The Magic of Rotary

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Sharing Rotary Stories June 2024

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New Kids on the Block

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District 1040 Grant Application and MOU Agreement 2024/25

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Sharing Rotary Stories May 2024

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Sharing Rotary Stories April 2024

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A guide to North Star

A strategic five-year project to increase membership to 60,000. By now, Rotary members across Great Britain and Ireland will have likely heard about North Star—a project aimed at increasing membership throughout Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland (Rotary GB&I).  “North Star is a direction of travel with a key milestone being 60,000 members by 2028. […]
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Sharing Rotary Stories March 2024

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Sharing Rotary Stories February 202

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Sharing Rotary Stories January 2024

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Lights, wetlands, action!

Lights, wetlands, action! Aireborough and Skipton Craven Rotary connect with arts, nature and volunteer organisations     Central to Rotary in Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire are the relationships with local communities. To best serve our communities, Rotary clubs are looking to partnership working opportunities with other link-minded organisations.  This month, we are looking at how Aireborough and […]
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Sharing Rotary Stories November 2023

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Mental Health: A Rotary Priority

Making Mental Health and Wellbeing a Rotary Priority RI President Gordon McInally has proposed that Rotary makes mental health a priority, He argues that Rotarians and clubs are ideally placed to erase the stigma around caring about emotional wellbeing; raising awareness of mental health needs and working to improve access to mental health services. But […]
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Sharing Rotary Stories October

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Sharing Rotary Stories September

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Rotarian researching the needs of older people needs your help

Occupational therapist Rtn. Alicia Ridout of Aireborough Rotary (District 1040) is working on her Ph.D. dissertation looking at how occupational therapists can work with older people to use smart (AI) technology safely. The aim is to create new occupational therapy practice tools and to improve conversations about AI safety. She is conducting a survey and […]
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Malcolm Tagg - District Governor: "Thank you sincerely for allowing my wife Judith and I the opportunity to have what has been a supremely enjoyable year"

District
By the time this item is published in Sharing Rotary Stories, my year as DG will be very firmly closing. From Judith and me, thank you sincerely for allowing us the opportunity to have what has been a supremely enjoyable year. I never held any ambition to be a District Officer, let alone DG. I […]
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Much loved Knaresborian, Harry Murray, has died aged 88

Knaresborough
Harry Murray. who has died aged 88, was a much-loved father, grandfather and great grandfather. A respected member of Gracious Street Methodist Church, Harrogate Male Voice Choir and Knaresborough Rotary Club, Harry’s life was one of service to the community he loved. Always ready with a joke and a witty remark, his dry sense of […]
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How publicity efforts have strengthened community and Rotary ties in Northallerton

Northallerton Rotary
In September 2020, Northallerton Rotary formed their first Publicity Committee. Their goal was to coordinate better and presence in local media and on the club’s website, Facebook and Instagram. What they didn’t realise at the time is that the club, and the actions of the Publicity Committee, would play a role in keeping local independent […]
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The Rotary Foundation District1040 grant forms 2023-24

District
An opportunity to read more: Foundation - Rotary District 1040 (ylrotary.org.uk) The Rotary Foundation | Rotary International
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Malcolm Tagg, District Governor - Perspective and image

District
Perspective: mental view of the relative importance of things Image: reputation of a persona or Company etc. (or in our case Rotary) These two items are intertwined and are essential to the longevity of Rotary. Bear in mind, too, that Rotary, in and of itself, achieves little. It is individual Rotarians and their clubs that […]
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Direct giving to The Rotary Foundation

The Rotary Foundation
An update from Stephen Ellis our District Foundation Lead - April 2023 We agreed to send $10,000 from our DDF fund to End Polio Now, which I have now actioned. Effective 1 July 2021, DDF donations in this category will be matched 50% for every US$1 (up to US$10 million) by The Rotary Foundation’s World […]
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Rotary International Presidential Theme 2023-24

Rotary International President-elect Gordon McInally calls for Rotary to create hope in the world by working for peace and mental wellbeing. He urges members to engage in tough conversations and earn the trust that’s necessary to realize these values. A gentle reminder from Rotary International via the Presidential Theme 2023-24 branding guidelines: "We recommend using […]
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Malcolm Tagg, District Governor - “It delights me that you’ve made being District Governor, for me, a completely enjoyable experience”

District
There are 26 Districts in Rotary Great Britain and Ireland and the District Governors are in regular contact with each other. This allows the sharing of best practice, the discussion of issues, problems, solutions and the occasional gripe. The interaction with others makes the District Governor’s job easier. What I have noticed, though, is that […]
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Malcolm Tagg, District Governor - the greatest success in 'new' membership seems to come from forming new clubs which do things differently

District
The more I visit clubs the more I am convinced there are as many versions of Rotary as there are clubs. It’s also apparent a huge amount is achieved for communities at home and abroad. Most clubs are supremely active, which is great. Some clubs, which have been active over many years, may now be […]
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Rotary GB&I Ukraine Crisis Taskforce

RIBI
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Social media campaign reflection

District
We appointed Pearlnoir, Pearlnoir Branding and Marketing – Brand and Marketing Management. Bradford | Leeds | London through a District Rotarian, to run a social media campaign, via Facebook and Instagram, from July to September 2022. A summary of all adverts can be seen on: Rotary_Yorkshire_Lincolnshire (@rotary_yorkshire_lincolnshire) • Instagram photos and videos The campaign had […]
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An innovative tale of Bradford Bronte Rotary Club adapting to fit around a club secretary’s lifestyle

Bradford Bronte Rotary
Club secretary Ian and wife Liz are on a year-long trip to Australia, where one of their sons lives, and are travelling around.  This has not stopped Ian from oiling the communication wheels of the club back home in Bradford. A key success factor is the hybrid meetings established during lockdown, Thanks to a Rotary […]
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We remember The Queen’s extraordinary commitment to duty and dedication to service

District
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A guide to help you and your clubs tell your People of Action stories

Rotary International
A guide from our Rotary International Brand Center. Not registered for My Rotary? Why would you not tap into this area as member of a leading worldwide charity? https://my.rotary.org/en In the meantime, here is the guide to help your Rotary stories. Tell your People of Action story In the text of your ad or social […]
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Our Rotary District, consisting of large areas of Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, continue to provide humanitarian support for Ukraine

International
Update from Rotary International Great Britain and Ireland £4 million plus is the estimated figure of cash and goods donated for Ukraine by Rotarians across Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland in 15 weeks See the 1 July 2022 update at the foot of this article for more national detail. Update from Rotary in large […]
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Rotary International Presidential Theme 2022-23

RI President-elect Jennifer Jones, who has become President on 1 July 2022, imagines a Rotary where members act to make their dreams become reality and they make the most of their club experiences. Jennifer urges members to engage more with each other and use these connections to build partnerships that change the world. A gentle […]
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Congratulations to Knaresborough Rotarian Hazel Haas MBE, PHF, PDG

Knaresborough
Knaresborough Town Council is delighted to confirm that at its final meeting of the 2018 Town Council on Monday 25 April 2022, Honorary Freedom of the Town was conferred on Hazel Haas in recognition of the extraordinary contribution she has made to the lives of the people of Knaresborough. Councillor Christine Willoughby, Knaresborough’s Mayor, commented: […]
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In memory of Rotarian Con Cluskey PHF

Elland Rotary
Rtn. Con Cluskey, the lead singer of the original Irish boyband The Bachelors with huge hits in the 1960’s including Diane, I Believe, Ramona and many others, has sadly died on Friday 8th April 2022 at Calderdale Royal Hospital.   Con joined the Rotary Club of Elland on 20 June 1994 and had an active interest […]
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Rotary Shop

District
Please note the District shop has now closed Members can use AW Matthews Limited for their supplies https://www.awmatthews.com/
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Ukraine Appeal Update 2: Rotary International District 1040, in large areas of Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire, demonstrate the significant benefits of the Rotarian network to have a fast positive humanitarian impact

International
 Rotary Clubs across District 1040, in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, and Inner Wheel District 4 Clubs have continued to take action to support Ukraine.  You will already have seen in the March addition of Sharing Rotary Stories the amazing results from so many clubs across the District.  Our thanks go to all these clubs and the […]
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Aireborough Rotary share how social media supports member engagement, recruitment and effective community service

Throughout February 2022, Aireborough Rotary successfully focussed their efforts on fundraising for Zarach, who are the Leeds based charity supplying beds and essentials to children in need.  Aireborough Rotary staged a virtual walk from Leeds to Paris 22, with donations channelled through the Just Giving platform. Key to Aireborough’s success was its month long, planned […]
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Writing a great press article to catch a local Editor's eye with examples from Settle, Northallerton, Knaresborough and Halifax Rotary

District
A gentle reminder of our guide, written by one of members, to support Clubs in connecting with your local press in areas of Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. Writing a great press article to catch and the Editors eye - Rotary District 1040 (ylrotary.org.uk) Here are recent examples of Settle, Northallerton, Knaresborough and Halifax Rotary Clubs catching […]
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Rotary Great Britain and Ireland Membership Team March 2022 newsletter snippets

Rotary Great Britain and Ireland
Starting to prepare for the next Rotary year We are at that time of year when as leaders, within our clubs and districts, we will be going through preparation for the next Rotary year. It is a vital part of your role to ensure that you have a successor to carry on your work. If you are […]
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Micro Loans Update February 2022

International
The Micro Loan Scheme in Sri Lanka in partnership with the Rotary Club of Kandy, District 3220 and the Centre for the Handicapped. In Sri Lanka the micro loan scheme has made a big difference to these Sri Lankans quality of life both financially and mentally as well as improving life for all of their […]
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How to loan the District’s Myth Busters banners to support your projects

There are 11 banners to share within the District. Each Assistant Governor holds one. Clubs makes contact as required: Bradford Assistant Governor  Caroline Murie Dales Assistant Governor Brian Stott Humber Assistant Governor Janet Drewery Inner Nine Assistant Governor Mike Gill Joint 10 Assistant Governor Derek Housley Leeds Assistant Governor Janet Appleton Lincolnshire North Assistant Governor […]
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Extreme heat warning and why it matters to Rotary

Kindly shared by the environmental specialist from our neighbouring District of South Yorkshire and East Midlands in July 2021.
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Copyright guidance

Copyright infringement holds dangers for Rotary clubs and their members. Thank you, to fellow Rotarians, for this very well sourced updated reference document which is an enhancement on RGBI guidance on the important matter. Whilst taking great care, please do not let it stop you being creative to reach out to new communities not represented […]
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The 9 Primary Purposes of this Website

Feedback welcome via our dedicated email: d1040website@gmail.com  1.  Publicly accessible with no ‘members only’ section, encouraging engagement of existing members and a shop window to reach out to new communities. 2.  Encourage club partnership working in city, town, geographical clusters. 3.  Encourage clubs to define what they are about through niche marketing. 4.  Helping guide potential new members to […]
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