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GUEST SPEAKERS 2018-19
A SELECTION OF SOME OF THE FASCINATING SPEAKERS THAT WE HAVE HAD AT OUR CLUB MEETINGS FROM 2018-19details
While the District Governor, Stewart Atkin, was visiting our club we took the opportunity to present the Service Certificates that many of our members were due. A Rotarian gets his first certificate after 25 years and it can be up-graded every 5 years. First time receivers were Alan Dickinson, Graham McGrath and Tony Rundle,
Iain Anderson had been a member for 30 years, Mel Cardy for 40 years and Bob Hodgson and Ron Young for 45 years. Finally the highest award went to Geoff Oliver for a magnificent 50 year membership.
Photo L-R Tony, Iain, Bob, District
Governor Stewart Atkin, Geoff, Ron, Mel, Graham and Alan.
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:-
"Courage isn't having the strength to carry on - it is going on when you don't have strength", Napolean Bonaparte
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."
Meetings and events happening soon
Wednesday 26th June 19.30
Duty: John Raffle: Alan
Wednesday 3rd July 19.30
Duty: Bob, ………. Raffle: Cliff
Wednesday 10th July 19.30
Duty: Colin, Ashley Raffle: Michael
Wednesday 17th July 19.30
Duty: Syd, Mel, Raffle: Syd
Wednesday 24th July 19.30
Duty: Michael, Alan Raffle: Colin
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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