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Bassenthwaite Rotary is delighted to be able to present the superb group " Take That Experience " at Keswick's Theatre by the Lake. Tickets £18 - available via the Keswick Theatre by the Lake Booking office
This the 50th edition of the walk, we would like a good turnout to help us celebrate this milestone.
Our annual cycle event - 4 routes for all ages and abilities from the lanes and by-ways of historic Low Furness to a spectacular circuit of Coniston Lake - see our Tour de Furness website at www.tourdefurness.co for further details and entry information.
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Welcome to District 1190 which comprises 68 Rotary Clubs located in Cumbria & Lancashire 


The Take That Experience

The Rotary Club of Bassenthwaite are delighted to be presenting “The Take That Experience” at Theatre by the Lake, Keswick, on Sunday 27th August at 7-30pm, to raise funds for charities supported by Rotary.

As ‘Take That’ celebrate a record-breaking 25 years as the UK’s number one boy band, ‘The Take That Experience’ mark a decade together as the ultimate tribute act in Britain and Europe with their best show yet.

Wowing audiences everywhere they go with their amazing vocals, stunning costumes and electrifying dance routines, they continue to successfully recreate the magic of ‘Take That’.

The ‘Take That Experience’ bring you all the classic songs you know and love, from the 90’s through to the present, including smash hits ‘Pray’, ‘Relight my Fire’, ‘Patience’, ‘Shine’ and ‘These Days’.

Tickets available from Theatre by the Lake, Keswick,  017687 74411 or on line: theatrebythelake.com


Purple Crocuses in Jubilee Park, Kirkby Lonsdale

The Purple4Polio photo competition was split in to two categories: the Rotary Community Prize, which focused on the planting stage and the Floral Guernsey Prize, which focused on the flowering. This photograph taken by Lillian Barton of the 5,000 crocuses planted by the Lunesdale club in Jubilee Park, Kirkby Lonsdale won 1st Place for the club in the Flowering section of the competition.

Entrants were challenged to capture community spirit in action as well as interesting floral displays, with a total of £700 worth of vouchers from the Gee Tee Bulb Company available for the top three in each category. Lunesdale was awarded a Prize worth £400.


The four presidentsCarlisle’s four Rotary Club Presidents staged a collective takeover of their Clubs during an Open Garden and Tea event held on Saturday 8th July raising £740 in aid of the Rotary Foundation and the RNLI – the latter to replace kit lost in the Carlisle Floods of 2015 as a contribution to the District Governor’s chosen charity.

From left to right, Brian Scroggie of Carlisle Castle, receives his collar from Don Jary of Brampton and Longtown, who collects his collar from Tony Parrini of Carlisle South who received his collar from Nicki Quayle the new president of Carlisle Rotary Club. Starting the “chain reaction” was Wendy Aldred the local Assistant Governor.

Presidents in the carThe four Presidents then climbed aboard a 1927 Morris Cowley which will shortly leave Carlisle on a round Britain Challenge in aid of Pancreatic Cancer Action.

"Tasked with "Making a Difference" Carlisle’s Rotary Clubs plan to work closer together under the banner of "Rotary in Carlisle" and the year will see them serving society in a more public fashion. Hopefully this will help recruit more new blood with fresh ideas, to help sustain Rotary for the future” said Assistant Governor Wendy Aldred. “With a satellite Club in the offing, this year’s team of Presidents will be working hard to ensure the Rotary they have taken over will be even stronger when their year in office ends next June”.

RIBI President 2017-18 Denis Spiller

Denis Spiller

Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland is welcoming Denis Spiller as President for 2017/18 and he looks forward to maybe this year seeing the final case of wild polio in the world.  This year to date has seen just six cases.

It is the year that we shall see many new Rotary clubs being created across the UK and Ireland implementing new flexible, informal and project-active programmes to welcome community and business-minded adults of all ages as members.

Denis joined the Rotary Club of Strood in Kent in 1985, directly from Rotaract and is the first former Rotaractor to become President of Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland. Denis has a special interest in youth service having a background in voluntary youth work in Kent. In his professional life, Denis spent 22 years Hewlett-Packard.

Rotary President-elect Sam Owori dies

Sam Owori

Rotary International President-elect Sam F. Owori died unexpectedly on 13 July due to complications from surgery. Sam was a member of the Rotary Club Kampala, Uganda, for 38 years.

“Rotary has become a way of life for me – with the intrinsic value and core belief in mutual responsibility and concern for one another as a cornerstone,” Sam said when he was nominated last year. “I feel immense satisfaction knowing that through Rotary, I’ve helped someone live better.”

“Please remember Sam as the outstanding, hard-working Rotarian he was,” said Rotary International President Ian Riseley. “In this difficult time, I ask you to keep his wife, Norah, the Owori family and Sam’s millions of friends around the world in your thoughts.”

Under Sam’s leadership, the number of clubs in Uganda swelled from nine to 89 over the course of 29 years.

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