The Rotary Club of South Ribble was established in 1981 and is part of Rotary International which is a global network of service volunteers.
The Rotary motto is “Service above Self” and the members of the Rotary Club of South Ribble 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 substantial sums each year enabling us to respond to a wide range of needs and although this takes a lot of hard work it also provides plenty of enjoyment and satisfaction.
Garden Competition judging complete. See the News page for results.
In these strange times, with so many events cancelled, we decided you may like something to look forward to which isn’t affected by Coronavirus. We may have been languishing in lockdown but many of our gardens will be the best they’ve ever been thanks to all that extra attention. So we set up a Garden Competition………….
A Garden Competition entry
For more info go to the Events Page
Our President Tony leads the club until June 2021
In “normal” times we meet here, at Wetherspoons pub – the Leyland Lion on Hough lane, Leyland, twice each month on Wednesday evenings. We are very well looked after, with great value food and drink as well as friendly service. We meet in a private upstairs room. We also meet one Wednesday each month for a sports/social/visit evening. On the 5th Wednesday of a month – when there is one – we meet at a good local restaurant. At present, of course, Covid-19 restrictions mean we cannot meet as usual so we are having regular Zoom meetings and also keeping in touch through WhatsApp and a fortnightly Newsletter.
Rotary worldwide has 1.2million members and is present in over 200 countries. Most towns and cities throughout the world will have at least one Rotary club and often more than one. In the Preston area for example we have seven clubs.
Rotary members are volunteers who share a passion for supporting their local communities as well as throughout their country and throughout the world. “Peace the world over” is one of our aims.
One project that Rotary internationally has been involved in and has been leading since 1987, is the eradication of the terrible disease of polio and we are very close to achieving that. We are working with the World Health Organisation, the Bill and Belinda Gates Foundation, and many governments around the world and will not give up until it is totally wiped from our planet. Africa will be declared totally free of polio very soon as it will not have had a case for two years. It is now only Pakistan and Afghanistan that have some cases but not many and declining. This is one virus we humans will beat soon.