About us

  Welcome to the Rotary Club of Hull Paragon

Been thinking about doing something new this year? Want to give something back to your community? Want to make new friends and have fun? Consider joining Rotary.

Each Rotary Club has its own distinctive atmosphere.  We are a friendly, informal club which meets in the centre of the vibrant city of Hull, UK City of Culture 2017 at the Royal Hotel adjacent to the transport interchange. 

We have roughly half male and half female membership from a wide range of occupations, with some retired members, but many working members too. We were established in 1994 and lead/support a wide range of projects benefiting the local community and beyond.  We are part of District 1040 within our umbrella organisation, Rotary International.

We are home to the Paragon Porkers pig-racing team (pictured above), which has raised thousands of pounds for good causes locally.

You would be welcome to visit our Club on a 'no obligation' basis to find out what we do and whether it is something which might interest you? You can either join us for a meal first at the Britannia Royal Hotel on a Thursday evening at 6.15pm for 6.30pm or join us afterwards around 7pm for our meeting and/or speaker.  Find out more.>

Contact us - we look forward to hearing from you.


Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Thursday 27th September 18.30

Club meeting

Meet in the hotel foyer around 6.15, moving into our private dining room at 6.30pm prompt.

Wednesday 3rd October 18.30

Hull Rotary Club meeting with the District Governor

Members from all of the Maritime Clubs in the District will be attending this meeting of the Rotary Club of Hull as we welcome the District Governor Nigel Arthurs.


Thursday 4th October 18.30

No Club meeting this week due to meeting on Wed night with DG

No Club meeting this week as we join the meeting of the Hull Club to welcome the District Governor on Wednesday 3 October. This is a good opportunity to visit another Club's meeting.

Friday 5th October 19.00

Rotary club of Hull Kingston Wine-tasting and pizza night

Celebration of South American wines presented by Nigel Green, past Chair of Yorkshire Sommeliers at Kardomah 94 to raise funds for the Club's three Indian students.


Saturday 6th October 09.30

Tour of Drax Power Station

This is a repeat of the tour held several months ago for those members and friends who could not make the previous occasion. Well worth a visit - sign up in the blue folder.


Thursday 11th October 18.30

Club meeting

Meet in the hotel foyer around 6.15, moving into our private dining room at 6.30pm prompt.

Friday 12th October 12.00 - 16.00 Sunday 14th October

District Conference

Save the date for our District Conference, which will be held in Scarborough. Inspirational speakers, charity showcase, fun and fellowship at its best.


Thursday 18th October 18.30

Club meeting with talk from a Rotary Peace Scholar

Meet in the hotel foyer around 6.15, moving into our private dining room at 6.30pm prompt.
Join us for a presentation by one of the Rotary Peace Scholars.


Friday 19th October 19.00

Call my Bluff Wine-tasting evening

It's back for another year! The ever-popular Call my Bluff wine-tasting evening at The Back Room, Cottingham.


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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Thursdays at 6pm for 6.30pm
(We usually congregate in the large lounge/lobby before moving to the private dining room. We welcome visiting Rotarians and guests, but please let us know in advance for catering purposes. (Parking is available in the hotel car park but charges apply. )
Royal Hotel,
179 Ferensway,
HU1 3UF  01482 325087

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