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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.

SpecSort York

A 'signature' project of Rotary York Ainsty, whereby Rotarians collect unwanted spectacles from opticians across Yorkshire then sort, wash and grade them, before taking them to Africa.


Covid-19 face mask project

A team led by Rotary York Ainsty is producing non-medical face masks to assist in the fight to defeat the Covid-19 pandemic.


Copmanthorpe defibrillator is ready for use

The heart defibrillator at Copmanthorpe is ready for use, installed courtesy of Rotary York Ainsty.


York Community Service

A 'showcase' for Rotary York Ainsty's many and various community projects


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.


Rotary York Ainsty: Keeping girls in education

Yorkits - making washable feminine hygiene kits for girls in developing countries


About us

 Welcome to Rotary York Ainsty

Please note that we have cancelled all face-to-face activities for the foreseeable future. But we are still  speaking to each other, thanks to the wonders of modern digital technology. If you want to contact us please use the email address below. 

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 Mercure Hotel, both as a social get-together and to discuss club activities and projects - both at home and abroad. 

INTERESTED? Contact us at:

E-mail: rcyorkainsty@gmail.com

Telephone: 07870 544 448


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?

Contact us at:

E-mail: rcyorkainsty@gmail.com

Telephone: 07870 544 448

 Monthly newletters can be downloaded here

 Rotary York Ainsty's policy and procedures relating to 'privacy'

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 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.

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

Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Monday 10th August 16.00

Zoom Council

Monday 10th August 18.30

Zoom Meeting: Speaker John Dolan Practical Action...working with communities to develop ingenious solutions for agriculture, water and waste management, climate resilience and clean energy access.

Monday 17th August 06.30

Zoom Regular Progress Meeting

Monday 24th August 18.30

Regular Zoom Meeting: Speaker Ibe Oguh PhD Studies

Monday 31st August 18.30


Monday 7th September 06.30

Zoom Meeting + Speaker RYA member Andrew Wordie - On the Buses in Central America

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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.

Flexibility creating new opportunities for new members

RotaKids supporting their local community

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

Mercure Fairfield Manor Hotel, Shipton Road, YORK 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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