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CASINO NIGHT MAY 19TH 2017 Friday 19th May 2017 7pm for 7.30pm at Morecambe Golf Club The evening to include gaming tables and food followed by entertainment by our lovely local singer Ashleigh Wood...

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Lancaster University International Student tour of Lancaster Castle and Priory Sunday October 27th 2013

Posted on : 28-10-2013 | By : Allan | In : News

Lancaster University International Student tour of Lancaster Castle and Priory Sunday October 27th 2013. Sponsored and organised by Lancaster Rotary Club

Links between Lancaster Rotary Club and the International Office at the University of Lancaster have continued to strengthen over the past 2/3 years. Already in this academic year we have had a range of meetings with staff and international students to explore how we might play a part in introducing international students to Lancaster and its environment

This tour of the Castle and Priory was the first outdoor event of this academic year jointly organised with the University International office whose International Student Adviser Jo Ward has been very helpful indeed.   We had a very mixed group with students from 11 different countries. –  China, Malaysia, America, Australia, India, Lebanon, Japan, Taiwan, Russia, Thailand and Turkey. They also came from a range of programmes at the University: undergraduate courses, various Masters Degrees, three students studying for PHDs and 6 on “study abroad “programmes.

After introductions we began with a conducted tour of the Castle which really impressed the students – helped by an excellent guide.   Some of the students spent a short time in one of the old cells – with no lighting – and a few more were “in the dock” when we went into the Court rooms.  The High Sheriff shields brought out a lot of interest with some informed guesses about the names of the High Sheriffs from their shields. Buffet lunch was taken in the Debtors cell which given the financial state of many students seemed quite appropriate and was provided by the NICE café.

After lunch we walked across to the Priory Church where luck was certainly with us.  We saw the end of a traditional wedding – horse drawn carriage with two magnificent white horses decorated with head plumes and all the wedding guests in formal attire – quite an event.  After that we had a complete guided tour of the priory to the sound of the priory bells and organ.  It was as the Malaysian students said quite a memorable day.

The students were delighted and asked that we provide further tours of this nature which we intend to do.

The strength of Lancaster Rotary and its member was again demonstrated on the day.  We had insights into the Castle from Stephen Gardner who just happened to be the City conservation office as well as a Rotarian.  Tim Jenkinson did a similar outstanding job in revealing the inner mysteries of the Priory – he is of course a Rotarian and also Priory Warden.  Roger Carradice made sure we did not miss the significance of the roman remains and roads and by the end we all understood a little more about the Duchy and its role. I tried to make sure we didn’t leave anyone behind either in the cells or at the wedding banquet reception although we were tempted.

George Chadwick 

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Rotary Scholarship Holder

Posted on : 15-10-2013 | By : Allan | In : News

—Tatsuhito Tokuboshi (TOKU) is from Saitama, Japan. He is attending Lancaster University to undertake a MA in Conflict, Development and Security in the Department of PPR (Politics, Philosophy and Religion). He is a holder of the Global Grant Scholarship of Rotary Foundation. Two sponsor clubs were involved, the sponsor club in Japan is the Omiya City Rotary Club (D2770) and the sponsor club in the UK: Lancaster Rotary Club (D1190) . 20131007_182604 (Medium)

‘If it swings, they can, and will play it!’

Posted on : 01-10-2013 | By : Allan | In : News

The Rotary Clubs of Lancaster, Carnforth, Lancaster Loyne and Lunesdale are organising a swing band concert to raise funds for Unique Kidz on Saturday May 31st, 2014, reserve the date. Venue details are still to confirm and tickets will be available shortly for…

The Swing Commanders and GI Jive

‘If it swings, they can, and will play it!’

The Swing Commanders are a stunningly vibrant and versatile group that performs an exciting mix of 1940s classics, boogie-woogie, western swing, 50’s jump jazz and more!

Every member of the Swing Commanders sings and plays at least one instrument, sometimes three, Yet what makes them stand out even above their incredible music ability and performing skills is their joie-de-vivre.

Check out The Swing Commander on YouTube…

http://www.swingcommanders.co.uk/video.php

Wrynose or Bust Sportives

Posted on : 01-10-2013 | By : Allan | In : News

Wrynose or Bust Sportives will be held on April 13th 2014

Reserve the date. Three classic cycle sportives, all held on the same day and all starting and finishing at the Halton Army Training Camp. Enter either the 118 mile Wyrnose or Bust; the 68 mile Bay Dash or the 36 mile Silverdale Sling, we think we have something for everyone. For full information about these three cycling routes, check the link on this page and enter the event website.