Completed meetings and events 2016-2017

Tue 27th June 2017 Valedictory Address/Handover

A New President

Sun 25th June 2017 Open House at Incoming Presidents Home

Peter and Vivien Scott welcome members and their families

Tue 20th June 2017 No meeting


Tue 13th June 2017 AGM/Club Assembly


Thu 8th June 2017 Visit to Royal Northumberland Yacht Club, Blyth.

A guided tour of the Clubhouse, historic Lightship LV50.

Tue 6th June 2017 Table sports evening

Club sports, sitting down.

Mon 5th June 2017 Council at Golf Club

Tue 30th May 2017 No meeting

Follows Bank Holiday

Tue 23rd May 2017 Run Geordie Run

Ultra runner Mark Allison has already run across America and Australia. His next challenge is literally The World!

Tue 16th May 2017 Business meeting

Club affairs

Tue 9th May 2017 The role of Radiography in cancer clinical trials.

Radiographer Clare Moody will explain.

Mon 8th May 2017 Council at Golf Club

NB. Later start time.

Tue 2nd May 2017 No meeting

Follows Bank Holiday

Tue 25th April 2017 Reminiscences of a Clerk to the Justices

Cliff Pettit spills the beans.

Tue 18th April 2017 No meeting

Follows Bank Holiday

Tue 11th April 2017 Business meeting

Club affairs

Tue 4th April 2017 18 years in Morpeth

Former Rotarian, Ron Forster, retires this year. He'll reflect on his time in the Town.

Mon 3rd April 2017 International Committee Fund Raising Meal

Gather from 18:30 for 19:00 meal.
In support of Practical Compassion for Destitute Children, the local charity helping children in the Holy Land.

Tue 28th March 2017 Every second counts when you are having a stroke.

Donna Scott from the Stroke Association will talk about the work of the UK's largest stroke charity. We are working together on "Know your blood pressure" on the 22nd of April in Sanderson Arcade.

Tue 21st March 2017 So, what do you do as a Chartered Surveyor?

Personal recollections of a career in and around Morpeth. Simon Beeby of Strutt and Parker.

Tue 14th March 2017 Business meeting

Club affairs

Tue 7th March 2017 In the Wake of Shackleton

Vic Brown was a crew member of this extraordinary re-enactment in 1994. The Southern Ocean in a 24ft open boat!

Mon 6th March 2017 Council at Golf Club

Tue 28th February 2017 Jens' monologues

Jen Oliver

Fri 24th February 2017 Presidents Night

Join in celebrating Paul's Year.

Tue 21st February 2017 The Aln Valley Railway

Roger Jermy will tell us about this heritage line at Alnwick.

Tue 14th February 2017 Business meeting

Club affairs

Tue 7th February 2017 Henry Dancer Days

Jane Nattrass, Henry's Mum, will tell us about this charities support of children with bone cancer.

Mon 6th February 2017 Council at Golf Club

Tue 31st January 2017 International business life in 2016 CANCELLED

Arif Shahab will explain what globalisation really means.

Tue 24th January 2017 Business meeting

Club affairs

Tue 17th January 2017 Annual Quiz Challenge

Inner Wheel, Soroptimists, Lions and Rotary compete for bragging rights, and the Trophy Plate.

Tue 10th January 2017 The Clearest Thinker of All.

Capt. Stephen Healy of the Collingwood Society will explain why Harold Godfrey Lowe, 5th officer on the Titanic, qualifies for this epithet.

Mon 9th January 2017 Council at Golf Club


Tue 3rd January 2017 No meeting


Tue 27th December 2016 No meeting


Tue 20th December 2016 Business meeting


Tue 13th December 2016 Christmas Message


Tue 6th December 2016 Hydrostatic Testing to High Pressure Water Jetting

Mike Donaldson started a business in the Hydrostatic Testing of pipes. This is his story of how it changed into one of High Pressure (really high) Water Jetting. And extinguishing the fires after the first Gulf war on the way.

Mon 5th December 2016 Council meeting


Sat 3rd December 2016 Christmas Concert with Ellington Band

Your Christmas celebrations start here.

Tue 29th November 2016 A turbulent century of Spanish history.

Jared Johnson will reveal which century will be dissected.

Tue 22nd November 2016 A North Eastern phenomenon

The story of the rise and rise of Greg's Bakery. Mrs Gai Penn.

Tue 15th November 2016 Business meeting and Special General Meeting


Tue 8th November 2016 District Quiz

NB. Cold buffet

Mon 7th November 2016 Council meeting


Tue 1st November 2016 Energy supply: past, present and future.

Professor Mark Thomas of the Chemical Engineering Department at Newcastle University has been a Principal Editor of Fuel since 1991. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Tue 25th October 2016 Children's Vision International - Bogotoa

Richard Sanderson will tell us how the street children's sanctuary in Bogotoa is developing.

Tue 18th October 2016 My life as an artist

Karen Willis, local artist, will talk about her work

Tue 11th October 2016 Business meeting including photographic competition.


Tue 4th October 2016 Dr Lisa Woolhouse


Mon 3rd October 2016 Council meeting


Tue 27th September 2016 Visit from the District Governor, and a Search for Emily.

Peter Chandler will outline the objectives for his year of office in District 1030.
Secondly, local e-author, Andrew Griffin, will talk about research on Emily Davidson for his Kindle book, In Search of Emily.

Tue 20th September 2016 Business meeting including Club Pudding Competition

Tip: puddings with alcohol generally win.

Tue 13th September 2016 Lawrence of Arabia - revisited

Michael Duffy will illuminate.

Tue 6th September 2016 Hunter Memorial Homes Trust

Simon Foley will share with us his involvement in this trust.

Mon 5th September 2016 Council meeting


Tue 30th August 2016 No meeting


Tue 23rd August 2016 Mediterranean Connections

Anton Caruana Galizia, historian at Newcastle University, specialises in the history of Sicily and Malta.

Tue 16th August 2016 The North York Moors Railway

Jonathan Bradley, of Morpeth, is a fireman/driver on this heritage line. Get the inside track!

Tue 9th August 2016 Business meeting


Tue 2nd August 2016 - Wed 3rd August 2016 A Morpeth Institution - the story of Smailes


Mon 1st August 2016 Council meeting


Wed 27th July 2016 Visit to Trinity House


Tue 26th July 2016 No meeting.

Visit a local club if you wish.

Fri 22nd July 2016 Walk from the Penshaw Monument

To share cars, meet at 10:00 at the Rugby Club.
A Wearside ramble.

Tue 19th July 2016 Job talk by Paul Crook

How doctors lives have changed over 40 years, and how rheumatology has developed in that time.

Tue 12th July 2016 Business meeting

The Club's affairs

Tue 5th July 2016 Handover and Barnabas

President Paul Crook takes over.
Also Haley Brown, The new manager of Barnabas, on how it is changing to meet the latest needs of the young homeless.

Mon 4th July 2016 Council meeting

Paul Crook's inaugural club management meeting. At the Golf Club.

Mon 4th July 2016 Council meeting