Welma Robinson takes Post as District Governor for Cumbria & Lancashire

On Sunday 28 June, Welma Robinson formally took over as Rotary District Governor for Cumbria and Lancashire from Miles Leadbeater after a socially distanced handover at Junction 36 Conference Centre near Kendal. Our own club member Assistant Governor Kath Bromilow took over the role as District Governor Nominee and will be District Governor in the Rotary year 2022-2023. Kath will be the third District Governor sponsored by Carnforth Rotary Club after Arthur Jones (2015-2016) and Larry Branyan (2017-2018).

Welma Robinson  joined Rotary in 2009 as a founder member of Furness Peninsula Rotary becoming President in 2012/13 a role reprised in 2019/20.  She has chaired Foundation/International Service since 2013/14 and became Treasurer in 2015/16.  At District level, Welma joined the Foundation Committee, became District Grant Coordinator in 2014/15 and Team Leader of International Services in 2017/18. 

During the last 11 years Rotary became part of daily life building strong relationships and affording her the opportunity to help those less fortunate than herself.


Welma has had a varied career that includes car sales, property leasing and finally senior manager at Furness Enterprise, an economic development agency, where she led new start, micro businesses and social enterprise.  In 2008, Welma was a speaker at the Symposium for Entrepreneurship Education in Europe held in St. Gallen, Switzerland.


Welma lives with her partner of 19 years Rotarian John McGill in the historic town of Dalton in Furness on the edge of the Lake District. They are regular attendees at the RSC in Stratford and their travels have included Europe, South Africa, Namibia and India. The trip to India latter was a life changing experience as they were part of the Rotary Polio National Immunisation Days.

To contact Welma her email address is governor@rotary1190.org