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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.

A Tea Party for Pensioners - Provisional


Members will host a party at Calder Bridge village Hall for older members of our communities. Times are subject to confirmation. Invited guests only, please.

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About us

 

All meetings in person are cancelled for the forseeable future following Government advice regarding social distancing, though we are meeting using Zoom software. Please keep in touch, at our Zoom meetings, 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

Purple 4 Polio

Tuesday 11th August 19.30

Purple 4 Polio


A talk by Jannine from Guernsey Rotary Club on how Rotary is helping to end Polio, progress made and the current situation.

Socially Distanced Picnic

Tuesday 18th August 19.00

Socially Distanced Picnic


A socially distanced picnic in a high field looking over Sellafield, for members only, who are not attending Mary Bradley's presentation on membership. More details will appear if you log in... menu|members|login

PDG Mary Bradley

Tuesday 18th August 19.30

PDG Mary Bradley


Members may wish to attend a Zoom meeting being organised by Mary; details to follow.

Business Meeting

Tuesday 25th August 19.30

Business Meeting


This will be a meeting to discuss club business. No guests, please.

Open Sided Barn Outing

Tuesday 1st September 19.00

Open Sided Barn Outing


A members only gathering in an open sided barn. More details will appear if you log in...

Tuesday 8th September 19.30

Visit by the District Governor, Welma Robinson


The new District Governor, Welma Robinson, will join our zoom meeting.

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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

Our meetings are usually held at the:
Red Admiral, 
Gosforth,
SEASCALE 
  We meet on Tuesdays at 7.30pm
(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:
Red Admiral,
Gosforth,
SEASCALE
CA20 1PB  +44 19467 25111

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