President Joan's Page

Joan's Message

President Joan Burrows

I took up my Presidency of the Club in July taking over from President Wilf which is going to be a hard act to follow, but I intend to give it my best shot. 

I am looking forward to my year in office when I will be assisted by Wilf Bailey, who has agreed to stay on to help.

Already this year the Club has raised some £4,500 from our annual Charity Golf Day, £3,000 from our Magical Comedy Evening and over £2,600 from our Santa Sleigh Christmas collections.  In October we again organised the Cental Lancashire component of Wrap Up Lancashire providing warm winter coats for those in need and collected nearly 1,000!  In December working with Galloways a very successful Carol Concert was held. In the coming months I am looking forward to  the U12's Football Competition for 2024, as well as other fund raising projects. In particular, in my Presidential year I will be focusing on promoting Rotary and attracting new members. I also intend to build on the good work of previous Presidents in encouraging working with other local Rotary Clubs to support local charities.

All in all a busy schedule for the year ahead thanks to the hard work, enthusiasm and support of Club members.

Preston South Rotary continues to be vibrant and active Club. The Club works hard but has fun!  Just look at our Sporting record in the Rotary District Sports competitions! 

President Joan Burrows




'What We Do' Main Pages:

Start Walking

1750 mile Virtual Walk by Club Members to raise funds for St Catherine's Hospice

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Getting Ready For the Rota Kids Conference 2019

Preston South sponsors 3 local Primary Schools - Walton-le-Dale , Broad Oak and Longton, as Rota Kids Clubs.

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Rotarian Neil completing the Shop

The Cost of Living Crisis following on from the Corona virus has placed increased demands on the Salvation Army Food Crisis Centre in Preston and the Club continues to make a £100 monthly contribution.

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Event Flyer

The Rotary Clubs of Leyland, Preston South and South Ribble celebrating Leyland's 70th Birthday and the Charter Anniversaries of Preston South and South Ribble in 2024.

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Some of the Children supported

Club support for Partners in Education Swaziland which helps street and vulnerable children.

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Mere Sands Wood

Supporting The Lancashire Wildlife Trust to improve and maintain Mere Sands Wood

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Since 2021 the Club has taken the lead role in managing Wrap Up Central Lancashire Initiative to collect warm winter coats.

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Golf Day

It's the 30th year of holding the Club's Charity Golf Day. This year's competition was held on Sunday 13th August at the usual venue at Penwortham Golf Course. Yet again a successful day raising over £4,500.

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The Merry Band of Tree Planters

Working with the Council, other Clubs , local schools and the community to "Green" the Borough

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Our New Santa Sleigh

Fund raising with our New Santa Sleigh!

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