Conference 2022

District
Registration is now open as we return to our traditional in person conference in Scarborough on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th October 2022. We welcome Amanda Owen on Saturday afternoon Bio - Amanda Owen, The Yorkshire Shepherdess - Author, Photographer We have created a dedicated registration website: https://www.r1040events.co.uk/ District Governor Malcolm, for Conference 2022, has […]
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End Polio Now Campaign August & September 2022 Newsletter by Janet Crampton

International
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Malcolm Tagg, District Governor – do Rotary your own way

District
It’s only a few weeks into my year as DG. I’ve certainly enjoyed the process of getting here and what it has mainly emphasised to me is the sheer scale of Rotary across the world. Even in our own District, Clubs are hugely diverse, achieving spectacular collective outcomes from a wide field of activity, directly […]
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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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