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Rotary Club of Keswick is a Registered Charity Number 1040508

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Keswick Rotary Club

Keswick Rotary has an active and increasing mixed membership of 39, with a broad mix of skills and backgrounds. Like all Rotary Clubs, we aim to provide service to our communities, local national and international by providing funding and support, and to have fun and enjoy friendship along the way.  We are always looking to recruit new members. 

Our Community Services encompass a wide range of activities engaging with local townspeople and visitors   - from the Keswick Summer Show to the Victorian Fayre and Tree of Light in the Christmas period.   We raise funds in a wide variety of ways for local charities for example Calvert Trust, Amy’s Care, Hospice at Home, West Cumbria Young Carers and great Northern Air Ambulance, as well as arranging an annual theatre visit and a Christmas Party for local people.

Our activities are not limited to local communities.  The International Committee has  organised the club to raise over £6000 to help earthquake victims in Nepal and we have annual commitments to English language skills among tea plantation workers in Sri Lanka and “Second Sight” cataract operations in NE India.

And for the young people of Keswick, the Vocational Committee supports Keswick School and 5 local junior schools with a range of activity and challenges including music, public speaking, poetry, technology and cooking.   They also arrange annual  fund-raising events through performances at the Theatre by the lake which have included recently Marti Webb live, and the ever popular Christmas Proms.   

Finally, the Membership Committee is responsible for the welfare of members past and present, as well as welcoming new members.  They also take the lead on the way the Club runs, the calendar and social events.   You’ll find our exciting Programme of events on the website calendar.

Overall, we are proud to have raised - and donated over £30,000 a year for the last several years.  

If you are a visiting Rotarian, we will give you the warmest of welcomes at our regular lunch meetings at the Skiddaw Hotel Keswick each Thursday between 12-2pm  See the details on the main home page. Please contact the Hotel if you plan to join us.

If you think Rotary may be for you, we would be delighted to meet you.  As a first step you might like to join us for lunch and meet other members. Click on the 'Membership' button on the right for contact details.

To find out more click on the What we do button on the top left of the web page or on highlighted committee names in paragraphs above.

Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Keswick's Own Christmas Proms ( KOCP)

Sunday 15th December 19.00

Keswick's Own Christmas Proms ( KOCP)


This popular Christmas concert will again be led by the professional singers Graeme Danby and Valerie Reid , who will present a festive treat of music and carols with a sprinkling of humour added.

Thursday 19th December 12.30

Christmas Family Lunch


Christmas Family Lunch

Thursday 26th December 12.30

No Lunch Meeting


No Lunch Meeting

Thursday 2nd January 12.30

Lunch + Speaker Paul Bowmer


Speaker Paul Bowmer

Thursday 9th January 12.30

Lunch + Business Meeting


Business Meeting

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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Thursdays at 12 for 12.30 Lunch
Skiddaw Hotel, Market Square, Keswick CA12 5BN  017687 72071

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