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Welcome to the The Rotary Club of Barnard Castle (founded in 1940), serving Teesdale. (RI No. 18829)


The Rotary Club of Barnard Castle is part of Rotary North East (District 1030) serving North-East England. 

Our club actively supports LOCAL CHARITIES - Please contact us.




Rotary is all about having fun and promoting good causes locally and internationally. 
Meet the Rotary group who underwent a revolution, to diversify their membership and make themselves relevant for the community they support. 
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Barnard Castle Interact Clubs -An Interact Club is a Rotary organisation for young people which is run by the young people themselves with support from the local Rotary Club.  At both Teesdale School, and, since 2018 - Barnard Castle school, it is run by the students with Sixth form students taking the roles of the principal officers.  

The specific activities where the Clubs have made a difference include:

  • Supporting local community projects including the Barnard Castle food bank and filled  Rotary shoe boxes  for young people in need. 
  • Raising money for education in Peru to help the children who need basic books and learning.
  • Raising money for the Alzheimers Society ( a total of £875 in 6 months).


Our brilliant Teesdale Sixth Form Interact group were shortlisted for the Young Achievement category at the Pride of Teesdale Awards that took place this week. The group were recognised for their tremendous charity and community work during the last academic year.

This year the group has grown in number and is involved in new and exciting projects. They are currently collecting produce for the local Trussell Trust food bank and are in the early stages of a project to help develop a model farm in Lesotho in southern Africa. 

On Thursday 13 December they hosted another charity quiz night to raise money to help those impacted by the refugee crisis. They raised £350 on the night.  Well done to all!


Barnard Castle School Interact group have elected new officers:


Amy Richardson and Darcy Curran - Joint Presidents

Jemimah Osborne - Vice President

Abbie Salkeld and Verity Fullerton-Smith - Joint Secretary

Sam Carling and Marina Davies - Joint Treasurers

They already have a raft of new, exciting ideas to help serve the local community.


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Barnard Castle Rotary Club has close links with the Local Primary & Secondary Schools in the Teesdale Area.



The Rotary Club of Barnard Castle has funded a number of Shelter Boxes.  

Click on the logo to the left to read more about Shelter Box

A shelterbox is a piece of first response kit used in many many disasters over the last twenty years or so.

Each Box is equipped with vital emergency equipment, including: a ten man tent, a stove, cooking utensils, blankets, water purification equipment, tools and even a few toys for the very young children.

Shelterbox is one of the major Rotary programmes that Barnard Castle Rotary Club supports as part of its International programme.


Contents of a ShelterBox

Rotary always welcomes new members.

If you feel that you would like to be involved in the sort of activities mentioned above "“ Rotary operates on a local, national and international scale "“ why not come to one of our weekly meetings at The Redwell Inn? Phone our secretary, Tony Barmby on 01833 630812 and you will be made most welcome.

 Checkout our Facebook page - Veg Out In Barney for details of the Community planting project  in Barney inspired by the Incredible Edible project in Todmorden

- Contact Ann Barmby Tel: 01833 630812  to register your interest in this exciting project.


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 What is Rotary?

Rotary members are enthusiastic, fun-loving and active volunteers who give their time and talents to serve communities both at home and overseas. These are dedicated people, men and women from business and professions, who share a common interest in helping others. 

Thanks to Ron Duxbury for this link which takes you to an archive of issues of the ROTARIAN back to 1910 !


Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Tuesday 27th August 19.00

No meeting after the Bank Holiday

 The Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem

Tuesday 3rd September 19.00

The Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem

Ken Threlfall will give a presentation dealing with the origins of the Order and it's work over the centuries.
Host: Hilary Dunnighan

Tuesday 10th September 19.00

Heather Brown - Presentation International Guide Camp


Council Meeting

Wednesday 11th September 16.00

Council Meeting

Monthly meeting of Club Council members

Monday 16th September 18.45

Visit to Spennymoor Rotary

Speaker is Gordon Bacon OBE. He worked for Durham police.Also investigated corruption in Hong Kong,fo a children's charity in former Yugoslavia, on the Srebrenica massacre and in Sri Lanka after the Tsunami.


Tuesday 17th September 18.00


Interact members, along with their friends and families, join with Rotarians for a social event.

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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Tuesdays at 18.30 for 19.00
The Jersey Farm
Darlington Road
Barnard Castle DL12 8TA  tel: 01833 638223

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