Our Club

Rotary Club of Whitby & District


Here are some examples of our current activities.


We are keen to support the dreams and aspirations of local young people and create opportunities for them to unlock their potential.

Each year we run a number of competitions and activities to showcase the skills of local young people aged 7-17 years. These include:-

Young Photographer Competition

  • The aim is to encourage young people to experiment with different techniques & express their ideas through the medium of photography.

Speak Out

  • Public Speaking Competition for Primary Schools.


  • Fun run for Primary School children

Technology Tournament

  • A challenging & enjoyable way for young people to enrich their STEM learning (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths). The teams design and build a solution to a technology-based task with materials supplied.

Young Musician Competition

  • Offers young people an opportunity to showcase their musical talent.

Young Writer Competition

  • Designed to support & encourage the development of writing skills.

Sponsored prizes - Young Musician. Most improved Young Cricketer.


We provide support for those in need within our community, both directly and also by making charitable donations. 

This has included:-
  • Live music & entertainment for care home residents at Larpool Lane Home/ Trinity Centre clients.
  • Charitable donations to Whitby Interactive, Zoe's Place Trust, DAG and the Trinity Centre.
The Club also provides disaster responses overseas e.g. Shelter Boxes.

We have been affected, like everyone else by the Coronavirus pandemic, but we have maintained being as active as we can whilst we have been unable to be out and about in the community.

This has included helping those less fortunate by donating to the Whitby Food Bank and providing food parcels for elderly residents living locally.

The Club is eager to pick up where we left off and we are hopeful that we can now get busy with delivering once more projects that strengthen the local community by raising aspirations, engendering community spirit and assisting the well-being of those in need.

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Young Photographer

more This year we have added Young Photographer to our growing list of youth activities

Rotary President, Mike Bunn, presents her award to Ellie Walsh who won the yrs. 5/6 girls race


more Octoberfest,the popular fun run event for Primary youngsters took place on Sunday 14 October organised by the Rotary Club of Whitby & District in conjunction with Caedmon College(Shaun Hopper).

Rotary Grand Raffle 2018


more We will be holding our annual Raffle again this Autumn with the draw taking place early December. See below for details.

Whitby Bandstand Tombola

more The Whitby Bandstand Tombola is another of our annual fundraising activities.

Mulgrave Gardens

Mulgrave Castle Gardens Open Day

more With the kind permission of the Marquis of Normanby our Rotary Club again hosted an open afternoon for the public in Mulgrave Castle Gardens Lythe on August 19th

Speak Out

more Hawsker Primary School took part for the first time in the public-speaking competition, Speak Out, and were worthy winners. Their team, “ The Hawsker Heroes” lived up to their name by delivering confidently and clearly their prepared speeches.

Larpool Lane Tea Party

more On Sunday 14 January the Rotary Club once again entertained the residents of Larpool Lane.Drinks and snacks were provided whilst they were entertained as well as joining in the singing.

Food Waste Event

more Caedmon College Students wise up to Food Waste in December.

Young Chef Competition

more Youngsters cook up a treat in competition

Young Musician

more On Saturday 11 November,rc of Whitby & District held the Rotary Young Musician Competition

Disabled Games

more Members of the Rotary Club of Whitby & District were once again busy last weekend, putting smiles on people’s faces. A small group of Whitby Rotarians were at the Northern Disabled Games at Eston Sports Centre, Middlesbrough.

Eskdale School visit Parkol Marine

more Parkol Marine visit Last Friday a group of pupils from Eskdale School were given the special treat of a visit to Parkol Marine, the successful Whitby-based shipbuilding company.

They did it – Cyclists complete the 200 miles Shore-2-Sherwood 24 hour challenge

Cycling 200 Miles in 24 hours while climbing over 7,000 feet was never going to be easy but throw in a torrential rain and hail storm over the Yorkshire Moors, a 12mph h

rc of Whitby & District supported rc of Sherwood Forest


Technology Tournament

more The Whitby & District Technology Tournament,which is an annual event organised by the two Rotary Clubs,and held at the Whitby Pavillion,took place on March 2,2017

Rotary supports Whitby & District Interactive

more Interactive Whitby & District offers inclusive opportunities for children and young people in their summer play-schemes for youngsters aged 5 upwards. Young people with special needs or disabilities are able to take full advantage of the scheme.

Caedmon Callidus Women - winners of the Intermediate Competition

Youth Speaks

more Youth Speaks,our Club's Annual Public Speaking contest for schools, took place on 25 Nov. 2015 at the Saxonville

Mini Crazy Golf

more We hold an annual crazy golf putting competition at the River Gardens in Sleights

BBQ Aislaby

more One of our varied annual Social events.

Sam received a certificate presented by Rotary President,Roger from The Welding Institute, an engraved tankard, a welding textbook and a cheque for �100. He was chosen as the winner thanks to his outstanding enthusiasm.

Apprentice of the Year

more Whitby & District Rotary Club are proud to present a new annual award, Apprentice of the Year, thanks to the collaboration of Parkol Marine Engineering, the Welding Institute and the Derwent Training Assoc.The recipient in 2015 was Sam Hutchinson of Parko