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Welcome to Rotary in Knaresborough

Rotary Shoeboxes will bring joy to many this Christmas

Staff and pupils at local schools and Scout groups have been busy filling shoeboxes as part of Knaresborough Rotary’s annual collection for orphanages and children’s homes in Eastern Europe.


Gala Dinner and performance of Chicago

Gala Dinner and performance of Chicago Knaresborough Rotary Club in partnership with Queen Ethelburga's College at Thorpe Underwood present a Gala fundraising Dinner and school performance of the musical CHICAGO


Knaresborough Bed Race 2019

Rotarians helping to marshal the Bed Race


Memorial First World War Centenary Peace Wood tree planting, Saturday 17th November 2018


New members welcomed

Two new members were welcomed at the Club Handover on1st July as Peter and Deborah Wilson joined us. Peter, who was born in Selby, has been a Rotarian for 27 years and transfers from the Rotary Club of Bacup where he has been President on several occasion


Clock repaired

Back on time … Rotary Clock repaired The landmark Rotary millennium clock on the former Nat West Bank building on Knaresborough high street has now been repaired and is once again showing the correct time.


About us

WElcome to Rotary in Knaresbor

Our President for 2019-20 is Leslie Couldwell

Michael Dixon has stepped down as President of Knaresborough Rotary Club and handed over to Leslie Couldwell at the start of the new Rotary year.

Harrogate born, Leslie Couldwell is a retired Chartered accountant and is married to Thea. He has four children and four grandchildren with another on the way. Educated at Ashville College he was a member of Ripon Round Table and played Rugby and Cricket for Ripon Cricket and Hockey Club. He now tries to keep fit through Pilates and a geriatric keep fit club known as the ‘Aspin Gaspers’!

Leslie is also a ‘thespian’ and has appeared in nine recent pantomimes for the Whixley Players. Memorable roles include Captain Smellit in Treasure Island, Rhum Baba in Ali Baba and the Faulty Thieves, The Tin Man in The Wizard of Ouse and Nurse Nora in Babes in Whixley Wood. He is looking forward to Puss in Boots in 2020! 

Crocus planting at Queen Ethelburga's

Cheque presentation for Young Carers

Rotary in Knaresborough has presented a cheque for £800 to the Carers’ Resource in Harrogate. This is the fourth year that the Rotarians have given support to the organisation which supports young people who are caring for family members. Previous grants have provided for teenage carers, but this time the carers are in a younger group, aged seven to eleven. ‘Budz’ is a youth club for young carers to have a regular break, away from their caring responsibilities and to make new friends who are in a similar situation to themselves.

The grant will pay for the group to attend a performance of ‘Wind in the Willows’ at York Theatre Royal and to take part in an exclusive workshop before an afternoon performance of the show. 

‘Wind in the Willows’ is new British musical, with soaring vocals and spectacular street dance, starring Olivier Award winner Clive Rowe (Guys & DollsTracy Beaker), deaf street dancer Chris Fonseca (The Greatest Dancer), Seann Miley Moore (X Factor) and Matt Knight (Let It Shine). With ballads, beats, and backflips, this fresh new musical will be fun for everyone.


Photograph shows:- Knaresborough Rotarian David Robertson (centre back) presents a cheque for £800 to Sarah Beard (left back) for the Young Carers at the ‘Budz’ Youth Club in Bilton

Find out more at www.carersresource.org or telephone 01423 500555



Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Monday 23rd September 18.30

Club meeting

World Scout Jamboree report

Monday 30th September 18.30

Club Meeting

Quiz night

Monday 7th October 18.30

Club meeting

Team Meetings

Monday 14th October 18.30

Club meeting

Jane Tomlinson Appeal, Rachel Sims

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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

Nidd Hall Hotel,
North Yorkshire We meet on Mondays at 6.00pm for 6.30pm.
(No meetings on Bank Holidays. The hotel is close to the village of Nidd on the B6165 between Knaresborough and Ripley,)
Nidd Hall Hotel,
North Yorkshire HG3 3BN  01423 771598

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