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Saturday 23 February 2019 – Rotary’s 114th Birthday:

Rotary Founder: Paul Harris

Rotary was founded on 23 February 1905 by Chicago lawyer, Paul Harris. Our organisation of 1.2 million men and women is spread across nearly 200 countries throughout the world where our members work hard to do good for our fellow humans. We continue in our goal to eradicate Polio which is within our grasp as the disease is now only endemic in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Who Are We?:

Carnforth Rotarians are enthusiastic, fun-loving and active volunteers who get together most weeks of the year for dinner, fellowship and professional networking. We have a varied programme of informative guest speakers and enjoy social events such as ladies nights, day trips to local attractions and theatre trips. We are an equal opportunities, diverse group of men and women who work to an agreed set of standards as detailed in our Equality and Diversity Policy.

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What is Rotary?

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Our members give their time and talents to serve the local and international community, in order to help those less fortunate. The Rotary motto is “Service Above Self” which conveys the humanitarian spirit of over 1.2 million Rotarians throughout the world.

Rotary clubs get involved with hundreds of projects every year, championing good causes in their communities.

Rotary is a non-religious, non-political organisation that is one of the largest non-governmental providers of humanitarian, educational and cultural support programmes in the world. Rotarians encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help to build goodwill and peace.

The Carnforth Rotary Club holds weekly meetings most Thursday evenings, 7pm for 7.15pm at The Longlands Hotel, Tewitfield near the market town of Carnforth, which is at junction 35 of the M6 motorway.

Our club has 31 active members who represent a diverse range of occupations and is one of 1,970 clubs with over 47,500 members in Great Britain and Ireland alone. We are part of the Rotary International organisation, which is the world’s first service organisation. Rotarians volunteer their time, talents, professional skills and energy to improving the lives of people in their local community and other communities around the world. Guests and visiting Rotarians are always welcome. Please contact our secretary, Linda Lambson (secretary@carnforthrotary1190.org) if you would like to be visit or join our club. We would be delighted to invite local companies to sponsor corporate members from their team.

Carnforth Rotary Club is looking for men and women of all ages from all walks of life to join the network of Rotary clubs throughout Great Britain and Ireland by contributing their energy, talents and professional skills to make a real difference to the lives of others.

Carnforth and it’s immediate vicinity has it’s own unique charm and appeal. The area has a rich and fascinating history. The town is overlooked by Warton Crag nature reserve, and is located near the ancestral home of George Washington, first President of the United States. Carnforth Station has been immortalised by the 1945 film, Brief Encounter that starred Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson.

Volunteering with Rotary could be the most important thing you ever do. Your skills and experience are invaluable in our drive to help communities at home and around the world through our volunteer work. Whether you become a member of Rotary or volunteer your time and abilities to your local club, you will be helping to make people’s lives better. Rotarians endeavour to give something back to society, while never forgetting the original desire of Rotary International’s founder Paul Harris, to promote friendship and fun amongst club members.

Rotary clubs get involved with hundreds of projects every year, championing good causes in their communities. Rotary is the flexible and rewarding way to get involved with your community and make a difference.

For more than 30 years Rotary has led the campaign to rid the world of polio, protecting 2.5 billion children in 122 countries from paralysis and death. With Rotary advocacy and fundraising, we are on the brink of one of the greatest global health achievements ever. Get involved with Rotary and tackle the world’s biggest challenges. Visit https://www.rotarygbi.org/enquire/ #PeopleofAction #Community #Volunteering #EndPolio.

Working in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, every dollar Rotary commits to polio eradication is being matched two-to-one by Foundation up to $35 million a year through to 2018. The only two countries in the world which are now endemic to Polio are Afghanistan and Pakistan.