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Shelter Box recognise the donations made via Clitheroe Rotary.

Shelter Box recognise the donations made via Clitheroe Rotary.

During 2022 - 23 the people of Ribble Valley and beyond, have donated £3860 making the club a Bronze Partner. Thank you to all who made donations.

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Clitheroe Rotary makes two Community Awards in one day!

Clitheroe Rotary makes two Community Awards in one day!

A Paul Harris Fellowship and a Community Service Award made just in time for Christmas!

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Member number 59!

Member number 59!

President Robert has welcomed several new members in recent weeks taking the total membership to 59.

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Community Bonfire 2023

Community Bonfire 2023

A record year, raising £16, 500 for local charities!

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Wrap Up East Lancashire 2023

Wrap Up East Lancashire 2023

A record breaking year for coat donations

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Happy 90th Birthday!

Happy 90th Birthday!

Clitheroe and Ribblesdale celebrate their first combined Charter Night.

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About us

President Robert Irwin 2023-24

 I have lived in the Ribble Valley most of my life, I joined the Clitheroe Rotary  in August 2008. I worked as a Police Officer in Lancashire Constabulary until 1999, followed by working for the NHS latterly as a Director, until 2019 when I retired. My work meant that I had to leave Clitheroe Rotary and was a member of Preston North, now known as Preston North and Longridge, as I could not attend during the day. In 2013, I was President of Longridge and returning to Clitheroe during Lockdown.

Clitheroe has always been a busy and well supported club with a healthy membership with a good range of activities and visits, in addition to being a service organisation centred on Clitheroe and the surrounding area.  As the club demonstrated recently, with its support for the people of Ukraine, and with the Market stall collection of sewing machines, tools, IT equipment, mobile phones and spectacles, which are repurposed and sent abroad, we have showed our support for our international charities.  Locally Rotarians have been supporting ecology by planting new trees and a commemoration garden in St Mary’s Churchyard to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III.

Rotary is a very friendly organisation spread over the globe, working together to make it a better place to live, contributing to the Eradication of Polio, which has almost attained its goal with the help of Bill Gates. Locally the club is involved with Market Collections, the town bonfire, Wrap Up East Lancashire (collecting coats for winter), the Santa Collection, and new for this year a Santa Dash around the town, in conjunction with East Lancashire Hospital Charity. The aim being to provide items such as TVs for patients at Clitheroe Community Hospital. The club will be holding a Health Day on in May. 

Our previous President Karin started the ball rolling to have Friends of Rotary, which will be for women and men who cannot afford the time to attend at lunchtime but want to get involved in the club’s programme. Or do you now work from home, giving you the opportunity to join a lunchtime meeting in Clitheroe?

I hope to continue Karin’s drive for this initiative during the next year. If you are interested, please contact me.

Rotary welcomes men and women of all ages. 

  President Robert


          














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Thu, May 23rd 2024 12:30 pm

Speaker Meeting

Our speaker will be Georgia Murphy from Child Action North West

Sun, Jun 9th 2024 9:00 am

Ribble Valley Ride

Volunteers needed

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Thursdays at 1230

(FIFTH THURSDAY MEETINGS: evenings with partners - contact Secretary for changed venue on these occasions.) Rose & Crown
21 Castle Street
Clitheroe
BB7 2BT  01200442848

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