ABout Ripon Rotary Club

Rotary is a world wide organisation of 1.2 million men and women who share a common purpose - help improve the lives of others. Our motto is 'service above self'.

Ripon Rotary Club was formed in 1927 and members come from all walks of life, businesses, professions and backgrounds and as a club, we are not aligned with any particular political or religious organisation.

In Ripon we have supported a number of local charities including:
  • Jennyruth Workshops - providing work for the people with learning difficulties in our community
  • Harrogate Homeless Project- Providing support for the homeless
  • We run the Ripon Club Vision Support Group
  • Ripon Food Bank - donating monthly collections of food
  • The Salvation Amy
  • Carers' Resource in Ripon
  • Ripon Community Link and Walled Garden
  • Dementia Forward
  • YMCA

In the community we organise litter picking, footpath clearance and tree planting and we also address any other local needs.

Ripon Rotary also works for the young of our City by sponsoring or providing:
  • Rotary Young Leaders Award to help promote self esteem, confidence and leadership
  • Annual technology tournament
  • Community-based environmental projects
  • Young carers for a day out
  • Interview teams to help school leavers to develop their job interview skills
We also contribute to projects globally. Examples include providing safe running water in Gambia and sending contributions to provide relief for those suffering in many natural disasters or through conflicts, in particular through the Aquabox charity.

In addition, Ripon Rotary through its Foundation charity is part of the worldwide project to eradicate Polio from the planet. This aim has almost been achieved, with only three countries still having cases of the disease.

Plus...  along the way we do have a lot of fun, weekly lunches (Tuesdays at the Ripon Rugby Club), speakers and good fellowship!

Why not come along and find out for yourself?
Bulb planting in Ripon
Serving the community - planting bulbs on verges in Ripon