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Rotary York Ainsty Calendar and Diary Dates

Rotary York Ainsty Calendar and Diary Dates

A varied series of meetings with guest speakers, activities and projects.

Membership opportunities

Membership opportunities

Rotary York Ainsty membership opportunities are listed and detailed here - click on the image to advance to the detail.

SpecSort expands its area of operation

SpecSort expands its area of operation

The highly-regarded SpecSort initiative - a flagship project of Rotary York Ainsty - is expanding its sphere of operation by delivering sorted and graded pre-owned glasses to more countries across the globe.

Rotary York Ainsty is developing a project to bring medical aid to a remote region in Albania - in partnership with two other Rotary Clubs

Rotary York Ainsty is developing a project to bring medical aid to a remote region in Albania - in partnership with two other Rotary Clubs

Rotary York Ainsty, working in cooperation with two other Rotary Clubs in different countries, is developing a project which will bring medical aid to a remote region of Albania - Fushë Arrëz.

Join Rotary's 1.2 million volunteers world-wide

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.

High-Level Active Projects

High-Level Active Projects

The main projects supported by Rotary York Ainsty as at September 2022...


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. 

Following the relaxation of Covid restrictions we have reverted to meeting at the Mercure Hotel. Occasionally, we may meet at other venues. Please check this web site for details of our programme.

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: 075 0087 8998

 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 Rotary York Ainsty is, what it does, where it does it, who it helps - how to join

WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT, AINSTY: Rotary York Ainsty's Niche Statement tells you what it is all about and the work in the communities it serves. NOTE: The text is copyright: stewart.gilbert@icloud.com. Ask if you would like to utilise. Download a copy by clicking here. 

What is Ainsty? What was Ainsty? The Geographical significance of the ancient Yorkshire Wapentake

The Ainsty is first recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 (in the form Ainestig), when it was a wapentake of the West Riding of Yorkshire. It was named from Ainsty Cliff at Bilbrough, presumably the original meeting place of the wapentake. Click here to find out more from Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ainsty

 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.

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

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District Centenary Celebrations

Fri, Oct 7th 2022 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Sat, Oct 8th 2022

District Centenary Celebrations

District Conference takes place over the weekend of 7th and 8th October 2022 in Scarborough


Mon, Oct 10th 2022 6:30 pm

Tadcrafters & International Day of the Girl Child

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We celebrate the important contribution that Tadcrafters have made to the community as well as recognising some of Yorkits younger volunteers as part of this years Day of the Girl Child.


Tue, Oct 11th 2022 4:00 pm

Council - Meeting (Booked)

The Russet Room, New Earswick Folk Hall, Hawthorn Terrace,
New Earswick, York YO32 4AQ Tel: 01904 769621

Mon, Oct 17th 2022 6:30 pm

Bowls evening against Knaresborough Rotary Club

New Earswick Bowling Club - 6.30pm start.
Steak pie, mushy peas and chips and bowling for £10 per person
Contact peter for details

Mon, Oct 24th 2022 6:30 pm

Heidi Door 84

Mecure Hotel. Also Polio Day

Wed, Oct 26th 2022 9:00 am

Specsort Team Sorting Session

Last Wed of Month at Colins & Ruth. New members welcome.SpecSorting session at Colin Perrott's home in Copmanthorpe.

 RYA Pre-loved shoe event at Foxwood Community Center

Fri, Oct 28th 2022 12:00 pm

RYA Pre-loved shoe event at Foxwood Community Center

Details to be completed later

Fri, Oct 28th 2022 7:30 pm

Sheepstakes Race Night with Whetherby Wharfdale Rotary

Fri, Oct 28th 2022 at 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sheepstakes Race Night
Fund raising at Collingham Village Hall

Sat, Oct 29th 2022 10:00 am

Yorkits Workshops - at Manor Academy

Members Welcome
Wednesday Weekly workshop 10-12 at All Saints Hall, The Green, Upper Poppleton

Mon, Oct 31st 2022 6:30 pm

Progress & Project Updates

To be confirmed

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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