Hello and welcome, you’ve found SETTLE ROTARY on the web. PLEASE SEE THE COVID-19 UPDATE BELOW AND COME AND JOIN US ON ZOOM EVERY THURSDAY 7-8PM
COVID-19 UPDATE - We have had to cancel our weekly meetings at the Boar's Head, Long Preston but have continued to meet up weekly by Zoom. This has enabled us to have friends join us from other countries and locally and if anyone would like to join a meeting please get in touch with us via the contact page to get the Zoom details -7pm to 8pm every Thursday.
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.
World Polio Day 24th October 2020
We are going to flood light Settle Town Hall in Purple on Friday and Saturday 23rd/24th October.This is 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.
Father Christmas- 2020
We are 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 and get a present. Plans are well advanced and we will be publishing them soon-watch this space!
Settle Saunter 2021
The 2019 Settle Saunter enjoyed excellent weather on Sunday 9th June, it raised over £2700 and, at our annual Hog Roast, we presented cheques for £1500 each to Settle Swimming Pool and Kids at School in Nepal. 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.
Regretably this year's Saunter has had to be cancelled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. We hope to bring it back, bigger and better than ever, on 13th June 2021. This will be run as a Covid-19 safe event with entries online and timing by SiEntries. See the Saunter pages for more information.
This ever popular event raise £1880 in 2019 and the Club has donated £2000 to Settle Swimming Pool
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 always needs 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
- 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.
Thinking of booking a cottage holiday?
Use the link below, save yourself some money and help Rotary to help others.
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.
Rotary supporting rehabilitation for stroke survivors
Putting the wheels in motion to end polio
Meetings & Venue
Where and when:
Meet at 18.30 every Thursday at The Boars Head Hotel Long Preston.If you intend to visit please phone either President Michael Cullingworth 01729823978 or Secretary David Blackburne 01729822445