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Unique Kidz 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...

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Talk on innovation and change - Kingsley Adinnu On June 22nd, Kingsley Adinnu presented about innovation and change in the world. He is currently registered at the University of Cumbria for a PhD focusing on Small and medium...

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Monika Placzek - Orphanage in Nepal 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...

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Rotary Week at the Calvert Trust  Kayleigh Brown, our delegate on the Rotary Week at the Calvert Trust, Bassenthwaite near Keswick between the 21st and 28th March 2015 has provided a set of photos of the...

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RC Lancaster Charter Dinner - 90th Anniversary - Lancaster... 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...

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Lancaster Rotary club runs charity events each year to raise funds for Rotary charities. Click on the names to the right of the page to visit their websites.

Unique Kidz

Posted on : 22-06-2015 | By : Allan | In : News

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.

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Talk on innovation and change – Kingsley Adinnu

Posted on : 22-06-2015 | By : Allan | In : News

On June 22nd, Kingsley Adinnu presented about innovation and change in the world. He is currently registered at the University of Cumbria for a PhD focusing on Small and medium sized enterprises in Africa. He is currently applying for a Rotary Global Scholar grant.

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Monika Placzek – Orphanage in Nepal

Posted on : 22-06-2015 | By : Allan | In : News

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.

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Rotary Week at the Calvert Trust

Posted on : 12-06-2015 | By : Allan | In : News

 Kayleigh Brown, our delegate on the Rotary Week at the Calvert Trust, Bassenthwaite near Keswick between the 21st and 28th March 2015 has provided a set of photos of the event.
Kayleigh is nineteen years of age and lives in shared, supervised accommodation in Bolton le Sands. Whilst she has travelled abroad she has never experienced anything like the activities on offer at Calvert Trust and could scarcely believe that she would be able to accomplish them. She thought the staff were wonderful and made a number of new friends with who she maintains contact. She is extremely grateful to the Rotary Club of Lancaster for having been given the opportunity to attend.
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RC Lancaster Charter Dinner – 90th Anniversary – Lancaster Golf Club

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.

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Rotary Week at St Nicholas Arcade

Posted on : 03-03-2015 | By : Allan | In : News

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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.

Antiques valuation evening, Tuesday 24th March, 4pm – 8 pm. Lancaster Town Hall

Posted on : 12-02-2015 | By : Allan | In : News

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Social Wine Tasting Event – Saturday January 31st 2015 7pm

Posted on : 19-11-2014 | By : Allan | In : News

The Rotary Club of Lancaster

 

   invites you to

  a

                                      Social Wine Tasting Event

    in aid of

         The Rotary Foundation,

(which supports our project for medical students in Uganda)

 Saturday January 31st 2015 7pm

       at

   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

 

        from

 

                 timothy.jenkinson@btinternet.com or 0152465595 or club members

International Fellowship and Goodwill with the RC of Rendsburg (Germany)

Posted on : 05-08-2014 | By : Allan | In : News

International Fellowship and Goodwill

President Allan Garrick with four members of the Rotary Club of Lancaster plus four of their ladies recently visited (27th – 30th June) the twin town of Rendsburg in Northern Germany. The occasion marked the 60th Charter weekend of the Rotary Club of Rendsburg.

A programme for the weekend included visits to an Art and Sculpture exhibition, visit to a Heritage Park, a Summer Party with buffet and Jazz Band, and a Barbecue evening.

The highlight of the weekend was a Civic Reception in Rendsburg Old Town Hall at which event the Lancaster Club were able to present a plaque marking the friendship between the two Clubs and also presented a Paul Harris Fellowship to their Past President, Secretary, and Twinning Officer Gerd T. Feier.

The Fellowship and Hospitality was outstanding and their President Gustav Tietje and members were warmly thanked by Lancaster President Allan for the goodwill and friendship shown.

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Rotakids support homeless in North Korea

Posted on : 04-08-2014 | By : Allan | In : News

A group of local Rotakids from Cockerham, Scotforth, Bowerham, Christ Church and Ellen St.John Primary schools, supported by the Rotary Club of Lancaster, have supplied ShelterBox aid to a family in North Korea. This single ShelterBox was part of a larger consignment of 162 boxes that was only recently supplied after Typhoon Bolaven struck North Korea in August 2012.

It swept away almost every building in the coastal area leaving 26,000 people homeless, and despite the large scale of the catastrophe, there was little communication or publicity with the outside world and considering the sensitivities surrounding the country, it seemed unlikely that North Korea would accept any help.

But somehow ShelterBox found a way to reach these vulnerable families who were left with nothing. Many of the homes were made of mud brick and they were easily destroyed. The conditions were incredibly harsh with temperatures dropping as low as –25 degrees celcius during the winter months and the local people were very grateful to receive the ShelterBox tents, blankets, water filtration equipment and stoves that are an integral part of the ShelterBox package.

Follow the ShelterBox project on: http://www.shelterbox.org/