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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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Rotary Week at St Nicholas Arcade 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...

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International Fellowship and Goodwill with the RC of... 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...

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Rotakids support homeless in North Korea 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...

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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.

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/ 

 

Swing commanders Charity Concert – SATURDAY MAY 31st, 2014

Posted on : 13-05-2014 | By : Allan | In : News

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The Rotary Clubs of CarnforthLancasterLancaster Loyne and Lunesdale have joined forces with Unique Kidz and Co to host a charity concert performed by the Swing Commanders and GI-Jive at Morecambe Winter Gardens on Saturday 31 May 2014.

For tickets and more information follow this link: http://www.carnforthrotary1190.org/tickets.html

We look forward to seeing you there.

 

Rotary Club of Lancaster Charter Dinner

Posted on : 12-05-2014 | By : Allan | In : News

A great evening in Morecambe. Breathtaking views, great fellowship and inspiring speeches.

 

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END TO END sponsorship

Posted on : 22-03-2014 | By : Allan | In : News

Lancaster Rotarian Chris Welsby is cycling from John O’Groats to Land’s End on Thursday 12th June to Saturday 21st June. He hopes to raise money for Crohn’s and Colitis UK and Unique Kidz. Some say he is going the wrong way against all the prevailing winds, but if it was easy anyone could do it. In his youth he did the ride with camping gear but this time it is without all that extra weight and in more comfort.
Andy Wilkinson holds the current record for this 874 mile ride in a time of 41 hours, 4 minutes and 22 seconds. Chris will not challenge Andy on this occasion as he plans to do 877 miles in 10 days, but of course he would be very pleased if you could sponsor him.

Send your donations to Bevis Mulholland, Rotary Club of Lancaster Treasurer, The Old Coach House,
Hawksheads, Bolton-le-Sands, Carnforth LA5 8AD. Cheques payable to: The Rotary Club of Lancaster

GIFT AID: If you pay tax, your gift can be made 25% larger by simply indicating that you would request  Gift Aid in your sponsorship when sending your your name, address and post code. We will only use your details to claim Gift Aid. If you need sponsorship forms to raise awareness, log onto the Lancaster Rotary Club website to download and print off a copy

A Lancaster Rotarian Abroad

Posted on : 17-03-2014 | By : Allan | In : News

George Chadwick, A Rotarian from our club currently abroad, has sent a letter to share his experiences and his reflection on how Rotary is truly international

17.03.2014

To The Rotary Club of Lancaster

My annual return to Kuala Lumpur and the Rotary Club of Gombak is always a most pleasurable event.  It’s a time to see old friends and share many happy memories.  This year was no exception. I joined the Rotary Club of Gombak in 1994 and was with them for 10 years so there is a lot of history.

The President when I joined Wong Yow Seng has remained a close personal friend and we looked back on that first year.  I still have some very poor photos of one of our ventures in the nature park of Kuala Selangor to look at the rich variety of bird life there and also included an evening on the river in the boats to see the fireflies which lit up the arrears around the small boats We spent 3 nights in the local wooden A frames – an experience to be had if you have not done it  !!  We also took then opportunity to visit a couple of local schools and discuss how the Club might best help the pupils – the schools in the plantation areas are very poor indeed and need all the help they can get.  Photos are poor but the memories are good. Over a back breaking separate week end we planted 500 palm trees in a totally neglected area near the park – it’s now a veritable plantation of our trees.  We also had an enjoyable Xmas break as a couple of the photos show.  I could go on  – the ventures with the Malaysian nature society for the eclipse , a lost week end in a tea plantation.

As has become the custom I spoke to the Club on one of my visits and have attached the minutes of that meeting for interest. The President James Emarievbe is a Nigerian Tribal Chief and a senior person with PETRONAS oil.  You will see from the photo of me with him that it’s wise to agree with what James says  !!!

There are a few photos of me  with Club members who were there when I was a member  – the photos include 2 recent past district governors – not bad for a club of our size in an district of 74 rotary clubs.

I shall miss them all when we return to Lancaster in April. Rotary really is international.

 

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