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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 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
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
Aquabox and ShelterBox Haiti update for clubs

A Message from Kevin Barclay, Aquabox Trustee I’m a Trustee of Aquabox, (a Rotary Charity in District 1220) and International Officer of Rotary Club of Ashbourne. Aquabox is working to get urgent aid to Haiti, following the devastating earthquake which hit the country recently. The 7.2 magnitude quake is known to have killed more than […]

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August 27, 2021
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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August 27, 2021
District 1040 Rotary Shop

Bargains Galore!!!*** John Lacy and David Impey have run the District Shop for the last ten years. We have brought the Shop to District meetings and to Conference at Scarborough.                                                                                                 Since COVID-19 we have been unable to attend either Fulford or Scarborough. Also more sales are now conducted on the Internet. We have, therefore, decided […]

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July 26, 2021
Scunthorpe Rotary partnership working to support fun family literacy kits

The Rotary Club of Scunthorpe and North Lincolnshire Children's Literacy Trust, worked in partnership to bid into the ONGO community grant scheme earlier this year. ONGO are the largest housing provider in North Lincolnshire and neighbouring areas, offering quality, affordable homes for rent and sale. The grant funding was specifically to work with people living in […]

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