Welcome to the Rotary Club of York Ainsty. Please scroll / swipe down through this page to find out more about us.

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RYA's impact in Community and Youth projects

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.

Membership opportunities

Membership opportunities

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

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.

SpecSort York

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

Rotary York Ainsty Calendar and Diary Dates

Rotary York Ainsty Calendar and Diary Dates

A varied series of meetings with many guest speakers for May, June and July. All meetings will be via the Zoom portal. Some speakers will be from organisations that RYA has grant-aided in recent months. Details from club secretary Dick Powell.

A Grand Day Out in York

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


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. Many other pages referencing and detailing club projects are available via the comprehensive drop-down list in the Menu - What We Do - found in the top left of the home page. 

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...

Thu, Jul 1st 2021 7:00 pm

District Handover

Since the District Handover Lunch on 4th July has been cancelled, a ZOOM Handover will take place. Link provided by Colin Perrott circulated by email.

Sun, Jul 4th 2021 12:00 pm

CANCELLED Combined District 1040 and Rotary York Ainsty Handover

Meeting at the York Principal Hotel

Mon, Jul 5th 2021 6:30 pm


ZOOM Meeting

To be announced

Mon, Jul 12th 2021 6:30 pm

To be announced

Still on ZOOM
TfD Chris True

Combined Council and Progress Meetings

Mon, Jul 19th 2021 6:30 pm

Combined Council and Progress Meetings

Planning for the new Rotary Year

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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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.

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