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Yorkits: Growing and spreading

Yorkits: Growing and spreading

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

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.

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.

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.

High-Level Active Projects

High-Level Active Projects

The main projects supported by Rotary York Ainsty as at March 2024...


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 for 'formal' get-togethers. 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 part of Rotary has their own requirements and regulations. 

There are so many advantages of becoming a member of a RYA, 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.

TEXT is Copyright © Stewart Gilbert (RYA) - All Rights Reserved

Our Social Media

Happening soon...

Mon, Jul 29th 2024 6:30 pm

Presidents Open Meeting

Opportunity to meet friends, volunteers & potential members

Fri, Aug 2nd 2024 11:30 am

Social Event - Cricket Yorkshire v Gloucester

We normally have a Social event sometime in the first week of the month, details to be confirmed

Mon, Aug 5th 2024 10:00 am

Social Week - No club meeting

Social event previous Friday - Cricket

Mon, Aug 5th 2024 5:30 pm


5.30pm at Tesco Community Room

Mon, Aug 12th 2024 6:30 pm

Speaker Meeting - Susan Rogers

We normally have a Speaker on the second Monday of the Month

Mon, Aug 19th 2024 6:30 pm

Project & Progress evening

Opportunity to update our current projects

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Mondays at 18:15 for 18:30

(2nd, 4th, 5th Monday of month 1st week Social, day & times vary No meeting on Bank Holiday Mondays) Shipton Rd. Skelton

YO30 1XW  01904 670222

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