Completed meetings and events 2017-2018

Tue 26th June 2018 Valedictory address and Presidents handover


Tue 19th June 2018 No meeting


Tue 12th June 2018 AGM and Club Assembly


Wed 30th May 2018 Council meeting


Tue 29th May 2018 No meeting


Tue 22nd May 2018 - Fri 22nd June 1923 Great North Children's Hospital

Helga Charters, a Matron at the Hospital, will explain her role.

Tue 15th May 2018 Business Meeting

Club affairs

Fri 11th May 2018 Wine tasting

Provisionally, at the Golf Club.

Thu 10th May 2018 The Ralph Bowey Trophy

The Club Spring Golf Competition

Tue 8th May 2018 No meeting


Mon 7th May 2018 Council Meeting


Tue 24th April 2018 Morpeth's Floral Clock

Barbara Ross of Friends of Morpeth Floral Clock explains it's history and the work that is being done to restore it to its original glory.

Tue 17th April 2018 Business Meeting

Club affairs

Tue 10th April 2018 Rotary Foundation

Jacqui Molyneux from District will bring us up to date.

Mon 9th April 2018 Council Meeting


Tue 3rd April 2018 No meeting


Tue 27th March 2018 Contact the Elderly

Valerie Walker explains the work of this charity.

Tue 20th March 2018 Ken Irvine on Dry Docks.

Ken is well known locally for his support of Henry Dancer Days and as organist at St George's, but he shares his professional experiences as consulting engineer on the construction of pioneering Dry Docks in Greece and Korea.

Tue 13th March 2018 Business Meeting

Club affairs

Tue 6th March 2018 Changing Lives

Jill Watkin reminds us of the work of this charity. Remember when Rhona slept out in the town centre?

Mon 5th March 2018 Council Meeting


Tue 27th February 2018 A short history of the Freemen of Newcastle

Ray Nelson will illuminate us.

Tue 20th February 2018 The Strathclyde-Malawi Partnership

How the power of Strathclyde University was mobilised to raise significant sums for projects in Malawi. Rtn Andrew Hamnett explains how it was done.

Fri 16th February 2018 Club 80th Anniversary and Presidents Night

At the Holiday Inn, Seaton Burn.

Tue 13th February 2018 Business Meeting

Club affairs

Tue 6th February 2018 How well do you know Morpeth?

Kevin Dunlop sets out to demonstrate it's not as well as you think.

Mon 5th February 2018 Council Meeting


Tue 30th January 2018 What does an Honorary Consul do, exactly?

Jo Chexal was Honorary German Consul in the North East for 18 years.

Tue 23rd January 2018 Burns Night


Tue 16th January 2018 3 Way Quiz

The annual contest, this year between Rotary, Inner Wheel and the Lions.

Tue 9th January 2018 Business meeting


Mon 8th January 2018 Council Meeting


Tue 2nd January 2018 No meeting


Tue 26th December 2017 No meeting


Tue 19th December 2017 Business meeting and District Quiz

Club affairs plus match against Wansbeck Rotary

Tue 12th December 2017 Christmas Message

Traditional Club festivities

Mon 11th December 2017 - Wed 13th December 2017 Collection at Morrison's

Our general charity Christmas collection.
Volunteer times to follow.

Sat 9th December 2017 Christmas Band Concert

Ellington Band begins Christmas at the Methodist Church.

Tue 5th December 2017 'Colouring the mind' Raaga and Indian Music.

Nadeem Shah, pharmacist at the Health Hut in Kirkhill, explains this melodic concept which is central to much Classical Indian music.

Mon 4th December 2017 Council meeting

At Golf Club

Tue 28th November 2017 Mercy Ships

The Worlds largest floating charitable hospital. Staffed almost entirely by volunteers. Dr Quinby explains their work.

Tue 21st November 2017 Prison Independent Monitoring Board

Andrew Shepherd of the Board for HMP Northumberland at Acklington explains their valuable work and how volunteers can contribute.

Tue 14th November 2017 Business meeting

Club affairs

Thu 9th November 2017 Indoor Bowls Evening

7:00 for 7:30 at Whalton Village Hall. Please provide savouries/sweets and BYO drinks.

Tue 7th November 2017 Their plants in your garden

Plant scientist David Butler explains the role of plant hunters from the 17th Century to the present day, illustrating with some of their exotic and not so exotic captives.

Mon 6th November 2017 Council meeting

At Golf Club

Tue 31st October 2017 A short evening with Colin Briggs

Colin, from The BBC's local breakfast TV show, will speak and answer questions.

Fri 13th October 2017 Curry night.

Kindly hosted by Ann Thompson, in support of Childrens Vision International - our Bogota Charity.

Tue 10th October 2017 Business meeting and Pudding competition.

Club affairs. Judging of puddings prepared by members.

Tue 3rd October 2017 Council meeting

Following Club meeting, at Golf Club.

Tue 3rd October 2017 How involved are you in your continuing healthcare?

Dr Norman Rickard explains his PhD thesis.
Have a vision, learn, stay hopeful and be prepared to take risks.

Mon 2nd October 2017 Moulan Charity Dinner

7:00pm for 7:30pm. Chinese Buffet organised by the Lions in aid of The North East Visually Impaired Tennis Club. £20. Further details from Martyn Jenkins.

Tue 26th September 2017 Morpeth Railway Station through the ages

Chris Hudson will explain the changes to this key transport link for the town.

Tue 19th September 2017 Photographic Competition judging

Entries have now closed.

Thu 14th September 2017 Presidents Tankard

Club Autumn Golf Competition

Tue 12th September 2017 District Governor's visit and business meeting.

Business meeting

Tue 5th September 2017 Discovery of crashed Handley-Page Hampden

President Peter Scott told the story of the discovery in 1976 and restoration of Hampden bomber AE436, lost in Sweden in transit during 1942 from Sumburgh to Russia.

Mon 4th September 2017 Council meeting

At Golf Club

Tue 29th August 2017 No meeting


Thu 24th August 2017 Visit to Northumbria Basketry Group

At Whitton, near Rothbury. May include side trip to WW1 training trenches.

Tue 15th August 2017 Business meeting

Club affairs

Tue 8th August 2017 A story, an hymn, and a prayer.

Michael Duffy will share incidents that have enlivened school assemblies over the years.

Mon 7th August 2017 Council meeting

At Golf Club

Sun 6th August 2017 Garden Party at Kevin and Jan Dunlop's Home.

Whatever the weather, children are welcome if accompanied by well behaved parents or grandparents.
Tea and coffee in the morning and afternoon, lunch between 13:00 & 15:00. Wine and soft drinks too.
All proceeds towards Rotary finally conquering Polio.

Tue 18th July 2017 Business meeting

Club affairs

Mon 17th July 2017 Joint meal with Lions

7 for 7:30 at Manzils

Tue 11th July 2017 No meeting


Tue 4th July 2017 Northumbria Basketry celebrating 10 years

Alan Winlow of Northumbria Basketry Group has contributed to a book and touring exhibition in the North East.

Mon 3rd July 2017 Council at Golf Club