Welcome to the Rotary Club of Seaburn
Please have a look at our Meetings and Events to see details of what is happening in the next few months.
What Is Rotary?The Rotary Club of Seaburn was formed in 1951 and continues to deliver a range of fundraising, volunteering, support and social events to the local and international community. In our 65 years, we estimate that we have raised well over £500,000 and that figure continues to grow.
We are a club that is open to people from all walks of life who share our values. We have members from a variety of professions and we are proud to have members from age 55 to over 90. Our club serves the area north of the River Wear, from the coast inland to the A19 trunk road. One campus of the University of Sunderland is within our boundary, as well as the National Glass Centre and the Stadium of Light, home to Sunderland AFC. The club has strong links with retail and commerical businesses within the area and we appreciate their continued support.
The Rotary Club of Seaburn is a small part of a worldwide organisation of business and professional people that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. Approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 31,000 Rotary clubs located in 194 coutries. The world's Rotary clubs meet regularly and are non-political, non-religious and open to all cultures, races and creeds.
We are always looking for new members to join our club and those joining most recently formed a Satellite Group which met less frequently and at a time and place to suit those members. These Rotarians have now left the main club and formed a new club - Rotary SR1, where they will continue to flourish independently. As well as giving service and fundraising, Rotary is also about fun and fellowship. So, if you would like to find out more about who we are and what we do, please do get in touch via the website. You can come to a meeting to meet and talk to members.
End Polio Now
Polio is the shortened name of poliomyelitis, the crippling disease caused by the polio virus. One in 200 cases results in paralysis, which leads to the limbs of the victim becoming limp and disfigured. The paralysis is almost always irreversible. Historically, polio has been the world's greatest cause of disability.
The world has progressed from having 125 polio endemic countries to having three; Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria. Regular immunisation activities in these countries, supported by Rotary members from Great Britain and Ireland and across the world, are having a positive impact, particularly in India where the last new case was recorded in January 2011. India was declared officially polio free in January 2014.
Last Update 22/2//2017
In the next 30 days...
We meet on Tuesdays at 12.45
(Third Tuesday bi-monthly from July - evening meeting at 6.45pm.
The Seaburn Marriott Hotel,
Sunderland, SR6 8DB tel: 0191 529 2041