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 Mercure Hull 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.


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Meetings and events happening soon

Thursday 21st June 18.30

Club meeting

Meet in the hotel foyer from 6pm moving into our Dining room at 6.30pm. Meal optional.

Rotary Club of Hull Paragon Charter Celebration

Sunday 24th June 12.30

Rotary Club of Hull Paragon Charter Celebration

We will be celebrating our Charter on 24 June at Cottingham Parks Golf Club. Save the date - details to follow.

Thursday 28th June 18.30

Club meeting and handover from President Chrissie to President Joy

Meet in the hotel foyer from 6pm moving into our Dining room at 6.30pm. Meal optional.

Saturday 30th June 11.00

Pocklington Canal Trip - new dates!

Please let Chrissie know if you wish to attend as we need a minimum of 8 people for this trip.

Please note that the dates have been changed again, with this date and 14 July. The trip will be followed by lunch at The Melbourne Arms.


Saturday 7th July 17.30

Classics in the Park

Not strictly a Rotary event, though a group of us hope to attend and others are welcome. This annual favourite is held at Hymers College and proceeds for this year will go to Emmaus.


Saturday 7th July 19.00

District Handover meal

The District Governor Elect invites you to celebrate a new Rotary year on 7 July with a meal at Leeds United's Ellan Road Stadium.


Saturday 14th July 10.00

Pocklington Canal trip - second chance!

Due to limited numbers, there is a second chance to go on the Pocklington Canal trip. Lunch to follow at the Melbourne Arms.

Sunday 15th July 12.00

President’s Day

A celebration of our new, incoming President, Joy. Further details on the flyer, at meetings and if you log into the site.


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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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