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Based in North East England, to the west of the beautiful historical city of Newcastle upon Tyne and on the edge of the county of Northumberland, we have been involved in supporting our local community since we were founded in 1948. Our meetings regularly involve elements of rotary business (keeping the club working), a presentation by an invited guest (on a range of subjects) and then a meal with fellow Rotarians.
Rotary International is the world's first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self.
Our club's members (known as Rotarians), both male and female, come from a range of professions and from both the public and private sector including police officers, architects, environmental health officers, shop owners, ventilation engineers and accountants. Some are retired and some are working. We are a good mix.
All our members are involved in the functioning of the club. One Rotarian leads each area of our work and you can learn more about what we do from the links on the left hand side. If you would like to learn more about how you can become involved with you local community as part of Rotary, please contact us.
Rotary is all about working in and with the community.
We raise funds throughout the year and this is donated to charities for a variety of activities or used for other charitable purposes like providing 300 dictionaries to local schools. Our Rotary Club does not use the money it collects to run the club because all of the money is used for charitable support.
International work: Ending Polio!
Since 1985, Rotary club members have helped immunize over two billion children against polio. Visit www.rotary.org/endpolio to learn more about ending a world disease. Even in Newcastle you can help us eradicate a world wide disease. We are in the process of setting up, with Envirophones, a scheme for you to sell your old mobile telephones (we all have them!) so at the same time as you are earning so are we. Together we are working to kill off an entire world wide disease!
Be part of a global network of volunteers, trying to make the world a better place. Please also see the 'links & news' page for information from the local district and live feeds from Rotary International and Rotary International in GB&I.