Fellowship

We meet most Monday evenings for a meal, followed by a speaker, unless some other activity has been arranged, such as a game of quoits or a trip on a canal etc.

Members and partners enjoying Christmas dinner 2013

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Members enjoying Christmas dinner 2013

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Two Davids

New Venue

more Members moved our Rotary plaque to the new venue

Our view!

An evening at the Proms

more 12 members and partners thoroughly enjoyed The Great Yorkshire Proms at Harewood House

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Women in the Army a talk by Sue Ryding

more Our guest speaker yesterday evening was Sue Ryding, who gave a very informative and entertaining talk on The Role of Women in The Army (a personal view).

Wensleydale members

Visit to RC Upper Eden Charter Evening

more Ray, Philip, Albert and David's Muscroft and Milner met old friends at Upper Eden Rotary Club for their 42nd Charter Night in Brough.

Dr Hardy dressing Pres. Ray in a Sari

An Indian Decade by Dr Cheryl Hardy

more Our wonderfully entertaining speaker on the 23rd was Dr Cheryl Hardy, on the subject of “An Indian Decade” of Politics, Education and Textiles.

The group at Saltaire

A visit to Saltaire

more Day trip to the World Heritage Site at Saltaire.

Gathering

Barbecue at Barrie's

more 14 members and partners enjoyed an excellent barbecue at Barrie's house

Group in Abbey Gardens

Visit to Coverham Abbey

more The Club took advantage of a once a year opportunity to visit Coverham Abbey, near Middleham, for its yearly plant fair and open day.

Ian Burdon and group

Excursion to Jervaulx July 2021

more A group of Wensleydale Rotarians and friends visited Jervaulk Abbey for a guided tour followed by tea in the cafe.

Group begins their walk

Visit to Himalayan Gardens

more Wensleydale members enjoyed a visit to the Himalayan Gardens

Bolton Castle

Excursion to Bolton Castle

more For our second Wensleydale Rotary excursion we visited a very local landmark, Bolton Castle.

Helping at James Herriot Run 2019

more Members, family and friends enjoyed helping at the event

Susan's band

Christmas Dinner 2018

more 40 members and guests attended the annual Christmas Dinner, this time at our new venue, the Bolton Arms

Spot the President Elect

District Conference 2018

more Five members and three wives attended District Conference in Scarborough

Pancake Evening 2018

more Members and partners gathered at Preston on Scar village hall for their annual pancake evening.

Howard hands over to David

Charter and Handover 2018

more About 60 members and guests enjoyed an excellent evening in Calverts restaurant in the Wensleydale Creamery on 29th June

Rtn Susan

Christmas Dinner 2017

more Although numbers were lower than usual, for various reasons, the 20 members and wives that did attend had a very enjoyable evening in Tennants Dining room.

Rotarians with Jenny

Visit to Foxglove Covert

more 12 Wensleydale Rotarians and wives enjoyed a fascinating visit to Foxglove Covert in Catterick Garrison

Howard Binks receives the Presidents Jewel from John Morton

Charter and Handover 2017

more Almost 50 Rotarians and guests enjoyed an excellent evening in Calverts restaurant in the Wensleydale Creamery on 30th June

Hike and Quoits with visiting Rotary Club

more Berkhampstead Rotary Club walking group spent a day in Wensleydale, first hiking in Wharfedale guided by members of the Wensleydale Rotary Club, then being introduced to Quoits in the evening

Club Charter Dinner & Handover Friday 22 June 2012

more This year's Charter Dinner took place on Friday 22nd June at the Queen's Head, Finghall.

Michael cutting his cake

Michael Weatheralds 90th

more 46 Rotarians and partners, together with Rtn Michael Weatherald's family, gathered at Penley's for his 90th birthday celebration

President John Borrill with wife Dorothy and Assistant Governor Hazel Haas

Charter & Handover Dinner 2013

more The 2013 Charter and Handover Dinner was again held at the Wensleydale Creamery in Hawes. 64 Rotarians, partners and friends attended.

Phil Oliver tries his hand with a watching crowd

Annual Quoits 2013 with RC Newton Aycliffe

more The annual Quoits match with RC Newton Aycliffe took place at Aldborough St John on 26th June.

Club Christmas Dinner 2013

more About 40 members and their partners enjoyed an excellent dinner at Aysgarth Falls Hotel

Top Table including President John,President Elect Phil and DG Elect Rod Walmsley

Charter & Handover Dinner 2014

more Wensleydale Creamery in Hawes again provided an excellent meal for the 60 or so Rotarians, partners and friends who attended this year's Charter and Handover night.

Christmas Dinner 2014

more 45 members, partners and friends enjoyed Christmas Dinner at Tennant's Auction rooms.

MPs Rishi Sunak & Wendy Morton with President David Milner

Charter & Handover 2015

more This year's Charter Dinner was unusual in that there were TWO members of parliament on the top table!

Herriot Run 2015 Before and After

more A few rose early to set up the tents but many attended the feast at President David's house after the event.

an amzing collection of cars

A Visit to Vintage cars in Coverdale

more A large contingent of Rotarians and partners from Wensleydale Rotary, together with guests from Upper Eden Rotary, were allowed a viewing of Neil Corner's amazing collection of cars

President David with Linda on his left and Anne Wheatley on his right at the black tie dinner

District Conference 2015

more 17 members and partners enjoyed the Conference in Scarborough

Tables with collection of bannerettes

Christmas Dinner 2015

more 40 Rotarians, partners and friends enjoyed Christmas Dinner at Tennant's.

Top Table

Charter & Handover 2016

more About 40 Rotarians and guests enjoyed an excellent meal at Hawes Creamery for this year's Charter celebration.

Evening meal at Hillthwaite

Hillthwaite House Hotel visit 2016

more A group of members and wives had a two day stay at Hillthwaite House Hotel in Windermere in October

Rotary Burns Night 2017

more Wensleydale Rotary held a very enjoyable Burns Night

Karin with members and toy hen

Karin Sedgwick on Hen power

more Karin gave an entertaining and informative talk on her hens and how some will be used as Henpower at the new care home in Leyburn

Rtn Bhojaraja Sketty

Visitor from India

more Rtn Bhojaraja Sketty visited the Club from Barakur in southern India, and presented his club's bannerette.

John with President of Wensleydale, Phil Oliver and President of Sale, Harvey Kessler

Members visit Sale Rotary to present PHF

more 15 members of Wensleydale Rotary visited the Rotary Club of Sale near Manchester to present a Paul Harris Fellowship award to John Alcock

Wensleydale Michael Hepper shows how it is done

Quoits Match with Upper Eden Rotary Club

more Upper Eden Rotary Club v Wensleydale Rotary Club fought a close contest at The Charles Bathhurst Inn in Arkengarthdale, with Upper Eden just 'nicking it' 11-1

District Governor John Philip and Chris, with President Laurie Kent and Margaret

Charter and Handover Dinner 2009

more Another successful Charter and handover dinner was held at Wensleydale creamery, with over 70 attendees.

A group of Wensleydale Rotarians awaiting their turn to visit the buffet.

District Handover 2009

more Eight members from Wensleydale, together with their wives, attended the District Handover which took place at District Governor Elect Em Lloyd-Davies' farm in Staveley

Quoits with Richmond

more Club members enjoyed a game of Quoits with large team of Rotarians from the Richmond Club at Downholme

Members and wives disembarking from the canal boat

Canal Cruise at Skipton

more 30 members, wives, and guests enjoyed a relaxing canal cruise at Skipton. Among the guests were Adrian, Sarah, and their daughter Jemima from Australia.

George, Barrie and margaret enjoy a joke, while Adrian, June and Michael wonder what it is about

Christmas Dinner 2009

more 33 members and guests enjoyed Christmas Dinner at Friars Head restaurant at Akebar on 22nd December.

Pancake evening

more Gordon Walker organised a pancake making session at Preston Village Hall.

Rtn Hazel Haas from Knaresborough needs a drink before coping with the giant Connect4 game!

North Group Games Night 2010

more About 40 Rotarians from North Group Clubs enjoyed an evening of games hosted by RC of Wensleydale.

Trophy kindly donated by www.pewter.co.uk of Thornton Rust

Wensleydale Rotary Quiz

more Monday 6th September 2010 Bolton Arms, Leyburn. 7.30 pm Open to teams from clubs, societies, villages, businesses...

Newly installed President David Pointon with IPP Leslie Parfitt and PE John Ogbourne

Club Charter and Handover 2010

more The 30th Charter & Handover took place at Wensleydale Creamery on 25th June.

Mark Johnston in full flow

Visit to Mark Johnston's Stables

more Mark Johnston showed 25 Rotarians, wives and friends around Kingsley House stables

Visit to Mark Johnston's horse training farm

more 12 Rotarians, wives and friends visited Mark Johnston's horse training farm

Charter Night 2011

more The Rotary Club of Wensleydale held its annual Charter Night and Handover at Wensleydale Creamery on 24th June.

Quoits with RC Newton Aycliffe

more The annual Quoits match with Newton Aycliffe Rotary Club took place in Aldborough St John.

A Curry lunch in Newbiggin

more Rotarian Adrian Jones and his wife Margaret hosted a very successful curry lunch at their home in Newbiggin

Christmas Dinner 2011

more This year's Christmas Dinner was held at the Queens Head, Finghall, and was very enjoyable

Two of our younger members

Fellowship meeting in Aysgarth

more 15 members enjoyed an informal evening at the George and Dragon in Aysgarth