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A decision has been taken to suspend club meetings immediately so there will be no meeting Tuesday night (Tuesday 17th March) until further notice. Continued below...

Christmas Hamper Appeal 2020

Christmas is just two over two months away - and that means it's time to launch the Wakefield Express-backed Christmas Hamper Appeal 2020.


Serving The Community During Lockdown

Helping people in need during the Covid-19 pandemic


Escape to India

A talk about India by Philippa Kaye, author of the book ‘Escape To India’


Results for Christmas boxes 2020

Wakefield Chantry collected and packed nearly 500 food boxes for needy families this Christmas.


Remembrance Sunday

President Ray today laid a wreath at the Cenotaph in Wakefield on behalf of the Club as part of Remembrance Sunday.


Adding a splash of purple to our communities

Planting 2,000 crocus corms to raise awareness of Rotary's efforts to end polio


About us


Following the Prime Minister’s Press Conference this afternoon, and discussion with President Moray, a decision was taken to suspend normal club meetings immediately April 2020. 

While we do not know when normal meetings will resume it is important that we maintain contact with each other and some measure of rotary fellowship. We are now meeting   Via ZOOM. 

To all who might have visited us we apologise but hope to see you when we are given the 'all clear'

Wakefield Chantry Rotary Cub


Welcome to the Rotary Club of Wakefield Chantry

The Rotary Club of Wakefield Chantry

meet at:

Hotel St. Pierre

Barnsley Road, Newmillerdam

Wakefield WF2 6QG

Telephone: 01924 255596

Every Tuesday 6.45 for 7pm

(Except following Bank Holiday)

A message from the president

Ray Spencer

Hello I am President Ray Spencer and welcome to the website of Wakefield Chantry Rotary Club. We have been represented in Wakefield since 1983 some 37 years and I am proud to have been a member of the club 33 years and having already served as President during 1998-1999. At this troubled time The World finds itself in I can initially only welcome you to the website but hope to later announce when our meetings will be back from virtual to actual. Our meetings are Zoom meetings for the time being and if you wish to find more out about Chantry Rotary my email address is included in this message.

Rotary International and Rotary Great Britain and Ireland have supported many overseas and worldwide Charities, one of the greatest being Polio Plus where we are helping World organisations to bring a Final Ending to Polio in our World. The eradication of Polio has been supported by us since 1984 some 16 years.

In the face of all the deserving overseas project we also support close to home projects and that’s where I hope to use our support in my Presidential year. Support Dogs which help people with Autism, Epilepsy and other disabilities is a Charity Based in Sheffield to help all over Yorkshire and beyond. I and next Year’s President Robin Richmond hope to be able to raise £2000-00 to sponsor a local Support Dog/Client for a year.

Other regular local causes we will continue to support include, CAP Christmas Hampers, Wakefield Metropolitan Band, Speakability, the Stroke Association and Kingsland Special School whilst doing what we are able to support folks in need during this pandemic. All this will be dependant on how long the risks from this Pandemic are with us and how well we all recover afterwards.

Our weekly meetings are where we start and we aim to engage interesting speakers and keep the meetings light, interesting and fun and full of fellowship. We also maintain a healthy Social programme and should this sound interesting to you after the lockdown, end of all your DIY tasks or even the start of retirement then get in touch through our website or by myself on rayspencer382@gmail.com

Come along and enjoy Tuesday evenings and lets get some fun back into fundraising and helping our local community.

Ray Spencer

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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Tuesdays at 6.45pm for 7.00pm
(Except following a Bank Holiday )
Hotel St Pierre
Barnsley Road
Wakefield Wakefield
WF2 6QG  01924 255596

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