Rotary Washington Forge Photo Galleries

'Young Asian Voices', Sunderland

'Young Asian Voices', Sunderland

Donation of clothing

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Community Litter Pick

Community Litter Pick

Phil and John out in Glebe Park this morning with a focus on litter picking in the areas away from the funfair. 4 bags of litter collected with Sunderland Council workers on-hand to take them away.

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Visit to Northern Ireland

Visit to Northern Ireland

Social trip to Belfast and the northern coastline, including a visit to The Rotary Club of Donaghadee.

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Fundraising 'Race Night'

Fundraising 'Race Night'

We held our annual fundraising Race Night in The Penshaw Suite at the Nissan Sports & Leisure Complex.

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Race Night 2019

Race Night 2019

This annual fundraising race night was again held at the Nissan Sports & Leisure Complex

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Know Your Blood Pressure Event - October 2017

Know Your Blood Pressure Event - October 2017

We again supported this Rotary/Stroke Association initiative by offering free blood pressure checks and advice in The Galleries, Washington.

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Charity Swimathon 2017

Charity Swimathon 2017

This year's Swimathon was held again at the 'Everyone Active' Washington Leisure Centre. This year our headline charitable cause was 'T1KZ' - assisting children, young people and families living with Type 1 diabetes in the North East

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Swimathon 2017 -  Presentation Evening

Swimathon 2017 - Presentation Evening

Presentations to just some of the groups involved in this year's Swimathon

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'Food for Christmas' Appeal 2017

'Food for Christmas' Appeal 2017

We again held our annual appeal this year and collected food in the Washington area for distribution through The Salvation Army to families in need.

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Charity Swimathon 2016

Charity Swimathon 2016

Our second Swimathon was held at the 'Everyone Active' Washington Leisure Centre.

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Swimathon 2018

Swimathon 2018

Sunday 15th July 2018 at the 'Everyone Active' Washington Leisure Centre

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Rotary Foundation supports Wearside Women in Need

Rotary Foundation supports Wearside Women in Need

Rotary District Grant contributes to new furniture.

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Joint Presidents Night 2014

Joint Presidents Night 2014

The Rotary Clubs of Washington, Washington Forge and Birtley held their joint Presidents Night at The George Washington Hotel, Washington

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Visit to the Maxim Brewery

Visit to the Maxim Brewery

Meeting at The Maxim

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Durham Indoor Games Night

Durham Indoor Games Night

Fun & games organised by The Rotary Club of Durham Bede. Venue - the Durham Indoor Bowls Centre.

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Club Christmas Night

Club Christmas Night

Our informal pre-Christmas meeting with festive fayre and fun

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'President's Night'

'President's Night'

President Ron Monaghan celebrated his year. The venue was the Chilton Country Pub & Hotel, Fencehouses

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Social at The Ship

Social at The Ship

Early August and the club members ended a busy Rotary week by meeting for a relaxed social night out

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Joint Presidents Night

Joint Presidents Night

Joint Presidents Night for The Rotary Clubs of Birtley and Washington Forge

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Trio of Past Presidents Reunite

Trio of Past Presidents Reunite

3 of our former presidents meet up in Belfast

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Charity Swimathon 2015

Charity Swimathon 2015

'A successful Sunday Swimathon'

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'Food for Christmas Appeal 2015'

'Food for Christmas Appeal 2015'

Collecting donations of food for distribution to those in need of help at Christmas

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Community Litter Pick - North Biddick

Community Litter Pick - North Biddick

A Sunday morning meet, walk and litter pick

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Community Litter Pick

Community Litter Pick

A clean-up morning in James Steel Park, Harraton

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Community Litter Pick - Princess Anne Park

Community Litter Pick - Princess Anne Park

Clean up in Princess Anne Park

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Community Defibrillator Project

Community Defibrillator Project

Providing potential life-saving AEDs across Washington

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Community defibrillator for Washington Village

Community defibrillator for Washington Village

Community raise funds for the installation of a public access defibrillator at The Cross Keys

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30th Anniversary of Rotary Washington Forge

30th Anniversary of Rotary Washington Forge

Marking 30 Years of Rotary Service

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'Thank You' during COVID-19

'Thank You' during COVID-19

Rotary acknowledges the dedicated work of volunteers in the community during COVID-19

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Rotary Award for Community Service

Rotary Award for Community Service

Freda Brennan is presented with a 'Paul Harris Fellow' Award for her dedicated support to young people in the Community

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'Know Your Blood Pressure' Checks

'Know Your Blood Pressure' Checks

We again supported this stroke awareness initiative by offering free checks and advice in The Galleries, Washington.

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Another Defibrillator Installed

Another Defibrillator Installed

The latest community public access defibrillator installed in Washington

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Club visit Tyne & Wear Fire and Rescue HQ

Club visit Tyne & Wear Fire and Rescue HQ

Visit to the HQ prior to our weekly meeting

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Joint Race Night

Joint Race Night

Washington Forge Rotary, Nissan Sports & Leisure and The Holiday Inn hold a fundraising Race Night at the hotel.

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'Food for Christmas Appeal' 2019 - Collection 1

'Food for Christmas Appeal' 2019 - Collection 1

We are again holding our annual appeal this year and our first collection took place this evening.

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Washington Carnival

Washington Carnival

Rotary at the annual Carnival in Albany Park

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'Food for Christmas Appeal' 2019 - Collection 2

'Food for Christmas Appeal' 2019 - Collection 2

We again held our annual appeal this year and collected food in the Washington area for distribution to families through The Salvation Army. Tonight was the second night of collections.

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Weekly Meeting

Weekly Meeting

Guests/partners meeting. Speaker is Dave Irwin - 'Water Safety'

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Remembrance Day Service and Parade

Remembrance Day Service and Parade

The community assemble in Washington Village to show their respect.

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Rotary Awards for 'The Forge'

Rotary Awards for 'The Forge'

Washington Forge Rotary receives a Rotary Citation for their service during 2018-19 along with the Ron Reid Trophy

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Community Defibrillator

Community Defibrillator

Community groups unite to provide a defibrillator for Teal Farm

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Swimathon 2019

Swimathon 2019

Our annual charity Swimathon at the 'Everyone Active' Washington Leisure Centre on Sunday 7th July 2019

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Washington Triathlon and Duathlon

Washington Triathlon and Duathlon

Volunteers from the club again provided route marshals for this annual event.

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Community Defibrillators for Blackfell and Donwell

Community Defibrillators for Blackfell and Donwell

Two more 24 hours community public access defibrillators installed in Washington

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Durham Bede Indoor Games Night

Durham Bede Indoor Games Night

This popular annual event was again held at the Durham Indoor Bowls Centre

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Dragon Boat Challenge 2019

Dragon Boat Challenge 2019

At Hetton Lyons Country Park

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Tour of Kerala, India, 2018

Tour of Kerala, India, 2018

Washington Forge Rotary visit to Southern India

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Usworth Litter Pick

Usworth Litter Pick

Keeping Washington tidy, clean and green

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Clean up of Princess Anne Park

Clean up of Princess Anne Park

Community groups join forces to carry out a litter pick in the park

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Rotary North East District Conference

Rotary North East District Conference

Rotary Awards for Washington Forge

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Weekly Meeting at The Holiday Inn

Weekly Meeting at The Holiday Inn

Our Christmas Party evening

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Weekly Meeting

Weekly Meeting

Guest speaker was John Pattison on 'Broken Promises' - a story of the Oglala Lakota

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Weekly meeting at The Holiday Inn

Weekly meeting at The Holiday Inn

Handover meeting - partners and guests welcome. Ronnie Monaghan takes over as our club president for 2019-20

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District Handover Luncheon

District Handover Luncheon

Marking the end of the current Rotary Year and the start of 2019/20

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Weekly Meeting

Weekly Meeting

Guest speaker was Matthew Coombes to tell us about his experiences whilst carrying out voluntary work in East Africa for 'Education Partnerships Africa'

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'Know Your Blood Pressue'

'Know Your Blood Pressue'

In support of the work of the Stroke Association we again offered free blood pressure checks and advice in The Galleries, Washington.

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Planting of Purple Crocus Corms

Planting of Purple Crocus Corms

Crocus planting in Blackfell to acknowledge this year's World Polio Day.

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'Food for Christmas Appeal' 2018

'Food for Christmas Appeal' 2018

We again held our annual appeal this year and collected food in the Washington area for distribution to families through The Salvation Army.

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Swimathon 2019

Swimathon 2019

Our 5th Annual Swimathon at the 'Everyone Active' Washington Leisure Centre

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Race Night

Race Night

Our annual fundraising Race Night at the Nissan Sports and Leisure Complex in Washington.

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Weekly Meeting

Weekly Meeting

Presentation by our RYLA Candidate Lucas Corrigan. Partners and guest evening

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RYLA Presentation Evening

RYLA Presentation Evening

Presentations to those who participated in this year's Rotary Youth Leadership Award' courses.

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'Princess Anne Park Clean Up'

'Princess Anne Park Clean Up'

Joining other members of the community for a routine clean-up of the park

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Washington Triathlon

Washington Triathlon

Run by Get Set North Events

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'Know Your Blood Pressure' Checks

'Know Your Blood Pressure' Checks

In support of the work of the Stroke Association we again offered free blood pressure checks and advice in The Galleries, Washington.

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Support after Kerala Floods

Support after Kerala Floods

Funds raised to help the people of Kallissery

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Club Christmas Party Night

Club Christmas Party Night

Our final get-together of 2018

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Blackfell Litter Pick

Blackfell Litter Pick

Joining forces to carry out a clean up of the village

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Joint Race Night

Joint Race Night

Washington Forge Rotary, Nissan Sports & Leisure and The Holiday Inn hold a Race Night at the hotel.

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Salvation Army Community Project - Austin House

Salvation Army Community Project - Austin House

Visit to learn about their work at Christmas time.

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Tall Ships Race

Tall Ships Race

Rotary at The Tall Ships, Sunderland

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'Down The Tubes'

'Down The Tubes'

We present this musical production at the Harraton Community Centre, Washington. Show times 2.00pm and 6.30pm

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A Night with President Mathew & Family

A Night with President Mathew & Family

An evening to celebrate President Mathew's year

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Best of Wearside Award

Best of Wearside Award

Rotarian Firefighter part of the team winning the 'Local Hero' Award

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'Down The Tubes'

'Down The Tubes'

A stage production telling a story of families living during The Blitz in WW2

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Swimathon 2018 - Presentations

Swimathon 2018 - Presentations

Cheque presentations made during our annual Race Night

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Groundwork for 'Nest & Rest' Garden

Groundwork for 'Nest & Rest' Garden

Preparation of ground as part of the garden project at Grace House North East

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Princess Anne Park 'Clean Up'

Princess Anne Park 'Clean Up'

Joining other community groups for a clean-up of Princess Anne Park

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Rotary Foundation Grant for Swimming Equipment

Rotary Foundation Grant for Swimming Equipment

New equipment has been purchased for our local swimming club through the support of a Rotary Foundation District Grant

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National 'Know Your Blood Pressure' Day

National 'Know Your Blood Pressure' Day

In support of the work of the Stroke Association we offered free blood pressure checks in The Galleries, Washington. Saturday 14th April 2018 - 10.00am to 4.00pm

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Washington Carnival

Washington Carnival

Annual Carnival in Albany Park

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Weekly Meeting

Weekly Meeting

Partners and guests evening. Speakers were Tom Coltman and Ryan Anstey - Special Olympics World Games

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Purple4Polio Grand Tour

Purple4Polio Grand Tour

District Check-In Location is Beamish Museum

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Our Washington Warblers Entertain

Our Washington Warblers Entertain

Visit by members of Donaghadee Rotary. Partners and guests night.

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Washington Duathlon

Washington Duathlon

Competitors faced a 'Run - Bike - Run' Challenge'

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Community Clean Up

Community Clean Up

Rotary Washington Forge was again out this afternoon in Oxclose Village to participate in an area clean up. This was part of our on-going commitment to look after our environment

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Barmston Area Clean Up

Barmston Area Clean Up

Supporting Gentoo in a general clean-up/litter pick in Barmston Village

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Durham Bede Indoor Games Night

Durham Bede Indoor Games Night

At the Durham Indoor Bowls Centre, Pity Me

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National 'Know Your Blood Pressure' Day 2018

National 'Know Your Blood Pressure' Day 2018

In support of the work of the Stroke Association we offered free blood pressure checks in The Galleries, Washington.

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Weekly Meeting

Weekly Meeting

Presentation about the recent trip to Kerala, Southern India

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Washington Clean & Green

Washington Clean & Green

Litter pick and clean up - Albany Village

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Club Christmas Night

Club Christmas Night

Partners and guests join us for Christmas Fayre and entertainment

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'Food for Christmas' Appeal 2017

'Food for Christmas' Appeal 2017

We are running our annual appeal again this year and will be collecting food in the Washington area for distribution through The Salvation Army to families in need

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Weekly Meeting

Weekly Meeting

Our speaker was Sophia Stovall, Development Manager at Durham Cathedral. This was a partners/guest evening.

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Remembrance Day 2017

Remembrance Day 2017

Members of the Community come together for Remembrance Sunday

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Sulgrave Area Clean Up

Sulgrave Area Clean Up

This morning we joined with other 'Washington Clean & Green' supporters in the Sulgrave area. Overgrown vegetation was cut-back to open up the footpaths and a general clean up/litter-pick was carried out. A great bunch of volunteers.

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Weekly Meeting

Weekly Meeting

Monthly Business Meeting

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Child Health Africa

Child Health Africa

Dr's Wariyar and Coulthard visited our meeting to tell us about the 'Child Health Africa' Project. This was a partners/guests evening

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Planting Crocus Corms on World Polio Day

Planting Crocus Corms on World Polio Day

Local scouts and cubs joined Rotary members and volunteers from Washington Village in Bloom to plant purple crocus corms in the village green to mark World Polio Day

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Litter pick - Oxclose Village

Litter pick - Oxclose Village

We are again joining up with the Washington Clean and Green Team to carry our litter picking in Oxclose Village

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Weekly Meeting

Weekly Meeting

Partners/guests meeting. Our guest speakers were Rotarians Jim Greensmith and Laurie Turner on the Rotary Club of Durham 'Nepal Global Grant' Project.

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Rotary Dragon Boat Race

Rotary Dragon Boat Race

A fantastic day today at the Rotary North East Dragon Boat Races and Hetton Festival at the Hetton Lyons Country Park.

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District Handover Lunch

District Handover Lunch

Ramside Hall Hotel, Durham

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Litter Pick in Princess Anne Park

Litter Pick in Princess Anne Park

Working together with other community groups

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Club Handover Meeting

Club Handover Meeting

Our official Presidential handover meeting

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Know Your Blood Pressure

Know Your Blood Pressure

To support the work of the Stroke Association, we were again at The Galleries, Washington, to offer free blood pressure checks and advice.

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Club 25th Anniversary Meeting

Club 25th Anniversary Meeting

This evening, the Rotary Club of Washington Forge held a special meeting to mark the occasion of it's 25th Anniversary

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Race Night

Race Night

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Swimathon Presentation Evening

Swimathon Presentation Evening

Our presentation evening following our successful Swimathon event at the Washington Leisure Centre

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Know Your Blood Pressure

Know Your Blood Pressure

Halloween blood pressure checks in The Galleries, Washington

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Club meeting - Guest Speaker

Club meeting - Guest Speaker

Peter Milne from The Royal British Legion will be our guest speaker this evening

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Club Christmas Night

Club Christmas Night

Partners and guests joined us for our Club Christmas Meal. Quizzes, music and great company. Thanks to Roger, Janice and their staff at The Dun Cow for looking after us so well

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Grand Fireworks Display

Grand Fireworks Display

Annual fireworks display at The Dun Cow, Primrose Hill, Bournmoor.

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Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Day Service and Parade in Washington Village.

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Guest speaker - Thomas Parker

Guest speaker - Thomas Parker

Thomas tells us about his sponsored climb of Mt Kilimanjaro in aid of the Meningitis Trust

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Guest speaker - Jaeuk Park

Guest speaker - Jaeuk Park

We were delighted to welcome back to the club as our guest speaker, former Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar, Jaeuk Park.

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 Visit to BBC Newcastle

Visit to BBC Newcastle

Washington Forge visits BBC Newcastle

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