Community Fair - WE'RE BACK! Book now!! - Sat 14th Aug at 10.00

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Rotary works all round the world

Rotary works all round the world

Worldwide Rotary supports dozens of projects - the most long lasting & ambitious is the project to eradicate polio – now endemic in just two countries. We also have projects in Ghana & India supporting schools & delivering clean water.

Our club at large

Our club at large

Varied social activities, & worthwhile projects near & far. Our diverse members exchange ideas, create lifelong relationships, join in service projects that make a lasting impact in communities. We aim to have fun, but with a purpose.

A helping hand - e.g. fundraisng ...

A helping hand - e.g. fundraisng ...

- not our core business; but we have rattled buckets in aid of disasters; run tombolas at music events, organised car parking at shows,sold plants at (our own) community fair, run raffles, organised events such as Dragon Boats – & had fun!

 Fellowship & fun social happenings

Fellowship & fun social happenings

Our convivial weekly meetings form a platform for our eclectic speakers. We learn of many varied interests. ‘Special events’ such as Burns night, Christmas celebrations and visits to places of refreshment add to the opportunities for fellowship and fun.

Part of the local scene - Community support

Part of the local scene - Community support many ways - members are trustees of several charities; local organisation join us at our community fair to spread their message and raise cash; we join in events such as the CAMRA festival to raise money for local causes .......

Working with young people

Working with young people

Overcoming challenges of public speaking or technology tournaments, or a Rotary Youth Leadership Awards course helps young people develop tools for success such as self-confidence, planning & team building skills.


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Reports of Recent Happening



Wykeham Lakes

 (Attended by PVH representing Scarborough Cavaliers Rotary)  

The grand reopening ceremony (delayed by Covid) was on Thursday 24th June when Lord and Lady Downe attended the ceremony and Lord Downe and the Yorkshire Vet and friend of the Water Park, Julian Norton led the official launch following significant investment into the park in 2021 to transform the water sports and add new activities.

Guests were greeted by staff of the North Yorkshire Water Park  and Leeds agency Hatch Communications and enjoyed a fascinating tour of the new facilities. Starting with the new reception office, overlooking the (right hand ) lake busy with the fresh water swimming  kayaking (single and tandem), pedalos, stand up paddle boarding, A new complex  of changing facilities and toilets is in place.

The water slides and other new challenges are now located on the left-hand  lake and were being well used by local youngsters. This lake also has a spectacular wake boarding line (one-to-one wake boarding line sessions are available).

Guests were able to enjoy refreshments from the new café (with adjoining event room) facing this lake and especially the dare devil acrobatics on the wake board by Rocco Burbridge a wakeboarding professional and former TeamGB athlete.

The climax of the opening was when Lord Downe and Julian Norton exploded fireworks in a grand display over the lake and Rocco somersaulted through a ring of fire!

The park with its fishing, nature and walking attractions complementing the sports activities makes for a great family day out and is a varied and spectacular attraction to visitors from far and wide.

(Brought back recollections  of the great days of the Cavaliers Dragon Boats events on the lake with a few hundred people enjoying the marquee, BBQ, and races).

(Image credits Hatch Communications and Scarborough Cavaliers Rotary)  

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Presidents handover meeting

Wednesday’s meeting 30 June 2021, was quite a unique occasion when we all met as a group face to face for the first time since 2020, to witness the annual Presidential handover to the incoming President. Members were invited to Andrew Green’s (the outgoing President) residence where the official duties took take place. Andrew had kindly arranged drinks and nibbles and due to an uncertain weather forecast a gazebo had been erected in case of rain.

Proceedings went well and Andrew said a few words covering his rather unusual year in office. Richard Creasy, the incoming President outlined his proposed plans for the next twelve months. It was a very pleasant meeting and made all the more enjoyable by meeting up with fellow Rotarians.

2021-2022 Club Officers

Immediate Past President.......... Andrew Green

President………………………. Richard Creasy

Vice President…………………. George Roberts

   President Elect………………… Paul deVillanueva

Secretary …...……....……………… John Dudley

                          Treasurer…….......................……Roy Butterworth /Keith Morgan


  Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre    2nd June 2021 

Rotary Cavaliers on 2nd JJune 2021 met by ”Zoom” and were addressed by the chairman of the Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre, Mark Vesey.

We heard about the Heritage Centre in its early stages and were interested to hear about the progress made in the 10 years since it was created. We heard about the impressive series of activities, both at their base in Eastborough, but also participating in a wide variety of community events, such as SeaFest, going out to schools and community group meetings. The volunteers give talks about the history of Scarborough Harbour and the Fishing Industry and the many people who had been involved in these areas or were famous for their maritime activities.

The Heritage Centre, with the help of Public Funding and the Heritage Lottery Fund has been able to purchase and renovate new premises at 45 Eastborough.  This has allowed the them to collect, store and present many more historical objects, photos, papers, books and articles related to the history of Scarborough, fishing, shipbuilding and other historical events.   The Centre has allowed them to thrive as a gathering point for historical archives relating to the town. They have been focussed on recording the spoken memories of fishermen who are able to recall the heydays and harbour industries when at their peak but which are rapidly dying out during our lifetime.

The Heritage Centre has produced forty newsletters and forty exhibitions over the ten years, allowing visitors and residents to keep in touch with a fascinating story. It is wonderful that there is an exciting confidence that there will be a successful future as well as many plans to help everyone remember the town’s important history. Their most recent addition is a disused red telephone box, near the harbour, that houses historic photos and an audio guide to the town’s past. The centre is always looking for new volunyeers to help out. The centre attracts people of all ages, abilities and interests

Fascinating talk by CEO David Steel

Wednesday 21 April 2021

The estate has roots as far back as the 12th century and in its current form since the 16th century.The estate is now a multi-faceted family of businesses employing nearly 60 people centred on Wykeham and Danby.
The variety of businesses in terms of on the one hand their need for capital and on the other their income generation potenntial means that subtle finacial management is needed to create a sisfactory overall plan 

The six core businesses are
              Letting roperty; Game sports – Wykeham and Danby Game; Wykeham Farms Limited; Wykeham mature plants; St Helens in the Park Ltd; North Yorkshire Water park

 The water park is destined for rapid further development to include a zip line over the second lake, café , self catrering and glamping.

Work is already in hand on some of these developments.

The artists impression below shows the new buildings and the zip line – as compared with the current configuarion on the  right. 

Other areas that are planned as projects for the future include expansion of the main dairy herd; improvements at St Helen's; extensiomof the high speed broadband; rural developmentaccomodation - overall plan. The variety of businesses in terms of on the one hand their need for capital and on the other their income generation potenntial means that subtle finacial management is needed to create a sisfactory overall plan

On the second Wednesdays in the month the Club is out and about visiting organisations in the area. On other Wednesdays we meet at the Downe Arms in an informal and welcoming atmosphere with good fun, fellowship and an evening meal. 

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Happening soon...

Wed, Aug 4th 2021 7:00 pm

Treasure Hunt

Grace & Host: C Case
Reception: D Francis/J Knight
VoT and media report: A Green

Wed, Aug 11th 2021 7:00 pm

Sundowners onboard Southern Star

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Drinks afloat, but on a steady deck in Scarborough Harbour and the clean air!

VoT and media report to PH: J Wilson

Community Fair - WE'RE BACK!  Book now!!

Sat, Aug 14th 2021 10:00 am

Community Fair - WE'RE BACK! Book now!!

Spread the word. Re-engage with your supporters. Maybe raise some £. Tables can be reserved from now on

Sat, Aug 14th 2021 6:30 pm

Immediate Past President's Supper

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Members and partners are invited to enjoy supper at Andrews home to celebrate his Presidency in a unique year for Rotary.

Wed, Aug 18th 2021 7:00 pm

Judy Woodroffe of Newby & Scalby Library

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A Trustee tells us about this voluntary community facility.

Wed, Aug 25th 2021 7:00 pm

Mike Kent on the Classic Car Monte Carlo Rally

Enjoy Mike's adventures in this classic event.

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Wednesdays at 1900

(Visitors are welcome; please contact John Dudley on 01723 366 375 if you'd like to attend - or to come and speak to us.) Zoom and later The Downe Arms Country Inn
Main Road, Wykeham
The Downe Arms Country Inn Main Road, Wykeham, Scarborough YO139QB
YO13 9QB  01723 862471

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