Greetings from the president and members of
THE ROTARY CLUB OF DERWENTSIDE
FOR OUR HOMEPAGE
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We meet at Beamish Hall on Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm for dining members and 8.00pm for non dining members.
Formed by three Rotarians, our club went through its inaugural meeting on the
28th February 2004 and had its charter presentation evening on the 26th of June 2004.
Our birthday is the 7th of March 2004.
(The official birthday of a club is the day the charter is signed)
We are proud to be part of Rotary International, the world's largest service organisation. Under the banner of Rotary there are hundreds of thousands of projects aimed at benefiting the community.
Rotary is a non-political, non-sectarian, non-religious organisation. There are no secrets or mysteries. Rotarians can be recognised by the Rotary pin that is worn in a lapel or suchlike. Once a member of a Rotary club, a Rotarian can visit and be welcomed at any of the thousands of clubs all round the world.
Our aim is to meet the Object of Rotary and to have fun and friendship along the way. Our approach to Rotary is modern. There is no dress code and although we have structured meetings, we operate on an informal basis. We are a dual-gendered club made up of individuals and couples.
Abseiling - Fire Walking - Sub-aqua Diving.
We've done it!
We like to do some things out of the ordinary occasionally. If you ever saw some strange people abseiling from the roof of the Gateshead Hilton Hotel, or walking barefoot over hot coals or indeed holding a meeting under water in full diving kit, that could have been us! Our abseil was for the Great North Air Ambulance and raised over ï¿½4500.00. (Pictured above is fellow club member June, abseiling from the top of the Gateshead Hilton in July 2009.)
Of course, if this is not your cup of tea, you might like to get involved in the wide range of other safer activities that we do.
We are very proud of what we have achieved so far. Our members have travelled as far as West Africa, India and Sri-Lanka carrying out the work of our club.
You can learn more about us here. So go ahead and browse our site and if possible, pay us a visit sometime.
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What We Do
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Meetings & Venue
Where and when:
(No meeting on 5th Wednesday Non dining members arrive at 8.00pm)
Beamish Hall, Beamish, Stanley DH9 0YB 01207 233 733