Rotary members are men and women of all ages who are keen to utilize their skills and resources to help others.
Members volunteer their time to serve their community through a wide range of activities across all ages.
All Rotarians have fun generating an enormous sense of achievement, as well as making many new friends along the way.
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Website: Fleetwood Rotary
Rotaract is a group for young men and women (between 18 and 30) where they can enhance the knowledge and skills that will assist them in personal development, to address the physical and social needs of their communities, and to promote better relations between all people worldwide through a framework of friendship and service.
It’s a branch of Rotary, and we are lucky to have a club in Fleetwood!
The Rotaract group are looking to help charity and also attract new members – why don’t you give it a go!
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Donate Old Cycles & Fishing Gear
Published April 2016
Fleetwood Rotary Club are continuing their efforts to collect unwanted bicycles for recycling and refurbishment in support of International Aid.
From their warehouse in Much Hoole near Preston, the charity take donated goods which are stored and then dispatched to areas of need in the third world.
Rotary will collect the cycles (and any unwanted fishing equipment which can also be refurbished) and forward them on to the charity.
If you can donate to this appeal you can take your cycle to Brookes Cycles at 4 North Albert Street where your donation will be received.
Thanks to all who can help, your donation can really help improve lives in the third world.
Started in 1991 International Aid has a number of charity shops to support fundraising, but it is also helped by collecting goods for recycling and refurbishment.
Fleetwood Rotary Club mark the 200th anniversary of the battle of Waterloo at the North Euston Hotel
Published June 2015
The themed evening had French English and Prussian dishes to represent the sides in the battle, and Rotarian members and friends were encouraged to attend in ‘Wellington Boots’ as part of the evening dress code!
Richard gave a vote of thanks to outgoing President Rotarian Robert Wright and said: ‘I cannot believe how quickly the year has come around, but we will not let up. We have a great team, and good links to the town and community for ‘Team Fleetwood’ to take us onwards and upwards.’
We also gave a special welcome to members of the Rotary Clubs of Blackpool Palatine, Lytham, and Bendigo in Victoria Australia, and guests from South Africa. Rotary in Fleetwood will soon celebrating 90 years of service to the town when we have our birthday celebrations in July.
Once again many thanks to all concerned for making our ‘Waterloo event’ so special.
Stroke Awareness Event
Published May 2015
Fleetwood and Thornton Cleveleys Rotary Clubs would like to extend a big thank you for all the support they received for the Stroke Awareness event recently staged at Freeport recently.
Once again without the co-operation of the Stroke Association and Freeport we could not have had such a positive response. Fortunately the weather stayed fine, and we took more blood pressure readings than last year, (139) which is great.
Also, 66 people identified as having borderline hypertension or hypertension and advised to seek medical advice and thus reduce their risk of a stroke, which is a fantastic outcome.
Clare Carrol, Stroke Association manager at the event said: ‘We value our visits here, and it is a good opportunity to engage with the public and get the message out of the link between high blood pressure and strokes’
Carol and her colleagues have been very happy jointly working with Rotary at this event and in the past and we sincerely hope the venture can continue into the future.
Special Presentation to a Special Rotarian at Charter Night
Published 30 January 2015
The new year got off to an auspicious start for Fleetwood Rotary Club when it held its annual charter night at the North Euston Hotel recently.
Charter night is a celebration of the club joining the Rotary family, the wider Rotary International organisation. It is the highlight of any Rotary Club’s social calendar and is, in effect, a celebration of another successful year since our local club was formed some 89 years ago in Fleetwood.
The club members welcomed Rotarians and guests from other district clubs, and the Mayor and Mayors of Wyre Councillor Ron Shewan and Mrs Brenda Shewan, and Rotarian District Governor Roger Mason.
Club president, Rotarian Robert Wright said “Charter Night is the club’s birthday party and, as such, is a chance to celebrate another year of service and look forward to the next twelve months of helping others at home and abroad”.
A special award of the Paul Harris Fellowship (named after the founder of Rotary) was awarded to Rotarian Richard Newson for his outstanding contribution to the ideals of Rotary, and to his work in helping to organise Fleetwood’s successful firework displays over the years.
Richard said “We are very lucky to have such a dedicated and hard working team of Rotarians in our club. Without their support our events would not be a successful as they are and I feel it is because of them I have received this award. I thoroughly enjoy the work we do and take great pride in being part of that team”.
The club was also entertained admirably by Joanne Halliwell and her historical comedy performance as ‘Betsy the Scullery Maid’, so a big thank you to all involved in all the hard work to make this a special night for Fleetwood Rotary and its continued work for the town.
Recycle your old push bike with Fleetwood Rotary Club
Rotary Group at Wyre Light
Rotarian Maurice Dowsing, President Richard Newson, past president Robert Wright
Stroke Association and Rotary Club at Freeport
Rotarian Charter Night Paul Harris Award (PHF) presentation
(l to r) Rotarian Richard Newson (PHF), Rotary President Robert Wright, and District Governor Roger Mason