About us

District Young Musician Competition

The local Covid 19 restrictions for Keighley have meant that we have currently suspended the 2020 Young Musician competition until circumstances allow us to operate safely.  Watch this space, or our Facebook or Twitter channels for more info.

See Judy Hazlehurst's Update on the winners of the Keighley Rotary Young Musician Competition who will be performing at the District Competition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDC8jdpcO-o 


A Brief History of Rotary in Keighley

Rotary International was set up in a small office in downtown Chicago by a group of 4  men - a coal dealer, a lawyer, a tailor and a mining engineer in1905. Their first community project was to lead a campaign to install a ‘comfort station’.

It was in 1934 that Rotary came to Keighley, and among its’ first club members were a local GP, a solicitor, the manager of the Keighley News, a representative of the textile industry, a builder, a laundry engineered a banker. Today we represent a diverse range of backgrounds and businesses and continue to offer friendship to our members and service to our local community and offer support and assistance to life-changing projects across the world.

Recent and current projects we are involved in and support are The Talking Newspaper (supporting Sight Airedale), The Women’s Refuge, Rotary Young Musician Competition, End Polio Now, Mercy Ships and so  much more.

We meet weekly for a meal to hear interesting speakers, grow in fellowship, determine our future projects, manage current projects and raise our knowledge.

If you are interested in joining us and making a contribution to society besides finding rewarding friendship then please contact our secretary at:  secretary@keighleyrotary.org


Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Mondays at 7pm 1st Mon, 1pm otherwise

(No meeting on Bank Holidays. Twilight meetings on first Monday of month if not a Bank Holiday.) Keighley Rugby Union Club
Skipton Road
Utley' Keighley

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 serving communities through supporting foodbanks

Diversity is part of Rotary’s core values