Rotary Club of Aylsham - welcome!

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Polio Bike Ride

Polio Bike Ride

Rotarians and Friends will be cycling in Aylsham Market Place to raise funds and awareness of "End Polio Now" campaign

Laptop/Tablet Appeal - Thank You

Laptop/Tablet Appeal - Thank You

We have been overwhelmed with the support you have provided - thank you so much.

Unwanted Spectacles

Unwanted Spectacles

Do you have pairs of spectacles that you no longer need? If so, we can make good use of them.


About us

The Rotary Club of Aylsham is a group of people who meet weekly to have fun whilst helping communities both here and abroad.  We have a great variety of social events throughout the year and work hard to both raise money and contribute to the local, national and international community. Great friendships grow from working and socialising together.

For more information please click HERE  Call 01603 279701 or 01263 585020

John Lock is the Club President for 2020/2021.

July 1st marks the beginning of new Rotary year and a new President for the Rotary Club of Aylsham. John Lock has the honour of leading the club having been a Rotarian since 2014. John first became involved in Rotary through his friendship with his then next door neighbour who was an active Rotarian.

Aylsham Rotary Club is a small, but very friendly club which is very commited to the local community and manages to achieve a huge amount through the hard work and community spirit of all its members. With the generousity of the people of Aylsham and district, we manage to raise a lot of money each year to support local, national and international good causes. Most importantly, we are a COMMUNITY club and our ethos over the years has moved more and more to working with the community to improve, support and sustain the excellent work done with people across all age groups.

"My aim for my presidential year is quite simple. With the help of the Aylsham community I intend for our club to expand its work to make Aylsham and its environs an even better place to live for all its people.
 cannot realistically, or want to achieve this purely through the members of our Club. I want to actively involve all members of the local community. Although, already approximately half of our Club  members are drawn from surrounding towns and villages, we still have many areas that are not represented within the Club. With the help of my fellow Rotarians, I hope to rectify this situation. I do recognise that some people may have the outdated idea that we are an old fashioned and exclusive club drawn from business people and the like. Maintaining effective and worthwhile club ethics and traditions is important and must not be devalued, however, this must not hinder or restrict the club's future development. I can assure the community that we are changing and will continue to change for the better. Having joined Rotary just over five years ago I know, from personal experience, just how much the Club has changed in a short period of time. That said, I still want our Club to be even more inclusive and diverse. I can assure you that being old and retired is not a pre requisite for being a Rotarian. Whilst I will obviously continue to develop our Friends of Rotary initiative we do need to go further. I need more members and helpers from all age groups and backgrounds to help our Club prosper and expand its reach.

I know that our Club is very well thought of in Aylsham and our profile is quite high. Apart from our International Projects, we do essential and valuable work helping out in local schools and on local enviromental projects, also, we hold well attended social events and keep the Town happy at Christmas. To ensure this good work continues and improves we need to increase our impact and expand our reach. We need to increase our community involvement and our public image.

Covid 19 has changed the way we operate, but this has not stopped the Club working or reduced the fellowship of its members. I am sure that the membership of the Club has helped with each and everyone's mental health and well being. We continue to have our meetings, albeit online, and still enjoy working together to make Aylsham and the world a better place to live.

Finally please let me know how we might support you in something that you care about and how we can become more involved in all community activities. We do not have to lead your project but we can offer advice and help to facilitate.
If you don't mind the occasional bit of hard work and want to enjoy yourself, have a great social life and at the same time provide a benefit to the local community why not contact me by email on or call me on 07757423926 to find out more?"

The Rotary Club of Aylsham is supported by:

  Jack Sayers Products, Marsham
Just Regional Publishing Hansells Solicitors


Happening soon...

Speaker - Zoom Meeting

Thu, May 13th 2021 6:30 pm

Speaker - Zoom Meeting

Matt Willer will be speaking about The Papillon Project

Thu, May 27th 2021 6:30 pm

AGM - Zoom

Annual General Meeting - Team Leaders will present their annual reports

Thu, Jun 3rd 2021 6:30 pm

Zoom - Club Assembly

Club Assembly - new team leaders will present their plans to the club.

Thu, Jun 10th 2021 6:30 pm

Zoom - Planning Meeting

Planning Meeting - please come along to the meeting with ideas for the programme for next year

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Thursdays at 18:30 for 19:00

(2nd Thursday in every month is for Team meetings which start at 18.30 followed by a meal at 19.45. All Rotarians visiting the area are very welcome to attend our meetings. Please book a meal with the venue.) The New Forge
Norwich Road

NR116UD  01263 734275

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