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Rotary Houghton-le-Spring - welcome! Please scroll/swipe down through this page to find out more about us, in addition to the pages linked in the menu, top-left.

Michael Clough Young Photographer Trophy

An ongoing report on the success of this annual event.


Presidents Night & Presentation of Paul Harris Fellowship to Michael Gough



Fundraising for Action for Polio

Past President Graham McGrath is leading a team on a sponsored climb up Scafell Pike - He has a message for us.


Emily Macdonald

Emily spoke to us about her visit to the World Scout Jamboree in West Virginia


Hebden Bridge Marching Band Competition 2019

A coach trip by Rotary Club members



Read All About It! - Houghton-le-Spring Rotary Club Press Cuttings


About us



While the District Governor, Stewart Atkin, was visiting our club we took the opportunity to present the Service Certificates that many of our members were due. A Rotarian gets his first certificate after 25 years and it can be up-graded every 5 years. First time receivers were Alan Dickinson, Graham McGrath and Tony Rundle,

Iain Anderson had been a member for 30 years, Mel Cardy for 40 years and Bob Hodgson and Ron Young for 45 years. Finally the highest award went to Geoff Oliver for a magnificent 50 year membership.

Photo L-R Tony, Iain, Bob, District Governor Stewart Atkin, Geoff, Ron, Mel, Graham and Alan.



Welcome to the Rotary Club of Houghton-le-Spring. Please have a browse through our website and contact us if you feel you would like to become part of our happy group. 

"Look back and be grateful, look ahead and be hopeful, look around and be helpful"

Houghton-le-Spring Oxroast

In the reign of Queen Elizabeth 1 Bernard Gilpin became Rector of Houghton-le-Spring. He donated an ox to be roasted at Houghton Feast to help feed the poor of the Parish. It is appropriate that our Rotary Club decided to recreate this event to fundraise for a variety of charities . Our first oxroast was in 1967 and this year we celebrate our 50th.Anniversary. It has become such a popular local tradition that customers queue for hours for the Mayor to cut the first slice and present it to the person at the front of the queue.


In November 2017 Stewart Atkin, District Governor Elect, surprised us with the presentation of a Cerificate on behalf of Kalyan Banerjee, Chairman of the Rotary Foindation Trustees and John F.Germ, President of Rotary International. It was presented to the Club in appreciation of our financial support for the "End Polio Now: Make History Today Campaign." We are one of the few clubs to receive this honour described on the certificate as "fulfilling our promise to the children of the world to eradicate polio."  


Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Wednesday 15th April 19.30

Business Meeting/Social

Duty - Ashley Raffle - Geoff P

Tuesday 21st April 14.00

District Council

Check Venue and Time if you're involved

Wednesday 22nd April 19.30


Duty - Geoff P & Tony Raffle - Tony

Friday 24th April 19.00

St. George's Night - with guests

Speaker Finder - Graham Duty - Alan Raffle - Ray

Wednesday 6th May 19.30

Geoff P

Duty - Ron & Ray Raffle - Godfrey

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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

Chilton Country Pub, Black Boy Rd, Chilton Moor, Houghton-le-Spring, We meet on Wednesdays at 1930
Chilton Country Pub, Black Boy Rd, Chilton Moor, Houghton-le-Spring, DH4 6LX  0191 385 2694

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