Completed meetings and events 2022-2023

John hands over the Presidential chain to Elizabeth

Tue 27th June 2023 President's Review of the Year and Handover

President John reviewed events during his year and handed over to the new President Elizabeth.

Tue 20th June 2023 Speaker Host Pat Emmerson

Tue 13th June 2023 Speaker Susan Gallagher Host Elizabeth Wortman

Susan accompanied Emilia, a 14 year old member of the Junior Council, who told us about the work that council is involved in.

Tue 6th June 2023 Business/Council Meeting

Members were updated on club activities planned

Tue 30th May 2023 Speaker Julie Judson Host Gordon Coxon

Tue 23rd May 2023 Speaker Rebecca May Host Phil Herdson

Rebecca told us about her career with HMRC, which sounded most interesting

Tue 16th May 2023 Fellowship

Tue 9th May 2023 Fellowship

Tue 2nd May 2023 Annual General Meeting

Tue 25th April 2023 Speaker Host John Shield

Tue 25th April 2023 Speaker Host

Tue 18th April 2023 Speaker Host John McLoughlin

Tue 11th April 2023 Speaker Natalia Nechistiak Host Meena Mikhail

Natalia will tell us about her life and work.

Tue 4th April 2023 Business Meeting

We discussed plans for future meetings and events.

Tue 28th March 2023 Speaker David Peffer. Host Pat Emmerson

Tue 21st March 2023 Speaker John Hutchinson Host George Lomas

Tue 14th March 2023 Speaker Phil Herdson Host Gordon Coxon

Phil will give us his My Job talk Part II

Tue 7th March 2023 Business and Council Meeting

We will discuss future plans

Tue 28th February 2023 Speaker George Lomas Host John Htchinson

Tue 21st February 2023 Speaker Host John Wilson

Tue 14th February 2023 Speaker John Lloyd Host Allan Bailey

Former member John returned to tell us about life in Portsmouth during World War II, including a few slides of photographs taken at the time.

Tue 7th February 2023 Business and Council meeting

We will discuss future plans

Tue 31st January 2023 Speaker Host Tony Wortman

Tue 24th January 2023 Speaker Phil Herdson Host Keith Higgin

Our other new member gave a talk on his early life up to starting on his chosen career. He will be telling us about that in Part II in due course.

Tue 17th January 2023 Speaker Meena Mikhail Host Keith Higgin

Our new member Meena gave us his 'My Job' talk about his work in Egypt for both the National Bank and HSBC. He is at Sunderland University doing a post graduate course in Tourism and hospitality management. He has also agreed to be our ne treasurer.


Members discussed future plans for the coming months.

Tue 27th December 2022 NO MEETING

Tue 20th December 2022 Speaker Rev'd Teresa Walton. Host Keith Higgin

Our speaker told us a little about her careers to date and delivered a Christmas Message to members and their partners and guests.

Mon 19th December 2022 Collections at Morrison's Store

The store manager has kindly agreed that we can collect inside the store. We will also be there on Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd.
Santa on his Sleigh


The icy side roads and pavements have meant he has had to postpone his visits this year He is so sorry to disappoint the children. read more...

Tue 13th December 2022 Speaker John Shield

John spoke himself about his second career owning newsagents shops and post offices, including many humorous experiences.

Fri 9th December 2022 Service of Nine Lessons and Carols

Whitburn Parish Church. For Rotarians and partners, friends and members of the public. About 30 people from Seaburn, Cleadon, Washington and Sunderland clubs joined in this service which is followed by refreshments and a chance to chat.

Thu 8th December 2022 City Hall exhibition day

We had arranged a table at this exhibition day and members sold our Christmas Cards. Sales went well and we were pleased to join in this event in the new City Hall.

Tue 6th December 2022 Special General Meeting & Business Meeting

Members received the Accounts for 30th June 2022 and elected officials to serve in the next Rotary year.
They then went on to discuss plans for the current year.

Tue 29th November 2022 Speaker. Host John McLoughlin

Tue 22nd November 2022 Speaker George Lomas. Host John Hutchinson

Tue 15th November 2022 Speaker John Hutchinson. Host George Lomas

Tue 8th November 2022 Speaker Michael Gough. Host Pat Emmerson

Michael returned to show us a couple of videos on Mexico, with a talk.

Tue 1st November 2022 Business Meeting

Tue 25th October 2022 Speaker RI President Jennifer Jones

We watched a video of a speech she had given at a conference, which was quite personal and also majored on membership and End Polio Now.

Tue 18th October 2022 Speaker. Host Brian Franklin

Tue 11th October 2022 Speaker John Wilson. Host Allan Bailey

Our member John will give us a talk.

Tue 4th October 2022 Business Meeting

Members meet to discuss future events.

Tue 27th September 2022 Speaker D G Stephen Rose. Host Elizabeth Wortman

D G Stephen paid us a visit, which was enjoyable and informative. read more...

Tue 20th September 2022 Speaker Brenda Dinsdale. Host Tony Wortman

Brenda returned to tell us about her experience volunteering to take in a Ukrainian refugee. read more...

Tue 13th September 2022 Speaker Geoffrey Woods Host Keith Higgin

Geoffrey gave his 'My Job' talk

Tue 6th September 2022 Business Meeting

Members discussed future plans

Tue 30th August 2022 Speaker Tony Wortman Host John Wilson

Tony spoke about a former Rotarian Sir Nicholas Winton, who had taken a lead in organising the trains bringing children from Germany to England before the war, thus saving their lives and allowing them to live safely and grow up to have families.

Tue 23rd August 2022 Speaker Derek Potter Host John Shield

Derek came back to tell us about how tourism, especially in the far east where he has lived, can overwhelm places of natural beauty if they become subject to mass tourism. He considered that some places needed to consider Eco-tourism.

Tue 16th August 2022 Speaker Mayor of Sunderland Host George Lomas

The Mayor, Councillor Alison Smith and her husband Consort visited, following our interesting visit to City Hall. She told us about her year so far. read more...

Tue 9th August 2022 Speaker Washington Riding Centre Host Brian Franklin

In view of a low attendance, the visit of Washington Riding Centre was postponed.

Tue 2nd August 2022 Business Meeting

Members discussed future plans

Tue 26th July 2022 Speaker Peter Curtis (North East Sport) Host Pat Emmerson

Peter Curtis from North East Sports came to tell us about the activities of the organisation.

Tue 19th July 2022 Fellowship Meeting

John Hutchinson continued his talk from the previous week.

Tue 12th July 2022 Speaker John Hutchinson Host Gordon Coxon

John gave us a talk on his successful ventures into business in the 1970's and 1980's, which he was not able to finish... so another time..........
The Mayor seated in her chair, surrounded by the visitors

Sat 9th July 2022 Visit to new City Hall

Some members and wives met up to have a conducted tour by the Lady Mayor and her Consort, of the new City Hall building in the centre of the city. She was very enthusiastic and will be a good leader during her year in office. read more...

Tue 5th July 2022 Club Assembly/Business Meeting

Committee chairmen and officers presented the draft programme for the year.
A G John Gardner then spoke, including his ideas for increasing membership.
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