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/


Christmas Quiz 2019 

We received 61 completed quiz sheets this year, no one managed to score 100 but 10 respondents achieved 98. One was anonymous and donated any winnings to Rotary charities. The other nine are:-

C Clark - Eppleby, J Judge – Wallasey, Wirral, P Kelsall – Barnard Castle, J G & C King – Barnard Castle

L Patterson – Barnard Castle,M Sayer – Fareham, Hants, P Singer – Barnard Castle' A Watson – Bowes

A Wise – Beverley, Many thanks to all who took part.

Chistmas Quiz 2019 - FARM Answers

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 Stanlake

  • 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

Ellie Wilkinson - President

Grace Tarpey - Vice President

Caleb Baker - Treasurer

Izzy Semley - 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

Liliane Keita  - 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.

 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

Business Meeting

Tuesday 21st January 19.00

Business Meeting

Monthly Business meeting

Tuesday 28th January 19.00

"A Journey of How not to Act!"

Susan Coffer, Centre Manager at The Witham, will open the meeting with a few words about what is happening at the arts centre.
Our main speaker, budding actress Phoebe Lorenz, will talk on the trials and tribulations of breaking into the world of acting.

Interact Debating Competition

Saturday 1st February 14.00

Interact Debating Competition

Teesdale School are hosting this year's Interact Debating Competition - with teams of sixth-formers from Barnard Castle, Darlington and Ingleby Barwick taking part. An opportunity to hear young people discussing real world issues.

Tuesday 4th February 19.00

Gary Blenkinsopp- Technical Manager Flymo - Robotics


Pianos in support of the End Polio Now campaign

Thursday 6th February 07.00

Pianos in support of the End Polio Now campaign

To be held in the Vibrancy area at Teesdale School. 22 students with ability ranging from grade 1 to 7. Tickets £4 on the door. Refreshments available plus a raffle.

Tuesday 11th February 19.00

Stephen Brenkley-The Life and Times of Barnard Castle Cricket Club. Host Keith Miles

Council Meeting

Wednesday 12th February 16.00

Council Meeting

Monthly meeting of Club Council members

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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Tuesdays at 18.30 for 19.00
The Jersey Farm
Darlington Road
Barnard Castle DL12 8TA  tel: 01833 638223

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