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Welcome to Filey Rotary Club and find out about how we help those in our local community and farther afield.

Membership of Filey Rotary Club

How you can become involved in Filey Rotary projects to help others in our community and farther afield, and enjoy fun and friendship through Rotary membership


Annual Report year ending 30th June 2019

To find out how Filey Rotary made a difference in our local community and farther afield in the Rotary year ending 30th June 2019, click on the first image to open the Annual Report


International Projects

We continue to support those overseas charities operating in areas of deprivation.


Working locally in Filey

Our activities follow two areas: - Providing direct help and support in the community, - Fund raising and making donations to good causes.


Filey Rotary Club on Facebook

Up to the minute information about what Filey Rotary members and friends have been doing


Visit of our French friends in May 2019

We enjoyed a wonderful three days hosting a party of sixteen of our friends from the Pont-a-Mousson, Lorraine Club Thursday 2nd May through to Saturday 4th May


About us

At our meeting on 6th June, President for the Rotary Year 2019-2020, Rotarian Denise Whetton, laid out her goals for Filey Rotary in the year starting on 1st July 2019.

“My overall aim for the coming year is to try and maintain the events we already do and have done for years. e.g. Christmas Grotto, Summer Fair, Human Fruit Machine etc.   I would also like the Club members to come up with suggestions not just for fund raising, but also the social side of the Club e.g. Treasure hunt, get together evenings, etc.

Principal Good Causes

I have chosen two charities which are close to my heart and hope we can raise funds to help them, they are:-"

Smiles to Tanzania        I am sure a lot of Filey residents are aware of this charity and I would like to maintain the support that the Club has provided in the past.  This small Filey based registered charity has been making a big improvement to the lives of children on the island of Ukerewe, Lake Victoria, by helping them to be able to go to school through providing uniforms, pencils, books and solar lights (these also help their family).    The charity has also managed to set up a medical fund for sick children with the help of Rotary Match Funding. The aim now is to raise more funding to enhance the chances of helping further children to receive and education

The second Charity is Scarborough and Bridlington Group of the MND Association who help and support people and their families coping with this cruel and life changing disease.   This disease affects the brain, spinal cord, nervous system and muscles. I can speak from personal experience after my husband John was diagnosed with Motor Neuropathy and how it affected.   I also had a member of staff diagnosed with MND, unfortunately the very fast affecting type, but she fought to the end to keep working,


With regards helping the local Community, I think we do rather well in various ways as a Rotary Club in the following ways.

The RNLI love our Human Fruit Machine and how it attracts the public to the Lifeboat Station at the same time raising funds for them. The public really see the funny side of what we do.

The Club is also working with Ebor Academy and they are grateful for the support being given to pupils who have problems with reading, also the book club gives enjoyment and discussion with pupils.

We shall also be running our usual ‘One Voice Concert’ aimed at encouraging local performance groups to show off their talents in March next year. 

I would also like to mention a request by our new incoming Rotary District Governor for Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire, Manoj Joshi.  He has asked that all Rotary Clubs in the District have a fund raising collection day on the 23rd February for each Club’s local Hospice. I think is a great idea, again to help the community, and Filey Rotary will be participating in this initiative..


We welcome all those who are interested in supporting us in our aims of helping those with needs in our local community and further afield, either through Full or Associate Membership, or as Friends of Filey Rotary Club.   Further information about this can be obtained from Rotarian Derek Edwards (Tel: 01723 513223; email: derek.edwards.home@gmail.com), or elsewhere on this website. 

 I would like to close on a note of thanks to everyone who has encouraged and helped me on the road to being President.“

Rotary News

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Rotary supporting rehabilitation for stroke survivors

Putting the wheels in motion to end polio

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Thursdays at 19.00
(Meetings are held on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Thursdays of the month only. The 1st Thursday meeting is a project non-meal meeting. Guests are welcome at all our meetings. Contact Secretary, John Butler (01262 470210). )
The White Lodge Hotel, The Crescent, Filey

YO14 9BA  St. Mary's Church Hall, Filey Tel 01262 470210 for Meeting Contact

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