Completed meetings and events 2012-2013

Fri 28th June 2013 No meeting

(Handover dinner)

Fri 28th June 2013 Presidential Handover Dinner

at Headlam Hall Hotel

Fri 21st June 2013 Speakers: Revd. David Tomlinson and Revd. Dr Alan Bartlett. 'Edith Jackson Trust'. Host: Marie Green

Reception: Norman Bainbridge, Sue Campbell and Mike Challands

Fri 14th June 2013 Speaker: Mike Hall, My job talk. Host: David France.

Reception: Norman Bainbridge, Sue Campbell and Mike Challands. Sgt. at Arms: Alan Cowie.

Fri 7th June 2013 AGM & Club Assembly

Reception: Norman Bainbridge, Sue Campbell and Mike Challands

Sat 1st June 2013 Rotary (Street) Garden Party

arranged by Community Services Committee

Fri 31st May 2013 Speaker: Malcolm Jones, PCDC, "Practical Compassion for Destitute Children". Host: John Turner

Reception: Walid Abu-Rajab, Derek Alderson, Graham Gannaway

Fri 24th May 2013 Speaker: Anne Wilkinson, "Hwange". Host: Ajit Sarker

Reception: Walid Abu-Rajab, Derek Alderson, Graham Gannaway. Sgt. at Arms: John Dobson

Fri 17th May 2013 Speaker: Dr John Rhodes, Mercy Ships. Host: Brian Heritage

Reception: Walid Abu-Rajab, Derek Alderson, Graham Gannaway

Fri 17th May 2013 - Mon 20th May 2013 Fund Raising Bike Ride

"Coast and Castles" (Edinburgh to Newcastle, 200 miles)

Sun 12th May 2013 - Mon 13th May 2013 Walter Nuttall Golf Trophy

at Slaley Hall Golf and Country Club

Fri 10th May 2013 Speaker: Katie Blundell, Darlington Cares. "Introduction to Darlington Cares". Host: Alasdair MacConachie

Reception: Walid Abu-Rajab, Derek Alderson, Graham Gannaway. Sgt. at Arms: Bob Devonport

Sun 5th May 2013 Darlington Rotary Triathlon

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Fri 3rd May 2013 Speaker: Michael Sadgrove, Dean of Durham Cathedral. "The Vision for Durham Cathedral". Host: Alasdair MacConachie

Reception: Walid Abu-Rajab, Derek Alderson, Graham Gannaway

Fri 26th April 2013 Speaker: Ada Burns, Chief Executive, Darlington Borough Council. Topic: Managing change in D.B.C. Host: Alasdair MacConachie

Reception: Chris Wiper, Ken Wiper, Ken Young. Sgt. at Arms: Alan Cowie

Fri 19th April 2013 Speaker: John Dean, Darlington Arts Festival. Host: Paul Robinson

Reception: Chris Wiper, Ken Wiper, Ken Young

Fri 12th April 2013 Speaker: Ron Hogg, Police Commissioner. Topic: Managing Durham Constabulary. Host: Alasdair MacConachie

Reception: Chris Wiper, Ken Wiper, Ken Young

Fri 5th April 2013 Darlington Rotary Club's 90th Anniversary Dinner

at the Dolphin Centre - details to follow

Fri 29th March 2013 No meeting

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Fri 22nd March 2013 Speakers: Lisa & Kelvin Marsh. Topic "Feeding people in need". Host: Mike Hall.

Reception: Robert Williamson, Andrew Wilson, Mike Wilson. Sgt. at Arms: Stuart Clark

Fri 15th March 2013 Speaker: Peter Harrison. Topic: Petrol from air. Host: John Turner

Reception: Robert Williamson, Andrew Wilson, Mike Wilson

Fri 8th March 2013 Climate change debate. John Stoney, Steve Rose

Reception: Robert Williamson, Andrew Wilson, Mike Wilson. Sgt. at Arms: Alan Charlton

Fri 1st March 2013 Business meeting

Reception: Robert Williamson, Andrew Wilson, Mike Wilson

Fri 22nd February 2013 Speaker: Morag Coates, Top Deck: Host: Chris Wiper

Reception: John Turner, Nigel Waterfall-Brown, Bob Whitehouse. Sgt. at Arms: Ken Wiper

Fri 15th February 2013 Speaker: Liz. McAllister, The Samaritans. Host: John Dobson

Reception: John Turner, Nigel Waterfall-Brown, Bob Whitehouse

Fri 8th February 2013 Speaker: Stephen Tomley, 700 Club. Host: Paul Robinson

Reception: John Turner, Nigel Waterfall-Brown, Bob Whitehouse. Sgt. at Arms: Andrew Wilson

Fri 1st February 2013 Speaker: Emily O'Hara, Member of Youth Parliament. Host: Steve Rose

Reception: John Turner, Nigel Waterfall-Brown, Bob Whitehouse

Fri 25th January 2013 Speaker: Clare Maddison: Topic: My Visit to Lourdes. Host: David Jowett

Reception: Ajit Kumer Sarker, John Stoney, Peter Tindale. Sgt. at Arms: Michael Wilson

Fri 18th January 2013 Speaker: Robert Raines. Topic: Darlington Rotary Triathlon. Host: Walid Abu-Rajab

Reception: Ajit Kumer Sarker, John Stoney, Peter Tindale

Fri 11th January 2013 Speaker: Bill Robson (President of Bishop Auckland Rotary Club). Topic: Volunteering at the Olympics. Host: Nigel Little

Reception: Ajit Kumer Sarker, John Stoney, Peter Tindale. Sgt. at Arms: Andrew Wilson

Fri 4th January 2013 The Austin Brookes Day. Speakers: RYLA Students. Host: Mohammed Aboul

Reception: Ajit Kumer Sarker, John Stoney, Peter Tindale

Fri 28th December 2012 No Meeting

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Fri 21st December 2012 Speaker: Reverend Granville Gibson - Christmas Message. Host: John Dobson

Reception: Derek Risbey, Paul Robinson, Steve Rose

Fri 14th December 2012 Speaker: David Mills, Darlington 1883 C.J.C. Host: Chris Wiper

Reception: Derek Risbey, Paul Robinson, Steve Rose. Sgt. at Arms: Robert Williamson

Fri 7th December 2012 Speaker: The Mayor, Paul Baldwin. Host: Ron Lewis

Reception: Derek Risbey, Paul Robinson, Steve Rose

Fri 30th November 2012 Speaker: Elaine Smith, Alnwick Rotary Club. Topic: Starting a Rotakids initiative. Host: Robert Whitehouse

Reception: Tony Pinkstone, Peter Phillips, Robin Raine

Fri 23rd November 2012 Speakers: Four members of Interact. Update on Darlington Interact. Host: Robert Williamson

Reception: Tony Pinkstone, Peter Phillips, Robin Raine. Sgt. at Arms: Robert Whitehouse

Fri 16th November 2012 Speaker: Charlotte Nichols, "Harvey and Hugo" Starting a business as a young entrepreneur. Host: Marie Green

Reception: Tony Pinkstone, Peter Phillips, Robin Raine

Sat 10th November 2012 Rotary Ball

at Rockcliffe Hall Hotel

Fri 9th November 2012 Speaker: Mike Crawshaw. "30th Anniversary of the Dolphin Centre". Host: Steve Rose

Reception: Tony Pinkstone, Peter Phillips, Robin Raine. Sgt. at Arms: Nigel Waterfall-Brown

Fri 2nd November 2012 Speaker: Mike Barton, Temporary Chief Constable of Durham. Host: Alasdair MacConachie

Reception: Tony Pinkstone, Peter Phillips, Robin Raine

Fri 26th October 2012 Speaker: Professor Cliff Hardcastle, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Business Engagement) Teesside University. Topic: Managing University Education in Darlington. Host: Alasdair MacConachie

Reception: Tom Nutt, Allan Park, Mike Hall. Sgt. at Arms: Nigel Waterfall-Brown

Fri 19th October 2012 Speaker: Jenny Chapman M.P. Host: Ron Lewis

Reception: Tom Nutt, Allan Park, Mike Hall

Fri 12th October 2012 Speaker: Glynis Pashley, Deputy Principal Teaching and Learning. Topic: Managing Change at Darlington College. Host: Alasdair MacConachie

Reception: Tom Nutt, Allan Park, Mike Hall. Sgt. at Arms: John Turner

Fri 5th October 2012 Speaker: Lt. Col. Keith Ryding, Gurkha Welfare Trust. Host: Alasdair MacConachie

Reception: Tom Nutt, Allan Park, Mike Hall

Fri 28th September 2012 Speaker: Dr Philip Le Dune. Update on work in Burkina Faso. Host: Dave King

Reception: Nigel Little, Bob Morrow, Dianne Mously. Sgt-at-Arms: Peter Tindale

Fri 21st September 2012 Speaker: Mark Reason, Managing Director, Star Radio. Host: Alan Charlton

Reception: Nigel Little, Bob Morrow, Dianne Mousley

Fri 14th September 2012 Speaker: Calvin Kipling, Headteacher Darlington School of Mathematics and Science. Host: David Heaton

Reception: Nigel Little, Bob Morrow, Dianne Mousley. Sgt. at Arms: Mike Swinney

Fri 7th September 2012 Speaker: Julia Bean, Darlington Town Mission. Host: Peter Tindale

Reception: Nigel Little, Bob Morrow, Dianne Mousley

Fri 31st August 2012 No speaker

Reception: Gabriel Lowes, Jeff Mann, Tony Marshall

Fri 24th August 2012 No speaker

Reception: Gabriel Lowes, Jeff Mann, Tony Marshall. Sgt. at Arms: John Stoney

Fri 17th August 2012 No speaker

Reception: Gabriel Lowes, Jeff Mann, Tony Marshall

Fri 10th August 2012 No speaker

Reception: Gabriel Lowes, Jeff Mann, Tony Marshall. Sgt. at Arms: Ajit Sarker

Fri 3rd August 2012 No speaker

Reception: Gabriel Lowes, Jeff Mann, Tony Marshall

Fri 27th July 2012 Speaker: Jeff Dawson. 10k run briefing. Host: Alan Charlton

Reception: David Jowett, Dave King, Ron Lewis. Sgt. at Arms: Paul Robinson

Fri 20th July 2012 Speaker: Celia Leach, Rotary District Governor. Host: Ken Young

Reception: David Jowett, Dave King, Ron Lewis

Fri 13th July 2012 Speaker: Maggie Hart, Chief Executive, Education Centre for Children with Downs Syndrome. Host: David Hayward

Reception: David Jowett, Dave King, Ron Lewis. Sgt. at Arms: Steve Rose

Thu 12th July 2012 AM-AM Golf

Fri 6th July 2012 Speakers: Helen Nicholls (Chairperson)/ Karen Johnson (Secretary) Multiple Sclerosis Society. Host: Robin Raine

Reception: David Jowett, Dave King, Ron Lewis
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