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 Britannia Royal Hotel on a Thursday evening at 6.15pm 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 23rd August 18.30

Club meeting

Meet in the hotel foyer around 6.15, moving into our private dining room at 6.30pm prompt.

Thursday 30th August 18.00

Fish and Ships - visit to Hornsea Inshore rescue Lifeboat station

Visit the Hornsea Inshore rescue Lifeboat station followed by fish and chips.


Thursday 30th August 18.30

No Club meeting? Visit to Hornsea inshore lifeboat station

Due to the visit to the Hornsea lifeboat station, there may not be a meeting at the hotel this week.

Friday 31st August 18.30

Pig racing on behalf of Beverley Community Lift

The Paragon Porkers are on the blocks once more at this event in Beverley to raise money for Beverley Community Lift.


Saturday 1st September 10.30

Visit to Hull Young Artist exhibition in Central Library

Visit to the Young Artist exhibition. Please check times.


Thursday 6th September 18.30

Club meeting with Speaker from Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA)

Meet in the hotel foyer around 6.15, moving into our private dining room at 6.30pm prompt.
Find out what young people do when they attend a RYLA camp and what huge benefits they offer form Kieran, whom we recently sponsored.

Thursday 13th September 18.30

Club Council meeting

Meet in the hotel foyer around 6.15, moving into our private dining room at 6.30pm prompt.


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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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