Rotary Houghton-le-Spring - welcome! Please scroll/swipe down through this page to find out more about us, in addition to the pages linked in the menu, top-left.
In the reign of Queen Elizabeth 1 Bernard Gilpin became Rector of Houghton-le-Spring. He donated an ox to be roasted at Houghton Feast to help feed the poor of the Parish. It is appropriate that our Rotary Club decided to recreate this event to fundraise for a variety of charities . Our first oxroast was in 1967 and this year we celebrate our 50th.Anniversary. It has become such a popular local tradition that customers queue for hours for the Mayor to cut the first slice and present it to the person at the front of the queue.
WORKING TOGETHER TO DEFEAT POLIO
In November 2017 Stewart Atkin, District Governor Elect, surprised us with the presentation of a Cerificate on behalf of Kalyan Banerjee, Chairman of the Rotary Foindation Trustees and John F.Germ, President of Rotary International. It was presented to the Club in appreciation of our financial support for the "End Polio Now: Make History Today Campaign." We are one of the few clubs to receive this honour described on the certificate as "fulfilling our promise to the children of the world to eradicate polio."
PRESIDENT GRAHAM (2018-19)
Welcome to the Rotary Club of Houghton-le-Spring. Please have a browse through our website and contact us if you feel you would like to become part of our happy group.
PRESIDENT'S THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK:-
"From what we get we can make a living. From what we give we can make a life"
Meetings and events happening soon
Wednesday 25th July 19.30
Duty: Ray, Ashley Raffle: Ray
Wednesday 1st August 19.30
Tony's Job Slot
Duty: Ron, Raffle: Iain
Wednesday 8th August 18.00
Wednesday 8th August 19.30
Duty: Godfrey, Mel Raffle: TBA
Wednesday 15th August 19.30
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Family Rotary club use skills to kick-start local charities
Rotary members unite to tackle world hunger
Meetings & Venue
Where and when:
Chilton Country Pub, Black Boy Rd, Chilton Moor, Houghton-le-Spring, DH4 6LX 0191 385 2694