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PRESS CUTTINGS


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CHRISTMAS DINNER AND ENTERTAINMENT AT BEAMISH HALL.


REPORT AND PHOTOS

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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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About us


CONGRATULATIONS

 

While the District Governor, Stewart Atkin, was visiting our club we took the opportunity to present the Service Certificates that many of our members were due. A Rotarian gets his first certificate after 25 years and it can be up-graded every 5 years. First time receivers were Alan Dickinson, Graham McGrath and Tony Rundle,

Iain Anderson had been a member for 30 years, Mel Cardy for 40 years and Bob Hodgson and Ron Young for 45 years. Finally the highest award went to Geoff Oliver for a magnificent 50 year membership.

Photo L-R Tony, Iain, Bob, District Governor Stewart Atkin, Geoff, Ron, Mel, Graham and Alan.

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:- 

"The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails"

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

Mel

Wednesday 27th February 19.30

Mel


On Duty: Bob, Colin, Raffle: Syd,

Syd

Wednesday 6th March 19.30

Syd


On Duty: Colin, Michael Raffle: Colin

Council Meeting

Wednesday 13th March 18.00

Council Meeting


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Colin Brown talks about WW1

Wednesday 13th March 19.30

Colin Brown talks about WW1


On Duty: Syd, Bob, Raffle: Bob

Business Meeting

Wednesday 20th March 19.30

Business Meeting


On Duty: Michael Raffle: John

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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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