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Welcome to Clitheroe Rotary Rotarians and non Rotarians alike. We hope you find something of interest on our web pages. If you would like to find out more, please contact us.

Stroke Awareness Day 2019

Rotarians get hearts beating in Clitheroe!


Skydiving Challenge!

The first group of Rotary Skydivers are go......


Young Chef 2019

The annual Rotary Young Chef Competition takes place February 7th.


District Conference 2020

New venue, new date - Barton Grange Hotel events on the Friday and Saturday evenings.


Rotary Golf Day

Held at Pleasington Golf Club, Blackburn, and organised by Clitheroe and Blackburn Rotary Clubs.


Technology Tournament 2019

This year's event took place at The Hollins Technology College, Accrington, on March 15th.


About us



I am a sad person but honest! On holiday, I often read Jeffrey Archer books and enjoy them! Very rarely are they thought provoking but in a recent read I came across this line. “He couldn’t afford to join the local golf club, and was unlikely to be invited to be a Rotarian”
I think this sums up many people’s opinion of Rotary. The name “Rotary” has been there since day one and this has resulted in a continued perception of an elitist organisation that it probably was at one time. Oh, I would love for it be re-named to something identifiable to the general public but, as it’s a worldwide organisation, I know that I will not get my wish! These days, Rotary is not elitist and will not become so in my year as President.
Well, now I’ve got that off my chest, let’s be positive as I look forward to my year as President. Clitheroe Rotary is heavily involved in matters local, national and international. This will continue. “Do Gooders” has been an expression with negative vibes but I think “Do Gooding” is something to strive for and be proud of. It can be achieved by litter picking locally, renovating facilities such as the castle bandstand and park benches, even cleaning road signs indicating you are entering Clitheroe. Nationally, we support youth projects involving music, public speaking, cooking and many more. Internationally, we financially contribute to the eradication of world polio programme and, in times, of world disasters promptly set up collections, to buy lifesaving and life enhancing gear such as Shelterboxes.
Personally, I would like us to get involved in a large project abroad, in conjunction with other Rotaries, so watch this space!
We are always on the look-out for new members. Unlike Jeffrey Archer’s perception of needing to be invited, we are always open to people who would like to find out more about us. We meet on Thursdays at the Rose and Crown at 12.30 for lunch, so why not give us a visit! Just send an email to me at david.wapper@btinternet.com and we’ll arrange to welcome you! Our lunches are informal and you would not require a dinner suit or even a tie!
Furthermore, we now have a group comprising mainly people of working age. The group is flexible in both name and nature. It meets, generally, once a fortnight on different nights, maybe in a pub, a restaurant, the last two being Greek and Indian, or a Social Club for a Beetle Drive. Fun and fellowship are priorities but, always in our mind, is the need to raise money and help others. So contact us and help us help others and have a good time as well!   







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Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

5th Thursday Car Treasure Hunt

Thursday 29th August 18.00

5th Thursday Car Treasure Hunt

Jenni is organising a car treasure hunt which will be followed by supper, location to be disclosed later!

Tuesday 17th September 19.00

Evening Meeting Joint with R2

Buffet +/- 7pm No meeting on Thurs 19 th Sept

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Family Rotary club use skills to kick-start local charities

Rotary members unite to tackle world hunger

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Thursdays at 1230
(FIFTH THURSDAY MEETINGS: evenings with partners - contact Secretary for changed venue on these occasions.)
The Rose and Crown Hotel, Castle Street, , Clitheroe, BB7 2BT

01200 442848 BB7 2BT  01200442848

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