Becoming a member of Skipton Rotary

A Few Words about Membership 

There has been a Rotary club in Skipton since 1930. It currently has an active membership of approx.43 men & women and is always ready to welcome new members and volunteers.

Rotary has a motto of: “Service Above Self”, but it is also a social organisation. Our Skipton club meets for a couple of hours most Wednesdays at the Tempest Arms, Elslack starting with a meal at 6.00 p.m. followed by a talk on an interesting topic, along with discussions/up-dates on current Rotary projects.

Many of our members joined to have fun, to put something back into society, to make a difference, to get involved in service projects, locally, nationally or international.

Benefits of voluntary membership include:

·Make friends: The reason Rotary started over a hundred years ago and is still the number one reason many get involved. Through our network in 160 countries, we have like-minded volunteers wherever we wander.

·Improve your social life: Rotary clubs are focused on having a good time! We organize many social events to suit all tastes, many with spouse/partner, ranging from wine tasting and theatre trips, to attendance at conferences and cultural events.

·Help your community: Voluntary work in projects aimed at helping our local community, ranging from involvement with the young, those disadvantaged, to the elderly. We make a real difference to many people’s lives!

·Get some international experience: Opportunities to become involved/volunteer in international projects and exchange visits.

·Improve your skills in leadership, management, communication, organization and planning to name a few.

·NetworkingA valuable aspect of Rotary. If you have a problem you can usually find someone who can help.

If you think that you might be interested and would like to know more, contact our membership team leader, Mark Stevens.  See link below.

Why not come along as a guest to one of our meetings, meet members, get a feel of Rotary and see what you think. You will be made very welcome.   This exploratory meeting icomes with no obligation; you will not be pushed to join if you felt that it wasn’t for you.


Mark Stevens

July 2022

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