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Rotary Barrow-in-Furness - welcome! Please scroll/swipe down through this page to find out more about us, in addition to the pages linked in the menu, top-left.

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.


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!


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.


About us

Barrow-in-Furness lies at the southern tip of Cumbria, north of Morecambe Bay and set against the spectacular backdrop of the English Lake District Mountains.

Surrounded by beautiful beaches and inspiring scenery, the Furness area also has a strong manufacturing economy incorporating marine and nuclear engineering, electronics, offshore engineering and power generation.

Rotary was founded in Chicago in 1905 and despite what some people think none of the original members are still around! For many years Rotary was a male only organisation, but we now welcome ladies with open arms – if you’ll pardon the expression!   

We are changing!

Earlier this year we had a little bit of soul searching amongst our members and we came up with several initiatives to make Rotary more appealing to more people.

Many people think that Rotary is a roomful of old men sitting around eating and drinking. That may have been so in the past but it isn’t now.

We have changed!

Although our club meets every week on a Tuesday lunchtime we realise this will not suit everyone, which is why Rotary changed its attitude to attendance, making it far more flexible and attractive.

We have also started a Friends of Rotary group where people who may not be able to make the meetings can still assist with the events that we organise to benefit people locally and further afield.

Be in at the start of something new.

We are looking to establish a group that will meet whenever and wherever they choose, in perhaps a less formal way – it’s up to them. We will be encouraging people of all ages, male and female, to come along and see what it’s all about.

There’s no pressure – just come along – if it’s not for you no worries.

What we can say is that we think you will enjoy yourself like we do, not just doing the ‘charity type things', but also having a good time at our social events, perhaps making new friends along the way. Take a look at the speakers we have lined up and if you fancy coming along to hear one just let us know.

Rotary does some fabulous work throughout the world with 1.2 million helpers.

If you'd like to do your bit we’d love to see you -  so please get in touch.

The short address for this website is www.barrowrotary.org.uk 


We are a group of friends who meet each Tuesday lunchtime at the Lisdoonie Hotel in Barrow.

Most weeks we have a guest speaker who might be representing a local charity or presenting some general information about something of interest.

We have also been known to convene in local hostelries, have a flutter at the races, or go to the theatre!

The reason the club exists is to give service where it's needed, be it at home or abroad, and as you may gather we get a great deal of fun whilst doing it.

If you're interested in finding out more just let us have a few details about yourself and we'll be in touch. 

President Mike Lovell

Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Tuesday 28th November 12.30

Business meeting

Tuesday 5th December 12.30

Special General Meeting

Grass Roots Football with Tony Callister.

Tuesday 12th December 12.30

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.

Tuesday 19th December 12.30

Christmas Party

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Rotary Young Citizen Awards

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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

Lisdoonie Hotel, Abbey Road, Barrow In Furness We meet on Tuesdays at 12.30
Lisdoonie Hotel, Abbey Road, Barrow In Furness LA14 5LF  01229 827312

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