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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.

RYA's community impact - learn more

Team players wanted to join us in our many community-based projects - with local, national and international benefits. Find out more below.


Community Face Mask project

A team led by Rotary York Ainsty has been producing non-medical face masks to assist in coping with the Covid-19 pandemic - following UK Government guidelines.


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.


Santa on tour in York

Follow the travels of Santa as he tours streets and villages of York bringing the Christmas message to local communities.


Join Rotary's 1.2 million volunteers world-wide

Team players wanted to join us in our many community-based projects - with local, national and international benefits. Find out more below.


Yorkits: Keeping girls in education

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


About us

 Welcome to Rotary York Ainsty

Rotary York Ainsty normally 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. But we are still meeting 'virtually' and are active in the local community. 

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.

INTERESTED? Please contact us at:

E-mail: rcyorkainsty@gmail.com - 07870 544 448


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.

Maybe you have a community project you care about passionately?

Why not talk to us about it? Maybe we can help with advice, effort, modest funding or volunteer resources?

Contact details above.

 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 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.

Please scroll / swipe down through the pages to find out more about RYA. In addition, all pages are listed with links in the top left menu drop-down box. 

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 the hospital.

Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

RYA Club Meeting (via Zoom) + guest speaker

Mon, Sep 28th 2020 6:30 pm

RYA Club Meeting (via Zoom) + guest speaker

Guest speaker Holly Bilton from York MIND will give an update on their vital activities in York during the Covid-19 crisis.

Mon, Oct 5th 2020 6:30 pm

RYA Club Meeting (via Zoom)

Speaker: Right Reverend Richard Frith, previously Bishop of Hull and Worcester, will talk to RYA about his new work in York, including JRT. Opportunity for RYA to tell him about our community projects.

Mon, Oct 12th 2020 6:30 pm

RYA Club meeting (via Zoom) + Speaker

Rotarian Caroline Ellis (St Albans RC) on Rotary's charitable activities in Ghana following a personal visit

Mon, Oct 19th 2020 6:30 am

RYA Club Progress Meeting (via Zoom)

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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.

Rotary supporting rehabilitation for stroke survivors

Putting the wheels in motion to end polio

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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