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.
Service above Self Award
This year Jackie Ahearn has been presented with the Pickering Rotary Club Service Above Self Award. Each year we recognise an individual in our community who we feel has worked tirelessly in their capacity to enrich the community.details
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
Meetings and events happening soon
Thursday 1st August 15.19 - 16.00 Tuesday 31st December
Charity STUNT by Ian Williams
Ian has shaved his head for Brain Tumour Charities
over £2000 raised
Wednesday 25th September 12.00
First Steward Luke Arnold
Second Steward Stephen Cook
Raffle Steward Tom Jones
Monday 30th September 09.00
KIDs OUT Event
Rotary sponsors outing for disabled children
Wednesday 2nd October 12.00
First Steward John Fields
Second Steward Gordon Clark
Raffle Steward Peter Illingworth
Thursday 3rd October 05.30
Visit of interest to Theakston's at Masham
Evening meeting/tour of brewerydetails
Wednesday 9th October 12.00
First Steward Martin Baxter
Second Steward Ian Williams
Raffle Steward John Flintoft
Monday 14th October 18.00
Forest & Vale Hotel
Wednesday 16th October 12.00
Second Steward Ted Shepherd
Raffle Steward Melvyn Symonds
Friday 18th October 18.00
Friday 18th October 18.00
Dinner on the move
Be part of a global network of volunteers, trying to make the world a better place. Please also see the 'links & news' page for information from the local district and live feeds from Rotary International and Rotary International in GB&I.
Family Rotary club use skills to kick-start local charities
Rotary members unite to tackle world hunger
Meetings & Venue
Where and when:
(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