Fun and games at the annual summer bbq at "Chez Robsons"
FUN AND GAMES AT THE ROBSONS
Sunday 9th August 2015 saw 60+ Rotarians and guests descend on Bill and Jill Robson’s back garden for the Club’s Summer Barbecue, organised by the Club’s Communities Committee.
A splendid afternoon of food, drink and general merriment then ensued, with the Great British Weather allowing a full session of play and no injuries reported other than perhaps a few hangovers from Tony and Pat Sanderson’s splendid summer punch. David Aimer and Bill excelled with the BBQ tongs, whilst John Yeomans and Nigel Bell, with a range of teasing challenges, tested the sporting talent of those wanting a temporary diversion from eating. The snail racing was abandoned after the performance of one runner prompted accusations of doping.
All the meats were supplied by George Bolam’s of Sedgefield, who generously supported the event, with further assistance from Bishop Auckland College (car parking facilities), Aileen Little (catering equipment) and the 2nd Bishop Auckland Scouts (tables and chairs). The Club extends their thanks to all of them and to the small army of girls who between them produced a mouth-watering array of desserts, each of which was rapidly devoured. Any foraging wasps never stood a chance.
Although this was intended as an informal social gathering rather than an out and out fundraising event, it is pleasing to report that around £300 was raised for charity.
Finally, many thanks must go to Keith Black for organising ticket sales so effectively and to everyone, including of course the guests, who helped to make this another successful event for the Club
A Big "Thank You!" to Rob Yorke
A certificate was presented to Rob Yorke of Teescraft Engineering Ltd for his help in producing a replacement club plaquedetails
G5 Visit 2017
Members and friends enjoyed a visit to the G5 Locomotive works in Shildon, Durhamdetails
2017 Purple 4 Polio - End Polio Now
Planting of Crocus Bulbs by Rotary Club of Bishop Auckland teaming up with the pupils of the St Andrews Primary School, members of Bishop Auckland & Coundon in Bloom, Cultivate4life and the Clean and Green Team of DCCdetails
Presentation of £750 cheque to Butterwick Hospice
At the weekly meeting of Bishop Auckland Rotary Club at "The Park Head Hotel" president Nigel Bell presented Butterwick Hospice fundraiser Dionne Kingsley with a cheque for £750details
Bishop Auckland Rotary Club donate £7000 to Scanner Appeal from Golf Day June 2nd 2017
Golf day raises a massive £7000 for Bishop Auckland and Darlington MRI Scanner Appealdetails
Paul Harris Rotary Fellowship Award July 4th 2017
President Nigel Bell awards a Paul Harris Fellowships to Rotarians David Appleton, David Beattie, Kishor Velangi and Keith Patton for outstanding service to Rotary over a combined 137 years. Congratulations to all four gentlemendetails
President's Night May 18th 2017
President Nigel Bell welcomed over 60 guests to Headlam Halldetails
Presidential Handover July 4th 2017
2016-17 President Nigel Bell hands over the chain of office to incoming President Keith Blackdetails
Christmas tree recyclng 2017
Rotary Club of Bishop Auckland Recycling scheme in conjunction with Butterwick Hospicedetails
CHRISTMAS MESSAGE 2016 by Right Reverend Paul Butler
We are delighted to welcome the Bishop of Durham, the Right Reverend Paul Butler, to give this year's message at our annual Christmas event held at Bishop Auckland Golf Clubdetails
Carol Service, Escomb Parish Church, Dec 18th
Full house at the Carol Service at Escomb Saxon Church on 18th December 2016details
Comedy and Curry Night 2016
Comedy and Curry night at Spice Lounge Bishop Auckland raising funds for local communitiesdetails
PHF award to Jonathan Ruffer
Informal award ceremony during which the Paul Harris award was presented to philanthropist Jonathan Rufferdetails
Turning a field into woodland
Children at St Andrew's Primary School, Bishop Auckland, planted shrubs and trees with help from parents and members of Bishop Auckland Rotary Clubdetails
Bishop Auckland Rotary Club Carpark
Rotary Club of Bishop Auckland Car Park in Bishop Aucklanddetails
Presidents Inauguration 2016
On 5th July 2016 our Presidential Handover was attended by the new District 1030 Governor Peter Chandlerdetails
2016 Rotarians and Guests Summer Barbecue at Bill Robsons'
The Rotary club of Bishop Auckland presents a barbecue for its members and guestsdetails
ROTARY RIDE 2016 - SUMMER CYCLE EVENT!!!
The Club"™s inaugural Rotary Ride event was held on June 12th. Thankfully we were blessed with reasonable weather, the Rugby Club proved to be the perfect venue for hosting the event and we had a great turnout of around 50 riders for the main ridedetails
Bishop Auckland Food Festival 2016
Over 30,000 people attended the festival; this year bringing in over Â£700,000 extra revenue to the area. We display our new gazebodetails
Cheque Presentation to MRI Scanner Appeal and Alzheimer Research UK
Presentations to the James Cook University Hospital Cardiac MRI Scanner Appeal Organiser and to Alzheimer's Research UKdetails
Soundwaves concert a success for End Polio Now Appeal
Success of the soundwaves concert raising a further £833.50 for "End Polio Now"details
Support for the Butterwick Hospice
The Rotarians of Bishop Auckland teamed up with the Butterwick Hospice to collect Christmas trees from the local area for recyclingdetails
Christmas Collection For Great North Air Ambulance
This was a 3 day collection around a christmas tree with christmas songs amassing an incredible Â£1893.90details
Rotarians at play!
A selection of photographs of the various activities throughout the yearsdetails
Memory Walk 2015
Report on the outcome of our first sponsored walk in conjunction with Alzheimers Societydetails
Presidents Inauguration 2015
On 7th July 2015 our Presidential Handover was attended by the new District 1030 Governor Terry Longdetails
World Scouting Jamboree in Japan 2015
James Ingham delivering a talk on his time at the world scouting Jamboree in Japandetails