Rotary Club of Aylsham - welcome!

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Friends and Awards Evening

Friends and Awards Evening

An evening at The Friendship Hall to say thank you to our friends and supporters and to present awards to those who have made a significant contribution to the local community.

John Longhurst Memorial Bench

John Longhurst Memorial Bench

John Longhurst Memorial Bench officially unveiled for use

Paupers' Graveyard 're-opened'

Paupers' Graveyard 're-opened'

Michael Gurney, High Sheriff 're-opens' Aylsham Paupers' Graveyard


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 2021/2022.

July 1st marks the beginning of new Rotary year and would normally be the time when we elect a new President for the Rotary Club of Aylsham. However, due to the restrictions caused to the club;s activities resulting from the covid lockdown, John has the honour of leading  the club for a second year.

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.

President John writes:

"It has been a most unsual year. Covid has disrupted the whole country and indeed the whole world and put most peoples' plans on the back burner. Hopefully this will be a disruption never to be repeated. That said, via Zoom, Aylsham Rotary has continued to meet and also to achieve a considerable amount of the work that it originally planned to do. For example our popular Santa's Sleigh, the highly successful Laptop Appeal and Aylsham High Schools' Public Speaking Competition. Your Rotary club has shown that it is robust and resourceful; strong and resilient; vibrant and united.

My main goal this year is to increase and expand our membership. To try even harder to recruit people of all ages, especially younger people, and to recruit more members to reflect the diverse backgrounds of people who make up our Aylsham Community. To achieve this aim we are successfully continuing to reduce what a number of you tell us creates a barrier to you joining us. We will continue to change and evolve but we need your help and support to do this.

We have to look forward. I have personally benefited from being a Rotarian. I have made many many new friends and increased my knowledge of what happens and where to visit in Norfolk and of course within Aylsham. That is as a direct result of me joining Aylsham Rotary. That said, our impact in the community starts with our members. Rotarians genuinely look forward to helping out in our local community and we really appreciate that many of you rally round to help us. With your continued help we will endeavour to take action and create lasting change that benefits us all. Please do consider joining your Rotary Club and help to keep our great community spirit alive.

Aylysham Rotary needs and wants you to be part of the action.

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...

Thu, May 26th 2022 6:30 pm

Jim Agnew Memorial Charity

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The launch of The Jim Agnew Memorial Charity

Club Assembly and Planning Meeting for 2022 -23

Thu, Jun 9th 2022 6:30 pm

Club Assembly and Planning Meeting for 2022 -23

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Club Assembly followed by Planning meeting for the new Rotary year - please come along brimming with ideas!
Howard Phillips, International Team Lead, will be attending from District.

Litter Picking

Mon, Jun 13th 2022 6:00 pm

Litter Picking

Venue TBC
Please wear appropriate footwear and bring gloves (and if you have one - a litter picker)


Thu, Jun 16th 2022 6:30 pm


Aylsham Heritage Centre walk and talk

Handover and Charter Night

Sat, Jun 18th 2022 7:00 pm

Handover and Charter Night

President John will handover to President Elect Greg and everyone will celebrate Aylsham Rotary at The Old Rectory, Crostwick

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 are organised by Team Leaders. 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

Rotary News

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Rotary serving communities through supporting foodbanks

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