Featured pages

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.


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.


Working with the media

An archive of Press Releases circulated to the media of York - including cuttings and links to original documents and resources.


International Initiatives

Showcase for some of Rotary York Ainsty's International projects. UNDER CONSTRUCTION


Days for Girls, York

Days for Girls, York - making washable feminine hygiene kits for girls in developing countries


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 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

> Marie Curie cancer care collection

> 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.

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

Happening soon...

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

Regular meeting

A guest speaker from Jorvic Boxing Club

SpecSort and Days for Girls, Workshop

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

Regular meeting

Progress report on RYA website by Stewart Gilbert

future events completed calendar district events local events

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.

Rotary supporting young people

Rotary on the brink of polio history

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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