High-Level Active Projects

The main projects supported by Rotary York Ainsty as at September 2022...


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PROJECT

Purpose

Current state

Future events / dates

UPDATED SEPTEMBER 2022 / SG

 > SpecSort

> Recycling of spectacles for use in third world countries

> In operation + home working

> Monthly gatherings to process used spec stock + home work sorting / grading

> Ghana in Africa is the latest coiuntry to receive support from Specsort

> SpecSort

 > Santa Sleigh

> Door-to-door collection to raise money for various charities - some in partnership

> In operation as at December 2021

> An operational strategic review took place in Spring 2022. A new schedule is now being worked upon and it will commence in December 1, 2022.

 > Yorkits

> Making feminine personal hygiene kits for girls in developing countries

> In operation + home working + seed funding and support for self-help groups

> Weekly meetings have recommenced - on each Wednesday morning. Saturday morning meetings are also held once a month

> Yorkits

 > York Technology Tournament

> An annual deseign and make competition for secondary school pupils - jointly run in conjunction with York Vikings RC and York RC

> Competition deferred until 2023

> Next competition planned for Spring 2023

 > Cancer Care and Bereavement Garden maintenance - York Hospital

> Ongoing planting and maintenance of a garden area

> Rrestrcted access at present to the garden area due to Covid

> Normally maintenance is carried out on a monthly basis

 > Münster Rotary Twin Club

> A bi-annual meeting with RC Münster St Mauritz (Germany)

> A visit is in process of being arranged for May 2023

 > RYLA - Rotary Young Leader

> Identifying and funding for two youg people on a leadership expansion course

> Under way and in operation

> Latest course took place in August 2022

 > Mock Interviews

> Arranging mock interviews for year-11 school pupils

> Possibly at Vale of York Academy

> Project at present pending

> Project to be discussed with school to access interest

 > Vale of York Academy

> Financial support for Vale of York Academy - through a RYA member - who acts as an ambassador. 

> Project status: ongoing

> Support as and when the need arises - possible funding for a trampoline

 > Tree planting in York area

> To plant trees in an area to the west of York - in cooperation with other clubs / groups

> Project status: ongoing

> More meetings and discussions are pending

 > ShoeSwap

> A project for recycling children's shoes to thoese who need it most

> Project active and to be run in conjunction with Joseph Rowntree Trust - Recycling Day at the New Earswick Moot Hall

 > Sow, Grow, Share

> Ongoing project to supply growing kits  for use with schools, communities and children

> Discussions ongoing. Project in operation following a successful 2022.

> Sow, Grow and Share

 > St Leonards Hospice

> Support for the hospice both physican and financial - Including assisting as marshalls at fund-raising events

> Ongoing support

 > Wilberforce Trust

> Support in many ways for The Wilberforce Trust

> Support is ongoing

> As and when the need arises

 > Door 84

> Support for Doort84 Youth Club in York

> Support is ongoing

> As and when the need arises

> Door 84 Centre for Youth

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UPDATED SEPTEMBER 2022 / SG

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The remote and difficult to get to area of Fushë Arrëz in Albania

Rotary York Ainsty, working in cooperation with two other Rotary Clubs in different countries, is developing a project which will bring medical aid to a remote region of Albania - Fushë Arrëz.

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Annie Arkwright hands over another batch of SpecSort glasses to the Navajeevana Centre, Sri Lanka.

The highly-regarded SpecSort initiative - a flagship project of Rotary York Ainsty - is expanding its sphere of operation by delivering sorted and graded pre-owned glasses to more countries across the globe.

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Rotary York Ainsty Rotarians embark on a purple crocus planting campaign to mark World Polio Day on October 24 at the Folk Hall, New Earswick, York.

Rotary York Ainsty Rotarians embark on a massive purple crocus planting campaign to mark World Polio Day on October 24 at the Folk Hall, New Earswick, York.

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The main projects supported by Rotary York Ainsty as at September 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/MBESpecSort

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Sow, Grow and Share is a project whereby Rotary York Ainsty provides growing kits to produce fresh food for participants in the York locale.

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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.

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A varied series of meetings with guest speakers, activities and projects.

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Rotary York Ainsty has honoured York-based charities and individuals who partnered with Rotary to mitigate the effects of the Covid-10 Pandemic on the communities in York and district

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Rotary York Ainsty membership opportunities are listed and detailed here - click on the image to advance to the detail.

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A joint initiative with local organisations and schools to plant crocuses, the purple crocus blooms reminding all of the on-going threat of poliomyelitis to the world's children.

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Team players wanted to join us in our many York community-based projects - with local, national and international benefits. Find out more below.

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Team players wanted to join us to assist us in our many community initiatives - with INTERNATIONAL benefits... Find out more here.

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This photograph shows Kenyan girls proudly displaying their Yorkits hygiene kits. The image was supplied by the 'Educate the Kids' project in Mombassa, Kenya.

Yorkits - making and supplying washable feminine hygiene kits for girls in developing countries

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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.

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A York-based organic nursery and craft workshop is providing a safe and secure community working environment for those with learning difficulties.

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Logo of the York Master Boxing Club taken from its web site landing page.

Rotary York Ainsty is getting its gloves on to assist a community boxing club in the city.

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ToyLikeMe is a York-based community-interest company which encourages and influences toy manufacturers to consider disability when designing their products.

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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.

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Rotary York Ainsty Associate Membership - What is involved - What is expected.

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A photographic record of some visits (both ways) in recent years

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Three examples of how you can assist those less fortunate via Rotary membership

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How to show an interest in joining Rotary York Ainsty - A selection of membership application forms

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Door 84 logo

Rotary York Ainsty supports Door 84 - a York city centre for youth

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What is Rotary all about? Some interesting facts and figures

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Santa on tour with Rotary York Ainsty Rotarian 'collection Elves' - Peter Kendall, John Merchant, Christine True and John Niklaus.

Follow the travels of Santa as he tours streets and villages of York bringing the Christmas message to local communities.

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A thank-you letter and certificate from School in a Bag.

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An archive of Press Releases circulated to the media of York - including cuttings and links to original documents and resources.

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Yearsley Grove School in Huntington, York support Rotary York Ainsty's Polio Eradication project

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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.

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York Ainsty Rotarian Avtar Matharu is seen with another Marie Curie supporter at York central rail station.

Rotarians and volunteers have been out and about assisting with Marie Curie cancer care collections in York.

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Six Rotary York Ainsty Rotarians tell the story of why they joined the association.

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The heart defibrillator at Copmanthorpe is ready for use, installed courtesy of Rotary York Ainsty.

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A photo-gallery featuring some images taken on the 2018 visit to RYA's 'twin' club in Münster, Germany - Münster St Mauritz.

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Chechelele - the main attraction at RYA's Charter Night with a Difference - WOZA RYA

WOZA RYA - A Charter Night with a Difference - Rotary York Ainsty Charter Night 2018

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Rotary York Ainsty Friends form a vital part of its community structure

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