Completed meetings and events 2013-2014

Fri 27th June 2014 No meeting -Handover Dinner

Handover Dinner

Fri 20th June 2014 Speaker: Mike Matthews, MD and European Operations Nifco Ltd; Host: Alasdair MacConachie

Reception: Steve Rose, Ajit Sarker, John Turner. Sgt at Arms: Nigel Waterfall-Brown

Fri 13th June 2014 Speaker: Gerry Osborne, High Sheriff of County Durham. Host: Alasdair MacConachie

Reception: Steve Rose, Ajit Sarker, John Turner

Fri 6th June 2014 Club Assembly and AGM. Ken Young

Reception: Steve Rose, Ajit Sarker, John Turner

Fri 30th May 2014 Speaker: Sheilagh Williams. Topic: 'Together we can' charity. Host: Allan Park

Reception: Derek Risbey, John Stoney, Peter Tindale

Fri 23rd May 2014 Speaker: Ajit Sarker. Topic: A glimpse of Bangladesh. Host: Mo Sattar

Reception: Derek Risbey, John Stoney, Peter Tindale. Sgt. at Arms: Tony Marshall

Fri 16th May 2014 Speaker: Stephen Hughes, MEP. Host: Steve Rose

Reception: Derek Risbey, John Stoney, Peter Tindale

Fri 9th May 2014 President's Special Meeting. Ken Young

Reception: Derek Risbey, John Stoney, Peter Tindale

Fri 2nd May 2014 Speakers: Chris and Lone Helliwell. Topic: Clervaux. Host: Peter Phillips

Reception: Derek Risbey, John Stoney, Peter Tindale

Fri 25th April 2014 Speaker: Ada Burns, Chief Executive, Darloington Borough Council. Host: Chris Wiper

Reception: Allan Park, Tony Pinkstone, Dianne Mousley

Fri 18th April 2014 Easter: no meeting

no meeting

Fri 11th April 2014 Speaker: Karen Grundy, Executive Director - eVOLution "The state of the voluntary sector in the Borough. Host: Tom Nutt

Reception: Allan Park, Tony Pinkstone, Dianne Mousley. Sgt. at Arms: Mike Challands

Fri 4th April 2014 Mulheim visit - no speaker

Reception: Allan Park, Tony Pinkstone, Dianne Mousley

Fri 28th March 2014 Speaker: Duncan Moyse, Helicopter Museum, Darlington. Host: Roly Lang

Reception: David Normington, Tom Nutt, Heather Scott

Fri 21st March 2014 Speaker: awaiting confirmation. Host: Alasdair MacConachie

Reception: David Normington, Tom Nutt, Heather Scott. Sgt.at Arms: Robin Raine

Fri 14th March 2014 Speaker: David Elstob, Auctioneer, Thomas Watson. Host: Chris Wiper

Reception: David Normington, Tom Nutt, Heather Scott

Fri 7th March 2014 Speaker: Col. Mo Usman, Manager, Help the Heroes Recovery Centre, Catterick. Host: Steve Rose

Reception: David Normington, Tom Nutt, Heather Scott

Fri 28th February 2014 Speaker: Robert Jackson. "RAF Spy Flights to Russia". Host: Ken Wiper

Reception: Tony Marshall, Bob Morrow, Tim Grant

Fri 21st February 2014 Speakers: Annette Metcalf & Ian Clelland, Darlington Neighbourhood Watch. "Community Engagement in Crime Prevention". Host: Mike Hall

Reception: Tony Marshall, Bob Morrow, Tim Grant. Sgt. at Arms: Mike Challands

Fri 14th February 2014 Speaker: Ada Burns, Chief Executive Darlington Borough Council. Host: Chris Wiper

Reception: Tony Marshall, Bob Morrow, Tim Grant

Fri 7th February 2014 President's Mid-Term Review

Reception: Tony Marshall, Bob Morrow, Tim Grant

Fri 31st January 2014 No speaker

Reception: Roly Lang, Gabriel Lowes and Jeff Mann

Fri 24th January 2014 Speaker: Barbara Gubbins, Chief Executive, County Durham Foundation "The work of County Durham Foundation". Host: Alasdair MacConachie

Reception: Roly Lang, Gabriel Lowes and Jeff Mann

Fri 17th January 2014 Speaker: Dr Julian Wright, Professor of History, Durham University and Vice Chairman of Polam Hall School. "Polam Hall School, the way forward". Host: Alasdair MacConachie

Reception: Roly Lang, Gabriel Lowes and Jeff Mann. Sgt. at Arms: Peter Phillips

Fri 10th January 2014 Progress Incredible Edibles Project. Mike Hall

Reception: Roly Lang, Gabriel Lowes, Jeff Mann

Fri 3rd January 2014 Austin Brookes Day. Host: Marie Green

Reception: Roly Lang, Gabriel Lowes, Jeff Mann

Fri 20th December 2013 Christmas Message, Canon Rev John Dobson

Reception: David Jowett, Dave King, Nigel Little

Fri 13th December 2013 Project Ethiopia - QE Sixth Form College. Host: Chris Wiper

Reception: David Jowett, Dave King, Nigel Little. Sgt. at Arms: Peter Phillips

Fri 6th December 2013 Speaker: The Mayor, Charles Johnson. Host: Roly Lang

Reception: David Jowett, Dave King, Nigel Little

Fri 29th November 2013 SGM/ Debate - this House moves that the English should get a vote in the Scottish Independence Referendum - Marie Green/Roger James. Moderator: David Heaton

Reception: David Hayward, Brian Heritage, Fred Johnson

Fri 22nd November 2013 Speaker: Laura Inman, School of Rock and Pop

Reception: David Hayward, Brian Heritage, Fred Johnson

Sat 16th November 2013 Young Musician of the Year

at Polam Hall School

Fri 15th November 2013 Speaker: Jenny Chapman, MP. Host: Alasdair MacConachie

Reception: David Hayward, Brian Heritage, Fred Johnson

Fri 8th November 2013 Speaker: David Dodd, Darlington Building Society. Host: Alan Charlton

Reception: David Hayward, Brian Heritage, Fred Johnson

Sat 2nd November 2013 Rotary Ball

at the Kings Head Hotel - details to follow

Fri 1st November 2013 Speakers: Nigel Potter/Helen Rondo. "Creating an exciting facility in Darlington for Children and Young People". Host: Steve Rose

Reception: David Hayward, Brian Heritage, Fred Johnson

Fri 25th October 2013 Speaker: Jamie Rutherford - Nepal visit. Host: David Heaton

Reception: Keith Gunning, Ron Hall, Mike Hall

Fri 18th October 2013 Special Tie/Scarf Day

Reception: Keith Gunning, Ron Hall, Mike Hall. Sgt.at Arms: Tom Nutt

Fri 11th October 2013 Speakers: Nigel Potter/ Helen Rondo, "Creating an exciting facility in Darlington for Children and Young People". Host: Alan Cowie

Reception: Keith Gunning, Ron Hall, Mike Hall

Fri 4th October 2013 Speaker: Matt Frary, The Wheelchair Foundation. Host: Brian Heritage

Reception: Keith Gunning, Ron Hall, Mike Hall

Fri 27th September 2013 Speakers: Students from Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College. Topic: Project Botswana and Zambia. Host: Andrew Wilson

Reception: Jane Bradshaw, Peter Galt, Graham Gannaway

Fri 20th September 2013 Speakers: RYLA students summer 2013. Host: Mo Sattar

Reception: Jane Bradshaw, Peter Galt, Graham Gannaway. Sgt at Arms: David Normington

Fri 13th September 2013 Speaker: Sue Jacques, Chief Executive, Darlington Memorial Hospital "Challenges of managing our local hospital". Host: Alasdair MacConachie

Reception: Jane Bradshaw, Peter Galt, Graham Gannaway

Fri 6th September 2013 Speaker: Dave Sadler, District Governor. Host: Ken Wiper

Reception: Jane Bradshaw, Peter Galt, Graham Gannaway

Fri 30th August 2013 No speaker

Reception: Bob Devonport, John Dobson, David France,

Fri 23rd August 2013 No speaker

Reception: Bob Devonport, John Dobson, David France

Fri 16th August 2013 No speaker

Reception: Bob Devonport, John Dobson, David France. Sgt.at Arms: Dianne Mousley

Sun 11th August 2013 10 k Run

a very popular annual event

Fri 9th August 2013 Penrith GC Annual Golf Tournament

£90/4ball

Fri 9th August 2013 No speaker

Reception: Bob Devonport, John Dobson, David France

Fri 2nd August 2013 No speaker

Reception: Bob Devonport, John Dobson, David France

Fri 26th July 2013 10k Run Briefing. Host: Alan Charlton

Reception: Jane Bradshaw, Alan Charlton, Alan Cowie. Sgt. at Arms: Bob Morrow

Fri 19th July 2013 Rotary Bike Ride Awards. Host: Steve Rose

Reception: Jane Bradshaw, Alan Charlton, Alan Cowie

Fri 12th July 2013 Host: Alasdair MacConachie

Reception: Jane Bradshaw, Alan Charlton, Alan Cowie

Thu 11th July 2013 AM AM Golf

at Darlington Golf Club

Fri 5th July 2013 Speaker: Michael Sadgrove - Dean of Durham Cathedral - "The Vision of Durham Cathedral" 'Host: Alasdair MacConachie

Reception: Jane Bradshaw, Alan Charlton, Alan Cowie
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