Maritime Sub District Quiz

The final of the Quiz was held at the Village Hotel, Hessle


Days for Girls at York Minster

Rotary York Ainsty organised a workshop in York Minster in which volunteers made feminine hygiene kits for girls in developing countries .

Susie Morgan

Susie Morgan, Ripon Young Musician of the Year

Susie Morgan, Ripon Young Musician of the Year, proudly displays her certificate as a heat winner at the recent Rotary Young Musicians' Tournament. She takes her place in the final in Edinburgh next month.

Dean of Ripon Cathedral

Ripon Rotary stall on Yorkshire Day

The Dean of Ripon Cathedral open to the Challenge of the Exercise Bike


Mirfield Rotary and the Woodland Trust plant 150 trees

On a bleak morning in late January 2018 12 Rotarians, their partners and friends joined Roger Parkinson from the Woodland Trust to plant 150 native species trees at Shawcross.

Archbishop Sentamu with club president

Archbishop of York visits Hornseaand East Riding Rotary Club

Hornsea and East Riding Rotary Club had the Archbishop of York, the Most Reverend and Right Honourable Dr John Sentamu as the guest speaker at a recent meeting.


The Chain Gang

This year Hornsea Town Council has three Rotarians, from the Hornsea and East Riding Club as its “Chain Gang”. Keith Himsworth is the Mayor, his wife Hilary the Mayoress and Andrew Eastwood the deputy mayor!

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Ken Robertshaw Receives Rotary International’s Highest Award

At a recent weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Halifax, past DG Ken Robertshaw was presented with RI’s highest honour, the Service Above Self Award.


Halifax Rotary's annual treat for disadvantaged

At its annual February event some forty guests enjoyed an evening’s entertainment at The Maurice Jagger Centre


Rotary Young Citizen Award Winners Inteviews on BBC

Rotary Young Citizen Award winners are being interviewed on Afternoon Live with Simon McCoy on the BBC News Channel this week, leading up to the Awards Presentation with TV Presenter Ellie Crisell at the RGBI Conference on Saturday 7th April


Raising awareness of Rotary’s aim to eradicate Polio

Normanton Rotarians and the mayor of Featherstone helped school children plant purple crocuses to raise awareness of Rotary's eradicate polio campaign

Therapy Centre

Global Grant for Headingley's Sylvia Wright project

Headingley Rotary Club, assisted by several other clubs in District 1040, organised the raising of £8,000 in order to attract a global grant from Rotary International of $35,000 for Sylvia Wright's new Therapy Centre.

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Mercy Boat Unveiled

A boat, funded by Rotary and built in Hull, will serve as a mobile medical clinic in Ghana

President Pat with all three recipients

Long Service Honoured

The President of Batley Rotary, Pat Taylor, presented long service certificates to three members.


Hornsea & East Riding One Third Marathon

April saw the 10th annual one third Hornsea Marathon. Almost 500 runners took part in this event. The main beneficiary of the run is Marie Curie

A successful launch

Calderdale Rotary Club's Technology Tournament 2017

At the Leisure Centre in Halifax schools from within Calderdale had a great day challenging one another to launch a missile into ‘the atmosphere’ and then safely return the rocket’s capsule back to terra firma!

Hornsea Rotarians with 25 years service

Rotarians Silver Service Awards

Six Rotarians were awarded 25 year service certificates for their dedication in providing 25 years service at Hornsea and East Riding Rotary Club recently.


Holly Lynch MP Becomes an Honorary Member of the Rotary Club of Halifax

At a recent weekly meeting of The Rotary Club of Halifax, our local MP Holly Lynch was welcomed as an Honorary Member into its club.

racing car

Hornsea Rotary Club help Hornsea School to win the Formula 24 at the KCOM

The Rotary Club of Hornsea and East Riding sponsored ‘Morpheus’, a Formula 24 car entered by Hornsea School in a Le Mans style competition organised by Greenpower Education Trust, a charity promoting sustainable engineering to young people.


Ripon Rotary Bike Ride

The first charity Ripon Rotary Bike Ride after taking over from Acorn was well supported on May 13th with over 600 riders. Dememtia Forward, Scleroderma Resaerch and Ripon Rotary charities will benefit.

Rtn Keith Twigg with Cllr John Dennis and Claire Frisby Look North newsreader

Rotarian receives a County Council's Community Award

Rotarian Keith Twigg PHF of the Hornsea and East Riding Club has been awarded the East Riding of Yorkshire Chairman’s Community Individual Award at an awards ceremony in Bridlington.

Castle Carr Fountain

A Record Crowd Enjoys Castle Carr Fountain Display

On Sunday 2nd July people flocked to the estate of Castle Carr to see its famous pressure fed fountain rise majestically well over 120 foot into the air.

Daniel and Yasmin

Visit of 1040 Ambassadorial Scholar to Headingley Hosts

Former Rotary Scholar Daniel Smith and his wife Yasmin paid a short return visit to Leeds at the end of June, staying with Margaret and David Kirby.

the winners from Salterhebble Primary School, pictured with President Elect Hilary Barber

Halifax Rotary Primary School Quiz Heat

The Rotary Club of Halifax held their fourth annual Primary School Quiz Heat at Ravenscliffe High School and Sports College on 16th March 2017.


Ripon Rotary Daffodil Delights

Residents in local care homes were recently taken on a tour of the daffodil sites in the area by some Club members.


York Rotary Dragon Boat Race aims for £1M

York Rotary Club have been running a Dragon Boat Challenge on the River Ouse for 14 years and raised over £940,000 for 170 York and Yorkshire charities. They expect that, with this year's event on July 9th, they will reach the £1000,000 mark!

Rotarians on Fairy Steps

Ripon Rotary repairs Fairy Steps

Ripon Rotarians have been working on the Fairy steps near Rustic Bridge, a local beauty spot


Hornsea and East Riding club's 60's Night

Over 60 Rotarians and guests filled the dining room at the Wrygarth Inn for the Hornsea and East Riding Club’s 60’s night.

Food bank collection

Rotarians collect for a Food Bank

Rotary members of Hornsea and East Riding club turned in at Tesco to collect for the food bank

Ripon Rotary Bike Ride

Ripon Rotary Bike Ride

If you're interested in a bike ride through the delightful countryside in North Yorkshire, while raising funds for local charities, the Ripon Rotary Bike Ride is for you!

Ripon City Training Band

Ripon Rotary's Celebration of Youth Concert

The Celebration of Youth Concert was in aid of Ripon Walled Garden and held at Holy Trinity Church. Harrogate

Hull Spring Concert

Hull Music Bursaries Scheme co-organised by Humberside Rotary

The aim of this Scheme is to help some of Hull"™s talented young musicians flourish by developing their potential.

Brian Whitaker receives cerificate from PDG Rod Walmsley

Celebration of Long Service

The meeting of the Rotary Club of Sowerby Bridge on the 16th January was very special in that it celebrated 115 years of service to the club spread across three of our members.

Hazel Murgatroyd, Roger Teal and Sandra Dixeywith Rtn Neil Crossley on the left and President David Roper centre.

Rotary's Newest members in Yorkshire for 2017

A number of new members joined the District in the New Year, with the Rotary Club of Halifax topping the list by admitting three new members on the same day!

Andrew and Canon Ruth Newton at the new dropped kerb

Ripon Rotary arrange for a dropped kerb

The kerb is opposite the Ripon Spa Hotel where the Rotary Club of Ripon hold their meetings.


Ripon Rotary holds BBQ for school in Rwanda

Club joined with Inner Wheel in holding a bbq for Tubakunde - a primary school in Rwanda - in Club President Robert Ankcorn's garden for 90 people.

Ripon Rotary choir

Ripon Rotary Choir sing for Ripon Walled Garden

Ripon Rotary Choir were joined by the Mayor and Mayoress of Ripon while singing in the market square in aid of the Ripon Walled Garden on December 10th. Some appreciative and aspiring shoppers/singers also joined the group

Pam & Joanne


To mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charlotte Brontà«, the Rotary Club of Cleckheaton & District teamed up with their local museum to host a Brontà«s in Bloom Flower Festival.

christmas shoeboxes

Normanton Rotary Christmas shoeboxes

For more than ten years, in the period before Christmas, Normanton Rotarian Robert Burgess has organised an appeal for the collection of decorated shoeboxes containing gifts for children of all ages, which are then distributed to under privileged children

Teeing off

A Glorious Day on The Greens

On Thursday 1st September at West End Golf Club, the Rotary Club of Halifax held its 20th Charity Golf Day.

Castle Carr Fountain

Castle Carr"™s Fountain "˜Played Again"™

On Sunday 3rd July on the estate of Castle Carr in Halifax, its famous gravity fed fountain rose magnificently into the blue skies in aid of Rotary local charities.


Hull Young Artist of the Year Exhibition

During August 2016 RC Holderness members are staging an exhibition of artwork at Hull Central Library, showcasing the artistic talent of students in Hull's schools and colleges.

Boat No6 Stuarts Big Kiss wins The Final at Pugneys leisure park Wakefield

Wakefield Chantry Dragon Boat Race

This year's Wakefield Dragon Boat Race took place on 9th July, with funds being raised for charities

Ripon Horn

Rotary re-plants Ripon Horn

Ripon Rotary members have recently finished re-planting the Ripon Horn on Rotary Way.

President of Leeds Rotary, Keith Harbage at Seagulls paint store


The Rotary District 1040 Yorkshire Flood Appeal which raised in excess of £100,000 has just made a donation of £5000 to Seagulls, a Leeds based Social Enterprise, following a successful application made by the Rotary Club of Leeds

Hazel Haas places DG Chain on Phil Poole

District Handover 2016

Hazel Haas handed over the District Governor's chain to Phil Poole.



This year the award went to Christina Stuart

President Keith Harbage with cards and bannerette

300 Rotarians Celebrate a Century of Community Service

The Rotary Club of Leeds has just celebrated its 100th Birthday.

chefs at work

Rotary Young Chef District Final

Six Young Chefs from across West & North Yorkshire came together at Betty"™s Cookery School recently to compete in the District Final of Rotary"™s National Young Chef competition sponsored by Filippo Berio.

Training students and community members

Rotary starts farming project in Tanzanian school

A low cost sustainable farming project has transformed a school with 1065 pupils and the surrounding community.

Roundhay Rotary Young Musician Competition

Roundhay Rotary Young Musician Competition 2016

The invitation to this event promised "˜an evening of music and mouth-watering treats"™, which was a bit of an understatement: those Rotarians able to get to Roundhay School last Tuesday evening were rewarded with a feast, both gastronomic and musical.

Dragon boat race final


The 2015 7th Annual Rotary Dragon Boat Challenge on Pugneys Lake on Saturday July 11 proved to be a stunning success once again.


District Handover Photos

I will add photos of the District handover as I receive them.So please send some!This one was sent by Colin Perrott, courtesy of York Press.


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