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Welcome to Wensleydale Rotary Club's website! UNFORTUNATELY, MEETINGS HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC. Members are meeting on Zoom.


We now plan to hold the 2021 Run on Sunday 25th July, as we hoped, assuming the threat of Covid-19 has been sufficiently reduced by then.



THE WENSLEYDALE WANDER 2021 is being rearranged for Saturday 18th September 2021. Hopefully, the situation with Covid-19 will have improved sufficiently for the event to take place. Please check this website for any changes.


Wensleydale Rotary school IT donations

Rotarians are donating laptops and other IT equipment to Wensleydale School


Rotary helps Chopsticks Charity

Rotarians from several clubs in North Yorkshire helped at the charity Chopsticks to pack bags of kindling


975 people vaccinated in Leyburn

Wensleydale Rotarians helped to marshal arrivals as the covid vaccination programme began at Tennants auction room in Leyburn.


Rotary Young Leadership Award (RYLA)

Wensleydale Rotary sponsored a local student to attend the annual RYLA residential week at Hebden Bridge


About us

NB 19/3/20 All pre-arraged meetings have been suspended until further notice, in view of the Covid-19 risks. Meantime, Members are meeting on Zoom. 

Our members come from a variety of backgrounds, including farming, banking, business, education, and health. All enjoy the fun and friendship that Rotary offers, while also helping their  own communities and those farther afield. To learn more about what we do, please explore this site and click on the links on "What we do". If you wish to know more about Rotary International, click on About Rotary. INTERESTED IN JOINING  ROTARY? Please use the Contact Form in the menu at the top. We will then invite you to attend a meeting as a guest, with no commitment! If you have just moved into the Dale, you will find a ready-made group of friends who will help you settle into the community.

If you are a Rotarian visiting Wensleydale, you will be very welcome at one of our weekly meetings- please check the "Meeting Information" section on this website, or contact us through the Contact Form

This website short address is www.wensleydale.rotary1040.org .

Our registered Charity Fund number is 1046181

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 Some of our activities and achievements over the year


• Supported the Rotary International Stop Polio campaign with fundraising events.
• Donated to Action Aid, Shelter and Syrian refugees.
• Donated to Nepalese Goat project.
• Donated to a charity funding computers to remote Nepalese schools.


• Supported the national Kidsout Day. It’s when Rotarians across the country take disadvantaged kids for a fun day out. Whether they live with critical health issues, in refuge, with a disability or facing a tough domestic situation, are taken on a fun day out to the zoo, a theme park or even the seaside, often for the first time in their lives. Over 500 children were taken to Lightwater Valley for the day, accompanied by Rotarians across Yorkshire.

Regional / Local community

• Organised the annual Wensleydale wander where funds raised benefit local good causes.
• Organised the annual James Herriot Country Trail Run which raises money for Rotary charities
• Annual Technology Tournament, this year hosted at Catterick Garrison. The object of the tournament is to give children aged 12 – 18 an unseen Design and Technology problem to be completed in a fixed time.
• Sponsored a student from Wensleydale School to attend RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award) where for a week they participate in team building programmes to build confidence, motivation and leadership skills   

• Support Children attending Kings Club during the summer holidays.
• Ran a Stroke Awareness tent at the Wensleydale Show.
• Pay and transport a carer in the region for a week’s holiday in Scarborough.
• Give local schoolchildren a Dictionary for life, to aid literacy.
School Bursary. We were able to support 19 children in the area to attend courses and residential trips.

  Interschool Challenge, a small sum of money to each Primary School in the Dale and challenges them to increase it by whatever means for charity. This year the children have chosen Cancer Research UK

Our Facebook page ran a Twelve Myth days of Christmas campaign to bust all the myths surrounding Rotary.

We also had lots of fun with quiz nights, lawn bowls, quoits, visiting other Rotary clubs in the area, dominoes and a pancake evening.

President of Rotary International Club Citation presentedClub citatiion award to Wensleydale Rotary. This is awarded to clubs in recognition of making an especially positive difference in our communities.

A further Citation with Silver Distinction was awarded in December 2019

Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Mon, Apr 12th 2021 7:00 pm

Zoom Meeting - Speaker- Steve Biggs, General Manager of ‘Just the Job’

Just the Job is a local charity based in Richmond which supports adults with learning disabilities to do work in the community.

Mon, Apr 19th 2021 7:00 pm

Zoom Meeting - Business Meeting

Mon, Apr 26th 2021 7:00 pm

Zoom Meeting- Speaker Chris Wheatley- Living in the Arctic

Chris & Anne, with their four children, spent 2 years in the Canadian Arctic

Mon, May 3rd 2021 7:00 pm

Dinner - Business Meeting

Mon, May 10th 2021 7:00 pm

Dinner - Speaker ??

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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Mondays at 19.00
(No meetings on Bank Holidays)
Bolton Arms
Market Place
DL8 5BW  01969-623327

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