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.
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 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 at The Longlands Hotel, Tewitfield near the market town of Carnforth, close to Junction 35 of the M6 motorway.
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 and was restored to its 1940’s glory after Carnforth ceased to be a mainline station.
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.
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 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 Rotary International’s founder Paul Harris, original desire to promote friendship and fun amongst club members.
Our club has 26 members who represent a diverse range of occupations and is one of 1,970 clubs with over 50,000 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 (email@example.com) if you would like to be visit or join our club.
Rotary International’s flagship program is the worldwide eradication of Polio through the mass vaccination of children, which was begun in 1985. Rotary has contributed over $1.5 billion and countless volunteer hours to immunise more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries.
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.