York Vikings Rotary

What we do


Registered Charity Number 1078432

The Rotary Club of York Vikings was founded in 1977,  chartered in 1978 and is part of Rotary International.  RI is a worldwide association of business and professional men and women dedicated to high ethical standards in business; the ideal of service in personal, business and community life and the advancement of international understanding and world peace. The Club has 52 members who meet weekly for dinner and undertake personal service in the community as well as fundraising to enable it to support worthwhile projects both locally and in the wider community


Service above self is one of the key driving forces of the Rotary movement.

The aims and objectives of Rotary are translated by each club into its own unique approach to Service, reflecting local interests, issues and concerns. Service committees are where the work of Rotary gets done, from work in the community to service overseas. Locally, York Vikings has supported nearly  250 charities or individuals over the last 35 years, donating funds totalling in excess of 235,000.


Internationally, we support the global Rotary charities such as Polio Plus, Water Aid and the Jaipur Limb project as well as our own preferred charities such as the Leeds based White Rose Initiative.


We help them in their efforts to improve the lives of the elderly, orphaned and less fortunate people of Sigisoara in Rumania.

  Of course, nothing can be done without funds being available and a major part of a Rotary Club's efforts are in Fund-Raising. Two of our annual Fund-Raisers are our  Charity Golf Day held in May at the York Golf Club, Strensall and our Christmas collection at the Coppergate Centre.


Our major fundraising has focused on the Morgan's Historic & Classic Vehicle Events Yearbook which to date has raised over 350,000 in the last 11 years for Charity and at the same time provides a service to all  enthusiasts who are interested Steam, Veteran, Vintage & Classic Cars, Commercial Vehicles, Motor Cycles, Tractors & Buses.