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Rotary Club of Bishop Auckland - welcome! Please scroll/swipe down through this page to find out more about us, in addition to the pages linked in the menu, top-left.

About Us


Bishop Auckland Rotary Club, its structure, philosophies and aims

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A Big "Thank You!" to Rob Yorke


A certificate was presented to Rob Yorke of Teescraft Engineering Ltd for his help in producing a replacement club plaque

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PHF award to Jonathan Ruffer


Informal award ceremony during which the Paul Harris award was presented to philanthropist Jonathan Ruffer

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CHRISTMAS MESSAGE 2018


At the Park Head Country Hotel and promises to be an evening with good food and good company and which will include a musical entertainment feature during the course of the evening.

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Remembrance Sunday Service 2018


Remembrance Sunday Service and Parade

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Turning a field into woodland


Children at St Andrew's Primary School, Bishop Auckland, planted shrubs and trees with help from parents and members of Bishop Auckland Rotary Club

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About us

THE ROTARY CLUB OF BISHOP AUCKLAND

Takes children from a local school to the Darlington pantomime each year.

Raises funds from a variety of activities including an annual Swimathon and themed food evenings.

Undertakes various fund raising projects

Sponsors local young people to attend the Rotary Young Leadership Award (RYLA) Camp.

Supports Polio eradication through contributions to the Rotary Foundation, Rotary's International Charity.

MEETS WEEKLY on a Tuesday evening at The Park Head Hotel, New Coundon, for an excellent and reasonably priced meal.

Has a wide PROGRAMME OF SPEAKERS throughout the year.

Organises SOCIAL AND FUND RAISING EVENTS for members and guests.

Provides VOLUNTARY SERVICE through a series of local, national and international Rotary projects.

Develops INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIPS AND GOODWILL through educational and friendship exchanges and contacts with other Rotary Clubs and Rotarians.

Rotary needs your experience and expertise to help our members make the biggest impact possible.

Rotarians come from a wide variety of professions and occupations, and this helps provide more opportunities for service.

Your background and skills can provide a valuable resource for service and fund raising.

Your wide range of contacts provides opportunities and initiatives to give service and help others provide an opportunity for you to HELP OTHERS

Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Tuesday 13th November 18.45

Club Weekly Meeting: Speaker/Host: Dave Fletcher-Smith.


Cryptic title "Fortissimus"

All will be revealed - we hope.

Monday 19th November 17.30

Council Meeting at Park Head Hotel


Meeting will commence at 5.30 pm promptly.

Tuesday 20th November 18.45

Club Monthly Business Meeting and S.G.M. No speaker.


Final Business Meeting of 2018 and Special General Meeting which receives Annual Accounts for the year ended 30.6.2018 and elects President for next year but one, i.e. 2020/21. Also elects Junior Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer for 2019/2020

Tuesday 27th November 18.45

Club Weekly Meeting: Host: Allan Fletcher


The second round match in the District Quiz will be played tonight between home club Bishop Auckland and visiting team Durham Rotary Club. Allan Fletcher will give his talk at a future date.

Tuesday 4th December 18.45

Club Weekly Meeting: Speaker/Host: Neville Fairclough


Return of this well-travelled and interesting speaker. What will be his topic this time?

Thursday 6th December 12.00

Pantomine Time! 2018


Annual excursion to the pantomine - this time to Gala Theatre Durham

Tuesday 11th December 19.00

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE 2018


At the Park Head Country Hotel and promises to be an evening with good food and good company and which will include a musical entertainment feature during the course of the evening.

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Family Rotary club use skills to kick-start local charities


Rotary members unite to tackle world hunger



Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Tuesdays at 1815 for 1845
(Please note: No meeting following a Bank Holiday Monday )
Park Head Hotel,
New Coundon, Bishop Auckland,
County Durham DL14 8QB  01388 661727

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