Rotary Settle - 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.
Hello and welcome, you’ve found SETTLE ROTARY on the web.
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.
- Send us a message
- Find out more about joining our club
- For more general information about Rotary membership, click "Join Rotary".
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.
Santa Claus is back in town!! . . . .and villages!
Yes, once again we will be assisting Santa in his attempt to visit every child in North Craven before Christmas Day.
He will be in his Grotto in Settle at the Lights Switch-on on Saturday 1st December and
then spend the next 3 weeks visiting as many houses as possible round
the area. (click here or on Santa's beard to download the full timetable.)
Thanks to the generosity of Craven people he raised some £5230 for local good causes last year and we hope to beat that this time around!
Breathe -Thursday 7th June - 7.30pm Vic Hall
The showing of this emotional and uplifting film of the true story of a polio sufferer attracted about 100 people to the Victoria Hall in Settle. Donations to Polio Plus -Rotary's fight to eliminate Polio worldwide- at the end of the show raised an amazing 558 pounds.
Merry-go-Round -£2148 raised for Cancer Research UK!
This year's Merry-go-Round was described "the best ever" by many who took part. 234 people met at the start in Giggleswick School Dining Hall, by kind permission of the School, and after a raffle, drink and a lot of socialising, everyone set off for the 3 pubs, out of the 11 taking part, that master planner, John Diggles, had sorted for them. Thanks to a dry night and excellent work by the pubs it all went like clockwork and people enjoyed an excellent choice of menus and a great atmosphere.
Many thanks to the pubs, Boar's Head, Courtyard, Craven Arms, Craven Heifer, Gamecock, Hart's Head, Helwith Bridge, Italian,Knight's Table, Maypole and Talbot.
Next year's event is provisionally booked for Friday 22nd February 2019!
Settle Saunter 2018
The 2018 Settle Saunter was on Sunday 10th June. The day started misty which suited the runners setting off at 8.30am on the 23mile route. The sun soon came out and the 13 mile runners and walkers setting off at 9.30am enjoyed the heat. Later in the day it was very hot but many people finished their routes before 4pm when a heavy shower soaked the few people that were still walking. Overall a most successfull day with nearly 150 people taking part and the pie and peas at the end was much appreciated. Many thanks to the many volunteers which helped the Club to run this fun event.
HOG ROAST _ SUNDAY 1st JULY
We were blessed with excellent weather and at least 150 people enjoyed a relaxing Sunday in the shade of a large marquee eating the wonderfully tender hog roast supplied by Adrian Procter and the delicious puddings provided by members and their partners. The Settle and Giggleswick Brass Band were on great form and also Clive and Spencer on vocals and saxaphone - there was even some dancing! With a raffle and a well stocked Bar the event raised £1752 for Cancer ResearchUK -we have given this charity £5500 this year.
We are always happy to welcome volunteers to help with events and activities. For instance we are always grateful for help with the following:
- The Settle Saunter (10th June 2018) volunteers to help with checkpoints and at the Victoria Hall
- Manning the bookstall we run on fine summer Saturdays in Settle Market Place
- Collecting with Santa during the month of December
- Occasionally collecting for disaster relief when needed
It's a great way to find out what we are all about. Please use the "Contact Us" link above to get in touch.
Supporting the local community and the wider world
Settle Rotary Club supports many local causes through its fundraising activities and we are very grateful to the residents of Settle and the surrounding neighbourhoods for their generosity. To request support for a local "good cause" please send requests to our Secretary, 3, Tems Side, Giggleswick, N.Yorks. BD24 0BS or use the "Contact Form" tab above.
We also support international humanitarian appeals and projects in areas such as disease control, education, sanitation and clean drinking water.
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Meetings and events happening soon
Thursday 22nd November 18.30
Speaker -Bob Griffiths
Thursday 29th November 18.30
Wrapping Christmas Presents at Derek Coultherd's House
Thursday 6th December 19.00
Father Christmas -Late start 7pm
Thursday 13th December 19.00
Father Christmas -Late start 7pm
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