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


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


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.


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.


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.


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 17th August 12.45

Rotary Club Lunch Meeting

We meet as usual for lunch, after which we will discuss Club Projects Business. Following the closure of the main meeting, Club Council will meet in the lounge.

Friday 17th August 13.00 (members only)

Service Projects Meeting

The Service Projects Committee of the Club will meet monthly as part of the regular weekly lunchtime meeting to discuss how the Club may fulfill its commitment to service both in the local community and internationally.


Friday 17th August 14.15 (members only)


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


Friday 24th August 12.45

Rotary Club Lunch Meeting

We meet as usual for lunch at the New Kent Hotel. In place of an after-lunch speaker, immediately after lunch. those who wish to will go to Maggies Centre at the Freeman Hospital. They have invited us to their Open Day to have a look at their facilities.

Wednesday 29th August 17.30

Charity Collection - Anderson & Garland Auction Preview Evening

We will be collecting on behalf of Newcastle Vision Support, our President's chosen charity, at the private viewing evening for the forthcoming Fine Art Auction at Anderson & Garland, auctioneers.


Friday 31st August 12.45

Rotary Club Lunch Meeting

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

Friday 7th September 12.45

Rotary Club Lunch Meeting

We meet as usual for lunch after which District Governor, Stewart Atkin, will address the Club.

Friday 14th September 12.45

Rotary Club Lunch Meeting

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

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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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