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Committees and Business meeting


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District Conference The Majestic Hotel Harrogate


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Club Handover


Outgoing President Peter Bramwell hands over President's insignia to incoming president Tom Sharples.

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Sedgefield Day


Sale of Art work

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Peter's party


in Peter's style...

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Spk: Rt. Rev Malcolm Jones – PCDC – Serving children in crisis in the Holy Land


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About us

Elvet is part of the City of Durham and is one of the oldest settlements in the Durham City locality.  It is first mentioned in the Anglo Saxon Chronicles in 762 AD as Aelfet ee (trans: Elvet or Swan Island).  The 'island' is believed to be the site of what became the City of Durham on the hill in the large 'swan neck' loop in the River Wear.

It was within this 'swan neck' meander, in 995 AD, that St Aldhun settled with his monks and the relics of the Christian Saint Cuthbert.  The construction of the famous cathedral that dominates and characterises the city was begun in 1092 AD.

The original Elvet Bridge on this site was built by Bishop Hugh Pudsey in about 1160 AD.  It was added to in 1228 and later by Bishop Fox in 1495.  There were  originally 14 arches, of which only 10 now remain, two of which are overbuilt.  In 1771 the bridge was severely damaged by floods.  In 1804-5 the width of the bridge was doubled.  The bridge is now closed to vehicular traffic.

In 1986 the Cathedral and Castle, high on this famous river site, was designated a World Heritage Site.

 


Foundation - Thought of The Week

Polio.
I was a Rotarian for many years and never contributed to The Rotary Foundation, because nobody ever asked me. Then one year, our club president made a plea for support for PolioPlus. Since my generation was hit hard by polio, I made a commitment to contribute every month. By the end of the year, it had become a habit to contribute each month, just like paying rent. That habit continues today, many years later, and each year I become more aware of how much good the Foundation does.
Rotarian Dave Berry

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Meetings and events happening soon

Monday 14th January 10.00 - 17.00 Sunday 20th January

International Assembly


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Thursday 24th January 19.00

Speaker Jo Dunnett “ Let’s eat together”


Families are being encouraged to cook together and eat healthier options as part of an initiative in the PhD research of Jo Dunnett at Teesside University to promote the benefits of family meal times.

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Sunday 3rd February 10.00

District Officers Training


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Thursday 7th February 19.00

Committees an Business meeting


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Saturday 16th February 11.00 - 15.00 Sunday 17th February

Leadership Assembly - Warwick


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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

The Hallgarth Manor Hotel, High Pittington, Durham We meet on Thursdays at 7pm for 7.15pm
The Hallgarth Manor Hotel, High Pittington, Durham DH6 1AB  0191 372 1188

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