Please update your diaries:
August 6 : Foundation social : Pie and peas at Cinderbarrow
August 22 : speaker from the Samaritans
November 11 : Casino night at Vale of Lune Rugby CLub
December 5 : Xmas social at Scartthwaite Hotel
December 20 : annual charity can shake
January 28: wine tasting at the Priory Church Hall in aid of our Foundation
The 2016 RYLA course was held at Castle Head, near Grange over Sands between the 2nd and 8th July 2016. The course involved all the usual activities, team building through ghyll scrambling and climbing, an overnight spent under canvas, raft building and racing the other teams and organising a car wash to raise funds for RIBI. Our candidate, Alistair James , thoroughly enjoyed it and was proud that his team won the raft race and raised over £160 washing cars.
Posted on : 01-07-2016 | By : Allan | In : News
Salaama and Richard were students at St John Bosco Secondary School, Kamuli, where Gill Jenkinson – a Rotary Foundation volunteer – worked between 2001 and 2010, while Rtn Tim worked for Rotary Doctorbank at the nearby hospital. They have qualified as General Nurse and Assistant Physician but a respected doctor in Kamuli suggested that we try to get scholarships for them to qualify as doctors so that they could be of more significant service to the community. Both have held a dream to work “up country” and have guaranteed to do this. There is no government funding available to them.
We have cooperation from the Rotary Club of Kyambogo Kampala, the Medical Superintendent of Kamuli General Hospital, and some offers of private sponsorship.
This project addresses at least 2 of the “areas of focus” and is sustainable and of benefit to the community.
We have been successful in gaining a Rotary Foundation District grant. Richard, the first student has been doing well at Busitema Universityand is now to start his 4th year. This year Salaama started her course at Kampala International University and we now have a TRF District grant of half the cost for both students.
RC Lancaster is committed to the project but we need other support to keep the project viable. The cost per student is about £2500 per year. An amount of, say,£100 towards the cost would be gratefully received to supply much needed medical care in a poor rural area.
The students have expressed their deep gratitude to Rotary for this life changing opportunity.
The project contact is PP Tim jenkinson on 0152465595 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This project was set up to help HIV orphans and OVC (Other vulnerable children) be able to attend Primary schools in rural Uganda by supplying beehives to selected government schools so that they could make money for them from sales of honey.
It was started by Uganda volunteers in 2008 and subsequently funded by Rotary Lancaster with the help of other Rotarians, Soroptimist, and private donors. More than 150 children have been helped to attend by supplying them with “scholastic materials” uniforms and money for “porridge”. Beehives, in groups of ten were built in 7 schools in two districts about 90 miles from Kampala. Over time deterioration due to termite damage and neglect in some schools with staffing problems has led to the decision to choose the project, and to donate the remaining funds to the 4 successful schools to “prime pump” new projects of citrus farming or “heifer-in-calf”. Where possible the beehives will continue to produce honey.
The school are very grateful to all the assistance both financial and supportive they have received from Lancaster and District. The new projects will be self-sustaining with lower set up costs and less input from volunteers. Most primary schools in rural areas have a farming projects in their grounds. Likewise the organisers of the project wish to express their gratitude to all sponsors.
Posted on : 06-06-2016 | By : Allan | In : News
Our president visited recently the
Rotary Renal Care Centre at St.Teresa’s Hospital, Bangalore, India
Lto R: Lab Technician, PDG Rajendra Rai, KSV, GC, and Srinivas Murthy
L to R: Lab Technician, GC, KSV, Mrs Shashi Nagendra, PDG K S Nagendra, Chairman of Renal Care Centre and Mr.Srinivasa Murthy
L to R GC, KSV, PDG Rajendra Rai, and Mr. Srinivasa Murthy, Administrator of the Rotary Renal Care Centre at St.Teresa’s Hospital, Bangalore, India
Posted on : 03-04-2016 | By : Allan | In : News
Visit to Rotary Club of Lake Gardens tuesday March 29th, Kuala Lumpur:
An interesting and unusual club. The most recent club in the District
chartered this time last year with 14 members all female. On President George Chadwick’s visit
on Tuesday March 29 this year to join Charter President Thana
Pathmanathan six new members were inducted – two men and four women.
The occasion brought to the Club District Governor Siti Subaidah and
Assistant District Governor Wong Tse Hoong to “do the honours”. As the
name suggests the Club meet at the Royal Lake Club in the lake Gardens
which is also the meeting venue for the Rotary Club of Gombak (George’s old
1.banner exchange . From left to right Governor District 3300 Siti
Subaidah, Chatrter Club President Thana Pathmanathan, GFC, Assitant
District GOvernorWong Tse Hoong
2.Cutting of the cake to celebrate the six new joining members
3. the six newly inducted members with the ADg and the DG
4. presentation of the Paul Harris Fellowship to the Charter Pres by the DG