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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.

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.


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


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.


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


Christmas Street Collection

We held our annual charity collection in Eldon Square on 7th-9th and 11th December. This year we raised a total of £2,569.83 which will be going to the Children's Heart Foundation.



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


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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Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Friday 15th December 12.45

Rotary Club Lunch Meeting

We meet as usual for lunch. After lunch David Houpt will speak to us about Global Sight Solutions (Formerly the Guildford Rotary Eye Project) - a charity that was represented at the recent District Conference.


Friday 15th December 14.15 (members only)


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


Thursday 21st December 12.45

Christmas Lunch Meeting

We meet for our Christmas Lunch ate the New Kent Hotel. As well as a delicious Festive Meal, the programme will include a Christmas Message, our annual Christmas Charity Appeal and presentations of cheques to charities. Guests are welcome.

Friday 5th January 12.45

Rotary Club Lunch Meeting

We meet as usual for lunch. After the meal, Peter Tracey will speak on the subject "Pianos in public places."

Friday 12th January 12.45

Rotary Club Lunch Meeting

We meet as usual for lunch. After the meal, David Faulkener will bring us an update on "The Newcastles of the World"

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Rotary Young Citizen Awards

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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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