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Laptops appeal – Clarification

You may have seen local information recently about an appeal for used laptops to be refurbished for use by schoolchildren. Although this appeal has been run in a personal capacity by a member of our Rotary Club, Richard Lea, and although it has been very successful and helped many families and young students, and although some of our members have donated laptops to it, please note that it is not an official Rotary Club of South Ribble project.

Welcome to the website of the Rotary Club of South Ribble

However you got here, we hope that you enjoy your visit and that you find what you need.  If you would like more information please let us know using the Contact page and we’ll do our best to help.

On this Home page you will find brief information about the Rotary Club of South Ribble and about Rotary in general, both locally and worldwide.  On the Events page we let everyone know about activities organised by the Club which are open to all, such as competitions and community events.  The News page includes items about the activities of our Club which we think may be of interest to the wider community and also news of other organisations and charities we like to support.  If you may be interested in helping with any of our projects or events, have a look at the What Can You Do? page where you’ll find some options.

President Tony (2020-21)

Under the current Coronavirus conditions our Club’s normal activities have had to be considerably modified so please be aware that some of the general info on this website may not be applicable at present.

What is Rotary?

Our club is part of Rotary International which is a global network of service volunteers.  It is one of the world’s largest service organisations with some 1.2 million members in over 200 countries. There are over 55,000 Rotarians in Great Britain and Ireland, in 1,855 clubs, helping those in need and working towards world understanding and peace.

The Rotary Club of South Ribble

The Rotary motto is “Service above Self” and our members welcome opportunities to help established charities and other worthwhile causes, in our local community and further afield, by both fundraising and practical help.  Our Club raises over £20,000 each year enabling us to respond to a wide range of needs, making all the hard work worthwhile.

To donate now to the many charities we support as well as to our community and youth projects

The Club normally meets at the Leyland Lion, on at least 2 Wednesday evenings each month for an informal meal, often followed by a speaker or other entertainment.  On other Wednesday evenings we often go out and about, sampling different venues, visiting interesting places and trying a variety of activities, which have included archery, curling and go-karting.  Through the year members, families and friends also enjoy a range of Club social events. 

Coronavirus restrictions have curtailed most of our usual activities in 2020 but we have remained active, helping charities and the community in various ways, including our popular South Ribble Garden Competition, whilst maintaining communications within the Club through Zoom meetings, email, phone and a WhatsApp group.  We have also been producing a fortnightly Club Newsletter for members and friends of our Club and you can see some examples of past issues on the Archive page of this website.

The Rotary Club of South Ribble is one of several Rotary Clubs in the Preston, Chorley and Leyland area, which are all part of Rotary International but are run by their members as independent clubs carrying out their own projects and activities.  Clubs often work together on particular initiatives, share some social occasions and also enjoy friendly rivalry through various competitions.