Welcome to the Rotary Club of York Ainsty. Please scroll / swipe down through the page to find out more about us. In addition, all pages are listed with links in the top left menu drop-down box.
Rotary York Ainsty Youth Projects
Some of Rotary York Ainsty's many youth oriented projects are featured here.details
York Community Service
A 'showcase' for Rotary York Ainsty's many and various community projectsdetails
Join our team, working in YOUR community
Team players wanted to join us in our many community-based projects - at home and abroad. Contact details here.details
Working with the media
An archive of Press Releases circulated to the media of York - including cuttings and links to original documents and resources.details
Showcase for some of Rotary York Ainsty's International projects. UNDER CONSTRUCTIONdetails
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 meets each week on Monday nights at the Merrcure Hotel, both as a social get-together and to discuss club activities and projects - both at home and abroad.
What we Do
Some of the many projects at home and abroad supported by Rotary York Ainsty. The list is not exhaustive.
> Door 84 Youth Club
> York Schools' Technology Tournament (A Rotary in York initiative, with other York Rotary Clubs)
> Rotary in York Youth Challenge
> York Hospital Cancer and Bereavement Gardens
> The Wilberforce Trust
> Purple4Polio crocus planting initiative in aid of the Rotary International eradicate polio campaign
> RYLA - Rotary Youth Leadership Awards programme
> Acomb community project
> 'Physionet' (in collaboration with RC of Knaresborough)
> Contact the Elderly
> Defibrillator installations in local villages
> Assisting with 'manpower' at various York events such 10K Run
> Santa Sleigh float collection for RYA charity fund and local partner charities
> National tree planting project in York
> SpecSort - recycled spectacles for overseas
> Days for Girls - hygiene kits for Nepal, Malawi and many other countries
> Days for Girls, York – feminine hygiene kits for Nepal, Malawi and many other countries
> Project Malawi – Special needs school
> Support for Manor CE Acedemy school's Malawian Project
> Local and International disaster recovery – special collections for flood victims etc.
> 'School in a bag' Giving disadvantaged children a better education
> Meisori School, Kenya: Giving disadvantaged children a better education
> Hope and Homes for Children… a new funding-raising event scheduled for October
At Rotary York Ainsty you will find people who care about both our local community and disadvantaged people across the world.
Maybe you have a community project you care about passionately?
Why not talk to us about it? Maybe we can help with advice, effort or even some modest funding?
Monthly newletters can be downloaded here
> January 2018: RYA_Newsletter_Jan_18.pdf
> February 2018: RYA_diary_Feb18.pdf
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 we 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.
Please scroll / swipe down through the pages to find out more about us. In addition, all pages are listed with links in the top left menu drop-down box.
We also support projects world-wide, many funded by The Rotary Foundation, our own charity. Perhaps the most significant of these is Polio Plus, our joint initiative with the World Health Organnisation and others to eradicate polio from the world.
Meetings and events happening soon
Monday 26th March 18.00
No regular meeting this day
Social visit for members to York Nepalese restaurant
Wednesday 28th March 09.00
SpecSort Worksop at Colin Perrott's
Monday 2nd April
No regular meeting - EASTER
EASTER MONDAY - No regular meeting
Friday 6th April 18.00 - 14.00 Sunday 8th April
RIBI Conference - Torquay
RIBI Annual Conference - English south coast resort of Torquay
Monday 9th April 18.00
A guest speaker from Jorvic Boxing Club
Saturday 14th April 09.00
SpecSort and Days for Girls, Workshop
SpecSort session plus a Days for Girls, York Workshop both held at All Saints Church Hall, Upper Poppleton. YO26 6DD. Everyone welcome.
Monday 16th April 18.00
Progress report on RYA website by Stewart Gilbert
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.