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October 16, 2021
Post-District conference message from Stephen Ellis, District Governor

"The conference on Saturday 9th October was the culmination of several months intense work with three external organisations, including technical organisations and Rotary members. A defined plan was developed and implemented to deliver, not only an event, but all the digital media assets that we're needed, including a venue, to support our first virtual conference.  The infrastructure […]

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September 29, 2021
Giberdyke Phoenix Football Club and St Paul's Boxing were amongst the 61 cyclists taking part in Howden Rotary's annual cycle ride raising over £4300 for chosen charities

On Sunday 19th September 2021, 64 cyclists took part in the Howden Rotary Club’s annual cycle ride from Laxton and they succeeded in raising over £4,300 for their chosen charities. The determined cyclists, including many children, completed either a 20, 13, 7 or 5-mile course in order to achieve their goals with fifteen different charities […]

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September 29, 2021
Knaresborough Rotary Club’s Immediate Past President is at it again!

Knaresborough Rotary Club’s Immediate Past President is at it again!  Helen Westmancoat recently completed her 49th tandem skydive, this time in aid of RAF Charities, including the RAF Benevolent Fund, the Jonnie Egging Trust and the Lincoln Food bank.  The special charity skydive was arranged by Skydive Hibaldstow as part of the RAF Scampton Family Day on […]

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September 28, 2021
Ilkley Rotary clubs supporting the Nell Bank Charity who bring outdoor day and residential education to many city children with limited access to the countryside

On a pleasant autumnal Friday evening, Rotary Clubs from across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire gathered at the Nell Bank Outdoor Education Centre in Ilkley to recognise their contributions to the region’s schools and children. The evening was organised by the Nell Bank Charity, assisted by the two Rotary Clubs from Ilkley, in recognition of what the […]

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September 28, 2021
Aireborough Rotary continues to be an Ambassador for Aquabox demonstrating the efficacy of the Aquabox concept and its water filters to wider audiences

When Geoffrey Barton moved to Aireborough Rotary following the sad closure of the Pudsey Club his wife Heather also retained her membership of Inner Wheel with a similar move. This soon enabled their enthusiastic work with the Aquabox charity to continue without a break. Geoffrey was soon encouraging Aireborough’s members to budget for a fixed […]

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September 28, 2021
Lebanon has become the 48th country where School in a Bag have distributed school bags

On 4th August 2020, in the Port of Beirut in Lebanon, a large fire broke out in Warehouse 12. Firefighters rallied to the scene.  Unbeknownst to residents in Beirut, since 2013, Warehouse 12 had been housing 2,750 tonnes of the fertiliser Ammonium Nitrate, which was taken off a stricken Moldovan cargo ship, the MV Rhosus […]

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September 28, 2021
Microloan review and update Panchamul Valley, Nepal

Barry Pollard, Harrogate Brigantes Rotary Major Lil Gurung, MBE, Himalayan Gurkhas Rotary, Kathmandu Introduction This is a summary of the detailed annual reports submitted annually by Major Lil Gurung MBE, the administrator of the scheme. There are 7 schemes in total including 4 where the monies are loaned out annually and collected 1 year later. […]

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September 28, 2021
Stephen Ellis, District Governor 2021-22 - PhysioNet, loading the 15,000th wheelchair and District Conference 2021

A highlight of September 2021 has been celebrating club collaboration between 5 Yorkshire Rotary Clubs of Knaresborough, York Ainsty, York, Horbury and Ossett Phoenix, Osgoldcross & Elmet along with a range of non-Rotarians volunteers all involved with the identification, collection, repair and packing of the equipment, before it is shipped abroad. Yorkshire based PhysioNet, a national […]

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September 28, 2021
Humanitarian appeal for our Rotary friends in Sri Lanka

Rotary in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire has had a long and successful relationship with fellow Rotarians in Sri Lanka. Following the devastating tsunami in 2004 Rotarians from our District visited Sri Lanka to look at what we could do to help with recovery.  Through collaboration with the Rotary Club of Cinnamon Gardens we were able to […]

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September 5, 2021
Bingley Airedale Rotary support the COVID-19 battle in Pokhara, Nepal

Bingley Airedale Rotary have provided direct financial of £1250 support to the Rotary Club of Pokhara Fishtail in Nepal, to support the local hospital with purchasing items to help with their continuing fight against COVID-19.  Rotarian Binod Koirala reports that COVID-19 is again on the rise in Nepal which includes the area of Pokhara, a city […]

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