A greeting from our 2015-2016 president Rotarian Ben Lyon
As President of the Rotary Club of Upper Eden, I welcome you to our website.
I have been a member of the Rotary Club of Upper Eden since early 2010. Since that time, I have got a much deeper understanding of Rotary and what its aims are. Based in the Upper Eden Valley in Kirkby Stephen, we are not a large club, however, the members are quite a boisterous bunch with a great deal of enthusiasm for fund raising events. My predecessor; Graham Curtis introduced a more relaxed atmosphere and less formal dress code for the club, something I intend to carry on with.
Since joining Rotary, I have been elected as chairman of the Yomp committee, the Yomp being our major fund raising event of the year which takes place in June. As a keen fell walker myself, I again entered the Yomp this year, apart from the enjoyment of participating, it raised money to help the people of Nepal following the terrible earthquake with club members sponsoring me.
Being very much a part of the local community, we help support local, national and international projects. Our main local project is a raffle which raises money to buy presents for the over “Eighties” at Christmas.
Rotary is a great organisation providing friendship and fellowship, an organisation I feel proud to belong to, we meet on a Tuesday evening at the Upper Eden Rugby Club, to which guests and visiting Rotarians are always welcome.
If you are interested in any further information, please feel free to contact myself or any of our members, details are on the website.
See what we are doing right now...... 2014-2015
Check out our amazing enterprises ..... Murmansk 2013
Clock our annual event
.... The Yomp Mountain Challenge
See how we raised £40,000 ..... The Cross Fell Challenge
See how we are helping Rotary International to eradicate Polio from the Planet ..... Eradicate Polio
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