A BBQ in Grange

On Sunday June 29, 2008 a group of Rotarians and partners joined Malcolm and Margaret MacFarlane for a barbeque, preceded by drinks and nibbles at the home of David and Mary Hawkes. David has now transferred to Grange Rotary Club and Mary will be missed by the Thursday lunchtime Sally Ladies club. During the afternoon we were blessed with fine sunny weather and we also had the chance to thank President Mike Hynes for his almost completed year as President. The (now) President Joe Stephenson thanked Mike and Margaret for all their enthusiasm and support for the Club's activities during the year and presented Margaret with a bouquet of flowers and Mike with a bucket to keep them in!


Thanks to Malcolm for his sterling work at the BBQ and Margaret, David and Mary for all their preparations for the afternoon - I am sure that all who attended thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon.

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President Brian James (R) hands over to President Richard Attenborough (L)

Each year towards the end of June the outgoing President will "handover" to the new, incoming President

The welcoming display in the church porch

In late May 2018, St. Mary's Parish Church was the setting for a community based flower festival. 23 local organisations were invited to mount a floral display with their organisation as the theme. Ambleside Rotary used blue to link to End Polio Now.


Our annual coffee morning for local people aged 60+

Stuart Ross, Brian James and Graham Harrison pose by

With the "normal" lack of trains on the Windermere to Oxenholme Branch line in recent weeks, West Coast Railways have laid on a FREE heritage diesel train. Too good an opportunity to turn down for a Lad's Day Out!

Why not become a Friend of Rotary?

The Rotary Club of Ambleside is looking for "Friends" who would like to help out occasionally but cannot commit to becoming a full member of Rotary.

The Gala starts with the children's procession headed by the Kookaburra Drummers

In 2018, we offered to help the organisers of Langdale Gala on July 1st by acting as Gatekeepers and collecting £5 per adult as pedestrians and cars arrived on the field.

A joint meeting of Ambleside and Carnforth

On Aug 30, 2018 fifteen of our members and partners attended the weekly meeting of the Carnforth Rotary Club,