To contact the Club click on 'Contact' at top right of the screen
For details of the clubs activities see below
Rotary Club of Keswick is a Registered Charity Number 1040508
Keswick Rotary Club Celebrates Experience of a Lifetime Success
We are delighted to have raised over £36,000 for Lake District Calvert Trust, Shelterbox, Great North Air ambulance and local Rotary charities. The feedback from participants has been fantastic.
Thank you so much from everyone at Keswick Rotary Club
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 November 12.30
Lunch + Speaker Nigel Lewis
Thursday 29th November 19.00
Lunch + Speaker Vic Wilson
Sunday 2nd December 19.30
Keswick's Own Christmas Proms
This very popular Christmas concert returns with a festive mix of music, humour and carols. Professional singers Graeme Danby and Valerie Reid once again top the bill, alongside the highly talented and award-winning NASUWT Riverside Band.
Thursday 6th December 12.30
Lunch + Speaker Phil Davies
Thursday 6th December 14.00
Thursday 13th December 12.30
Lunch and Business meeting & SGM
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