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In the next 30 days...

District Exec Meeting

Tuesday 27th February 2024

District Event: Zoom

Plenary Zoom PETS

Thursday 7th March 2024

District Event: President elect training 1180 & 1285 8th March on Zoom


Swimathon 2024

Saturday 9th March 2024

RC Stockport-Lamplighter Our annual fun event to raise funds for charity - Now open for on-line entries see details .


District Council Meeting

Tuesday 12th March 2024

District Event: Zoom


WIigan Rotary Centenary Charter Dinner

Friday 15th March 2024

RC Wigan Centenary Charter Dinner at Alberts in Standish Friday 15th March 2024


Training for District Officers

Monday 18th March 2024

District Event: Training for District Officers at Sale Golf Club


AG's meeting

Tuesday 19th March 2024

District Event: on Zoom

Grant Management Workshop

Thursday 21st March 2024

District Event: Please attend this workshop.to qualify your club for district grants etc.



Saturday 23rd March 2024

District Event: President Elect training in collaboration with North England Cluster

Bolton Lever Arts and Crafts Fair 2024

Arts and Crafts Fair

Saturday 23rd March 2024

RC Bolton Lever Rain or Shine Indoor Arts and Craft Fair at Lostock Parish Centre, Bolton BL6 4EL, Sat 23rd March 11-4


Youth Speaks Grand Final

Sunday 24th March 2024

District Event: Grand district Youth Speaks final hosted by Frodsham & Helsby Rotary 24th March 2023


Welcome to the website of Rotary International District 1285 which comprises about 1297 men and women in 62 Rotary Clubs in North West England and the Isle of Man. Rotary International worldwide comprises more than 1.2 million women and men who take action together to change their communities and the world.

Through Rotary, our members exchange ideas, forge lifelong relationships, and invest in service projects that make a lasting impact.

From club activities and social events to volunteer projects and networking opportunities, Rotary members strengthen communities through their professions and service. And together, we are changing the world.

The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.

The mission of The Rotary Foundation [Rotary's Charity] is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.

If you are a Rotarian we hope that you will find this site useful; it aims to provide useful information for club officers and members and a convenient method of disseminating  information from District Officers and District committees. 

If you are not a Rotarian, we invite you to explore our pages. You will also find lots of information about Rotary on the national RotaryGBI website. If Rotary appeals to you, then please feel free to contact any of our clubs in your area; they will be pleased to hear from you.


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