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GUEST SPEAKERS 2017-18


A SELECTION OF SOME OF THE FASCINATING SPEAKERS THAT WE HAVE HAD AT OUR CLUB MEETINGS FROM 2017-18

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Ye Olde Rotary Club of Houghton-Le-Spring St.George's Night


Chilton Hotel, 7.30pm. with Houghton Brass Band and entertainment with traditional jesters. £22.50

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CHARITY NEWS THE LATEST FROM THE WHEELCHAIR FOUNDATION


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About us

2017 OXROAST

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.

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Meetings and events happening soon

Cliff presents Houghton in the 1960s

Wednesday 25th April 19.30

Cliff presents Houghton in the 1960s


Duty: Bob, Graham Raffle: Alan

Len

Wednesday 2nd May 19.30

Len


Duty: John, Derek Raffle: Michael.

Bob

Wednesday 9th May 19.30

Bob


Duty: Graham, Ray Raffle: Iain

Mel

Wednesday 16th May 19.30

Mel


Duty: Len, Mel Raffle: Bob

President's Night Dinner Dance Sat.May 19th.

Saturday 19th May 19.30

President's Night Dinner Dance Sat.May 19th.


Ramside Hotel 7pm for 7.30pm with The Paul Skerrit Band. £35 tickets from Secretary Ashley (01915280747 aburland@aol.com) and President Iain (01325778446 iain@clannet.co.uk)

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Wednesday 23rd May 19.30

AGM


Duty: Derek Raffle: Syd

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Rotary News

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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, We meet on Wednesdays at 1930
Chilton Country Pub, Black Boy Rd, Chilton Moor, Houghton-le-Spring, DH4 6LX  0191 385 2694

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