Rotary Club of Keswick - 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.
Rotary Helping rid the World of Polio
Rotary funds are matched by the Bill and Melinda Gates fFoundationdetails
This is Rotary. Why not join us?
How can you support the education and protection of young people, and those with special needs, or help communities at home and abroad respond to emergencies or to sustain themselves.details
Rotary Clubs support young people
Keswick Rotary Club supports local community schools and youth organisationsdetails
We sponsor a number of competitions each year for Keswick School and Junior Schools. We are happy to show some of the outstanding recent work we have been fortunate to see.details
To contact the Club click on 'Contact' at top right of the screen
For details of committee work see below
Rotary Club of Keswick is a Registered Charity Number 1040508
Keswick Rotary ClubWelcome
Keswick Rotary has an active and increasing membership of 33, both men and women, 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. For more details click on any highlighted activity below.
Our Community Services encompass a wide range of activities engaging with local townspeople and visitors - from the Keswick Summer Show to the 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 recently organised the club to raise over £6000 to help earthquake victims in Nepal and we have annual commitments to support a strong and exciting community farming project in Choche, SW Ethiopia, 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 the senior school and 4 local junior schools with a range of activity and challenges including music, poetry, technology, cookery. They also arrange annual large scale fund-raising events through theatre performances which have included “The Bootleg Beatles” and 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. This is in addition to the over
£250,000 raised in collaboration with Keswick Lions during 2016 for the
Flood Recovery Fund.
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.
Meetings and events happening soon
Thursday 22nd February 12.30
Speaker Gill Frances
Thursday 1st March 12.30
Speaker Tony Gibbs
Thursday 8th March 12.30
Be part of a global network of volunteers, trying to make the world a better place. Please also see the 'links & news' page for information from the local district and live feeds from Rotary International and Rotary International in GB&I.
Rotary supporting young people
Rotary on the brink of polio history
Meetings & Venue
Where and when:
(In months where there is a 5th Thursday the Club normally meets, with guests and partners, at the Skiddaw Hotel at 7.00pm. If you wish to attend the evening meeting you should contact the Secretary)
Skiddaw Hotel, Market Square, Keswick CA12 5BN 017687 72071