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Bacup Rotary Club Meets at Mario's Restaurant, Bacup

We meet on Tuesday Evenings at 7pm at Mario's and alternate with Zoom meetings at 18.30(check with Secretary jwmdoherty@aol.com)

Our long established club has continued to serve the local community over many years and celebrated its 76th birthday in October 2023 at Charter Night.We adopt the Rotary precept of "Service Above Self" by organising many local and international community support and fund raising activities.

Here are some of our activities below. Further information on the What we do tab. Fancy getting involved? See contact details.

Picture below of the winner of the Rotary Best decorated Christmas Shop window in Bacup  Competition 2021 with forrmer President Peter Steen.

This year's 2023 competition will soon be underway


During June the Club held a competition for the local primary titled "The Clive Crowther Trophy" in which pupils were asked to provide a form of art work relating to "What I See". 

The trophy was in memory of Rotarian Clive Crowther who was an optomotrist, and sadly passed away at the end of 2021.

The winner, James, was presented with a trophy and a voucher for £25 whilst the three runners up ( Oakley, Molly and Max) were presented with Certificates of Merit and vouchers to the value of £15. The winner attends Thorn Primary School and the school was given a donation of £200. The number of entries and the terrific quality made the judging extremely difficult.

. The small plaque presented to the winner was provided by Bacup Inner wheel and presented by Inner wheel member Dorothy Crother, widow of Clive Crowther.

Rotarians are automatically entitled, and always welcome, to attend any meeting, please make contact beforehand to check on club activities, register your attendance and (importantly) book your dinner.

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We are looking for more men and women of all ages and backgrounds to join our club, to use their time, talents, professional skills and energy to improve the lives of people in their local communities and others around the world. And, in the process, you can enjoy the benefits of business networking, personal development, meeting new friends, hearing inspiring speakers, having a great deal of fun and experiencing that special sense of fulfillment that comes from achieving something really worthwhile.

If Rotary sounds like the organisation for you, we'd like to hear from you! Simply use the contact form at the top of this page and our club secretary will be in touch with you.

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Tuesdays at 19.00

(We meet every Tuesday evening either on Zoom 6.30 pm or fortnightly 7pm at Mario's restaurant, Bacup. Check with the Secretary for meeting details jwmdoherty@aol.com) 74 Market Street Bacup OL13 0AT

OL13 0AT  01706 879407

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