Completed meetings and events 2019-2020

Tue 30th June 2020 Valedictory address and Handover

New President Colin Dyson takes over for 2020/21.
Northumberlandia.  The winning entry from President Martyn,

Tue 23rd June 2020 Online Meeting. Results of Photographic Competition

Also winner in "Secret Northumberland" category
Debbie Snowdon

Tue 16th June 2020 Online AGM/Club assembly

The meeting was enlivened by a performance from Debbie Snowdon, the student Harpist to whom the club granted a small bursary some years ago.

Tue 9th June 2020 Online Rotary Meeting. Desert Island Discs.

Mark Thomas, Colin Dyson, Mary Kendall and Michael Duffy chose 8 pieces, with the most popular being O Mio Babbino Caro.
Two Beethoven Symphonies, Elgar, Cwm Rhondda, When I fall in Love, Take me back to the Black Hills and G&S The Sun whose Rays.. too.

Mon 8th June 2020 Photographic Competition entry deadline

Categories are:
1. Secret Northumberland
2. Inter Silvas et Flumina Habitans
3. Months of the Year. (please note which)

Please email entries to John Pringle

Tue 2nd June 2020 Online Rotary Meeting - Patagonia

John Dark will share experiences of his trip to Patagonia and the Torres del Paine National Park.

Mon 1st June 2020 Council Meeting online

See Zoom invitation

Tue 26th May 2020 No meeting

Follows bank holiday.

Thu 21st May 2020 POSTPONED Golf - The Ralph Bowey Trophy.


Tue 19th May 2020 Online Rotary Meeting.

Alan Moody's granddaughter, Ellie, will present feedback on our sponsorship project: a World Challenge trip to Tanzania and Zanzibar.
Login link will be emailed.
NB revised meeting format.

Fri 15th May 2020 CANCELLED Wine tasting

In aid of Foundation. At the Golf Club.

Wed 13th May 2020 REARRANGED Business Meeting

Held one day later than originally planned, this online meeting will discuss club affairs. It will be preceded online by a social get together at 5pm.

Mon 11th May 2020 Online Council Meeting

Time, agenda and log-on details to be advised

Wed 6th May 2020 Online Rotary Meeting.

Meeting split into two parts - social conversation at 17:00, then the business part at 18:00.
The main meeting will have a VE Day theme.
Please keep an eye on emails for joining details.

Mon 4th May 2020 Council Meeting changed to virtual meeting on 11th May

Time, agenda and log-on details to be advised.

Wed 29th April 2020 Online Rotary Meeting.

Col David Middleton of Bedlington Air Cadets will talk about that organisation.
Please see email from Martyn Jenkins for log-on details.
Preceded at 5pm by group social chat.

Thu 23rd April 2020 CANCELLED Dinner in aid of The Leprosy Mission

Northumberland College Catering and Hospitality are providing a special dinner for Morpeth Rotary. £20, at the college in Ashington.

Wed 22nd April 2020 Virtual club meeting

Members should logon with link emailed by President Martyn.

Tue 21st April 2020 Business Meeting CANCELLED

Club affairs

Tue 14th April 2020 No meeting


Mon 6th April 2020 CANCELLED Council Meeting

At golf club

Sun 29th March 2020 CANCELLED Charity Dinner at Lollo Rosso

To help Morpeth First School install equipment to allow them to become a Forest School.
Put this in your diary.

Tue 24th March 2020 MEETING CANCELLED. A new lease of life for Morpeth Station

It opened in 1846, and is being refurbished to the tune of £2.2m. The Chief Exec. and Chair of GMDT, respectively David Lodge and Doug Phillips, will tell us how it was done and why Morpeth should be proud.

Tue 17th March 2020 - Thu 19th March 2020 MEETING CANCELLED.Gladiators.

A talk by Steve Pedler.

Tue 10th March 2020 Business Meeting

Club affairs

Thu 5th March 2020 District Quiz at Morpeth

The new format District Quiz will be held for our Group at Morpeth. Supporters welcome.

Wed 4th March 2020 Council Meeting

At golf club, in meeting room

Tue 3rd March 2020 Mutiny

Simon Foley will elucidate.
28th April 1789 was the date of the Mutiny on The Bounty. How significant it was as the first of two others in the Royal Navy in the turbulent 1790s: Spithead and Nore.
President Martyn Jenkins and top table guests

Fri 28th February 2020 President's Night

Celebrate his year of office with Martyn Jenkins.

Tue 25th February 2020 The trials and tribulations of speaker finders. Hence a quiz. On obscure words.

Alan Clark acts as question master.
The salver being presented to Inner Wheel President Maureen Robson by Martyn Jenkins. The winning team comprised Vivien Scott, Suzanne Hamnett, June Hudspith and Cynthia Livesey.

Tue 18th February 2020 Three Way Quiz

Competition between Inner Wheel, Lions and Rotary

Mon 17th February 2020 How to use a defibrilator

Training for everyone who might need to use the new defibrillator in the Town Square. Everyone is welcome at the Town Hall.

Tue 11th February 2020 Business Meeting

Club affairs

Tue 4th February 2020 Woman in a man's world

Christine Telford shares her experiences of working on oil rigs.

Mon 3rd February 2020 Council Meeting

At golf club

Tue 28th January 2020 Liaising with companies in Morpeth.

Noel Hawks will discuss opportunities for cooperation between Morpeth Rotary and local business.

Tue 21st January 2020 Burns Night Supper.

Piper Stewart Todd leading-in the haggis, followed by Sarah and MC Prof. Andrew Hamnet resplendent in his Malawi Tartan.

Tue 14th January 2020 Job talk

Ian Leech, recently welcomed as an Associate Member, will tell us about his professional life.

Tue 7th January 2020 Business meeting


Tue 31st December 2019 No meeting

Happy New Year!

Tue 24th December 2019 No meeting

Merry Christmas!

Tue 17th December 2019 Business Meeting & Social

Buffet - guests and partners welcome.
Rotarian George Brown receives his Paul Harris Award from President Martyn Jenkins.

Tue 10th December 2019 Christmas message and presentation of Paul Harris Award

The Club celebrate Christmas together

Mon 9th December 2019 - Thu 12th December 2019 Collection at Morrisons

Christmas collection instore
Band member Hughie Marshall with The Ellington Colliery Junior Band

Sat 7th December 2019 Christmas Concert

Our traditional concert with Ellington Colliery Brass Band at the Methodist Church.
This year it's in aid of End Polio Now.
Rotary has worked World Wide for 35 years to eradicate this infectious viral disease. We must push until it's gone completely.

Mon 2nd December 2019 Council Meeting

At Golf Club

Tue 26th November 2019 The story of Wallsend Boys Club.

Steven Dale, Chairman, and Robin Cairns, Trustee, explained the history, record of player development and philosophy of Wallsend Boys Club.
It's for Girls too.
It's also not all about football: respect, discipline, i.e. personal development is the key.

Tue 19th November 2019 The Speaker will be Eileen Beers, and we also welcome a group of Rotarians from Alnwick.

Eileen Beers' theme will be based on her membership of Morpeth Poetry Society.
Rotarians watch the fireworks at the Light-up.
Tony Stubbs, President Martyn Jenkins and Simon Foley.

Sat 16th November 2019 Illumination of the Tree of Light

Christmas starts here. The three charities being supported equally are Blood Bikes (the Mayor's charity), Tiny Lives (nominated by Sanderson Arcade) and North of England Children's Cancer Research (Rotary choice).

Tue 12th November 2019 Business Meeting

Club affairs and Pudding Competition

Fri 8th November 2019 - Sat 9th November 2019 Evening of Carpet Bowls

At Whalton Village Hall. With partners. Bring drinks and food for sharing.
Graham Sorrie

Tue 5th November 2019 Hoping for a Swift Return.

Graham Sorrie is the instigator of the Swift Boxes that have appeared in Lancaster Park and Newgate St. These amazing little birds only ever land to nest.

Mon 4th November 2019 Council Meeting

At Golf Club

Tue 29th October 2019 Crossing the Military Zone in Korea

Revd. David Grosch-Miller was the Moderator of the General Assembly of the United Reformed Church
Barry with some of the street children.

Tue 22nd October 2019 Children's Vision Bogota - a charity we have supported long-term.

Barry Sanderson will be giving us the latest news from Children's Vision in Bogota, and its UK counterpart, New Hope for Children. read more...

Tue 15th October 2019 Ladakh - the Northerly tip of India

Harry Hall shares his experiences, and some pictures
Charlotte Jones and Colin Dyson answering questions

Tue 8th October 2019 Business Meeting and presentation on Eco Greenhouse

Club affairs and photographic competition details.
Also, Charlotte Jones, co-ordinator of Creative Artwork at Chantry and Newminster Middle Schools spoke about a project to build an Eco Greenhouse from used 2 litre plastic bottles read more...

Tue 1st October 2019 Anecdotes from Paul Booth

Photographer and drone pilot.

Mon 30th September 2019 Council Meeting

At Golf Club

Thu 26th September 2019 - Thu 19th September 2019 Golf - The Presidents Tankard competition

3 Half Moons Inn. Named from the Ogle family crest, and on the site of the present village hall.

Tue 24th September 2019 It's a mystery. Some history too.

Jeff Reynalds will share some historical research into Rothbury and the Coquet valley. Who do the heads on the old apothecary represent?
Derek Robinson and Jayne Thomas after her presentation

Tue 17th September 2019 The work of the Leprosy Mission

Jayne Thomas, regional representative for Northumberland and Tyneside explains what they do in India and Nepal. read more...
All this plant to sort your blue bin!

Thu 12th September 2019 Second visit to West Sleekburn Waste Management Plant

The plant was running the second time!

Tue 10th September 2019 Business Meeting

Club affairs

Tue 3rd September 2019 Great North Air Ambulance

Our Auction will be held in support of this charity. read more...

Mon 2nd September 2019 Council Meeting

At Golf Club

Tue 27th August 2019 No meeting


Tue 20th August 2019 Visit to Hauxley Nature reserve, followed by meal at Contact. Partners welcome.

At 2pm a guided visit around Hauxley Nature Reserve. (£2-3). Followed at 6pm by a social supper at Contact. (£8). Please advise Martyn which, or both, you will join.
Rotary builds links with France.
Stan Bryce (right) is arranging an exchange visit with Cassel in Northern France

Tue 13th August 2019 Business Meeting

Club affairs, and a presentation by Elaine Smith of Warkworth Rotary about the benefits of Rotakids and Interact.

Tue 6th August 2019 Wildlife in Northumberland

Christine Cocker, naturalist of Shetland and particularly Northumberland, shared with us from her photographic collection the richness of local wildlife on our doorstep. Especially the birds.

Mon 5th August 2019 Council Meeting

At Golf Club.

Tue 30th July 2019 Business meeting


Thu 25th July 2019 Visit to West Sleekburn Waste Management Facility.

A follow up visit on the waste recycling presentation by Lorna Tingey on the 18th of October. Unfortunately the plant was not operating due to breakdown. Hence the perplexed expressions!

Tue 23rd July 2019 - Wed 31st July 2019 New Member inducted

Mark Thomas being induced by President Martyn Jenkins.

Tue 23rd July 2019 Dai Richards

Dai is a litter ambassador. He will explain the role.

Tue 16th July 2019 Alex Swailes

Northumbrian poetry and anecdotes about the Morpeth Gadgie, straight from the horses mouth. read more...

Tue 9th July 2019 NOTE Venue Change : Business Meeting

Last minute change of venue to Primo Piano. Please see email from John Pringle with details and menu choices which must be given to Martyn Jenkins by Saturday 6th July.
Martyn Jenkins (left) assumes office from Bob Kendall

Tue 2nd July 2019 Valedictory Address and Presidential handover

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Mon 1st July 2019 Council Meeting

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