Photo of a formal dinner dance Photo of a Christmas party Photo of a classic car Photo of a cheque being presented Photo of a gift stall Photo of a summer barbeque

Serving the community - locally and wordwide.

The Rotary Club of Heckmondwike & District was formed in 1931 and has been serving the local community and getting involved in international projects ever since.

We are a small and friendly club and welcome new members who share an interest in helping others and enjoy the friendship of others. Rotary members are fun-loving and active volunteers from business and the professions who give their time and talents to serve communities both at home and overseas.

Helping Charities

Over the last year the club has raised money for many charities including Kirkwood Hospice, Macmillan Nurses, Farm Africa, Children's Air Ambulance and many others.

The main fund raising event is our annual Classic Car Rally with over 70 vehicles gathering for a run through the lovely Yorkshire countryside to iconic venues for prize-giving. Other fund raising events have included a Christmas grotto and stalls, parties, barbeques and formal dinners.

Find Out More

To find out more about our club and Rotary you can contact the secretary Mike Lister on 01274 865928 or email who will be pleased to help. You can also see more information on the R.I.B.I. website.


Classic Car Rally

Image of a Triumph Gloria carThis year's Charity Car Rally will take place on Sunday 22nd September. It will again begin with breakfast at The Star, Roberttown and be followed with a run through beautiful countryside into North Yorkshire finishing in Masham.

For more information contact
Mike on 01274 865928 or email
Derek on 01484 713678 or email

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Country's Youngest President!

4 July 2019

President Olivia Jordan at Healds Hall Hotel

The Club's new President is the youngest in the country! Olivia Jordan today took over as President of the Rotary Club at the age of 21 and became the youngest Rotary President in the whole of Britain and Ireland. Another notable achievement is that she is proud to be the fourth generation of her family to be a member of the Rotary club with her father and grandfather being current members.

Olivia as some new ideas of what she wants to achieve during her year as President and one of her first duties will be to preside at the club's 19th Charity Classic Car Rally on 22nd September which will see cars of all types and ages going on a scenic run to Masham and being displayed at Theakston's brewery.

President Olivia Jordan receiving the president's badge in front of a classic car

All the members of the club wish Olivia well in her year in office.


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