About Rotary and our club

The Rotary Club of Hornsea and East Riding was formed in 1992 and meets weekly at Hornsea Golf Club on Monday evenings at 1900 hr (7pm) [except Bank Holidays]

Whilst we appreciate that Rotary International is a formal association and therefore has rules and regulations to which we should adhere, they are not something we slavishly obey!

We have a thriving Club which is growing in number and enjoy a healthy ethos of enjoyment. It is our very real philosophy that any fund raising activity we organise should be, in the first instance, enjoyable.

It is almost beholden that any member eating at Club on a Monday evening must laugh at least three times! In that way we find that we do not get indigestion and leave with a genuine feeling of well being and camaraderie.

We are, as any observer will see, an extremely active Club and have raised a large amount of money for local, national and international charities. You are most welcome to come and join us.

We are in area 11, Humber Maritime Group, part of Rotary District International 1040 which straddles the Humber, includes the whole of North and West Yorkshire and part of East Yorkshire, extending from the border with the Lake District, in the West, to the coast in the East.



The Object of Rotary is:

To encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:

  1. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service.
  2. High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society.
  3. The application of the ideal of services in each Rotarian’s personal, and community life.
  4. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace through a world-fellowship of business and professional people united in the ideal of service.


A Yardstick for living

Since the 1940s many Rotarians have been using as a criterion in their business community and personal affairs a simple 24-word statement know as The 4-Way Test.
Recognised as an appropriate message in Vocational Service, it does not provide answers but asks four simple questions.

The 4-Way Test of the things we think, say, or do is as follows;

  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned.