Rotary Club of Wigton - 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.
Dewode - this West Cumbrian charity works with women in Uganda and has been supported by our Club over a number of years.details
President Rob Little
Wigton is a small market town with a population of about 5,000, lying on the edge of the Solway plain midway between Carlisle and Cockermouth and Penrith and the west Cumbrian coast.
Wigton is the home of Innovia, a company which manufactures Britain’s first plastic bank notes and of Futamura, the UK’s only manufacturer of Cellophane film used widely in the food packaging industry. Products from these two companies are exported to over 150 countries worldwide.
Wigton is also proud of The Nelson Thomlinson School, the first in the county to be assessed as “outstanding” by Ofsted and which regularly sends six to eight students to Oxford and Cambridge Universities each year
The start of something new.
We are looking to establish a new club that will meet whenever and wherever thet choose, in perhaps a less formal way - it's up to them. We will be encouraging people of all ages, male and female to come along and see what it's all about. There's no pressure - just come along and see for yourself.
If you are interested and would like to know more about what we get up to then please contact Don Cooper on 016973 44971 or any other member of the Wigton club.
Meetings and events happening soon
Wednesday 20th February 19.30
Wednesday 27th February 19.30
Club Meeting - Darron West
This evening Darron West of Wigton & District Community First Responder Group will join us to talk about his group's work
Wednesday 6th March 18.45
Meeting with Brampton & Longtown Club
This evenings meeting, at the Greenhill, has been cancelled to allow members to attend a presentation about St Cuthberts Garden Village.
We will be joining Brampton & Longtown Club at Skitby House, Smithfield.
Wednesday 13th March 19.30
Club Meeting - David Beeby
This evening David Beeby will join us to talk about the work of Cumbria Community Foundation.
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