Rotary Foundation Charity

The Rotary Foundation is the charitable trust fund of Rotary International. In simple terms it is OUR charity and it belongs to every one of us who holds membership of any Rotary club world-wide.

The Wensleydale Club is a strong supporter of Foundation, particularly Polio Plus, which aims to eradicate Polio from the world. We also like to host Group Study Exchange (GSE) students from all over the world, as well as finding suitable candidates who will benefit from being part of a GSE team visiting other countries. We supported one going to California, and another to Tanzania, while we had  a team from Tanzania to stay with us for a week in April 2009. In 2010 we enjoyed having a lively team from Brazil stay with us, while in 2012 we had an interesting young team from Venezuela.

For more information, check out the headings listed on the right, or click on Polio Plus to be taken directly to the relevant Rotary GB&I page.

This video, immediately below, is a thank you for our contributions to Rotary Foundation Charity;

Thank You from Rotary International on Vimeo.

Rotary Foundation Charity sub-pages:

The team making a presentation to Wensleydale Club members and their wives

GSE Team from Venezuela

more The Rotary Club of Wensleydale has been hosting a Group Study Exchange team from Venezuela

President David Milner receives banner from IPDG Rod Walmsley

Rotary Foundation Banner awarded

more Rotary Club of Wensleydale was awarded a Foundation Banner for being 2nd highest contributor per capita in District 1040

GSE Team visit from New Zealand


The Team from Uganda and Kenya

GSE Team from Africa visits Wensleydale

more The Team gave a superb presentation at Wensley Village Hall

David Hartley receiving his PHF

Presentation of Paul Harris Fellowships

more President Leslie Parfitt presented several Paul Harris Fellowships on behalf of the Club

Rotarians at checkouts

Rotarians packed bags at Tesco's

more Richmond and Wensleydale clubs worked together to collect at Tescos for Polio Plus the Rotary International project to eradicate polio from the world.

The team enjoying their first walk in the Dales

GSE team from Brazil arrives in Wensleydale

more Members and Guests meeting at Penleys were very pleased to welcome the Group Study Exchange Team from District 4730 in Brazil.

The Club receives the District Rotary Foundation Award

more District Foundation Committee Chair man Mike Bamford presents the award at a meeting in Leyburn to Club President John Ogbourne, with Club Foundation Chairman Robert Hughes looking on.(on photo Robert, John, Mike)