We're a friendly bunch of around 20 people who volunteer in the Settle community, working on projects and raising money, as well as enjoying informal social activities throughout the year. If that sounds like something you’d enjoy, we’d like to meet you.
We're also part of a much bigger organisation, with a warm welcome in every city and the capacity to make change on a global scale - such as eliminating Polio.
If you think you might be interested, please browse our website to get a better feel for what we are about, view the video at the bottom of this page and maybe use some of these links.
SETTLE ROTARY CLUB is based in and around the picturesque market town
of Settle, in the Craven area of the Yorkshire Dales, an area noted for
its glorious scenery. More about Settle.
We lit up Settle Town Hall in Purple on Friday and Saturday 23rd/24th October, to represent the purple ink that is used to mark the little fingers of children all over the world when they are vaccinated against Polio. We are also celebrating the fact that Africa has just been declared polio free for the first time in history. Since 1985 Rotary has raised over $2.1 billion towards their goal of eliminating polio totally and there are now only 2 countries left with any endemic polio.
We were hoping to run a Covid-19 safe Grotto and Santa Collection round all the villages to give as many children as possible the chance to see Santa. However, after considering the latest tier 2 regulations, and mindful of the continued health and safety of our "customers" as well as the elves and Santa, we have reluctantly had to make the decision to cancel the visit this year. Santa will remain in isolation at the North Pole until Christmas Eve, when he will be making his usual deliveries around the world.
As our elves now won't be able to see you as usual during Santa's tour of our area, please do make use of the link below, or use the QR code on our posters, to donate to our local Christmas collection. We channel all of the money raised back into this community in the form of grants to local groups, charities and individuals who are making a difference in our community. We hope to be back, bigger and better in 2021.
The 2021Settle Saunter enjoyed excellent weather on Sunday 13th June, nearly 300 runners and walkers had staggered starts with Covid safe check in and departure. It raised over £7000 and, we have given £1000 each to the local Cave Rescue Organisation and Kids at School in Nepal and £500 to Settle's Victoria Hall. The Saunter is an annual event for runners, walkers and strollers which offers 3 routes through the stunning local countryside with lengths of 10km, Half Marathon and 23 miles.
We meet on Thursdays at 1830Meet at 18.30 every on 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month at The Royal Oak Hotel, Settle .If you intend visiting please phone Secretary David Blackburne 01729822445
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.