"I joined Rotary because a Rotarian neighbour made me aware of how much fun could be had by using Rotary fellowship to be of service in the community, nationally and even internationally” ~ Martin Simpson - Member of the judiciary.
"Ever since university days, I have been involved with supporting local, national and international concerns. When I left the Royal Naval Reserve I was looking for an operation with global reach but also focus on and impacting local charitable projects - Rotary York Ainsty was my choice" ~ Andrew Wordie - chartered accountant
"Being a Rotarian means serving others above myself. Volunteering my time and talent to take action on issues faced by my community and less privileged people all over the world is a truly rewarding experience. It is also an opportunity to connect with a diverse group of like-minded people and make new friends" ~ Priscilla Kandoole
"I am proud to be a Rotarian and Sikh as we share the same common value of sewa, or the act of selfless service" ~ Avtar Matharu, York university lecturer
"I joined Rotary to be able to carry on in retirement with similar charitable activities that I had been doing in my working life overseas" ~ Issy Sanderson
"I joined Rotary to make friends and to work with like-minded people around the world” ~ Stephen Ellis - District 1040 Governor 2021-2022.
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A 'Signature' project for Rotary York Ainsty. Members collect glasses from opticians then sort and grade them, before taking to Africa. RUTH PEROTT awarded an MBE in the Queen's New Year's honours. Link: https://tinyurl.com/MBESpecSortmore
York optometrist Ruth Perrott was honoured with the award of an MBE in the Queen's New Year's 2021 list for her work in supporting visually impaired patients in Africa. She recently attended a ceremony where she received her award from Prince William.more
Eco Angels is a Rotary York Ainsty (RYA) initiative that aims to transform waste plastic into attractive Angels. For a voluntary donation to the Yorkits project (which helps to change lives) RYA is providing basic armature shaped kits.more
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is an intensive leadership experience organised by Rotary clubs and districts where teenagers develop skills as a leader while having fun and making connections.more
York school pupils aimed for top marks in ingenuity as they swapped their classroom for a design and construction challenge - the RiY Technology Tournament, which was held at the international headquarters of Portakabin, in Huntington, York.more