In the next 30 days...
Saturday 6th November 2021
RC Darwen Darwen Town Bonfire in aid of the Mayor's Charity. Held at Darwen Cricket Club to raise funds for Cancer Relief.more
Wednesday 10th November 2021
RC North Fylde Charter Night at Singleton Lodge
Tuesday 16th November 2021
District Event: Zoom District Exec meeting
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 1400 members in 63 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.
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Taking the Sting Out of Polio
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.
Rotary International started a campaign some 40 years ago to rid the world of the dreadful crippling Polio disease. At the time we started over a 1000 people per day were infected Worldwide with many hotspots in Asia with other large numbers in West Africa too. Since January 2021 there are only 2 new cases reported in the world, one in Pakistan and one in Afghanistan.
On the day of the walk clubs should display placards or banners to advertise our End Polio Now campaign. Rotarians should be armed with information leaflets to hand to the public and carry donation buckets for spontaneous giving. Sponsorship money should be sent to our District Treasurer, Larry Branyan for onward transfer to the Rotary Foundation in the United Kingdom (RFUK).
To raise funds for our End Polio Now campaign Rotarians in each of the 25 districts tin the UK are invited to seek sponsorship for ‘Walk a Mile for Polio’ which will be held on Saturday 23 October at 11.00am. The mile can be sponsored by as many people who wish to, but no one should donate more than £1. The object is for each district to raise £3000 which is approximately the equivalent in miles of walking from Rotary GB & I Headquarters in Alcester to the Afghanistan/Pakistan border.
By every club walking at the same time on the same day should attract publicity not only for the EPN but for Rotary as a whole and especially for individual clubs leading to a potential membership benefit. In preparation for the walk, clubs will need to print sponsorship forms with gift aid permission and should obtain appropriate information leaflets to hand to all sponsors including your club’s information leaflet with contact details for potential members.
The postponed Volunteer Expo will now take place at the NEC, Birmingham on 6 - 7 May 2022, Full details to follow.
Rotary International President Elect Shekhar Mehta Announces 2021-2022 Rotary Theme
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.