The RC Lancaster presidential handover took place on Monday 6th of July.
The Presidential handover was an informal, enjoyable and relaxed event . The President elect George obviously recognised the importance of the evening by appearing wearing both a tie and a jacket. It certainly provoked some surprise and a range of humorous comments from members. He might however find it too much of a strain to carry on a this level – we shall see.
Our retiring President Keith gave a brief summary of his year in office with his usual touch of humour and ended by thanking the Club and particularly its officers for their support throughout a year he had very much enjoyed.
Incoming President George spoke briefly about a forthcoming year in which we would have a range of activities to appeal to and be enjoyed by all Club members. As ever all will depend on the willingness of the Club as a whole both to organise and then support these initiatives. Our focus will be mutual support (both within the club and between our local clubs) ,fellowship and charity.
The only tricky moment came when George had to present the jewel of office to the Senior Vice President since he was filling both roles – however a little nimble footwork helped him to play both parts somewhat to the amusement of those present. However the induction of Junior Vice President Sheena went off without a hitch !!
We had ten visitors from our neighbouring clubs of Carnforth, Lancaster Loyne and Lunesdale and also one from Blackpool. Greetings were given and the need for our local clubs to support each other to promote Rotary in the area was agreed by all who spoke .
It was very pleasant evening.
On June 22nd, we had Ellen Smith from Unique Kidz and Co at our meeting. Unique Kidz and Co. was set up in 2009 by two moms who have children with dissabilities.
You can visit their website at: http://www.uniquekidzandco.org.uk
She was presented with a cheque for £1250. The funds come from the Wrynose or Bust sportive event.
On June 15th, Monika Placzek talked to us about a Nepalese orphanage she is supporting in Kathmandu. Monika is a retired paediatrician from the RLI and over the last few years has taken a close interest in this orphanage. Club Council agreed to present her with a cheque for £250 from our charity fund.
Posted on : 28-04-2015 | By : Allan | In : News
On April 27th, the RC Lancaster celebrated its 90th anniversary at the Lancaster Golf Club.
To coincide with our 90th anniversary Charter Dinner we were happy to welcome a party of eleven Rotarians and wives from our twin Club of Rendsburg, Germany. The weather was kind to us and gave us the opportunity to display some wonderful scenery to our guests on visits to Tatton Park, Wray and Kirkby Lonsdale. Fine food and drink was provided at the Mill at Conder Green, the Stork and the Sun Inn at Kirkby Lonsdale where old friendships were renewed and new ones forged. The visit culminated in our guests’ attendance at our Charter Dinner where they presented us with a donation of £1000.00 towards our charitable funds and presented pp. Michael Holmes with a Paul Harris sapphire pin in recognition of his contribution towards our twinning project over many years.
A truly memorable weekend was enjoyed by all involved.
The club put together a display for Rotary Week at St Nicholas Arcade.
Sheena Marsden and Tim Jenkinson, assisted by June Wood and Jim Unsworth manned the Rotary stand at St Nicholas Shopping Arcade on Friday 27th February. . We were supported in this initiative by members of the Lancaster Loyne Club.
Posted on : 12-02-2015 | By : Allan | In : News
Posted on : 19-11-2014 | By : Allan | In : News
The Rotary Club of Lancaster
invites you to
Social Wine Tasting Event
in aid of
The Rotary Foundation,
(which supports our project for medical students in Uganda)
Saturday January 31st 2015 7pm
The Priory Hall, Castle Park, Lancaster
(opposite the John o’ Gaunt Castle Door)
Taste Twelve Wines and guess the Grape and Country of origin
and see which provided description fits best.
Light Supper and Live Music
Tickets (in advance) £12.50 pp
firstname.lastname@example.org or 0152465595 or club members