Welcome from President Nicky Shoesmith

Our President for the Rotary year 2023/4 is Nicky Shoesmith

President Nicky Shoesmith

Nicky Shoesmith takes over from David Newall as President of Skipton Rotary. Since becoming a Rotarian, she has been heavily involved in the Youth team.

As a retired teacher Nicky has recently been running upcycling classes with Embsay and Boyle & Petyt schools in preparation for Skipton Rotary's Skipton Eco Day.

Nicky says "involving the young people of Craven in the activities of Rotary helps increase our presence within the community and showcase the different Youth opportunities we have on offer. Skipton Rotary is keen to promote the support on offer to the local community regarding health & wellbeing after coming out of the pandemic and the cost-of-living crisis impacting on individuals and families."

A showcase event "Be Well Skipton" in association with Skipton Academy will take place in September providing a platform for local organisations to inform the community what help is available from walking football, debt support, peer talk, men's mental health to yoga and sporting activities.

Nicky says, "each president has their year and puts their flavour on it through their inputs and the change they make”. She goes on to say, "one thing I hope comes across is my passion and enthusiasm for the Rotary ethos and the organisation."

We are always looking for new members, but as this can be challenging for some, Friends of Rotary is available for those looking to support in an adaptable capacity such as volunteering for our charity car park or helping out at our many charity events, which raise much needed funds for great local causes and international projects such as sending vital supplies to Ukraine.

For more information on our upcoming events or becoming a Friend of Skipton Rotary please contact nicky.shoesmith@skiptonrotary.org or visit our Facebook page @skiptonrotary.

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Some of the Community and Youth projects we support.


Skipton Rotary & Rotary in general - see who we are and what we do!


Skipton Rotary endeavours to create opportunities for young people through activities that build character & confidence along with new skills in the process. Read all about Rotary Youth Leadership Awards and other competitions.


Becoming a member of Skipton Rotary


Rotary activity throughout the World


Link to District 1040 Website https://ylrotary.org.uk/

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In addition to working within the community, Skipton Rotary also offers grants to local community groups and associations. Read more below and view application forms.