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Ryde Social Heritage Group

Ryde Social Heritage Group

Members enjoyed a surprisingly entertaining walk around Ryde Cemetery, led by Margaret Truckel who shared some fascinating facts about several of the graves there. Afterwards we went to Yelfs Hotel for our first meal together there for 18 months.

Strawberries and Skittles

Strawberries and Skittles

Our first fundraising since lockdown was lifted. We were blessed with a beautiful sunny afternoon at The Paddock where we enjoyed a raffle, tombola and a very entertaining knockout skittles match, with a welcome break for strawberries and cream.

Walk the Wight 2021

Walk the Wight 2021

Our members once again helped to marshal the annual Walk The Wight event, in aid of our local hospice. It was postponed from the usual date in May and we were treated to a beautiful sunrise as the walkers started off at 6am.

Club Social Night - walk around Brading Marshes plus dinner

Club Social Night - walk around Brading Marshes plus dinner

President David led a walk around Brading Marshes on the first warm and sunny evening for a while. It was a bit muddy underfoot but the countryside was stunning and butterflies were plentiful. We enjoyed a well-earned dinner afterwards.

Swansong 2021

Swansong 2021

A different kind of Swansong this year as we held it in a marquee, adhering to Covid rules. Rather than the usual formal dinner, members took their own picnics, drinks and chairs to watch Peter Wellington hand over the Presidency to David Langdon.

St Helens Village Fayre

St Helens Village Fayre

Club Members enjoyed being out and about again in our community on Bank Holiday Monday, when we took our Dice Game to St Helen's Village Fayre to raise some money for charity and cheer up a rather grey and chilly day.


About us


 2021-2022 President of Ryde Rotary Club David Langdon 

Welcome to the Ryde Rotary Club’s website.

Ryde Rotary Club is an active and friendly club linked to with many local community groups, we have a great record of providing charitable support within our community and overseas.

Ryde Rotary Club has a wide ranging and varied programme of Club meetings, social events and exchange visits with Clubs and students in this country and abroad.

Our Club's monthly programme is relaxed which give members flexibility and choice regarding attendance.

Ryde Rotary Club values - We build lifelong relationships, we honour our commitment, we connect diverse perspectives and we apply our leadership and expertise to solve local issues. You can learn more about our involvement in our local community, our support of overseas projects and how we enjoy ourselves in Rotary by clicking on the "What we do" tab at the top of this page.

Fellowship is integral to our Club, we enjoy fun and fellowship in a relaxed and convivial atmosphere of friendship and goodwill, we recently celebrated the 90th anniversary of our club's charter.

Join Rotary and make a world of difference to your own community, to the lives of those less fortunate around the world, to your fellow club members - like-minded men and women of all ages - and, just as important, to yourself! The projects Rotarians get involved in are incredibly fulfilling, worthwhile and rewarding - and there's plenty of fun involved.

To understand more about Rotary why not contact us and watch this video

Ryde Rotary – we’re for communities

12 Reasons to join Rotary

Rotarians are just ordinary people who together do extraordinary things:
save lives, change lives and give hope.

FRIENDSHIP:  In an increasingly complex world Rotary provides you with the most basic of human needs – the need for friendship and fellowship.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT:  Everyone needs to network. Rotary consists of a cross section of businesses in a community. Its members come from all walks of life.

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT:  Being a Rotarian enables growth and education in human relations and personal development.

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT:  Serving on Rotary projects helps in learning how to motivate, influence and lead.

CITIZENSHIP IN THE COMMUNITY:  Membership of a Rotary club helps you to understand and become involved in community needs.

CONTINUING EDUCATION:  Each week at Rotary there is a programme designed to keep members informed about what is going on in the community, nationally and globally; providing an opportunity to hear different speakers on a variety of topics.

FUN:  Rotary is fun, a lot of fun. Join us and see.

PUBLIC SPEAKING SKILLS:  Rotary develops confidence and skill in public and personal communication.

CITIZENSHIP IN THE WORLD:  Every Rotarian wears a pin that says “Rotary International.” There are few places on the globe that do not have a Rotary club. Every Rotarian – even encouraged – to attend any of the 32,000 clubs in over 200 countries. This means instant friends in both your local community and the word community.

TRAVEL ASSISTANCE: Because there are Rotary clubs everywhere, many a travelling Rotarian in need of a doctor, lawyer, hotel, dentist advice etc., has found assistance through Rotary.

ENTERTAINMENT:  Every Rotary club and district has events and activities that provide diversion in your business life. Rotary holds conferences, conventions and assemblies that provide entertainment in addition to Rotary information, education and service.                         

DEVELOPMENT OF SOCIAL SKILLS:  Every week and at various events and functions Rotary develops your personality, social skills and people skills.

CONTACT US:  www.ryderotary.uk


Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Tuesdays at 18-30 for 19-00

(We meet as a club on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month on Zoom at present, although we hope to return to Yelfs in the near future. Contact the Secretary via the "Contact" section of this website for more details.) Yelf's Hotel, Union Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight.

PO33 2LG  01983 564062

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Rotary News

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 serving communities through supporting foodbanks

Diversity is part of Rotary’s core values