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Rotary Club of Preston South - welcome! Please scroll/swipe down through this page to find out more about us, in addition to the pages linked in the menu, top-left.

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)


Rotary Working in Swaziland 2015 to date

Club support for Partners in Education Swaziland which helps street and vulnerable children.


Welcome! Come and Join Us !


President Tom's Page

Message from the President


2017 Leisure Lakes Steam & Vintage Vehicle Rally

A Great Day Out for All the Family


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.


About us

      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 !

Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Friday 22nd September 14.00 - 16.00 Sunday 24th September

Weekend Away

Weekend Away at the Hundith Hill Hotel Cockermouth

Tuesday 26th September 12.30

Meeting at Penwortham Golf Club

Club Meeting

Friday 29th September 09.00 - 18.00 Saturday 30th September

Charity Can Rattle

Can Rattle at Booths Penwortham

Comedy Evening

Tuesday 10th October 19.00

Comedy Evening

Comedy Evening

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Rotary News

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Rotary Young Citizen Awards

Watch coverage of the 2017 'Rotary Young Citizen Awards', highlighting outstanding young people.

Details on RotaryGBI.org

How Rotary is Funding Polio Immunization in 2017

Find out more about Rotary fighting disease

Details on Rotary.org

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Tuesdays at 12.30
(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.

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