Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbours, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.
Rotary in Cumbria and Lancashire comprises over 1500 members in 64 clubs throughout Cumbria and Lancashire. Rotarians solve real problems through their commitment and vision. Since 1905, Rotary's people of action have used their passion, energy, and experience in order to take action on sustainable projects. From literacy and peace to water and health, we are always working to better our world, and we stay committed to the end.
Rotary members believe that we have a shared responsibility to tackle our world’s most persistent issues. Our 35,000+ clubs work together to promote peace; fight disease; provide clean water, sanitation and hygiene; save mothers and children; support education and grow local economies.
We provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through our fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.
We are constantly on the look out for new members of all ages to help support our local and international community projects.
Click on this link for details of clubs in our district.
Free tickets for Volunteer Expo Online are . Hosted by Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland, Volunteer Expo Online is the UK’s new, national volunteering show. The event takes place on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th May 2021.
Volunteer Expo Online will bring you all of the buzz and activities of a live event to the comfort of your own home, accessible anywhere across the world.
The interactive, virtual event platform features an auditorium for speaker sessions with celebrity campaigners, sector leaders and volunteer heroes.
Rotarians can help eradicate polio while enjoying unique craft gins. Working with Salford with Swinton Rotary, "Passionately Purple Gin", already a firm favourite, symbolising the Polio Campaign Colour, is now joined by the exciting “A Taste of Honey”, a delicately spiced gin which is simply the Bees Knees. A slightly sweeter twist on the Classic Purple Gin, it is infused with Worsley Honey, so you have more choice and more opportunities to help End Polio Now.
Passionately Purple Gin costs £35 for a 70cl bottle plus £4.95 p&p, a donation of £6.20 per bottle going to End Polio Now campaign. A Taste of Honey costs £30 per 50cl bottle plus £4.95 p&p, a donation of £5 going to the End Polio Now campaign. As a special offer, order a case of 6 bottles for free delivery!
Click on this link to download an order form.
On Sunday 28 June, District Governor Miles Leadbeater handed over the chain of office to Welma Robinson from Furness Peninsula Rotary at Junction 36 Conference Centre, near Kendal. The day was nothing like a Summer day in flaming June, but was very wet and windy. The socially distanced handover was attended by District Governor Elect Ian McTurk and District Governor Nominee Kath Bromilow who were both presented with their chains of office. Sporting Rotary face masks the District Governor team appeared to be ready for action.
Ian McTurk, Welma Robinson, Miles Leadbeater & Kath Bromilow
Welma thanked Miles for his Rotary service as District Governor and presented him with his Past District jewel. Miles' year was unfortunately blighted by the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions for the last 3 months of his term in office. The annual District Conference at Barton Grange in April had to be cancelled together with a number of Club Spring Charter celebrations. For the first time, the rebadged "#ThinkDifferently" District Assembly was held online across 3 evening and proved to be very successful with a good attendance each night.
We wish Welma a successful year in office and look forward to resuming some form of normality in the near future. A video was made of the handover ceremony, but unfortunately the noise of the wind in the background made it impossible to hear the voices.
Incoming Rotary International President urged members to become more involved in service projects, saying that caring for and serving others is the best way to live because it changes not only other people’s lives, but also our own.