About us

  Welcome to the Rotary Club of Hull Paragon

Been thinking about doing something new this year? Want to give something back to your community? Want to make new friends and have fun? Consider joining Rotary.

Each Rotary Club has its own distinctive atmosphere.  We are a friendly, informal club which meets in the centre of the vibrant city of Hull, UK City of Culture 2017 at the Royal Hotel adjacent to the transport interchange. 

We have roughly half male and half female membership from a wide range of occupations, with some retired members, but many working members too. We were established in 1994 and lead/support a wide range of projects benefiting the local community and beyond.  We are part of District 1040 within our umbrella organisation, Rotary International.

We are home to the Paragon Porkers pig-racing team (pictured above), which has raised thousands of pounds for good causes locally.

You would be welcome to visit our Club on a 'no obligation' basis to find out what we do and whether it is something which might interest you? You can either join us for a meal first at the Mercure Hull Royal Hotel on a Thursday evening at 6pm for 6.30pm or join us afterwards around 7pm for our meeting and/or speaker.  Find out more.>

Contact us - we look forward to hearing from you.


Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Thursday 26th April 18.30

Club meeting

Meal at 6.30 in a private dining room. We meet beforehand in the hotel bar/foyer area. Final plans for the tea party on Sunday will be made.

Saturday 28th April 10.00

'One Last Push' event to end polio

During World Immunisation Week, there will be a week-long celebration of the mass immunisation of people in Hull against polio in 1961, culminating in an event on 28 April with key speakers at the Jubilee Hall.

Pig racing in aid of Aim Higher

Saturday 28th April 18.30

Pig racing in aid of Aim Higher

The Paragon Performers will be performing again - this time to raise funds for Aim Higher.

Sunday 29th April 14.00

Afternoon tea party in aid of The Tea Leaf Trust

We shall be having a tea party with musical entertainment, raising funds for the Tea Leaf Trust.


Thursday 3rd May 18.30

Talk about Cyber-security

Representatives from Barclays Bank will be giving invaluable advice about staying safe online at this event, which will be held at the Willerby Manor Hotel. All welcome.


Thursday 3rd May 18.30

No Club meeting this week due to Cyber security event

No club meeting this week due to the Cyber security event on the same evening.

Thursday 10th May 18.30

Club meeting

Meal at 6.30 in a private dining room. We meet beforehand in the hotel bar/foyer area.

Saturday 12th May 18.30

Games Night kindly hosted by Gill and Steve

Gill and Steve are kindly hosting their annual Games Night, where you can compete in table tennis, darts and a range of indoor activities.


Thursday 17th May 18.30

Club meeting

Meal at 6.30 in a private dining room. We meet beforehand in the hotel bar/foyer area.

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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Thursdays at 6pm for 6.30pm
(We usually congregate in the large lounge/lobby before moving to the private dining room. We welcome visiting Rotarians and guests, but please let us know in advance for catering purposes. (Parking is available in the hotel car park but charges apply. )
Royal Hotel,
179 Ferensway,
HU1 3UF  01482 325087

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