The Rotary Club of South Tyneside was previously the Rotary club of Jarrow with Harton. Jarrow Rotary Club was established in 1924 while Harton Rotary Club began in 1969. In 2005 the two clubs merged to form the Jarrow with Harton Rotary Club serving South Tyneside and became the Rotary Club of South Tyneside in June 2018.
The object of Rotary is summed up in the phrase, "Service above Self". The club aims to achieve this by friendship, not only among its members, but also with the local community, its organisations and groups as well as through Rotary International. Rotary also aims at maintenance of high standards in business and the professions. Rotary recognises the worthiness of all occupations. The club actively supports charities and worthwhile causes locally, regionally, nationally and internationally and is strictly non-political and non-religious in its outlook; all are welcome.In the last year, club donations to local charities and causes were in excess of £4,000 with over £1,000 donated to international causes. It is not just about fund-raising, however, because many members give their time and experience to support, for example, projects to help children and young people, the elderly and the disadvantaged. The club helps not only with disaster relief but also ongoing day-to-day projects to encourage all in society to contribute towards helping others and to help all to realise their potential.
The club is about fun too. From pie and pea suppers to concerts to gardening, to help with schools and learning new skills, to promoting arts and music, particularly among the young, to entertainment and quizes, to walking weekends, to helping at Westoe Village Fayre, there is scarcely an area of activity which does not involve or interest Rotarians and this is reflected in the range and depth of experience of speakers at the club's weekly meetings.
Rotary is about helping others, but it is also about enjoying the diversity and depth of experience of life and learning from that.
If you think that you can contribute to these activities and help others by being involved to at least some extent, and frankly we have yet to meet anybody who cannot, or you just enjoy good company and good food, we would love to see you at our meetings and events, details of which are given on these pages.
Meetings and events happening soon
Tuesday 20th November 18.45
Dinner Speaker Andy Whittaker
Coping with litter
Tuesday 27th November 18.45
Dinner - Speaker Sophie Cordery VSO in Nepal
With support from Sth Tyneside Rotary Club among others, Sophie spent part of the summer with VSO helping earthquake affected Changunarayan in Nepal
Tuesday 4th December 18.45
Dinner Speaker John Pattison
The Broken Promises to Dakota Indians
Board Meeting 5.30 pm
Tuesday 11th December 19.30
Christmas Carol Concert
Salvation Army Temple, Wawn Street, South Shields
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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:
The Customs House
South Shields NE33 1ES 0191 454 1234