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Rotary Club of Pickering & District - Welcome. Please scroll/swipe down through this page to find out more about us, in addition to the pages linked in the menu, top-left.

Spice4U Charity Fundraising Event

Fun & Good Food three times during the day


Annual Golf Competition 2019

In aid of Rotary charities


Quiz Night

Re-scheduled Quiz at KMS Golf Club - March 10th


Project LINUS Quilts

First Steward Tom Jones Second Steward Melvyn Symmonds Raffle Steward Chas Atkinson


Charity Golf Competition 2020 - NEW LADIES COMPETITION

Teams of 4 players required, see details - NEW LADIES COMPETITION


Youth Speaks

Lady Lumleys School, Pickering


About us

Rotary Club of Pickering & District - Welcome

Pickering’s Rotarians pride themselves on being doers. It’s true they meet together regularly to enjoy a meal and each other’s company but that’s just cover for an enterprise that seeks to help people both in the locality and further afield.

Rotarians help largely through raising money, sometimes by holding buckets in market places and town centres in the hope that members of the public might donate. We don’t make headlines but, recently, our Sweet Charity project led to TV, radio and local press coverage. Thousands of pounds that were raised were donated to Marie Curie Cancer Care and local Rotary charities.

            So what else have we done and are going to do? Pickering town has sometimes suffered from flooding but not on the scale that occurred in York during 2015. Hundreds of people were rescued utilising inland water inflatables. We were successful in finding the money to buy the latest state of the art inflatable rescue boat which we recently presented to The Scarborough and Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team.

The disabled and disadvantaged sometimes have difficulty in experiencing what for us are regarded as treats: a day at Flamingo Land, a trip on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. Well, we make it possible for children and young people to go to these to enjoy the rides and watch the animals. We also make it possible for people with disabilities to spend a day on the railway.  We have created an opportunity for young people to compete in our public speaking competition "Youth Speaks".

            What is Rotary? - a worldwide network of men and women of all ages and backgrounds – 1.2  million strong - who use their friendships, imaginations and skills to improve the lives of others.

Pickering’s Rotarians number over thirty but they are every bit as engaged as their local colleagues in Malton & Scarborough, together with well established clubs situated in over two hundred countries throughout the world.  

Rotary International has now produced over one hundred years of service to communities worldwide.

Charities supported by Pickering Rotary Club                                                                            Yorkshire Cancer Researce                     McMillan Cancer Research           Youth Cancer Charity                  Ryedale Food Bank                                        Age U.K.                                          International Disaster Relief            Shelterbox                                                      Children’s Heart Foundation             Ryedale Out of School Education  Ryedale Carers’ Resource                     The Rob Stephenson Trust            Sight Support, Ryedale           Samaritans                                                    Alzheimer’s Association                      Dementia Forward           Welburn Hall School                                      Yorkshire Air Ambulance                             End Polio Now               Educaid                                                          Ryedale Special Families                                Ryedale School               Kirkbymoorside Brass Band                             Wet Wheels                                              Acorn Community Care  

       Wheelchair Foundation

Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Sunday 12th January 11.22 - 11.20 Saturday 29th February

Polio Eradication

see Video of Bill Gates with the latest news

Youth Speaks

Tuesday 25th February 18.00

Youth Speaks

Lady Lumleys School, Pickering

Wednesday 26th February 18.30

Project LINUS Quilts

First Steward Tom Jones
Second Steward Melvyn Symmonds
Raffle Steward Chas Atkinson


Wednesday 4th March 12.00

Caroline in Colour - Local artist

First Steward Sue Harris
Second Steward Hilton White
Raffle Steward Adrian Morris


Monday 9th March 18.00

Council Meeting


Quiz Night

Tuesday 10th March 19.00

Quiz Night

Re-scheduled Quiz at KMS Golf Club - March 10th

Wednesday 11th March 12.00

Business Meeting

First Steward n/a
Second Steward Rob Thomas
Raffle Steward Richard Burtt

Wednesday 11th March 16.00

Visit of Interest - Perry Slingsby Systems Ltd, Kirkbymoorside

Factory tour


Wednesday 18th March 12.00

Scarborough Search & Rescue

First Steward Jane Wilford
Second Steward Nick Andrews
Raffle Steward Ted Shephard


Wednesday 25th March 19.00

International Dinner

No stewards, no raffle


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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.

Flexibility creating new opportunities for new members

RotaKids supporting their local community

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

Forest & Vale Hotel, Malton Road, Pickering We meet on Wednesdays at Noon for 12.30pm
(The last Wednesday of each month is an evening meeting at 7.00pm.)
Forest & Vale Hotel, Malton Road, Pickering YO18 7DL  01751 472722

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