About us

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. 

Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Dinner - Speaker Alison Burden

Tuesday 25th June 18.45

Dinner - Speaker Alison Burden

Marine Park School Update

Dinner - Installation of New President

Tuesday 2nd July 18.45

Dinner - Installation of New President

Tuesday 9th July 18.45

Dinner - Speaker TBA

Encore Concert Customs House South Shields

Thursday 11th July 19.45

Encore Concert Customs House South Shields

The Club's biggest fund raising event of the year is an evening of entertainment and song at the Customs House. The event is always popular. To avoid disappointment make a diary note and buy your tickets now.

Tuesday 16th July 18.45

Dinner - Speaker TBA

Saturday 20th July 18.00


A barbecue at the home of Rtn John O'Rourke & Vivienne
Tickets £10 per head proceeds to Rotary Charities

Tuesday 23rd July 18.45

Dinner - Speaker TBA

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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

The Customs House
Mill Dam
South Shields We meet on Tuesdays at 18:45
The Customs House
Mill Dam
South Shields NE33 1ES  0191 454 1234

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