Completed meetings and events 2018-2019

Sat 10th November 2018 President's Night Dinner Dance

Tony and Elizabeth will be starting the dancing President Tony Wortman has booked the Grand Hotel, Seaburn for his President's Night. Dancing to Ian Lawrence Band, with vocalist. Dress formal. Tickets £30.00 each. read more...

Tue 6th November 2018 Speaker Allan Bailey. Host Derek Bage

Allan gave us another of his interesting slide shows.
This time it featured the early days of trams in Sunderland and South Shields, which were then followed by trolley buses.

Tue 6th November 2018 Council Meeting

Council members meet to discuss future events

Tue 30th October 2018 Quiz practise

Our quiz team continues to practise in the hope of getting through to the next round this year!

Fri 26th October 2018 - Sat 27th October 2018 World Polio Day Collection

Lidl store on Hylton Road agreed that we may collect for two days for End Polio Now. We were grateful for this opportunity and raised almost £300 for the charity.

Tue 23rd October 2018 Speaker Celia Wright. Host Brian Thompson

Celia is Head Teacher of Sunningdale School, a special school in Sunderland which has just had an 'Outstanding' Ofsted inspection.

Tue 16th October 2018 District Governor Stewart Atkin visits

DG Stewart came to tell us about things that are of concern and that he wishes to support during his year in office.

Tue 9th October 2018 Business Meeting

We had a good meeting when members were informed of discussions at the earlier council meeting.

Fri 5th October 2018 - Sun 7th October 2018 District Conference at Harrogate

President Tony and Elizabeth at the Friday Night Dinner. Twelve members and wives attended an excellent conference, with good speakers and company.

Wed 3rd October 2018 - Thu 4th October 2018 Bring It On exhibition

A superb showcase for children in the north east to let them see what engineering is all about. read more...

Tue 2nd October 2018 Speaker. Host George Lomas

Tue 2nd October 2018 Council Meeting

Council members meet to discuss club business.

Tue 25th September 2018 Speaker Michael Dynes. Host Elizabeth Wortman

Rotarian Michael returnedto tell us of his experiences on a challenging charity walk from Glasgow to Edinburgh in aid of the British Heart Foundation.

Tue 18th September 2018 Fellowship Meeting

Because a number of members are absent, we cancelled the speaker and had a Fellowship meeting at lunchtime.

Fri 14th September 2018 - Sun 16th September 2018 The Lakes Weekend

18 Rotarians, partners and friends stayed at Damson Dene Hotel for a most enjoyable weekend. read more...

Tue 11th September 2018 Speaker Robert Head. Host Peter Calvert

Robert Head was our RYLA candidate this year and came to tell us of his experiences, accompanied by a relative and the Commanding Officer of the ATC, where he is a member. read more...

Tue 4th September 2018 Business Meeting

Members were advised of discussions at the previous council meeting. We also had a moving update on the floods in Kerala from a Sunderland Rotarian who is from there and has parents and other relatives living there. read more...

Tue 4th September 2018 Council Meeting

Council met to arrange future events.

Tue 28th August 2018 Speaker Jessica McLelland. Host John McLoughlin

Jessica with President Tony, father Ian and teacher Mark Jessica was our sponsored member in the Tall Ships Race and came to tell us about her experiences in that event. read more...

Tue 21st August 2018 Speaker Allan Bailey. Host Gordon Coxon

Allan gave us another of his interesting presentations.

Tue 14th August 2018 Business Meeting

Members were updated on discussions at the recent council meeting.

Tue 7th August 2018 Speaker Hannah Finney. Host.Peter Calvert

Hannah has very recently taken up a post as Volunteer organiser with Citizens Advice Sunderland and gave us a talk about the activities of the centre and her role. read more...

Tue 7th August 2018 Council Meeting

Council met to plan future events.

Tue 31st July 2018 The Right Worshipful the Mayor of Sunderland

Mayor with President Tony The Mayor kindly honoured us with a visit to tell us about her duties during her year in office. read more...

Sun 29th July 2018 DRAGON BOAT RACE DAY

Another Dragon Boat Race was to take place at Hetton Lyons Park. Having travelled up to the site, the organisers decided that the conditions on the lake were too dangerous, so regrettably cancelled the event. read more...

Tue 24th July 2018 Speaker.John Hutchinson

John spoke himself and told members about a difficult contract he had negotiated in Italy whilst he was working.

Tue 17th July 2018 EVENING MEETING WITH WIVES AND FRIENDS. Speaker Geoff Snowdon. Host. John Lipscombe

Geoff Snowdon gave us a very interesting talk on the provision in education for children with Special Educational Needs. read more...

Tue 10th July 2018 Speaker Lynne Symonds. Host. Pat Emmerson

Lynne called in briefly to give us an update on recent events in Ghana and advise us more about the tree-planting proposal, which we are pleased to report.

Tue 3rd July 2018 Club Assembly

Committee Chairmen presented club members with their plans for the year ahead. It looks like being another busy year. read more...

Tue 3rd July 2018 Council Meeting

Council members met to discuss future plans for the next Rotary year, for presentation to Club Assembly later.
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