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Welcome to the The Rotary Club of Barnard Castle (founded in 1940), serving Teesdale. (RI No. 18829)


The Rotary Club of Barnard Castle is part of Rotary North East (District 1030) serving North-East England. 

Our club actively supports LOCAL CHARITIES - Please contact us.




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Barnard Castle Interact Clubs

An Interact Club is a Rotary organisation for young people which is run by the young people themselves with support from the local Rotary Club.  At both Teesdale School, and, since 2018 - Barnard Castle school, it is run by the students with Sixth form students taking the roles of the principal officers.  

The specific activities where the Clubs have made a difference include:

  • Supporting local community projects including the Barnard Castle food bank and filled  Rotary shoe boxes  for young people in need. 
  • Raising money for education in Peru to help the children who need basic books and learning.
  • Raising money for the Alzheimers Society ( a total of £875 in 6 months).
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Barnard Castle Rotary Club has close links with the Local Primary & Secondary Schools in the Teesdale Area.



The Rotary Club of Barnard Castle has funded a number of Shelter Boxes.  Click HERE to track the deployment of these boxes.

Click on the logo to the left to read more about Shelter Box

A shelterbox is a piece of first response kit used in many many disasters over the last twenty years or so.

Each Box is equipped with vital emergency equipment, including: a ten man tent, a stove, cooking utensils, blankets, water purification equipment, tools and even a few toys for the very young children.

Shelterbox is one of the major Rotary programmes that Barnard Castle Rotary Club supports as part of its International programme.


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Rotary always welcomes new members.

If you feel that you would like to be involved in the sort of activities mentioned above "“ Rotary operates on a local, national and international scale "“ why not come to one of our weekly meetings at The Redwell Inn? Phone our secretary, Tony Barmby on 01833 630812 and you will be made most welcome.

 Checkout our Facebook page - Veg Out In Barney for details of the Community planting project  in Barney inspired by the Incredible Edible project in Todmorden

- Contact Ann Barmby Tel: 01833 630812  to register your interest in this exciting project.


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 What is Rotary?

Rotary members are enthusiastic, fun-loving and active volunteers who give their time and talents to serve communities both at home and overseas. These are dedicated people, men and women from business and professions, who share a common interest in helping others. 

Thanks to Ron Duxbury for this link which takes you to an archive of issues of the ROTARIAN back to 1910 !


Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Desert Island Discs - Colin Dunnighan

Tuesday 20th November 18.30

Desert Island Discs - Colin Dunnighan

Colin, the clubs’ answer to Kirsty Young, will gently (but expertly) interrogate President Ann Barmby with a view to learning something of her life through her choices of eight pieces of music, a book and a luxury item

Mock Job Interviews- Barnard Castle School

Wednesday 21st November 09.30

Mock Job Interviews- Barnard Castle School


Tuesday 27th November 18.30

A talk by Dr Simon Henderson. Host Colin Dunnighan

Simon, Head of History and Sixth Form at Teesdale School will talk on: 'The three great pressing problems of our time; racism, poverty and war - reflections on the legacy of Martin Luther King 1968-2018.'

Business Meeting & Special General Meeting :Approving the Accounts and election of 2019-20 officers

Tuesday 4th December 18.30

Business Meeting & Special General Meeting :Approving the Accounts and election of 2019-20 officers

An Agenda will be circulated prior to the meeting which will give an opportunity to identify matters that they wish to have discussed.

Bag Packing - Morrisons

Saturday 8th December 10.00

Bag Packing - Morrisons


Christmas Party

Tuesday 11th December 18.45

Christmas Party

An evening of food and music at the Jersey Farm Hotel. Featuring the saxophonist, Harry Mears and songs round the piano with Annette Butters.

Tuesday 18th December 18.30



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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Tuesdays at 18.30 for 19.00
The Redwell Inn
Harmire Road,
Barnard Castle,
Co Durham
DL12 8QJ  01833 637002

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