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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.

Phoenix House Visit

Phoenix House, Catterick


Photographic Competition

Digital photographs from all abilities


Service above Self Award

This year Jackie Ahearn has been presented with the Pickering Rotary Club Service Above Self Award. Each year we recognise an individual in our community who we feel has worked tirelessly in their capacity to enrich the community.


Handover Meeting

Sue hands over the Presidency to David Capes


Annual Golf Competition 2019

In aid of Rotary charities


Charity Golf Competition

Teams of 4 players required, see details


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

Thursday 1st August 15.19 - 16.00 Tuesday 31st December

Charity STUNT by Ian Williams

Ian has shaved his head for Brain Tumour Charities
over £2000 raised


Wednesday 25th September 12.00

Evening meeting

First Steward Luke Arnold
Second Steward Stephen Cook
Raffle Steward Tom Jones

KIDs OUT Event

Monday 30th September 09.00

KIDs OUT Event

Rotary sponsors outing for disabled children

Wednesday 2nd October 12.00

Speaker meeting

First Steward John Fields
Second Steward Gordon Clark
Raffle Steward Peter Illingworth


Thursday 3rd October 05.30

Visit of interest to Theakston's at Masham

Evening meeting/tour of brewery


Wednesday 9th October 12.00

Open meeting

First Steward Martin Baxter
Second Steward Ian Williams
Raffle Steward John Flintoft


Monday 14th October 18.00

Council Meeting

Forest & Vale Hotel

Wednesday 16th October 12.00

Business Meeting

First Steward
Second Steward Ted Shepherd
Raffle Steward Melvyn Symonds

Friday 18th October 18.00

Safari Supper


Friday 18th October 18.00

Saffari Supper

Dinner on the move

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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.

Family Rotary club use skills to kick-start local charities

Rotary members unite to tackle world hunger

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

Forest & Vale Hotel, Pickering We meet on Wednesdays at Noon for 12.30pm
(The final Wednesday of each month is an evening meeting. Members go into the dining room at 7.30pm. No meeting following a bank holiday.)
Forest & Vale Hotel, Pickering YO18 7DL  01751 472722

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