In the next 30 days...
Wednesday 18th May 2022
RC Garstang & Over Wyre Charter Cruise, without speeches, from Barton Grange Marina
Wednesday 25th May 2022
RC Preston South The Football Tournament for U 12's returns! The Venue is Mill Lane Sports Village (At AFC FLYDE)more
Wednesday 1st June 2022
District Event: Zoom meeting for both old and new District Exec members
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.
Click on this link for details of clubs in our district.
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 President Elect Jennifer Jones Announces 2022-2023 Rotary Theme
On 20 January Rotary International President-elect Jennifer Jones, a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, revealed the 2022-23 presidential theme, Imagine Rotary, as she urged people to dream big and harness their connections and the power of Rotary to turn those dreams into reality.
Jones, who will make history on 1 July by becoming Rotary’s first female president, gave a live online address to precede Rotary’s annual training event for district governors from around the world, the International Assembly. “Imagine, a world that deserves our best,” Jones told incoming district governors, “where we get up each day knowing that we can make a difference.”
To better engage members, Rotary needs to “adapt and retool,” Jones said, using her hometown as an example. Windsor was once the automotive hub of Canada. But after plant closings left thousands without work, the city needed to retool, in the same way an auto plant would, preparing for new parts or a new model. Now, Jones said, Windsor is a leader in agribusiness and medical and aerospace technology.
For Rotary, “finding the right ‘part’ to engage each member should be our core function,” Jones said. “It comes down to the comfort and care of our members.”
Engaging members is crucial to retaining members, she said, adding that we need to ask members what they want to get from Rotary and give them meaningful responsibilities.
“It is our offer of hands-on service, personal growth, leadership development, and lifelong friendships that creates purpose and passion,” Jones said.
Imagine, a world that deserves our best where we get up each day knowing that we can make a difference.
Jones closed her address by saying that although we all have dreams, acting on them is a choice we make. When an organization like Rotary dreams about big things like ending polio and creating peace, she said, it becomes our responsibility to make them happen. “You don’t imagine yesterday,” Jones said, “you imagine tomorrow.”
Treekly is an app which turns “footsteps into forests”, helping large communities, businesses, and individuals remove harmful carbon emissions already in the atmosphere. Mangrove trees are planted as a reward for users who adopt and maintain a daily walking habit of 5000 steps. Good for your health. Good for our planet. Treekly was spotted by Peter Bradley (Club President of Rotary Edgware & Stanmore), who engaged with Tony Sharma (District 1130 PDG) and David Ellis (Chair of RGBI Exec) and they soon realised it could play a major part in helping with Rotary’s 7th area of focus, the environment.
Rotary London and Rotary East Anglia have negotiated with Treekly to provide their fully automated Steps League technology for free and create a Rotary GBI Community League (ranking clubs based on Average Steps per member and Total Trees Planted). This is something which Treekly charges other organisations £1.99/month per user. To help Rotary achieve maximum engagement from their members, Treekly have also agreed to provide the following:
1) One mangrove tree (planted in Madagascar) is gifted to each person who joins their club’steam in the League.
2) Treekly have also created a “Club Voucher Pack” of 1500 Trees. These are made available in the form of 25 vouchers of 60 Trees, enabling a Club to gift one voucher to any Rotarian that participates by joining their club’s team in the League.
3) To support Rotary’s stated ambition to recruit new members, Treekly have included in the Club Voucher Pack an unlimited number of ‘10 Trees’ vouchers. These are for the club to gift to people in the local community as a way of inviting them to join in and represent their local Rotary Club’s team in the league, plus act as an opener to a wider conversation about Rotary in general.
The Club Voucher Pack is available for £200 and provides a minimum 1500 Trees (13.3p per tree). This works out to be a 60% discount. Individual users of Treekly pay between 33p-50p to purchase Tree Packs. The 13.3p cost per tree drops even lower depending on how many non-Rotarians are gifted the ’10 Trees’ vouchers by their local club.
Full details are avaialbel on the Rotary Treekly website.
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