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In the next 30 days...


Monday 30th March 2020 - Thursday 31st December 2020

RC Pickering Artwork of all types by numerous local artists -- Click on any artwork to commence the slide-show for full details


Cleethorpes Rotary Calendar 2021 buy at local shops or via Just Giving

Saturday 26th September 2020 - Saturday 19th December 2020

RC Cleethorpes Cleethorpes Rotary Calendar for 2021 On Sale Now You can buy one at local shops or via Just Giving

Hull Santa Run's Covid Christmas Competition

Santa's Christmas Competition

Sunday 1st November 2020 - Wednesday 6th January 2021

RC Holderness A brand new FREE public event for 2020 to replace the Hull Santa Run, Cancelled Through Covid

Christmas Balloon Race

Tuesday 3rd November 2020 - Friday 1st January 2021

RC Denby Dale & District Charity Balloon Race. Choose your balloon, Decorate and 'construct' it and follow its progress. https://ecoracing.co/user/page/985

Skipton Rotary Duck Race

Wednesday 18th November 2020 - Thursday 31st December 2020

RC Skipton A virtual Duck Race with cash prizes. Ducks cost just £1 each and are only available online. First place £100, 2nd £50 and 3rd £25.


Young Photographers Competition

Wednesday 18th November 2020 - Monday 31st May 2021

RC Pickering Open to all local schools


Young Writers Competition

Wednesday 18th November 2020 - Monday 31st May 2021

RC Pickering Open to all local schools

Hepworth Band players in screenshot


Friday 27th November 2020 - Wednesday 2nd December 2020

RC Aireborough Virtual Brass Band Concert featuring the Hepworth Band and commentary by Frank Renton PHF


'The Back of the Bus' by Susanne Garnett

Thursday 3rd December 2020

RC Filey Former Filey Rotary Member Susanne Garnett draws on a long and varied career in the aid sector, particularly overseas aid, to talk about how she came to this kind of work,and about her book.


2020 Festival of Christmas Trees

Saturday 5th December 2020 - Sunday 13th December 2020

RC Scunthorpe Full details on our dedicated Web Site https://scunthorpetreefest.uk/

Santa's Sleigh

Sunday 6th December 2020

RC Stainborough Santa will be riding around Dodworth, Gilroyd and Higham spreading joy this year for Christmas. Make sure you look through your window to see him go pass.

Coal Pit

Coal pit pottery - a talk by John Colton

Wednesday 9th December 2020

RC Halifax Calder What is Coal pit pottery? See below for the Google explanation, or join us on the 9th to find out from John


CANCELLED 2020 Our Christmas Carol Service

Thursday 17th December 2020

RC Bradford at Bradford Cathedral

Rotary Young Photographer Competition

Photographic Memory

Sunday 27th December 2020 - Monday 28th December 2020

RC Halifax Calder Rotary Young Photographer Competition


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Greetings from our District Governer

Halloween and Bonfire Night are behind us and we start the run up to Christmas. This is a season like we have never experienced before but perhaps there is light at the end of the tunnel – even though it may only be a flicker at the moment. We may well have to live through further lockdowns before a vaccine is available to all, but Rotary is still well and truly alive in our District.

I am writing this to you on National Kindness Day – I have to confess that I didn’t know that we had such a Day until I heard it on the News. Kindness is something that should be close to the heart of us all, whether Rotarians or not, and …. it should be every day.

Princess Diana is attributed as saying  

‘Carry out a random act of kindness with no expectation of reward’

And that is exactly what we do as Rotarians.

We are restricted in what we can do, either as Rotarians or as individuals, and will miss many of the traditional activities that we value and enjoy. There are many who will be financially challenged due to employment restrictions, others socially challenged because of being unable to see friends and relatives.  As Rotarians in Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire, we can ‘Make a Difference’.

  • Perhaps your Club can provide additional support to Food Banks or projects for the Homeless – I know that many already do but the demand this year is greater.
  • Perhaps we can all reach out to the housebound or the neighbour whose family live elsewhere. A simple phone call keeps them in touch and we have the ability and network to get further support if necessary.

This Winter season is going to be different and a real challenge for so many. Let’s do our bit to make the glimmer at the end of the tunnel a little brighter.

My best wishes to you all.

Andrew Bateman, District Governer

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