Community & Vocational
Rotary Penrith Community and Vocational Projects
The Committee meets regularly to consider requests for assistance received from local applicants. It also recommends donations to selected individuals or organisations who are judged to merit Rotary support for community or vocational reasons.
Community examples have included the Calvert Trust, Mencap, Cumbria Cerebral Palsy and Macmillan Cancer Support. The Committee organises coffee mornings for senior citizens, especially those from local residential homes, and it arranges annual Stroke and Health Awareness days. Vocational assistance has been given to many young people from our region who have sought help in paying for educational expeditions abroad, often linked to charitable aims. To further these causes, the Committee plays a full part in a wide range of fund-raising activities associated with Rotary in general and community activities in particular. The committee also arranges club visits to various businesses and organisations.
This year the agenda includes supporting and financing an individual for a weeks stay at the Calvert trust, organising a summer outing for Mencap, running two senior citizens coffee mornings and organising a blood pressure screening clinic for Stroke Awareness day. In recent years we have supported the Cumbrian Floods appeal and given financial assistance to students from QEGS Penrith on trips to Malawi and Peru.
We also have an annual community service award which is given to an individual who in our opinion has made a major contribution to his or her local community. The award is accompanied by a donation of
Mountain Rescue Donation
Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team is the latest beneficiary of donations from Rotary Clubs around the UK following the storms of last winter.Â Last week (16 February) representatives of Rotary District 1190details
Rotary Santa's at the the Pot Place
Rotary Santa's helped Kevin and his team at the Pot Place Plumpton to give children a memorable afternoon visit to Santa.details
Ullswater Community College trip to Tanzania 2013
Ullswater Community College trip to Tanzania 2013details
Ullswater CC student trip to Taiwan Since the Taiwenese trip to Penrith the students have kept in touch through email and Facebook so they are all looking forward to the reunion. A variety of fund raising events have helped to make all of this possibledetails
Presentation to Eden Community Alarms
Joint presentation by three Rotary clubs to Eden Community Alarmsdetails
'Connecting Classrooms' exchange trip to Taiwan
Anna Duff, 13 years, from Penrith receiving a cheque from Penrith Rotary Club to help pay for a cultural 'Connecting Classrooms' exchange trip to Taiwan in May 2013. The visit is being organised by Queen Elizabeth Grammar School.details
Community Award 2012
Presentation of the annual Community Award to this year's winner Jean Bradshawdetails
On 11th October the Club are organising a coffee morning at the Penrith evergreen Hall for Penrith senior citizens.details
Another successful coffee morning was held in the Evergreen Hall last Saturdaydetails
Presentation to Yanwath Infants School
Presentation to school to purchase playground equipment. Picture shows Erin and Finn Smith with mother Gill who is organising the fundraisingdetails