Completed meetings and events 2021-2022

Immediate Past President hands over to President John Lipscombe

Tue 28th June 2022 Review of the Year by John McLoughlin and Handover

John gave a review of what has been a difficult year, although we have been active and raised over £7,000 for a variety of charities, including Rotary Foundation and End Polio Now. He then handed over to new President John Lipscombe.

Tue 21st June 2022 Speaker John Griffith Host George Lomas

John visited to update us on the Grifaid charity that supplies water filters. The charity is still very active, with some part time employees now to enable it to supply other charities such as Shelter Box as well as its own on-going work.

Tue 14th June 2022 Speaker Host Pat Emmerson

Tue 7th June 2022 Business/Council Meeting

Members met discuss future plans

Tue 31st May 2022 Speaker Tony Wortman. Host Elizabeth Wortman

Tony is going to tell us about his time working for Marks & Spencer

Tue 24th May 2022 Speaker Rotarian Rev'd Malcolm Jones Host Tony Wortman

Malcolm returned after several years, to update us on the charity that he formed to help children around Bethlehem who are suffering from poverty or other illnesses. read more...

Tue 17th May 2022 Speaker John Wilson Host John Hutchinson

New member John gave us a talk about his former job, working for a drug company.

Tue 10th May 2022 Annual General Meeting

Members will present their reports on activities during the year.
Council members and other officials will be appointed for the year.

Tue 3rd May 2022 Business/Council Meeting

Members will discuss future plans and produce reports for the Annual General Meeting the following week.

Tue 26th April 2022 Fellowship Meeting

The speaker was unable to attend because of illness, so we enjoyed a Fellowship Meeting

Tue 19th April 2022 Speaker Derek Potter Host John Shield

Being made a new member.

Tue 12th April 2022 Introduction of New Member

We were pleased to welcome Geoffrey Woods as a new member of the club
Induction as a new member

Tue 12th April 2022 Speaker George Lomas Host John Hutchinson

George introduced the topic of National Government finances and produced a lively debate.

Wed 6th April 2022 Business Meeting

Members discuss future plans.

Tue 29th March 2022 Speaker Host John Lipscombe

John provided us with a quiz with a difference

Tue 22nd March 2022 Speaker John Hutchinson Host George Lomas

Tue 15th March 2022 Speaker Joanne Coulson. Host Pat Emmerson

Speaker on the work of the Council for Voluntary Services

Tue 8th March 2022 Speaker Ian Davies Host John Shield

Ian gave us his My Job talk which covered a very active childhood and career changes.

Tue 1st March 2022 Business/Council Meeting

Members discussed future plans for the club activities.

Tue 22nd February 2022 Speaker Allan Bailey. Host Peter Calvert.

Allan showed us another of his video presentations, this time on the tramways in Sunderland and the surrounding area..

Tue 15th February 2022 Speaker Carol Shield Host Gordon Coxon

Carol told us about the history of the Barnes Institute building and her colleague Angela gave us a talk on what she is doing there to help children with disabilities, mainly by using animals, of which she has a very varied selection.
John Wilson is inducted as a new member

Tue 8th February 2022 Induction of new member

The President was pleased to welcome back into the club, former member John Wilson.
DGE Steve Rose addresses the club

Tue 8th February 2022 Speaker DGE Steve Rose. Host Tony Wortman

The District Governor Elect visited and gave us a flavour of his message and hopes for his Rotary Year in office.

Tue 1st February 2022 Business/Council Meeting

We discussed plans for our future programme.

Tue 25th January 2022 Speaker Tony Wortman Host Elizabeth Wortman.

Tony brought a video about the Holocaust.

Tue 18th January 2022 Speaker Peter Snowdon Host John Shield

Peter Snowdon talked about his career and about education in Sunderland.

Tue 11th January 2022 Speaker George Lomas Host John Hutchinson

George summarised the situation with the UK borrowing following the pandemic and was concerned for future generations who may have to deal with the indebtedness.

Tue 4th January 2022 Club Business Meeting

Our monthly business meeting when plans were made for future activities.

Tue 28th December 2021 NO MEETING

Tue 21st December 2021 Speaker Rev'd Tim May Host Keith Higgin

Rev'd Tim May gave us an appropriate and interesting Christmas Message, which was much appreciated.

Thu 16th December 2021 - Sat 18th December 2021 Morrison's Collections

The store kindly agreed that we could have a collection again, with the proceeds to go to a variety of charities. We collected over 3 days and the public were very generous in their donations.

Tue 14th December 2021 Speaker Host John Lipscombe

We will be having a fellowship meeting.

Fri 10th December 2021 Rotary Carol Service at Whitburn Parish Church

This year it was Seaburn Rotary's turn to arrange this pre-Christmas service for members, partners and friends in our area. It was attended by representatives of 5 clubs, with different members reading lessons. read more...

Tue 7th December 2021 Special General Meeting

To receive the Annual Accounts and elect officers for the following Rotary year. read more...
Santa ready to go on his rounds

Sun 5th December 2021 Santa Sleigh Visits

Santa was seen! He went round the streets of Seaburn and Fulwell again this year. Full details below. read more...

Tue 30th November 2021 Speaker Host John Hutchinson

John gave us a talk on climate change and opened up a discussion on the subject.

Tue 23rd November 2021 Speaker Host Pat Emmerson

Pat provided us with a very interesting quiz, won by the A Team.

Tue 16th November 2021 Speaker Gordon Coxon Host Allan Bailey

Gordon gave a very interesting talk on 'His Sporting Life'

Tue 9th November 2021 Speaker Rev'd Eric Stephenson. Host Peter Calvert

Retired priest Eric gave us a very amusing talk on his varied life as a teacher and parish priest.

Before Eric's address, we had been pleased to induct a new member, who is also a former Head Teacher and retired priest, Rev'd Ian Davies.

Tue 2nd November 2021 Business Meeting on Zoom

Members discussed future plans.

Tue 26th October 2021 Speaker Allan Bailey

Allan will provide one of his presentations
The Mayor Councillor Harry Trueman

Tue 19th October 2021 Speaker Mayor Councillor Harry Trueman. Host Elizabeth Wortman

His Worship the Mayor Councillor Harry Trueman visited with the Mayoress to give a brief talk and exchange information about End Polio Now in advance of World Polio Day on Sunday 24th October.

Tue 12th October 2021 Speaker Michael Gough Host Tony Wortman

Michael and Linda visited us again and showed us some of his short presentations, which were interesting, as ever.

Tue 5th October 2021 Business/Council Meeting on Zoom

Members met to discuss future plans, particularly relating to Christmas activities.

Tue 28th September 2021 Fellowship Meeting

In the absence of a speaker we had a general discussion.

Tue 21st September 2021 Speaker John Shield Host Keith Higgin

Our newest member John gave a very interesting 'My Job' talk covering the first part of his life and career in farming, which he clearly thoroughly enjoyed.

Tue 14th September 2021 Host George Lomas

George gave us the benefit of one of his quizzes, which he thought was easy - he new the answers - but members did not agree.

Tue 7th September 2021 Business/Council Meeting on Zoom

Future plans were discussed and developed.

Tue 31st August 2021 Speaker John Lipscombe.

John gave us the benefit of a sporting quiz.

Tue 24th August 2021 Speaker John Hutchinson. Host George Lomas

Our member John had been researching UFO sightings and had become less sceptical about the possibility of them existing, as he explained in his talk.

Tue 17th August 2021 Fellowship Meeting

For our first face to face meeting for many months, we decided on a Fellowship Meeting to chat amongst ourselves. It was good to have a meal and socialize again.

Tue 10th August 2021 - Wed 11th August 2021 Speaker Ciara Barrett-Smith. Host Brian Franklin

After a tricky signing in arrangement on Zoom, Ciara gave us a very detailed and interesting talk on the work of Wearside Women in Need. A few paid workers and many volunteers give tremendous support to families in a variety of ways.

Tue 3rd August 2021 Business Meeting

A Council Meeting of the whole membership was arranged at which future business was discussed and planned. It was agreed that future such meetings will be on first Tuesday commencing at 10.30 am on Zoom.

Mon 2nd August 2021 - Mon 30th August 2021 Northern Albion Junior Football Team

Seaburn Rotary sponsored the team's shirts with the Rotary motif on the front. read more...

Tue 27th July 2021 Speaker Allan Bailey

Allan gave us one of his presentations.

Tue 20th July 2021 Speaker Sophie Bull. Host Gordon Coxon

Sophie visited on Zoom to tell us about the charity Mary's Meals.

Tue 13th July 2021 Speaker Sarah Gouldie. Host Peter Calvert

Sarah joined us on Zoom to tell us about the work of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Tue 6th July 2021 Club Assembly

Committee chairs presented their proposals for club activities to the members.
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