Welcome to the Rotary Club of West Lakeland. If you scroll down through this page you will be able to get a flavour for our activities and check up on forthcoming meetings and events.
Rotating Wheels Rally 2020
A celebration of motor sports and vintage motor cars, stationary engines, tractors, motor-cycles etc. on the old Gosforth show field. Adults £3, children free - in aid of Age UK and charities supported by West Lakeland Rotary Club.details
We are sorry to confirm that all meetings and events are cancelled until further notice. Members are encouraged to keep in touch by email and telephone and maybe even the business and banter WhatsApp groups and Zoom meetings.details
All meetings are cancelled for the forseeable future following Govenment advice. Please keep in touch, using the WhatsApp group or by telephone using the contact details on the membership list. We are keen to make sure that we not only support each other but also reach out to support others in these difficult times.
The club presenting a cheque to Beep Doctors
when they visited us recently to talk to us about their work. Beep Doctors is a charity that provide 24 hour skilled medical cover
across Cumbria at major events where medical assistance is required
working in partnership with air ambulance or outside that air ambulance's
operating window. An exampleof where they assisted was the Keswick school bus crash. Beep Doctors will
be attending the rotating wheels rally to publicise their work.Further information on the Rotating Wheels Rally is available in the future events section.
The club is situated on the western edge of the English Lake District in a very rural area. We meet near the village of Gosforth. Club members enjoy the benefits of a beautiful unspoilt coastal fringe backed by the mountains of the Lake District National Park. The small resort of St. Bees founded by an Irish princess is to the West and to the East are the lakes of Ennerdale Water and Wastwater. Wastwater is the deepest lake in England and its valley also has England's highest mountain 'Scafell Pike' (pictured below) and the smallest church in England at its foot. To the south is the coastal village of Ravenglass with its Roman bathhouse, narrow gauge railway and nearby Muncaster Castle. The medieval town of Egremont is our largest town. The primary employer is the nuclear reprocessing plant at Sellafield. Sellafield is the site of the world's first commercial nuclear power plant 'Calder Hall' opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1956 and operated safely until it closed in 2002.
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Meetings and events happening soon
Tuesday 7th April 19.30
This will be a meeting to discuss club business. No guests, please.
Tuesday 14th April 19.00
Strands Brewery Tour
An opportunity to visit a local, working micro-brewery, Guests are welcome but numbers are limited. Please note the earlier meeting time of seven o'clock at the Strands Inn.
Friday 17th April 19.30
Whitehaven Male Voice Choir in Concert
To be held at St. Mary's RC Church, Cleator. Admission is £5 each. Proceeds in aid of Age UK and other charities supported by West Lakeland Rotary Club.details
Tuesday 21st April 19.30
Annual General Meeting
The annual general meeting of the club. No guests, please.
Tuesday 28th April 17.30
Flat green bowling at Seascale Bowling Club
Thanks to Seascale Bowling Club for allowing us to try our hand at bowling. Note the earlier start time of a half past five at the green. Please wear flat soled shoes. Dinner as usual after bowling at a half past seven at the Red Admiral.
Be part of a global network of volunteers, trying to make the world a better place. Please also see the 'links & news' page for information from the local district and live feeds from Rotary International and Rotary International in GB&I.
Flexibility creating new opportunities for new members
RotaKids supporting their local community
Meetings & Venue
Where and when:
(The time and venue do occasionally vary so it would be wise to check the details in "future events" on the website.)
Our meetings are usually held at the:
CA20 1PB +44 19467 25111