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Rotary Club of Ripon Rowels - welcome! Please scroll/swipe down through this page to find out more about us, in addition to the pages linked in the menu, top-left.

Stroke Awareness Day - 2017 is on Saturday 22nd April

Each year in April our Club organises a day on the market place where anyone can have their blood pressure checked by qualified medical people. This is free. The aim is to make people aware of any possible high blood pressure which could lead to a stroke.


2016 Bonfire and Firework Display

The 2016 bonfire was held on 4th November at the Ripon Racecourse


2016 Community Bonfire

Thanks to the wonderful support from Ripon Race Company Ltd the 2016 event will be back on Friday 4th November 2016.


Army Benevolent Fund

Seen in the photograph is David Jeffels, Chairman of NYCC, together with Chris Cook, President of Ripon Rowels Rotary Club, presenting a cheque for £12,500 to Lt. Col Steve Bostock of the Personal Recovery Unit at the garrison.


About us

On the 1st March 2016 members of the Ripon Rowels travelled to Catterick Garrison to present a cheque to the Army Benevolent Fund. Seen in the photograph is David Jeffels, Chairman of NYCC, together with Chris Cook, President of Ripon Rowels Rotary Club, presenting a cheque for £12,500 to Lt Col Steve Bostock of the Personnel Recovery Unit at the  garrison. David Jeffels in his year of Chairman has made the Army Benevolent Fund his charity of the year.  Rotarian Bernard Bateman  of the Ripon Rowels Rotary Club has organised, in conjunction with David Jeffels fund raising functions throught the year as well as collections at various events including Ripon Community Bonfire held at Ripon Racecourse. Members of Ripon Rowels attended a short presentation given by Lt Col Steve Bostock OBE LANCSthat outlined the work done at the Personnel Recovery Unit to help service personnel back in to active service or teach them skills deemed necessary to return to civilian life. Members were given a tour of the unit before returning to a very fine buffet lunch. Approximately £38,000 has been donated over the last two years and fundraising is continuing by Ripon Rowels with the continued support of David Jeffels, Chairman NYCC.


Handover evening 6th July 2016. Our new President Bernard Bateman on the left with President Elect David Suddards on the right.


To attend our meetings please contact  Assistant Club Secretary  Peter Smyth on 01765 603184 in advance of the meeting.


  The Ripon Rowel Walk book has been completely reprinted with  Ordnance Survey Maps and is    

available by sending a cheque to : 

  Rotary Club of Ripon Rowels

C/O  2A whitcliffe Grove, Ripon, HG4 2JW

At a cost of £8.50 inc.P&P

Cloth badges are available at £2.00 inc P&P

Unfortunately we have no facilities to take payment other than by cheque or cash.

Cheques payable to Rotary Club of Ripon Rowels


We are also featured on the long distance walkers association website



Our Bonfire website www.riponcitybonfire.org

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Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Tuesday 26th September 19.30

The Ripon Hornblower

A talk by Mr.Jim Vauvert Ripon Horn blower and sergeant ,at mace

Tuesday 3rd October 19.30

Cystic Fibrosis + Council (6.30)

A talk by Pat Kilpatrick

Wednesday 11th October 19.30

Ripon Rotary 90th. Charter Night (Wednesday)

Venue Spa Hotel

Tuesday 17th October 19.30

Business Meeting

Golden Lion

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Rotary News

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Rotary Young Citizen Awards

Watch coverage of the 2017 'Rotary Young Citizen Awards', highlighting outstanding young people.

Details on RotaryGBI.org

How Rotary is Funding Polio Immunization in 2017

Find out more about Rotary fighting disease

Details on Rotary.org

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Tuesdays at 7.30 for 8pm
The Golden Lion
69-70 Allhalowgate
HG4 1LE   -- To attend contact Club Secretary on 01765 658101 or email milnerathome@btinternet.com