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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.

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Bashing the Basalm


Knaresborough Rotarians have joined the Friends of Jacob Smith Park in Knaresborough to help ‘bash’ the invasive Himalayan Balsam.

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Young Chef Competition


Six young chefs at Kings Magna, part of Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate, have taken part in the first round of Rotary’s national Young Chef Competition.

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


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Knaresborough Bed Race 2019


Rotarians helping to marshal the Bed Race

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Spring Clean


Knaresborough Rotarians, along with 1st Scriven Cubs and Scouts, spent time at Knaresborough Castle cleaning the benches in preparation for the start of the tourist season.

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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 18th November 18.30

Club meeting


AG Chris Clubley, 'Auctioneer'

Monday 25th November 18.30

Club meeting


Special General Meeting

Saturday 30th November 18.00

CHICAGO


Gala Dinner and performance of the musical CHICAGO

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Monday 2nd December 18.30

Club meeting


Team Meetings

Monday 9th December 18.30

Club meeting


'Days for Girls', Helen Watkinson

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Where and when:

Nidd Hall Hotel,
Nidd,
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,
Nidd,
North Yorkshire HG3 3BN  01423 771598

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