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World's Greatest Meal

Saturday 23rd February 2019

RC Blackpool Palatine Rotary World's Greatest Meal


PEPS Central

Monday 25th February 2019

District Event: Presidents Elect Preparation Seminar at Stone Cross Manor, Kendal

PEPS South East

Wednesday 27th February 2019

District Event: Presidents Elect Preparation Seminar at Mytton Fold, Langho, Blackburn

Aquaboxes Talk by Roger Mason - ex DG

Monday 4th March 2019

RC Church & Oswaldtwistle March 4th - Lunch - Roger Mason (Ex DG) will talk to us about Aquaboxes and more


Celebration of Music

Tuesday 5th March 2019

RC Accrington Music event for local schools to participate in at Civic Hall Oswaldtwistle

Celebration of Music

Wednesday 6th March 2019

RC Accrington Oswaldtwistle Civic Hall - local schools showcase their musical talents

Race Night Poster

Race Night

Friday 8th March 2019

RC St. Annes-on-the-Sea In order to help raise the funds to pay for the meal ingredients Rise Against Hunger Charity the St Anne’s Rotary Club is organising a Fun Race Night at Fylde Rugby Club on Friday 8th March with the first race starting at 7.30 pm.

Carnforth Rotary sponsored Community Swimathon

Carnforth Rotary Sponsored Swimathon

Saturday 9th March 2019

RC Carnforth Carnforth Rotary is organising the second annual sponsored community Swimathon at the Carnforth Community Swimming Pool on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th March 2019.


District Conference 2019

Saturday 23rd March 2019

District Event: Grange-over-Sands . Full day Saturday with overnight stay and cabaret.

Welcome to District 1190 which comprises 67 Rotary Clubs located in Cumbria & Lancashire 

Publicity Material for Rotary Clubs

To see a list of banners and other publicity material available to local clubs, members need to log in and browse the 'Members Only' pages to find the 'Publicity Material' page.

For stories about Rotary clubs and their work visit the Rotary Video Showcase

Rise Against Hunger

Grange-over-Sands is organising a Meal Pack Event and needs 250 volunteers for one or two shifts each of two hours at Cartmel Priory School on Saturday 13th April 2019 to provide 60,000 meals for children facing hunger.  For information about Rise Against Hunger and this event select this link: Information for Rotarians.

Grange Meal Packing Event

Rotary Vision 2020

Church & Oswaldtwistle Rotary in partnership with the Rotary Club of Sylhet Central, Bangladesh have embarked on a two year project to run eye camps within the rural areas of Syhlet. After eye tests at the camps those people needing help will be provided with spectacles, medicine or referral to a selected hospital for a cataract operation.

Children in Need 2018

On Friday 16th November the Rotary Club of Lunesdale with a very prominent Pudsey collected all day outside Booths store in Kirkby Lonsdale.  Staff, in fancy dress, inside the store collected all day for this nationally well supported charity.

It was a bright warm day so lots of chat, fun and laughter was enjoyed by all. A huge thank you to everyone who contributed. The total amount raised was an incredible £1,081.

Kendal Crocus Planting

Every year, Kendal Rotary Club plants purple and yellow crocus bulbs around Kendal. Initially to celebrate and commemorate Rotary’s commitment to eradicate Polio worldwide, they have been doing this since 2012, very generously funded by ‘Kendal in Bloom’ and Kendal Town Council.

Bulbs have been planted on Windermere Road, Burton Road, Parkside Road, Blackhall Road, Shap Road, Milnthorpe Road and this year in October on Aynam Road. This year they reached the magnificent total of 100,000 bulbs planted and to mark this achievement, the Mayor of Kendal, Guy Tirvengadum, attended to congratulate the Club as they planted the 100,000th bulb.

The total eradication of polio is now almost complete and the scourge of this dreadful disease is no longer prevalent, It just needs one last push to finish the task.

Passionately Purple Gin

It will be a case of rock-on gin lovers as star of Cannon and Ball and local lad Bobby Ball launches the magical gin in Lytham on End Polio Day with IPP Denis Spiller and Lytham President John Edwards. Rotary Lytham have pushed the boundaries of possibility even further by creating a 'Rotary first' purple craft gin, distilled exclusively for them on the South Fylde coast, by local company Sandgrown Spirits.

Purple is the colour of the End Polio campaign and Rotary Lytham have created Passionately Purple, a magical colour-changing gin, bursting with the flavour of blueberries to mark World Polio month and to raise funds in a unique and enjoyable way. Deceptively dry, this smooth juniper-led gin has been made with nine carefully selected botanicals and it has an extra magic. Every bottle sold will raise £5 towards the End Polio Now campaign and every £5 raised will attract a further £10 from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and that’s enough to vaccinate 50 children.

This special limited edition gin will not be available in the shops, it can only be purchased on-line through Rotary Lytham and your District Governor. In an attempt to cut costs we are offering a bulk order opportunity for Districts and Clubs, but individuals who require a speedy service, perhaps for a birthday, wedding anniversary etc can order single bottles and have them home delivered for only £5.50 extra.

Larger orders ie box of 12 or six can be delivered to Alcester for collection by your DG or a member of your District team that visits Alcester. A meeting up service is possible for large orders, please ask for details. If you share our passion to end Polio, order a bottle of Passionately Purple Gin now. You’ll enjoy a magnificent craft gin and every sip is a lifesaver. Bottles cost £35 each plus Packing and Post of £5.50.

Orders can be placed by completing this order form and sending it to Rotary Lytham, address details as printed.

Friendship Exchange with District 7120, Finger Lakes Region, New York USA

In September 2018, a group of eight Rotarians and partners from Cockermouth, Kendal and Preston visited New York State as part of the Rotary Friendship Programme. This programme aims to advance international understanding among Rotarians, providing the opportunity to form personal contacts and make long-lasting friendships while exploring different areas of the world.

Hosting was provided in three different homes of Rotarians for each visitor, and a full programme of visits and activities provided an insight into a beautiful, if little known, area of the USA. Visits included Rochester, which was the home of Kodak manufacturing, and Corning, where glass Manufacturing included the development of Pyrex. A 'must' visit was to the spectacular Niagara Falls.

But the lasting memories were of the warm welcome and hospitality provided by host Rotarians. Visits to local clubs gave an insight into the fundraising energies of Rotarians in the District. Perhaps the highlight was a visit to the Rotary Sunshine Camp. This was a facility owned and run by the Rotary club of Rochester, providing holidays for disabled children and adults. It covered a huge area, and included climbing walls, a treetop walk and even a miniature railway.

We look forward to the exchange visit next June, when a group from District 7120 will be visiting our District.

Note: Check out the International Travel & Hosting Fellowship if staying with Rotarians in other countries is of interest.

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