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GUEST SPEAKERS 2018-19


A SELECTION OF SOME OF THE FASCINATING SPEAKERS THAT WE HAVE HAD AT OUR CLUB MEETINGS FROM 2018-19

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PRESS CUTTINGS


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Houghton Feast Oxroast


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About us

CONGRATULATIONS TO 

TONY AND JANET ON THEIR WEDDING


PRESIDENT GRAHAM (2018-19)


Welcome to the Rotary Club of Houghton-le-Spring. Please have a browse through our website and contact us if you feel you would like to become part of our happy group. 

PRESIDENT'S THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK:- 

"None of us is as smart as all of us"

2017 OXROAST

In the reign of Queen Elizabeth 1 Bernard Gilpin became Rector of Houghton-le-Spring. He donated an ox to be roasted at Houghton Feast to help feed the poor of the Parish. It is appropriate that our Rotary Club decided to recreate this event to fundraise for a variety of charities . Our first oxroast was in 1967 and this year we celebrate our 50th.Anniversary. It has become such a popular local tradition that customers queue for hours for the Mayor to cut the first slice and present it to the person at the front of the queue.

WORKING TOGETHER TO DEFEAT POLIO

In November 2017 Stewart Atkin, District Governor Elect, surprised us with the presentation of a Cerificate on behalf of Kalyan Banerjee, Chairman of the Rotary Foindation Trustees and John F.Germ, President of Rotary International. It was presented to the Club in appreciation of our financial support for the "End Polio Now: Make History Today Campaign." We are one of the few clubs to receive this honour described on the certificate as "fulfilling our promise to the children of the world to eradicate polio."  

   


Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Club Outing to Miss Nancy's Bistro, Houghton le Spring

Wednesday 24th October 19.30

Club Outing to Miss Nancy's Bistro, Houghton le Spring


Duty: Ashley, Tony, Raffle: Graham

Speaker Finder Godfrey

Wednesday 31st October 19.30

Speaker Finder Godfrey


Duty: Alan, Ashley, Raffle: Geoff O.

Visit by District Governor Stewart Atkin MPHF

Wednesday 7th November 19.30

Visit by District Governor Stewart Atkin MPHF


Duty: Mel, Ray, Raffle: Tony

Club Dinner - Chilton Hotel 7.30

Friday 9th November 19.30

Club Dinner - Chilton Hotel 7.30


Guest Speaker Steven Owens, Teesdale & Weardale Search & Mountain Rescue Team.

Wednesday 14th November 18.00

Council Meeting


Speaker Finder Iain

Wednesday 14th November 19.30

Speaker Finder Iain


Duty: Cliff, Godfrey Raffle: Geoff P.

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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

Chilton Country Pub, Black Boy Rd, Chilton Moor, Houghton-le-Spring, We meet on Wednesdays at 1930
Chilton Country Pub, Black Boy Rd, Chilton Moor, Houghton-le-Spring, DH4 6LX  0191 385 2694

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