Completed meetings and events 2019-2020

Tue 19th November 2019 Speaker Ian Williamson. Host Brian Franklin

Ian Williamson was unable to join us, so Allan Bailey gave us 2 video presentations which had been compiled by Michael Gough. These were of Rome and Washington DC and both were excellent.


President John and Carol A good night out was enjoyed by over 50 guests on 16th Nov 2019 at the Grand Hotel, Seaburn. Reception drinks and a three course dinner and coffee were followed by dancing to Cats Night Out. Everyone had a great time.

Tue 12th November 2019 Business Meeting

Members advised of discussion at previous council meeting

Mon 11th November 2019 Sun FM Toy Appeal launch

Santa and members at Sun FM We helped the local radio station with their toy appeal launch by providing our Santa Sleigh as a background for photographs with their supporters.

Tue 5th November 2019 Speaker Laura Forbes (Grace House) Host Pat Emmerson

Laura came to bring us up to date with events at Grace House and how things are working now. It continues to provide an excellent service to families who have a child with severe health problems, providing respite care.

Tue 5th November 2019 Council Meeting

Council members meet to discuss future events

Tue 29th October 2019 Speaker Gordon Coxon. Host Allan Bailey.

Gordon will give us another of his talks.

Thu 24th October 2019 World Polio Day exhibition

Seaburn Club took the lead in manning the display in The Bridges to mark the day. We received support from Michael Gough (Houghton) with the video presentation in the morning and 2 members of Cleadon Rotary, who also did a two hour slot.

Tue 22nd October 2019 Speaker Sophie Travers (RYLA candidate) Host Peter Calvert

Sophie is coming to tell us about her experiences on the RYLA course in August.

Tue 15th October 2019 Speaker Allan Bailey. Host Gordon Coxon

Allan showed us a power point presentation relating to concave acoustic mirrors erected during the first world war which detected enemy aircraft. These were eventually overtaken by radar, but many are still preserved along the east and south coasts.

Tue 8th October 2019 Business Meeting

Members advised of discussion at previous council meeting

Fri 4th October 2019 - Sun 6th October 2019 District Conference in Skipton

President John and Carol A great time was had by the four couples from our club and the 200+ people who attended. Good food, good fellowship and good speakers all weekend.

Tue 1st October 2019 Speaker Tracy Hassan from Age Concern. Host John McLoughlin

Tracy came to tell us about the organisation's work in Sunderland area.
It is very active in a wide range of services to older people and there are several areas where there can be mutually beneficial exchange of information and ideas.

Tue 1st October 2019 Council Meeting

Council members met to plan future events.

Fri 27th September 2019 Dame Dorothy Street School Bench

The club has contributed towards the cost of a bench to be placed in the school grounds, which has now been installed.

Tue 24th September 2019 EVENING MEETING Speaker Tony Edwards Host Tony Wortman

Partners and friends were invited to this evening meeting.
Tony told us about his early career and life in TV and radio as a producer and director. He had many amusing tales to recount.

Tue 17th September 2019 Speaker George Lomas. Host John Hutchinson.

Rotarian George told us about some of his boyhood hobbies, including collecting cigarette packets, of which he had a very extensive range all neatly stored in three books which we enjoyed seeing.

Fri 13th September 2019 - Sun 15th September 2019 Lakes Weekend

Ready for the walk Sixteen members and friends went to the Lakes for our annual weekend. Gordon had organised our stay at the Damson Dene Hotel, along with the good weather and the walks. read more...

Tue 10th September 2019 Business Meeting

Members updated on previous council meeting discussions

Tue 3rd September 2019 Speaker David Mills. Host Peter Calvert

David is a member of the Sunderland Orchestra and came to tell us about all its activities, including concerts at its home venue and other premises around the area. It was formed in 1999 and is still going strong, despite a changing membership. read more...

Tue 3rd September 2019 Council Meeting

Council members met to plan future activities

Sat 31st August 2019 Rotary Garden Party

Guests ready for the meal The club held a Garden Party social event and to raise money for its Benevolent Fund. Tickets were £10.00 each. There was a substantial hot buffet and a selection of desserts.
A raffle was held and drinks were available. A surplus of £528 was made. read more...

Tue 27th August 2019 Speaker Rotarian Josey George. Host Dennis Heptinstall.

Despite problems with his power point and video, Josey was able to give us an update on the Rotary Jaipur Limb project, for which he is now the District representative. A very worthy cause which certainly deserves support.

Tue 20th August 2019 Speaker Rtn Randle Oliver. Host Brian Franklin

Randle gave a talk about his war experiences in his own inimitable style

Tue 13th August 2019 Business Meeting

Members advised of discussions at previous council meeting

Tue 6th August 2019 Speaker Lynne Symonds. Host Pat Emmerson

Lynne came again to update us on her Wulugu Project in northern Ghana, where she is now chief of 3 different tribes covering 3 million people. The project continues to provide schools and to work with women to educate them and bring them out of slavery.

Tue 30th July 2019 Quiz Host Peter Calvert

As our speaker had had a fall he was unable to join us. Instead, Peter entertained us with a very hard quiz.

Tue 23rd July 2019 Speaker Kath Rooney. Host Brian Franklin.

Having recently retired from her voluntary work with Sunderland Special Olympics, Kath came to tell us about the scope of the work with which she has been involved for many years.

Tue 16th July 2019 EVENING MEETING Speaker Michael Gough Host Elizabeth Wortman

Michael returned and gave us two of his presentations, both of which had been winners in different competitions.

Mon 15th July 2019 - Fri 19th July 2019 Dictionary Presentations

Dictionaries have been presented to all Year 6 leavers at St Benet's, Redby, Seaburn Dene and Dame Dorothy Street primary schools. read more...

Tue 9th July 2019 Club Assembly with AG Keith Peacock

President John submits his Assembly Plan to AG Keith Peacock The President presented the programme for the year on behalf of Committee Chairs.

Tue 2nd July 2019 Fellowship Meeting - Quiz by Tony

Tony provided us with one of his quizzes, to eveyone's amusement.

Tue 2nd July 2019 Council Meeting

Members of council met to plan the programme for the next 6 months.
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