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Rotary Club of Pickering & District - 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.

Evening meeting - Race Across the World - BBC2 Prog


First Steward Jane Wilford Second Steward Tom Jones Raffle Steward Ted Shepherd

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Charity Golf Competition


Teams of 4 players required, see details

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Cheese & Wine - Fund-Raising Event


Cheese and Wine at Peter Illingworths

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Open Art Exhibition & Photographic Competition


Artwork of all types by numerous local artists Also Photographic Competition for children July 2020

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Spice4U Charity Fundraising Event


Fun & Good Food three times during the day

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Phoenix House Visit


Phoenix House, Catterick

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About us

Rotary Club of Pickering & District - Welcome

Pickering’s Rotarians pride themselves on being doers. It’s true they meet together regularly to enjoy a meal and each other’s company but that’s just cover for an enterprise that seeks to help people both in the locality and further afield.

Rotarians help largely through raising money, sometimes by holding buckets in market places and town centres in the hope that members of the public might donate. We don’t make headlines but, recently, our Sweet Charity project led to TV, radio and local press coverage. Thousands of pounds that were raised were donated to Marie Curie Cancer Care and local Rotary charities.

            So what else have we done and are going to do? Pickering town has sometimes suffered from flooding but not on the scale that occurred in York during 2015. Hundreds of people were rescued utilising inland water inflatables. We were successful in finding the money to buy the latest state of the art inflatable rescue boat which we recently presented to The Scarborough and Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team.

The disabled and disadvantaged sometimes have difficulty in experiencing what for us are regarded as treats: a day at Flamingo Land, a trip on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. Well, we make it possible for children and young people to go to these to enjoy the rides and watch the animals. We also make it possible for people with disabilities to spend a day on the railway.  We have created an opportunity for young people to compete in our public speaking competition "Youth Speaks".

            What is Rotary? - a worldwide network of men and women of all ages and backgrounds – 1.2  million strong - who use their friendships, imaginations and skills to improve the lives of others.

Pickering’s Rotarians number over thirty but they are every bit as engaged as their local colleagues in Malton & Scarborough, together with well established clubs situated in over two hundred countries throughout the world.  

Rotary International has now produced over one hundred years of service to communities worldwide.

Charities supported by Pickering Rotary Club                                                                            Yorkshire Cancer Researce                     McMillan Cancer Research           Youth Cancer Charity                  Ryedale Food Bank                                        Age U.K.                                          International Disaster Relief            Shelterbox                                                      Children’s Heart Foundation             Ryedale Out of School Education  Ryedale Carers’ Resource                     The Rob Stephenson Trust            Sight Support, Ryedale           Samaritans                                                    Alzheimer’s Association                      Dementia Forward           Welburn Hall School                                      Yorkshire Air Ambulance                             End Polio Now               Educaid                                                          Ryedale Special Families                                Ryedale School               Kirkbymoorside Brass Band                             Wet Wheels                                              Acorn Community Care         Wheelchair Foundation

Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Wednesday 20th November 12.00

Visit by District Governor


First Steward John Flintoft
Second Steward Sue Harris
Raffle Steward Nick Andrews

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Wednesday 27th November 18.30

Evening meeting - Race Across the World - BBC2 Prog


First Steward Jane Wilford
Second Steward Tom Jones
Raffle Steward Ted Shepherd

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Wednesday 4th December 12.00

Speaker meeting


First Steward Ian Williams
Second Steward Richard Burtt
Raffle Steward Gordon Clark

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Tuesday 10th December 18.00

Council Meeting


Forest & Vale Hotel

Wednesday 11th December 12.00

Special General Meeting + Business Meeting


Second Steward Melvyn Symonds
Raffle Steward Keith Monaghan

Ryedale School Music Concert

Friday 13th December 19.00

Ryedale School Music Concert


Friday 13th December
Kirk Theatre, Pickering

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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

Forest & Vale Hotel, Pickering We meet on Wednesdays at Noon for 12.30pm
(The final Wednesday of each month is an evening meeting. Members go into the dining room at 7.30pm. No meeting following a bank holiday.)
Forest & Vale Hotel, Pickering YO18 7DL  01751 472722

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