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93rd Charter Dinner celebration at the Dunkenhalgh Hotel Clayton. Black tie
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Ulverston Rotary Club presents Explosive Productions Ltd "Westend to Broadway" on the 6th October in the Coronation Hall more
This year to support Children in Need Penrith Rotary Club and Penrith rocks are getting together to do a ramble around the Penrith Rotary Walk more
All invited to Lancaster Loyne's Casino night, profits go to St Johns Hospice more
Saturday 13 October. Houghton Village Hall, Pie and Peas, £8. Bar. Join in the races and sponsor races and horses. Tickets in advance. Rearranged from June.
Funraising event at Balti Stan to raise monies for the Rotary Vision 2020 project

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Llanddulas Choir visits Kirkby Lonsdale

Wow! What An Evening!

Llandulas Choir at Kirkby LonsdaleOn Saturday 22nd September St Mary's Parish Church in Kirkby Lonsdale was the beautiful venue for a very special occasion. The Rotary Club of Lunesdale hosted a visit of the Llanddulas Choir from Colwyn Bay conducted and accompanied by their Musical Director Eirlys Dwyryd. The concert was a complete sell-out with every possible seat taken.

The programme was well balanced with something for everyone and a selection of well known and much loved songs. The audience sat enthralled throughout both halves of the performance. Favourites e.g. You raise Me up, Autumn Leaves, The Merry Widow Waltz and the Saints Go Marching In, is just a few songs from the first half.

After the interval we were treated to, naming just some of the songs, A delightful Welsh Medley, Myfanwwy, Stenka Rasin, Dream a Little Dream and an emotional rendering of How Great Thou Art. The audience showed its appreciation after each song on the programme with enthusiastic applause. There can be no doubt that everyone enjoyed the performance and the choir's visit was a huge success.

Club President Hugh Sweeney and all the club members wish to thank the sponsors of the concert: The Orange Tree and Free House Kirkby Lonsdale, The Royal Barn Kirkby Lonsdale, Booths and The National Westminster Bank. Above all a most sincere thank you goes to the 300 plus people who attended. The Rotary Club is always grateful for the loyal support given by the local community and is delighted to announce that the concert raised in excess of £2,500. The proceeds will be donated to deserving local charities.

Taking Rotary to market ...

Group photo of 3rd District 1190 marketing training day
Marketeers taking time out to enjoy the
grounds and meet the rural inhabitants.
The third District marketing masterclass training day took place on Saturday at Mytton Fold, Langho. Many of the remaining Lancashire Clubs and one from Furness were there to complete the training programme instigated by District PI Chair Herbert Chatters in the Spring. This sharing of ideas with breakout sessions was a great exchange and update opportunity.

Guest presenters included James Martin ( of District Conference fame ) who took the lid off social media, Chris Sweeney to update and explain the website template and organiser Herbert Chatters who outlined how crucial it is to capitalise on the change in news gathering by media in general and the collaboration opportunities for Rotary to team up with magazines and involve radio in outside broadcasts to increase footfall to Rotary showcasing sites.

A special visitor introduced by Rotary Lytham, was Harry Mills the Head boy at AKS Independent school St Annes, an IT enthusiast who is keen to help Rotary Lytham develop their club website. Food for thought?

Lytham Rotary Steam Rally

Wanting to let off steam with the family and combine the past with the present? Then Lytham Rotary Steam Rally is a must. Held in the tranquil grounds of Lytham Hall, this two day event offers culture and classical, plus music and modern entertainment. There’s something for everyone. Wonder at our heritage of large and miniature steam traction engines, gaze at stationary engines and vintage lorries and motor bikes.

Soak up the history of bygone tractors and military vehicles and rub shoulders with the late Fred Dibnah’s Land Rover. If that’s not enough to take your breath away then singing along to the Wigan Ukulele Band will. The children will love their blast from the past and the miniature steam train and donkey rides, face painting and fun fair area. You can get your breath back in the licensed marquee where refreshments will be served.

Inside the impressive hall there will be model trains, craft stalls and craft displays and, in the grounds, a trade fair and market stalls. A day to remember and a Saturday night not to forget with a free live cabaret show in the marquee.The greatest show on earth? Come and judge for yourself and visit the Lytham Rotary marquee where you could win a £150 holiday voucher, a glamping weekend and other numerous prizes.

Parking is free just outside the hall grounds with rides on classic buses to transport you in style to the centre of the attractions. Too much to take in on one day? Then you don’t have to, as the event is over the weekend of 15 and 16 September from 10am to 4pm. A great family day and you will be helping Rotary Lytham to raise funds for Rotary charities and also assist the restoration of Lytham Hall. Thousands came last year — don’t miss out this year.

Driving Rotary forward

Innovation was unbridled at a unique and record making Presidential induction night on Wednesday at Blackpool. Seasoned Rotarians were left to ponder on the claim that inducting four different club Presidents on one night at the same venue sets a challenge for the future.

Rotarians gathered at the Cliffs Hotel from the Rotary Clubs of Blackpool, Blackpool Palatine, Blackpool South and Blackpool SunriseThe evening, masterminded by outgoing Palatine President Diane Glister, saw Pat McCarthy (South), Irene Hallas (Sunrise), Mark Rooker (Palatine) and Steve Anderson (Blackpool) inducted for the coming year.Irene is one of four about to share the Presidency at Blackpool Sunrise— but no more could be fitted into the Jeep.Joined up Rotary at its best — there’s merit in all of the District Areas adopting this as a bonding exercise.

Teddies Bound For Belarus

A group of very excited teddies who are patiently waiting to meet their new owners a group of 12 children aged 7years - 11years from Belarus. The Rotary Club of Lunesdale will host a fun day visit from the children on July 4th and present them each with a backpack full of useful goodies and, of course, a teddy!

A Trip to the Preston Space Centre

Palatine rotary club Blackpool took 20 children from Park School to the Preston Space Centre . Whist there our president Diane Glister presented the school with a cheque for £350 pounds towards their mini bus fund. After the centre Rotary sponsored a trip to a local McDonald's where each child had a happy meal and a drink . A great day was had by all.

SPACE can cater for people with a wide range of disabilities including Cerebral Palsy, Profound Multiple Disabilities, Autism and brain injuries.

Young Poet - The Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

23 poems were received and sent off to the Private Secretary to Prince Harry, the first week in May. We would like to thank CoedCae Interact and Rotakids Clubs sponsored by Brynmawr Rotary Club in Blaenau Gwent who designed and completed the card which contained the poems.

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