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 IAIN (2017-18)
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.
Meetings and events happening soon
Wednesday 24th January 19.30
TO BE ANNOUNCED
Duty: Graham, Geoff P. Raffle: Colin
Wednesday 31st January 19.30
Guest Night - Keith Bell talks about Crook Hall
Wednesday 7th February 19.30
Duty: Derek, Colin Raffle: John
Wednesday 14th February 19.30
Bill Curry Games - Ron
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Rotary supporting young people
Rotary on the brink of polio history
Meetings & Venue
Where and when:
Chilton Country Pub, Black Boy Rd, Chilton Moor, Houghton-le-Spring, DH4 6LX 0191 385 2694