About us

The Rotary Club of Barnoldswick & Earby

 

 

 

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The Club's History

 

The Inaugural Meeting of our club was held at Thornton Manor Hotel, Thornton in Craven on  Monday, 26th of November 1962. There were 26 Founder Members. Our Mother Club was Burnley, and we were fortunate in having Bob Thompson of the Blackpool Club as our District Extension Officer, ably supported by Leonard Simpson of the Burnley Club, both of whom gave us a thorough grounding in Rotary , and to whom we all had the greatest respect and affection .

Our first Charter Dinner was at the Bull and Royal in Preston and since then  many of our  Charter Dinners have been held at either the Coronation Hotel or Stirk House, though now we meet at the Rolls-Royce Leisure Centre. The entrance fee was fixed at 4 guineas and the annual subscription was also 4 guineas.

Several of our members have served with distinction on District Committees but we have yet to produce a District Governor.

Our wives formed an Inner Wheel Club two years after we were Chartered but they meet more informally now.

We have a long standing relationship with the Rotary Club of Mayen in Germany. It started with an exchange of young people and then developed into visits in alternate years of Rotarians and their wives. Initially visitors stayed in hotels but we now stay in each others homes. The Club has always tried to play its full part in Youth Exchange, and in our record  year seventeen young people took part.

Over the years we have raised considerable sums of money for many and various overseas causes, such as Eye Camps, Shelter Box and Water Aid but not forgetting an emphasis on local charities. We have never felt that the primary aim of a Rotary Club was to raise money, but it is rather to give a personal service to the community.

Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Thursday 26th April 19.30

Joint Meeting with Partners


A talk by George Bradbury on his Pilgrimage on the Camino to Santiago de Compostela

Thursday 3rd May 18.00

Business Meeting


Business meeting preceded by a Council Meeting at 5pm

Thursday 10th May

No Meeting


Visit to Rotary Club of Mayen Germany

Thursday 17th May 19.30

Charter Dinner


To be held at the Alma Inn Laneshawbridge 7pm for 7.30 Dress Formal
Speaker John Dawson

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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Thursdays at 18:00
(Last Thursday in Month 1900 for 1930)
Rolls Royce Leisure Centre, Skipton Road, Barnoldswick, Lancs BB18 5RU  01282 817093

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