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New Longton Defibrillator 2016
Joint Project with Leyland and South Ribble Rotary Clubs to provide a Defibrillator in New Longton. The picture shows President David Edwards (Preston South), President Romesh Gupta (Leyland), Dr Linda Whitworth and President Tony Stevens (South Ribble)details
Rotary Working in Swaziland 2015 to date
Club support for Partners in Education Swaziland which helps street and vulnerable children.details
50th Charter Night Celebrations
The Club celebrated 50 years since receiving its Charter from Rotary Inernational Britain & Ireland. To mark this special occasion a night of entertainment for Rotarians, partners and guests was held at Wellington Park, Leyland.details
President Tom Taylor Original Pennant Featuring The
2016/2017 Heraldic Griffin of Cuerden Manor
Rotary came knocking on the door in Preston South in the spring of 1966 when our parent club Preston ceded territory embracing the parishes south of the Ribble from Samlesbury to Hoole. It was at this time that the founder members adopted the Griffin which featured on the Club`s early pennants.
The inaugural meeting took place at the Bull & Royal Hotel, Preston on Wednesday 28th September 1966 and 32 members were present.
Six months later the Club was presented with the Club Charter again at the Bull & Royal on 20th March 1967 and now celebrates this Charter each year on the first Tuesday in February. Our 50th Charter Anniversary was held on the 7th February 2017 at The Wellington Park Hotel,Leyland where members and guests totalling over 170 were entertained by comedian Lea Roberts and singing group Voce. This was a special occasion and our two founder members who are still active in the Club, Joe Mather and Tom Wignall were presented with Paul Harris Sapphires to mark their long service achievement.
From the very beginning the Club has been served by a succession of able Presidents and diligent officers drawn annually from a lively and interested membership, all of whom have consistently contributed to the undoubted stability of a club which now has 35 members.
Make a World of Difference !
Meetings and events happening soon
Friday 22nd September 14.00 - 16.00 Sunday 24th September
Weekend Away at the Hundith Hill Hotel Cockermouth
Tuesday 26th September 12.30
Meeting at Penwortham Golf Club
Friday 29th September 09.00 - 18.00 Saturday 30th September
Charity Can Rattle
Can Rattle at Booths Penwortham
Tuesday 10th October 19.00
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Meetings & Venue
Where and when:
(No meetings on a Tuesday after a Bank Holiday Monday Except May Day)
Preston South Rotary Club's base is at Penwortham Golf Club (PR1 0AX) where the Club will aim to meet fortnightly. In the intervening weeks for fellowship meetings the Club will meet at different venues. Details of Meeting venues are on the website.