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.details
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
Tuesday 18th August 18.00
Socially Distanced Picnic
A socially distanced picnic. Please note the start time of six o'clock. More details on venue will appear if you log in... (click menu | members | login - menu at top left, if you've forgotten your password visit https://my.rotary.org/en/user/password ).
Tuesday 18th August 19.30
PDG Mary Bradley
Members may wish to attend a Zoom meeting being organised by PDG Mary on membership. For details please ask the Secretary.
Tuesday 25th August 19.30
This will be a meeting to discuss club business. No guests, please.
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...
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.
Rotary supporting rehabilitation for stroke survivors
Putting the wheels in motion to end polio
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