What is Rotary?
It's an international organisation of men and women whose aim is to use their business and professional skills to put something back into the community - both at home and abroad. We believe in 'service above self'; this principle guides our activities and we have a lot of fun along the way! It's hard to describe the fellowship aspect of Rotary; no matter where you are there will usually be someone who is also a member and a club you can visit. Being a Rotarian opens the doors to a fantastic range of activities and experiences.
For more detailed information about Rotary, visit our national web site: www.rotarygbi.org.
About our Club:
We are a relatively young, mixed club. We meet every Friday at 7.30 am for breakfast (in the Scholars Restaurant at the University of Central Lancashire). Our meetings are an hour long and they"™re a great start to the day. Our 'style' is informal and we pride ourselves in being open and welcoming.
As we are a city centre club our members are drawn from a wide area - as people come to our meetings on their way to work in Preston or on their way elsewhere. Our membership is drawn widely from the professions: health and teaching; the law and accountancy; banking, insurance and law enforcement. Other members are involved in building and design and charitable organisations.
What do we do?
Our weekly programme is varied: with a speaker each month and fellowship or business meetings in between. We support a number of projects and events both locally and internationally. Additionally there are social activities for our members, families and friends.
For more details use the tab "What we do" at the top of this home page.
What's in a name?
We were formed in 1993, just after the Preston Guild of 1992 - hence the name.
For more information:
Contact us through this web site (using the e-mail symbol (labelled Contact) at the top of this page) or by 'phoning our Club Secretary on 01772 697480.
Meetings and events happening soon
Friday 16th November 07.15
Internal speaker - Richard Thomas is threatening to talk about the club accounts
Richard said he'd like to talk us through some accounts but don't let that put you off. More importantly we'll be inducting a new member, so that's a better reason to come.
Friday 23rd November 07.15
Our 25th Birthday
A celebration of the granting of the Club's Charter on 21 November 1993.
Friday 7th December 07.15
'30 years quit - gamblers anonymous saved me
Guest speaker Paul Isherwood
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.
Family Rotary club use skills to kick-start local charities
Rotary members unite to tackle world hunger
Meetings & Venue
Where and when:
(No meeting on Good Friday, the Friday between Christmas and New Year and the morning of our Charter Night - 22 March 2019)
Scholars Restaurant, University of Central Lancashire PR1 2HE 01772 201201.