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Rotary Club of Keswick is a Registered Charity Number 1040508


Keswick Rotary Club


Keswick Rotary has an active and increasing membership of 33, both men and women, with a broad mix of skills and backgrounds. Like all Rotary Clubs, we aim to provide service to our communities, local national and international by providing funding and support.  For more details click on any highlighted activity below.

Our Community Services encompass a wide range of activities engaging with local townspeople and visitors   - from the Keswick Summer Show to the Fayre and Tree of Light in the Christmas period.   We raise funds in a wide variety of ways for local charities for example Calvert Trust, Amy’s Care. Hospice at Home, West Cumbria Young Carers and great Northern Air Ambulance, as well as arranging an annual theatre visit and a Christmas Party for local people.

Our activities are not limited to local communities.  The International Committee has recently organised the club to raise over £6000 to help earthquake victims in Nepal and we have annual commitments to support a strong and exciting community farming project in Choche, SW Ethiopia, English language skills among tea plantation workers in Sri Lanka and “Second Sight” cataract operations in NE India.

And for the young people of Keswick, the Vocational Committee supports the senior school and 4 local junior schools with a range of activity and challenges including music, poetry, technology, cookery.   They also arrange annual large scale fund-raising events through theatre performances which have included “The Bootleg Beatles” and Christmas Proms.   

Finally, the Membership Committee is responsible for the welfare of members past and present, as well as welcoming new members.  They also take the lead on the way the Club runs, the calendar and social events.   You’ll find our exciting Programme of events on the website calendar.

Overall, we are proud to have raised - and donated over £30,000 a year for the last several years.  This is in addition to the over £250,000 raised in collaboration with Keswick Lions during 2016 for the Flood Recovery Fund.

If you are a visiting Rotarian, we will give you the warmest of welcomes at our regular lunch meetings at the Skiddaw Hotel Keswick each Thursday between 12-2pm  See the details on the main home page. Please contact the Hotel if you plan to join us.

If you think Rotary may be for you, we would be delighted to meet you.  As a first step you might like to join us for lunch and meet other members. Click on the 'Membership' button on the right for contact details.

To find out more click on the What we do button on the top left of the web page or on highlighted committee names in paragraphs above.

Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Thursday 16th August 12.30

Lunch +Heart Start - David Quainton

Thursday 23rd August 12.30

Lunch + Graham Thompson

Thursday 30th August 19.00

Mike Ryder

Thursday 6th September 12.30

Lunch + Speaker

Thursday 6th September 14.00

Council Meeting

Friday 7th September 13.00 - 17.00 Saturday 15th September

Fellside Cafe


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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Thursdays at 12 for 12.30 Lunch
(In months where there is a 5th Thursday the Club normally meets, with guests and partners, at the Skiddaw Hotel at 7.00pm. If you wish to attend the evening meeting you should contact the Secretary)
Skiddaw Hotel, Market Square, Keswick CA12 5BN  017687 72071

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