Completed meetings and events 2019-2020
Tue 24th March 2020 NO CLUB MEETING: GROUP 5 SOCIAL CANCELLEDA Group 5 social get-together with DG Jacqui Molyneux has been organised as part of the Bishop Auckland Rotary Club meeting. Venue: Park Head Hotel, Bishop Auckland.
CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS
Sat 21st March 2020 Induction of our new Rotary Satellite Club and members POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNSAn informal reception to welcome members of our new satellite club - the Rotary Satellite E-Club of Barnard Castle (Teesdale) - into the world of Rotary. Venue: Stainton Village Hall.
Thu 19th March 2020 Public Lecture: POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNSEmeritus Professor Peter Atkins (Durham Univ) will explore why milk, bananas and McDonald's can can tell us a lot about society and about ourselves. He will ask whether you trust your food and try to untangle notions such as food miles. read more...
Tue 17th March 2020 - Tue 10th March 2020 Business MeetingMonthly business meeting
CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS
Tue 10th March 2020 Pat Chambers - CDDFT 2020 Campaign - Cancer Care Unit Host Barry ProctorCDDFT Fundraising Darlington Memorial Hospital read more...
Sat 7th March 2020 Annual Swimathon - Teesdale Leisure CentreFund Raising for Local Charities
Tue 3rd March 2020 Richard Witham -“The Ornithologist and the Geologist“ Host Roger StanyonThe connected lives of John James Audubon and Henry Thornton Maire Witham.
Wed 26th February 2020 District QuizTeams of 4 – either one or two per club. Peter Atkinson from Durham Elvet is the Quizmaster. There will be pie & peas served and £5 per head will be charged to cover the costs of the venue and food.
Venue: Darlington Rugby Club, DL1 5NR
Tue 25th February 2020 Barnard Castle School Interact annual charity quizTeams not to exceed 8 members.
Cost: £6 pp - to include food.
Tue 25th February 2020 Mock Interviews - Teesdale School.
Sun 23rd February 2020 Bag Pack at Tesco, Bishop AucklandA new venue for this Fundraiser, with the Brownies and Interact.
Sat 22nd February 2020 Boldron Fun night to celebrate World Rotary DayA 60's inspired fun night at Boldron Village hall with bring and share food. Games, music and fun to celebrate the world of Rotary.
Tue 18th February 2020 Business MeetingMonthly Business meeting
Wed 12th February 2020 Teesdale School Interact QuizTeesdale School Interact Club's annual quiz.
Raffle and food.
£5 per ticket.
Tue 11th February 2020 Stephen Brenkley-The Life and Times of Barnard Castle Cricket Club. Host Keith Miles
Thu 6th February 2020 Pianos in support of the End Polio Now campaignTo be held in the Vibrancy area at Teesdale School. 22 students with ability ranging from grade 1 to 7. Tickets £4 on the door. Refreshments available plus a raffle.
Tue 4th February 2020 Gary Blenkinsopp- Technical Manager Flymo - Robotics, Host Phil Johnson.
Sat 1st February 2020 Interact Debating CompetitionTeesdale School are hosting this year's Interact Debating Competition - with teams of sixth-formers from Barnard Castle, Darlington and Ingleby Barwick taking part. An opportunity to hear young people discussing real world issues.
Tue 28th January 2020 "A Journey of How not to Act!"Susan Coffer, Centre Manager at The Witham, will open the meeting with a few words about what is happening at the arts centre.
Our main speaker, budding actress Phoebe Lorenz, will talk on the trials and tribulations of breaking into the world of acting.
Tue 21st January 2020 Business MeetingMonthly Business meeting
Wed 15th January 2020 Council MeetingMonthly meeting of Club Council Mmbers
Tue 14th January 2020 Trish Pemberton - Darlington & Stockton Railway, Host David Yeadon.
Tue 7th January 2020 Tees Valley Youth Orchestra - Evie Brenkley, Host Ian Hodgsonhttps://www.facebook.com/teesvalleyyouthorchestra/#
Tue 31st December 2019 No meetingNew Year's Eve - No Meeting
Tue 24th December 2019 No Meeting.
Tue 17th December 2019 Special General Meeting followed by Business MeetingMonthly business meeting
Thu 12th December 2019 Christmas PartyChristmas Party - Startforth School.
Wed 11th December 2019 District Quiz: Group 5 POSTPONEDThis event has been postponed until the new year.
Further details to follow.
Tue 10th December 2019 Club Council meetingMonthly Council
Tue 3rd December 2019 .Special festive quiz - Colin & Hilary.
Tue 26th November 2019 Group 5 social get-togetherAn opportunity to meet with District Governor Jacqui Molyneux whilst enjoying the company of Group 5 Rotarians.
This event will take place at Woodham Golf Club and will be incorporated into a Newton Aycliffe Rotary evening meeting.
Tue 19th November 2019 Business meetingClub business meeting
Sun 17th November 2019 Rotary Young Musician Competition - Club HeatBarnard Castle School 6th Form Centre
Wed 13th November 2019 Council MeetingMonthly meeting of Club Council members
Tue 12th November 2019 A joint talk on their work with Chernobyl - Alan & Vera WadeIt will be both heart wrenching and inspiring to learn about the work their district is doing for the "Chernobyl Children" who live in a radioactive wasteland in Belarus.
Thu 7th November 2019 The World’s Oldest Shipwreck - Professor Jon AdamsTHIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES
Wed 6th November 2019 Mock Interviews at Barnard Castle School.
Tue 5th November 2019 St Cuthbert’s Way a step to far? - Peter HardingBarnard Castle Rotarian Peter Harding undertook a sponsored walk of St Cuthbert's Way - a 62 mile long-distance trail between Melrose in the Scottish Borders and Lindisfarne off the coast of Northumberland – to raise funds for the YMCA homeless project. read more...
Tue 5th November 2019 Mock Interviews at Barnard. Castle School.
Tue 29th October 2019 Speaker - Members NightContributions from our members.
Thu 24th October 2019 Pianos for Polio at Teesdale School on World Polio DayTHIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO ILLNESS.
NEW DATE TO BE SET IN DUE COURSE.
Wed 23rd October 2019 Purple for Polio crocus corms on sale at Barnard Castle marketBuy crocus corms and bowls at the Wednesday market. All proceeds to go to End Polio Now.
Tue 22nd October 2019 Darlington & District SamaritansDarlington and District Samaritans is a charity dedicated to reducing feelings of isolation and disconnection that can lead to suicide.
Every six seconds we respond to a call for help. Every year, we answer more than 5 million calls for help. read more...
Tue 15th October 2019 Business MeetingMonthly business meeting
Wed 9th October 2019 Council MeetingMonthly meeting of Club Council members
Tue 8th October 2019 Ian Blake - Toilet Twinning Host Keith MilesFurther details see - www.toilettwinning.org. read more...
Tue 1st October 2019 RYLA Presentation by this year’s Student Mark Nicholson - Host Hilary DunnighanParents & Friends invited
Sun 29th September 2019 Rotary Peace Project for Young PeopleA project to help youngsters who are having difficulty making choices when faced with daily problems which may manifest itself in violent behaviours within themselves, their families and their communities. Delivery in conjunction with Teesdale YMCA.
Sat 28th September 2019 Bag Packing - Morrisons Barnard. Castle.
Sat 28th September 2019 Rotary Peace Project for Young PeopleA project to help youngsters who are having difficulty making choices when faced with daily problems which may manifest itself in violent behaviours within themselves, their families and their communities.
Delivery in conjunction with Teesdale YMCA.
Tue 24th September 2019 Business meeting
Wed 18th September 2019 Council MeetingMonthly meeting of Club Council members
Tue 17th September 2019 Dragon's Den: an inside perspective (Host: Colin Dunnighan)Peter Smith will tell how he sought a £100,000 investment for a 15% share in his vegan-friendly company Besos Food and Drinks. A fascinating behind the scenes insight into the Dragon's Den tv programme and the world of business.
Mon 16th September 2019 Visit to Spennymoor RotarySpeaker is Gordon Bacon OBE. He worked for Durham police.Also investigated corruption in Hong Kong,fo a children's charity in former Yugoslavia, on the Srebrenica massacre and in Sri Lanka after the Tsunami.
Tue 10th September 2019 Heather Brown - Presentation International Guide Camp, Host Ian Hodgson.
Tue 3rd September 2019 The Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of JerusalemKen Threlfall will give a presentation dealing with the origins of the Order and it's work over the centuries.
Host: Hilary Dunnighan
Tue 27th August 2019 No meeting after the Bank Holiday
Tue 20th August 2019 Business Meeting
Thu 15th August 2019 Council meetingMonthly meeting of club Council members.
Tue 13th August 2019 Dr Grenville Holland - Apollo 11 missionTo commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing on July 20 1969 Dr Grenville Holland (Durham University Geology) has agreed to talk to us about the Apollo 11 mission, the moon, and his part in analysing the moon rock sent to Durham.
Tue 6th August 2019 The Jaipur Limb Project - Speaker Rtn. Josey George.To improve the life of people in countries where there is a need by facilitating the provision of appropriate prosthetic limbs and mobility aids, thus allowing them to lead a normal and independent life
Tue 30th July 2019 Poverty, deprivation and homelessness in TeesdaleRachel Dyne, Operations Director at Teesdale YMCA, will outline the projects her organisation are undertaking in an attempt to help alleviate problems being experienced by the disadvantaged.
Host: Colin Dunnighan
Tue 23rd July 2019 Speaker: Sue CampbellSue, co-owner of Media Messages, a journalist and journalism trainer will give a presentation on working with a variety of media outlets - including social media. We will be joined by Spennymoor Rotarians. Host: Colin Dunnighan.
Tue 16th July 2019 Burmese Days Speaker - Ross LawA brief look at the people and modern history of Burma / Myanmar.
Tue 9th July 2019 Business meeting
Wed 3rd July 2019 Council MeetingMonthly meeting of club Council members
Tue 2nd July 2019 Phil Johnson - "Toy Trains" Host David Yeadon