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Meet & Greet Rotakids On Monday 20th July a "Meet and Greet" of Lancaster School Rotakids was organised by Mike Worth. Children and teachers from Ellel, Bowerham and Scotforth Schools were able...

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Social Walk -Tunstall/Cowan Bridge A brilliant walk in the Tunstall/Cowan Bridge area followed by a meal at The Highwayman, Tunstall took place recently. A very social occasion enjoyed by 14 members. More...

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Presidential Handover 2015 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...

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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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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.

Meet & Greet Rotakids

Posted on : 03-08-2015 | By : Allan | In : News

On Monday 20th July a “Meet and Greet” of Lancaster School Rotakids was organised by Mike Worth. Children and teachers from Ellel, Bowerham and Scotforth Schools were able to attend. President George was unable to attend due to illness but several other members were there. Roger Carradice spoke about Rotary Charities, John Yarnall re Youth Competitions, Tim Jenkinson on polio eradication and Sheena Marsden on RYPEN and RYLA.
Entertainment was provided by Lancaster Schools Steel Band which gave Mike the opportunity to display Dad dancing that made a significant( and hopefully not too damaging) impact on the youngsters.
It was a successful inaugural event, thanks to Mike for all the work

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Social Walk -Tunstall/Cowan Bridge

Posted on : 20-07-2015 | By : Allan | In : News

A brilliant walk in the Tunstall/Cowan Bridge area followed by a meal at The Highwayman, Tunstall took place recently. A very social occasion enjoyed by 14 members. More walks are programmed for the upcoming year. Take a look in the diary update.

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Presidential Handover 2015

Posted on : 07-07-2015 | By : Allan | In : News

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.

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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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