Completed meetings and events 2017-2018

Tue 17th April 2018 Graham Whalan - The history and development of amateur musical theatre in Barrow

Tue 10th April 2018 Annual General Meeting

Tue 3rd April 2018 Healthy Libraries

Maria Bellis is a Community Support Officer at Barrow Library, and will explain about the new Healthy Libraries initiative.

Tue 27th March 2018 Business meeting

Tue 20th March 2018 Selwyn Wright - Age UK

Age UK is a registered charity which combines the operations of the previously separate charities Age Concern and Help the Aged to form the UK's largest charity for older people. Age UK is a registered charity which combines the operations of the previously separate charities Age Concern and Help the Aged to form the UK's largest charity for older people.

Fri 16th March 2018 Rotary Technology Tournament

A test for local school pupils who have an interest in technology read more...

Thu 15th March 2018 District Table Tennis Competition

Back with a win read more...

Tue 13th March 2018 Fellowship

Fri 9th March 2018 Donation to Foodbank

The three Barrow clubs of Barrow-in-Furness, Furness, and Furness Peninsula met up at the South Cumbria Foodbank. read more...

Fri 9th March 2018 Visit to Barrow Foodbank

Friday 9th March Last week Rotarians and Rotakids from Grange-over-Sands took much needed supplies to Barrow Foodbank.
Today it’s the turn of Ulverston and the three Barrow clubs.
Rotary - making a difference!

Tue 6th March 2018 Police Support Volunteers

Come and hear about volunteers who bring skills, talent and local knowledge to help Cumbria Police.

Tue 27th February 2018 Business Meeting

Tue 20th February 2018 Art what?

Art Gene, based in Barrow, is a unique, independent, international research facility founded and led by artists Stuart Bastik and Maddi Nicholson. Come along and learn more about it.

Tue 13th February 2018 Fellowship & visit of AG Dick Johnson

Tue 6th February 2018 Fellowship meeting

Speaker unable to attend - fellowship.

Tue 30th January 2018 Business meeting

Tue 23rd January 2018 Rachael Hoggarth - Women's community matters.

Find out about who we are, what we do and why we do it! Women’s Community Matters offers women specific services with care, compassion, kindness and love. Come along and hear how they do it.

Tue 16th January 2018 Fellowship

Tue 9th January 2018 To the rescue - twice!

To have to call out Mountain Rescue once is unfortunate but twice? Former Rotarian David Thomas thankfully survived to tell the tale! To have to call out Mountain Rescue once is unfortunate but twice? Former Rotarian David Thomas thankfully survived to tell the tale!

Tue 2nd January 2018 No meeting

Tue 26th December 2017 No meeting

Tue 19th December 2017 Christmas Party

Tue 12th December 2017 Grass Roots Football with Tony Callister.

He might be Barrow's Mayor this year but Tony has been involved with football for quite some time as we shall hear.

Tue 5th December 2017 Special General Meeting

Tue 28th November 2017 Business meeting

Tue 21st November 2017 - Tue 7th November 2017 BiD - Simon Craig spills the beans

A Business Improvement District (BID) is a business-led initiative where businesses and organisations, within a defined area, are invited to work together to make decisions and to take action.

Tue 14th November 2017 The Local Plan

Barrow Council Leader Cllr. Dave Pidduck explains about changes being proposed for the borough.

Tue 7th November 2017 - Tue 21st November 2017 Fellowship

Tue 31st October 2017 Tidal Energy

Graham Davies looks at the opportunities offered by Morecambe Bay and the Duddon Estuary.

Tue 24th October 2017 Business meeting

Tue 17th October 2017 Street Angels

Rev. Sophie Carnaby tells us about this new initiative in Barrow. Street Angels are volunteers who patrol a community hub on busy nights, most often at weekends. They help vulnerable people and also provide a safe drop-in for those in need. Rev. Sophie Carnaby tells us about the recently launched Barrow initiative.

Tue 10th October 2017 Fellowship

Tue 3rd October 2017 Lifeboat campaign

John Falvey from the RNLI Barrow explains about their campaign to educate not only youngsters but adults too about the dangers of cold water shock.

Tue 26th September 2017 Business meeting

Tue 19th September 2017 The Well - Barrow

In 2012 ex-offender and former drug addict David Higham founded The Well. David, together with Ged Pickersgill will tell us about the group that helps people to recover from drug and alcohol abuse.

Tue 12th September 2017 Fellowship

Tue 5th September 2017 A Horrible History of South Cumbria's Railways

Bill Myers is back to regale us with tales of crashes, accidents and criminal activity, all in the best possible taste!

Tue 29th August 2017 District Governor's visit

Larry sets out his plans for the next few months.

Tue 22nd August 2017 Business meeting

Tue 15th August 2017 Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) - Flying for Life

Geoff and Brenda Gill join us. MAF enables thousands of aid, relief and mission projects in really remote places as that's where some of the greatest human needs are.

Tue 8th August 2017 Tales from the Knickerage!

Rotarian Rev. Canon Ian Hook spills the beans! Rev. Canon Ian took early retirement and his last Service as vicar of St. Mark's was earlier this year.
Before the book is published (!) Ian has agreed to let us in on some little secrets, as the title suggests!

Tue 1st August 2017 School of Joy Bethlehem

Babs Lowes and Michelle Gregory 1st August.
Learn more about the school which was founded to improve the quality of life for students who have low academic achievement.

Tue 25th July 2017 Business meeting

A chance for members to have their say

Sat 22nd July 2017 Rotary Open Golf

Annual fundraising event at Barrow Golf Club read more...

Tue 18th July 2017 Dogs for Good

Lynn Matthews will do a brief introduction into Dogs for Good and what they do. She will then do a demonstration with Christa, her black labrador.
18th July We bring trained dogs and people together to help them overcome specific challenges and enrich and improve the lives of both. We and they help adults and children lead more independent lives, at home and in the community. Come along and meet us.

Mon 17th July 2017 Council Meeting

Decisions, decisions...

Tue 11th July 2017 Marks & Spencer in the community

11th July
Barrow store manager Simon Craig explains about how the local store is helping the community, from volunteering in the local area to donating unsold food.
Why not come along to hear all about it?

Tue 4th July 2017 The Faroe Islands

4th July
Derek Lyon tells us about this archipelago between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic, about halfway between Norway and Iceland.
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