Completed meetings and events 2011-2012

Fri 29th June 2012 No lunch meeting

- Handover Dinner Evening

Fri 22nd June 2012 Speaker: Tim Grant, Principal of Darlington College. Host: Alasdair MacConachie

Reception: Brian Heritage, Roger James & Fred Johnson. Sgt. At Arms: Robin Raine

Fri 15th June 2012 Speaker: David Morgan, Regional Co-ordinator of Help The Heroes, Forces Charity. Host: Alasdair MacConachie

Reception: Brian Heritage, Roger James & Fred Johnson

Fri 8th June 2012 Speaker: Mike Airey, Local Manager of Handelsbanken and Vice Chairman of Darlington Partnership. Host: Alasdair MacConnachie

Reception: Brian Heritage, Roger James & Fred Johnson. Sgt. At Arms: Derek Risbey

Fri 1st June 2012 AGM + Business Assembly

Reception: Brian Heritage, Roger James & Fred Johnson

Sat 26th May 2012 Rotary Young Musician of the Year Concert

Concert in All Saints Church Northallerton on Saturday 26th May starting at 7pm. The concert will include 12 local young musicians. Tickets - £5 including a finger buffet - can be bought on the door or North Yorkshire Timber or Greensleeves Northallerton

Fri 25th May 2012 Speaker: Laura Crawford - Voluntary work in Ghana. Host: Brian Heritage

Reception: Ron Hall, David Hayward, David Heaton. Sgt. at Arms - Peter Phillips

Fri 18th May 2012 Speaker: Trish Pemberton - Polam Hall School Interact. Host: Robert Williamson

Reception: Ron Hall, David Hayward, David Heaton.

Fri 11th May 2012 Speaker: Elspeth Robinson - Supporting a hospital in Uganda. Host - Roger James

Reception: Ron Hall, David Hayward, David Heaton. Sgt. at Arms: Tony Pinkstone.

Sun 6th May 2012 The Darlington Rotary Triathlon

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Fri 4th May 2012 Speaker: Sheilagh Williamson - Working with children in Uganda. Host: Allan Park

Reception: Ron Hall, David Hayward, David Heaton.

Thu 3rd May 2012 District Assembly

Fri 27th April 2012 Speaker: John Hall, Emeritus University Librarian. Topic: Literacy. Host: Marie Green

Reception: David France, Peter Galt, Keith Gunning.

Thu 26th April 2012 - Sun 29th April 2012 Mulheim Visit

Fri 20th April 2012 Speaker: Marie Green. My Job Talk. Host: Alan Charlton

Reception: David France, Peter Galt, Keith Gunning. Sgt. at Arms: Allan Park

Fri 13th April 2012 Website Development Group - Rotary website update

Reception: David France, Peter Galt, Keith Gunning.

Fri 13th April 2012 - Sun 15th April 2012 RIBI Conference at Bournemouth

Fri 6th April 2012 No meeting

- Good Friday

Fri 30th March 2012 Speaker: Andy Reddick, Chief Superintendent, Durham Constabulary,Area Commander South. Host: Alasdair MacConachie OBE DL

Reception: John Dobson, John Ellis, Marie Green.

Fri 23rd March 2012 Speaker: Colin Price, Technical Director, Northumbrian Water. Host: Alasdair MacConachie OBE DL

Reception: John Dobson, John Ellis, Marie Green. Sgt. at Arms: Tom Nutt.

Fri 16th March 2012 Business Meeting

Reception: John Dobson, John Ellis, Marie Green.

Fri 9th March 2012 Speaker: Brian G. De La Haye OBE, Lieutenant Colonel. Regional Director Fundraising ABF The Soldiers' Charity. Host: Alasdair MacConachie OBE DL

Reception: John Dobson, John Ellis, Marie Green. Sgt. at Arms: David Normington

Fri 2nd March 2012 Speaker: Martin George, Headmaster Durham School. Host: Alasdair MacConachie OBE DL

Reception: John Dobson, John Ellis, Marie Green

Fri 24th February 2012 Speaker: Karen Grundy, Executive Director, eVOLution Darlington. Host: Paul Robinson

Reception: Stuart Clark, Alan Cowie, Bob Devonport. Sgt. at Arms: Bob Morrow.

Thu 23rd February 2012 District Quiz

Darlingto Team A v Middlesbrough at the Thistle Hotel, 23rd February, Lunch 12.30, Quiz @ 13.30

Fri 17th February 2012 Speaker: Kevin Duffy, Director of Community Engagement, Darlington Education Village. Host: Chris Wiper

Reception: Stuart Clark, Alan Cowie, Bob Devonport.

Fri 10th February 2012 Speaker: Tom Stebbings, Chair Mencap (Formerly Gateway Club). Host: Jeff Mann

Reception: Stuart Clark, Alan Cowie, Bob Devonport. Sgt. at Arms: Dianne Mousley.

Fri 3rd February 2012 Speaker: Graham Gannaway, Chief Executive Tees Valley YMCA. Host: David Heaton

Reception: Stuart Clark, Alan Cowie, Bob Devonport

Fri 27th January 2012 Speaker: Leandra Ashton. Topic: Flying Cloud Theatre. Host: Steve Rose

Reception: Sue Campbell, Mike Challands, Alan Charlton. Sjt-at-Arms: Tony Marshall

Fri 20th January 2012

Speaker: Susan Knaggs. Topic: Crimestoppers. Host: Alasdair McConnachie. Reception: Sue Campbell, Mike Challands, Alan Charlton.

Sat 7th January 2012 Christmas Tree Collection

In support of St. Teresa's Hospice. Great fun, early start, more details from David Hayward.

Fri 6th January 2012 The Austin Brooks Youth Day + RYLA students

Reception: Sue Campbell, Mike Challands, Alan Charlton read more...

Fri 30th December 2011 No meeting

Fri 23rd December 2011 No meeting

Fri 16th December 2011 Speaker: Sheilagh Williamson - Christmas Message

Reception: Walid Abu-Rajab, Derek Alderson, Norman Bainbridge.

Fri 9th December 2011 Quiz match. Darlington B v. Stokesley

Reception: Walid Abu-Rajab, Derek Alderson, Norman Bainbridge. Sgt.At Arms: Sue Campbell.

Fri 2nd December 2011 Speaker: Councillor Lee Vasey, The Mayor. Host: Ron Lewis

Reception: Walid Abu-Rajab, Derek Alderson, Norman Bainbridge.

Fri 25th November 2011 Speaker: Rtn. Jeff Mann, "The Olympic Park and Me" Host: Gerard Wiper

Reception: Chris Wiper, Gerard Wiper, Ken Young. Sgt. at Arms: Sue Campbell

Sat 19th November 2011 Young Musician of the Year

Liddiard Theatre, Polam Hall, 19.00

Fri 18th November 2011 Speaker: Miriam Davidson, Locality Director for Public Health. Host: Alan Charlton

Reception: Chris Wiper, Gerard Wiper, Ken Young.

Sat 12th November 2011 Rotary Ball

Rockcliffe Hall Hotel

Fri 11th November 2011 Speaker: Wayne Johnson, Hartlepool Nuclear Power Station. Host: John Turner

Reception: Chris Wiper, Gerard Wiper, Ken Young. Sgt. at Arms: Norman Bainbridge

Fri 4th November 2011 Speaker: Stephen Catchpole, Chief Executive Tees Valley Unlimited. Host: Steve Rose

Reception: Chris Wiper, Gerard Wiper, Ken Young.

Fri 28th October 2011 Speaker: Louise Kennworthy, The Stroke Society. Host: John Ellis

Reception: John Turner, Robert Williamson, Nigel Waterfall-Brown. Sgt.at Arms: Derek Alderson

Fri 21st October 2011 Speaker finder: Alan Cowie

Reception: John Turner, Robert Williamson, Nigel Waterfall-Brown

Fri 14th October 2011 Speaker: Ken Young. Host: Stuart Clark

Reception: John Turner, Robert Williamson, Nigel Waterfall-Brown. Sgt.at Arms: Gerard Wiper

Fri 7th October 2011 Speaker: Jenny Chapman, Member of Parliament. Host :Tom Nutt

Reception: John Turner, Robert Williamson, Nigel Waterfall-Brown.

Fri 30th September 2011 President's Cup

For golfers at Barnard Castle.

Fri 30th September 2011 Speaker Finder: Mike Challands

Reception: Steve Rose, Ajit Sarker, Peter Tindale.

Mon 26th September 2011 Teesside University visit

A two hour visit, commencing at 4pm, organised by Rotarian Steve Rose. read more...

Fri 23rd September 2011 Speakers: Julie Lumb and Wendy Glaster from The Darlington Club for Visually Handicapped. Host: Robert Devonport

Reception:Steve Rose, Ajit Sarker, Peter Tindale.

Thu 22nd September 2011 Fashion Show

To support the Butterwick Children's Hospice and their current appeal 'Matthew's Memory', a boy from Darlington. The venue will be The Central Hall of the Dolphin Centre. Tickets are on sale now from Rotarian Sue Campbell at £5.00 each. read more...

Fri 16th September 2011 - Sun 18th September 2011 Rotary Conference at York

Should be a good do, you should have already booked by now, but they were urging people to attend in the recent District News so there may still be places available.

Fri 16th September 2011 Speaker: Bill Oldfield. Topic: Gastronomy. Host: Sue Campbell

Reception: Steve Rose, Ajit Sarker, Peter Tindale.
Sgt. at Arms: Chris Wiper.

Fri 9th September 2011 Speaker: Robin Raine. My Job Talk

Reception: Steve Rose, Ajit Sarker, Peter Tindale.

Fri 2nd September 2011 Speaker: Marjory McIntyre. Topic: Career change and St. Teresa's Retail. Host: Jane Bradshaw

Reception: Steve Rose, Ajit Sarker, Peter Tindale.
Sgt. at Arms: Mike Wilson.

Fri 26th August 2011 No speaker

Fri 19th August 2011 No speaker

Fri 12th August 2011 No speaker

Fri 5th August 2011 No speaker

Fri 29th July 2011 10k run briefing. Host: Alan Charlton

Fri 22nd July 2011 Speaker: Shaun Campbell. Topic: Arthur Wharton Foundation. Host Andy Fenner

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