.

A Grand Day Out in York

Join your fellow Rotarians and guests from around the district for the hand-over to Rotarian Stephen Ellis and other district and club officers


SpecSort York

A 'Signature' project for Rotary York Ainsty. Members collect glasses from opticians then sort and grade them, before taking to Africa. RUTH PEROTT awarded an MBE in the Queen's New Year's honours. Link: https://tinyurl.com/MBESpecSort


Membership opportunities

Rotary York Ainsty membership opportunities are listed and detailed here


Join Rotary's 1.2 million volunteers world-wide

Team players wanted to join us to assist us in our many community initiatives - with INTERNATIONAL benefits. Find out more here.


RYA's impact in Community and Youth projects

Team players wanted to join us in our many York community-based projects - with local, national and international benefits. Find out more below.


Rotary York Ainsty Calendar and Diary Dates

The first quarter, 2021, speaker theme will be how RYA, working with partner organisations, has reduced the impact of Covid-19 on the local community. Speakers will be from organisations that RYA has grant-aided in recent months.


About us

 Welcome to Rotary York Ainsty

Welcome to Rotary York Ainsty. We were founded in 1960 to give an opportunity for local people to get involved with York and its many communities. RYA is part of a world-wide network of 1.2 million volunteers and encompasses a healthy York-based volunteer community.

Rotary York Ainsty meets regularly to to discuss projects, activities and for social fellowship. 

Please note that we have cancelled all normal face-to-face activities for the foreseeable future. However, the club is still meeting 'virtually' and are very active in the local community. 

Becoming a member of a club or society is one of the most gratifying things one can do. It is the epitome of social interaction, business networking and personal fulfilment. Each club has their own requirements and regulations. 

There are so many advantages of becoming a member of a club, such as learning new skills, developing a passion for something specific, creating a bond with people that share the same interests and, most of all, inspiration of change through mentorship and guidance. 

At Rotary York Ainsty you will find people who care about both our local community and disadvantaged people across the world. Care and support is either through fund-raising / charitable collections or the investment of time and talent in specific projects and activities. Rotarians are PEOPLE of ACTION.

INTERESTED? Please contact us at:

E-mail: rcyorkainsty@gmail.com

Telephone: 07870 544 448

 Rotary York Ainsty's 'privacy' policy and procedures

Rotary York Ainsty has a strict policy regarding the storage of data and the RYA's full GDPR Club Privacy Statement is available to download here.

 What is Rotary?

Rotary is a network of women and men who support their local communities and international projects, to improve the lives of people in these communities. 

Over the years RYA along with its volunteer supporters have raised and distributed many thousands of pounds and instigated many home and overseas projects. 

There are almost 50,000 Rotarians in Great Britain and Ireland and 1.2 million world-wide.

 What Rotary York Ainsty does... 

A visit to the six pages above should tell you all you need to know about Rotary York Ainsty's regular activities and initiatives. Should you feel you would like to donate to RYA's charitable fund, you can access the Just Giving portal at www.justgiving.com/Rotary-Ainsty and follow the instructions on the page.

RYA also support projects world-wide, many funded by The Rotary Foundation (its own charity). Perhaps the most significant of these is Polio Plus, a joint initiative with the World Health Organisation and others to eradicate polio from the world.

BELOW: Rotary York Ainsty in Action... Maintaining the Cancer Care and Bereavement garden at York Hospital.

Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Mon, Jan 25th 2021 6:30 pm

Speaker Meeting

Speaker: Emma Green
Community Development Officer
Joseph Rowntree Foundation | Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust

Mon, Feb 1st 2021 6:30 pm

Speaker Meeting

Speaker: The Lord Mayor of York Janet Looker
York's Lord Mayor is second only to the Lord Mayor of London in precedence and its Sheriff holds the oldest office of Sheriff in England and Wales.

Speaker Meeting

Mon, Feb 8th 2021 6:30 pm

Speaker Meeting

Adam Raffel from the York Foodbank, whose ethos is that In the current climate, nobody in the community should have to face going hungry, a concept which is as important as ever.

Council Meeting

Tue, Feb 9th 2021 6:15 pm

Council Meeting

Please send agenda items to Secretary

Mon, Feb 15th 2021 6:30 pm

Progress Meeting

Please send items to Secretary

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Rotary News

Be part of a global network of volunteers, trying to make the world a better place. Please also see the 'links & news' page for information from the local district and live feeds from Rotary International and Rotary International in GB&I.

Rotary serving communities through supporting foodbanks

Diversity is part of Rotary’s core values

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Mondays at 18:15 for 18:30
(No meeting on Bank Holiday Mondays)
Mercure Fairfield Manor Hotel, Shipton Road, YORK

YO30 1XW  01904 670222

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