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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.

They help largely through raising money - sometimes by holding buckets in market places and town centres in the hope that members of the public might put in anything from a few pence to a fiver. We don’t make the headlines but, recently, our Sweet Charity project led to TV, radio and local press coverage. All the thousands of pounds that were raised went to Marie Curie Cancer Care and Rotary charities.

            So what else have we done and are going to do? You know that Pickering has sometimes suffered from flooding but not on the scale that occurred in York at the tail end of 2015. Hundreds of people had to be rescued. Inland water inflatables were at a premium. 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.

You know 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 Flamingo Land to enjoy the rides and watch the animals; we make it possible for people with disabilities to spend a day on the railway and we have created an opportunity for young people to compete in our public speaking competition.

            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 clubs situated in over two hundred countries throughout the world. It’s not a new organisation. Rotarians have been making a difference for over a hundred years. 

Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Wednesday 27th March 19.30

Evening meeting


Wednesday 3rd April 12.00

Speaker meeting


Monday 8th April 18.00

Council Meeting

Forest & Vale Hotel, Pickering

Tuesday 9th April 09.00

Visit of Interest

Club visit to RAF Leeming Bar


Wednesday 10th April 12.00

Business Meeting


Wednesday 17th April 12.00

Speaker meeting


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Rotary News

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:

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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