Rotary was started in Barrow in 1932 with the Rotary Club of Barrow and the Rotary Club of Furness was formed in 1991.
The Rotary Club of Furness has been organising the Tour de Furness charity cycle event since 1995 and has seen the event grow bigger and better every year.
About Furness Rotary
About Furness Rotary
We are a group of friends who meet each Wednesday evening at Barrow Golf Club, Rakesmoor Lane, Barrow in Furness.
Most weeks we have a guest speaker who might be representing a local charity or presenting some general information about something of interest.
We have also been known to convene in local hostelries, have a flutter at the races, or go to the theatre!
The reason the club exists is to give service where it’s needed, be it at home or abroad, and as you may gather we get a great deal of fun whilst doing it.
If you’re interested in finding out more, just let us have a few details about yourself and we’ll be in touch.
Thinking of joining Rotary?
The rewards you will receive from belonging to Rotary are varied and vast:
Rotary members have a lot of fun!
Every club arranges parties and activities and gives members the chance to forge new friendships with like-minded people who share common goals. By joining Rotary, you become a member of a vast international family of 1.2 million members worldwide. You will be welcome – even encouraged – to attend any of the 33,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical regions. This bond creates an instant sense of belonging, wherever you are in the world.
Giving back to the community
Joining Rotary gives you the chance to make a difference. It might be fundraising for a local charity, volunteering at an event, working with young people or building a school in Africa. The list of opportunities is endless.
Rotary consists of a cross-section from every business community and its members come from all walks of life, so facilitating networking opportunities. Being involved with Rotary and getting involved in your community will inevitable enhance your and your company’s standing with your customers.
Personal growth and development
Being a member of Rotary could help you develop leadership, public speaking, social and vocational skills as well as improve your cultural awareness. Businesses often encourage their staff to become involved with Rotary to capitalise on these opportunities and notice a marked improvement in skills such as event management, organisation, time management, teamwork and leadership.
Fun, fun fun! No apology for repeating this as it’s so important, so prepare yourself!