Runners on Black hillCountdown to: JAMES HERRIOT COUNTRY TRAIL RUN 28th July 2019 - Sun 28th Jul at 11.00

A 14K run over moorland tracks and paths near Castle Bolton in Wensleydale in aid of Rotary charities. 2019 will be the 15th year of the race

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Welcome to Wensleydale Rotary Club's website! Please scroll/swipe down through this page to find out more about us, in addition to the pages linked in the menu, top-left.

Wensleydale Wander 2019 Report


There was a record entry of over 500 this year, with conditions that were excellent for running, though cold for the walkers, and very cold for the marshals!

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Inter-school Challenge 2019


Wensleydale Rotary Club gives a small sum of money to each Primary School in the Dale and challenges them to increase it by whatever means for charity.

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Rotary Young Leadership Award (RYLA)


Wensleydale Rotary sponsored a local student to attend the annual RYLA residential week at Hebden Bridge

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Wensleydale Rotary Charter and Handover 2019


It is fair to say that our Charter night and handover was a thoroughly enjoyable evening. Outgoing president David Spashett handed over to Wensleydale's first female president Susan Rogers at The Creamery in Hawes.

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JAMES HERRIOT COUNTRY TRAIL RUN 28th July 2019


A 14K run over moorland tracks and paths near Castle Bolton in Wensleydale in aid of Rotary charities. 2019 will be the 15th year of the race

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Rotary north Group School Technology Tournament 2019


Wensleydale Rotarians, along with colleagues from Thirsk and Northallerton, hosted this year's School Technology Tournament at Catterick

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About us

Our members come from a variety of backgrounds, including farming, banking, business, education, and health. All enjoy the fun and friendship that Rotary offers, while also helping their  own communities and those farther afield. To learn more about what we do, please explore this site and click on the links on "What we do". If you wish to know more about Rotary International, click on About Rotary. INTERESTED IN JOINING  ROTARY? Please use the Contact Form in the menu at the top. We will then invite you to attend a meeting as a guest, with no commitment! If you have just moved into the Dale, you will find a ready-made group of friends who will help you settle into the community.

If you are a Rotarian visiting Wensleydale, you will be very welcome at one of our weekly meetings- please check the "Meeting Information" section on this website, or contact us through the Contact Form

This website short address is www.wensleydale.rotary1040.org .

Our registered Charity Fund number is 1046181

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 Some of our activities and achievements over the year

International

• Supported the Rotary International Stop Polio campaign with fundraising events.
• Donated to Action Aid, Shelter and Syrian refugees.
• Donated to Nepalese Goat project.
• Donated to a charity funding computers to remote Nepalese schools.

National

• Supported the national Kidsout Day. It’s when Rotarians across the country take disadvantaged kids for a fun day out. Whether they live with critical health issues, in refuge, with a disability or facing a tough domestic situation, are taken on a fun day out to the zoo, a theme park or even the seaside, often for the first time in their lives. Over 500 children were taken to Lightwater Valley for the day, accompanied by Rotarians across Yorkshire.

Regional / Local community

• Organised the annual Wensleydale wander where funds raised benefit local good causes.
• Organised the annual James Herriot Country Trail Run which raises money for Rotary charities
• Annual Technology Tournament, this year hosted at Catterick Garrison. The object of the tournament is to give children aged 12 – 18 an unseen Design and Technology problem to be completed in a fixed time.
• Sponsored a student from Wensleydale School to attend RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award) where for a week they participate in team building programmes to build confidence, motivation and leadership skills   

• Support Children attending Kings Club during the summer holidays.
• Ran a Stroke Awareness tent at the Wensleydale Show.
• Pay and transport a carer in the region for a week’s holiday in Scarborough.
• Give local schoolchildren a Dictionary for life, to aid literacy.
School Bursary. We were able to support 19 children in the area to attend courses and residential trips.

  Interschool Challenge, a small sum of money to each Primary School in the Dale and challenges them to increase it by whatever means for charity. This year the children have chosen Cancer Research UK

Our Facebook page ran a Twelve Myth days of Christmas campaign to bust all the myths surrounding Rotary.

We also had lots of fun with quiz nights, lawn bowls, quoits, visiting other Rotary clubs in the area, dominoes and a pancake evening.

President of Rotary International Club Citation presentedClub citatiion award to Wensleydale Rotary. This is awarded to clubs in recognition of making an especially positive difference in our communities




Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Monday 1st July 19.00

Dinner - Business Meeting


Monday 8th July 19.00

Dinner - Speaker Tony Keats on Charcoal Burning


Monday 15th July 19.00

Dinner - Games Night - Selection of board games


Monday 22nd July 19.00

Dinner - Speaker Dinah Wilkes - Job Talk


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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Mondays at 19.00
(No meetings on Bank Holidays)
The Bolton Arms, Market Square, Leyburn, DL8 5BW  01969-623327

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