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.
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 and returning for the prize-giving. Other fund raising events have included a Christmas grotto and stalls, parties, barbeques and a formal dinner.
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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.
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Classic Car Rally 2016
25 September 2016
Once again the club's annual Classic Car Rally was a great success. With over 70 cars meeting at the Star Inn, Roberttown, for display and for their drivers and passengers to have breakfast, and with cars ranging from a 1935 Triumph Gloria Southern Cross (pictured) to a fabulous modern Morgan Aero it was a spectacular sight.
The cars then set off on a drive into the beautiful countryside of North Yorkshire ending at Lightwater Valley where we were kindly provided with a private carpark to display the cars once again. This proved popular with other visitors to the park who were fascinated to see a large gathering of very special cars.
The cars had been judged, taking in factors such as their age, condition, quality of restoration and also just how they caught the eye. A prize-giving took place with the winning car being the beautifully restored 1935 Triumph Gloria Southern Cross pictured above with the proud owner and his trophy. Another award, the Colman Trophy by Colman Tyres of Liversdege, is given to the car that the judges thought to be the most unusual or special in some way. This was won by a lovely 1957 Chevrolet Belair which attracted a lot of attention.
Annual Prize Draw 2016
The winning numbers in the 2016 Annual Prize Draw that took place after the classic car rally on 25th September are:
0677, 00563, 0692, 0326, 0370, 0404, 0343, 0280, 0311, 0408, 0339, 0823
Holders of winning tickets should contact Barry on 01924 401545 to claim their prize.