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Rotary Seaburn - 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.

Sunderland Special Olympics


A popular annual event which continues to gain support.

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DRAGON BOAT RACE DAY


Yes, Another Dragon Boat Race is taking place at Hetton Lyons Park again. A fun Day Out for all the family.

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CLUB DINNER


We had our annual Club Dinner at the Sea Hotel again, always an enjoyable occasion. The speaker was retired Army Major Anthony Tate talking about royal ceremonial parades.

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BURNS NIGHT


A good number came to join us for a Burns Night celebration, with traditional meal followed by Ceilidh dancing to Redeswyre.

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About us







Please have a look at What We Do to see details of what is happening 

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 66 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 24/4/2018

Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Tuesday 29th May 12.45

Fellowship Meeting


With quite a number of our members on holiday, those not away are having a fellowship meeting.

Tuesday 5th June 12.45

Speaker Rtn Ian Wang. Host Dennis Heptinstall


Ian Wang and a fellow Rotarian from SR1 are coming to tell us about the trip they did climbing of Mt Kilimanjaro.

Tuesday 12th June 12.45

Business meeting


Club member hear about discussions at a previous council meeting

Tuesday 19th June 12.45

Mrs Susan M Winfield. Host Tony Wortman


Mrs Winfield is the Lord-Lieutenant of Tyne & Wear and is coming to tell us about her duties in this role.
Visitors welcome.

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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Tuesdays at 12.45
(Third Tuesday bi-monthly from July - evening meeting at 6.45pm. )
The Seaburn Marriott Hotel,
Queen's Parade,
Sunderland, SR6 8DB  0191 529 2041

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