About us

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.

Rotary is all about having fun and promoting good causes locally and internationally. 
Meet the Rotary group who underwent a revolution, to diversify their membership and make themselves relevant for the community they support. 
Get involved with Rotary today at: https://www.rotarygbi.org/join/


Club Equipment  Location  - Please return equipment to store after use.


Golf Day 2020 - Wednesday 24th June

Golf Day Entry Form


Rotary Young Musician of the Year 2020

On Sunday November 17th 2019 the first round of the Rotary Young Musician of the Year 2020 took place.

The Instrumentalist Winner was Evie Brenkley

  • The Vocalist Winner and Overall was Beth Stenlake

  • Congratulations

This year’s Adjudicator was Dr. Duncan Brown is a former professional orchestral musician who has  worked in the UK with the BBC and in Europe for  Stuttgart Opera, an arts administrator, and university lecturer. He teaches piano and composition  

at the Sage Gateshead's Centre for Advanced Studies, is a published composer of works for choir and conducts several choirs in the North-East  region.


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Barnard Castle Rotary Interact Clubs - An Interact Club is an organisation for young people which is run by the youngsters themselves with support from the local Rotary Club.  At both Teesdale School, and, since 2018 - Barnard Castle school, they are run by the students with Sixth formers undertaking the roles of the principal officers.  

Teesdale School Interact Officers for 2019/2020

Grace Tarpey  - President

Caleb Baker - Treasurer

Gabi Howey - Secretary

Their exciting plans for the first term of the school year include: 

  • A recruitment drive
  • A Pianos for Polio event
  • A Halloween themed bake sale
  • A Christmas quiz raising money for an environmental charity.
  • Food bank collections


At Barnard Castle School, the current officers of the Interact group are:

Emilia-Rose Rowland  and Niamh Robinson - Joint Presidents

Emily Kelly - Vice President

Sam Carling - Secretary

George Walton - Treasurer

Mark Nicholson - Vice Treasurer

They already have a raft of new, exciting ideas to help serve the local community.


Barnard Castle

                                                                                                     Barnard Castle School

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 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.

Contents of a ShelterBox

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, Pauline Loughran-Hanby on 01833 630102 and you will be made most welcome.


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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

Tuesday 31st March 19.00

Curry Night at the Old Well


Tuesday 7th April 19.00

Susan Rogers - Vietnam. (The beauty and diversity of Vietnam, based on a trip there)


Visit to Guisborough & Great Ayton Rotary Club

Thursday 9th April 17.30

Visit to Guisborough & Great Ayton Rotary Club

Members are invited to a meeting of Guisborough & Great Ayton Rotary Club in the stunning setting of Gisborough Hall, Guisborough.

Tuesday 14th April 19.00

No meeting after the Bank Holiday

No meeting

Friday 17th April 19.00

Charter Night - 80th Anniversary- Headlam Hall


Business Meeting

Tuesday 21st April 19.00

Business Meeting

Monthly business meeting

Tuesday 21st April 19.00



 A Journey to Antarctica  - Ross Law

Tuesday 28th April 19.00

A Journey to Antarctica - Ross Law


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Be part of a global network of volunteers, trying to make the world a better place. Please also see the 'links & news' page for information from the local district and live feeds from Rotary International and Rotary International in GB&I.

Flexibility creating new opportunities for new members

RotaKids supporting their local community

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Tuesdays at 18.30 for 19.00
Shaw Bank,
Barnard Castle,
Co. Durham DL12 8TD  01833. 690150

Meeting venue's web site