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Rotary Club of Newcastle upon Tyne - 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.

Christmas Street Collections

For many years we have held a charity collection in the Newcastle central shopping area in the weeks leading up to Christmas. In recent years this has been in Eldon Square. Many charities have benefited thanks to the generosity of the people of the City.


Piano Project

As part of our project to increase awareness of Rotary in general, and the Rotary Club of Newcastle upon Tyne in particular, we have installed a Piano in the new portico of Newcastle Central Railway Station


Scotswood Natural Community Garden

The Rotary Club of Newcastle upon Tyne is pleased to have been able to support the work of the Scotswood Natural Community Garden in its work among young people in the City.


Harold Robson's Second Zip-wire Slide

Not content with being the oldest person in the UK to ride a Zip-wire for charity when he crossed the Tyne in April in support of the Alzheimer's Society, he undertook a second ride in October to help the President's chosen Charity, MacMillan Cancer Care.



We had a very enjoyable evening of Geordie songs, recitations and stories led by Jane Kitson and Derek Minto.


The Bigogwe Project

The Rotary Club of Newcastle upon Tyne supported a rural Health Centre in North-West Rwanda by providing an ultrasound scanner for the maternity department


About us

The Newcastle upon Tyne Rotary Club, was the first Rotary club to be established in the north-east of England and only the tenth in RIBI. We celebrated our centenary last year.

Founded on 20th August 1915 with an initial membership of 50 local business men, the club went on to sponsor 25 more clubs in the north of England. Paul Harris, the founder of Rotary International, visited the Rotary Club of Newcastle upon Tyne  in 1928 and 1937

Today the Rotary Club of Newcastle upon Tyne has an active social programme combined with fund-raising activities and opportunities for service. We are the only Rotary Club in Newcastle that continues to meet on a lunchtime and we extend a welcome to Rotarians who are visiting the city to enjoy fellowship with us.

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Meetings and events happening soon

Friday 22nd June 12.45

Rotary Club Lunch Meeting

We meet as usual for lunch, after which we will have our CLUB ASSEMBLY, at which our incoming President will set out his plans for the incoming Rotary Year. After lunch there will be a meeting of Club Council.

Friday 22nd June 14.15 (members only)


Club Council normally meet monthly at the New Kent Hotel, after lunch on the third Friday of the month to discuss the business of the Club.


Sunday 24th June 14.00

President's "Night" - Afternoon Tea

President Stephen has arranged an afternoon tea at Horton Grange to mark the approaching end of his Presidential year. Please come with your guests and celebrate with him. We meet at 2pm for tea at 2.30pm


Friday 29th June 12.45

Rotary Club Lunch Meeting

We meet as usual for lunch, after which we may either have an after lunch speaker or a time of fellowship.

Friday 6th July 12.45

Rotary Club Lunch Meeting

We meet as usual for lunch after which we will deal with Service Project matters in open forum.

Friday 13th July 12.45

Rotary Club Lunch Meeting

We meet as usual for lunch after which President Stephen will officially hand over to incoming President Bill.

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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Fridays at 12.45 pm
New Kent Hotel,
127 Osborne Road,
Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 2TB  0191 281 7711

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