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Rotary Club of Newcastle-upon-Tyne - 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.

Community Service: Scotswood Natural Community Garden

The Rotary Club of Newcastle upon Tyne is pleased to have been able to support the work of the Scotswood Natural Community Garden in its work among young people in the City.



Rotary is dedicated to six areas of focus to build international relationships, improve lives, and create a better world to support our peace efforts and end polio forever. Read this page and the connected pages to see how we go about this.


International Service: The Bigogwe Project

The Rotary Club of Newcastle upon Tyne supported a rural Health Centre in North-West Rwanda by providing an ultrasound scanner for the maternity department


About us

The Newcastle upon Tyne Rotary Club, was the first Rotary club to be established in the north-east of England and only the tenth in RIBI. We celebrated our centenary in 2015.

Founded on 20th August 1915 with an initial membership of 50 local business men, the club went on to sponsor 25 more clubs in the north of England. Paul Harris, the founder of Rotary International, visited the Rotary Club of Newcastle upon Tyne  in 1928 and 1937

Today the Rotary Club of Newcastle upon Tyne has an active social programme combined with fund-raising activities and opportunities for service. We are the only Rotary Club in Newcastle that continues to meet on a lunchtime and we extend a welcome to Rotarians who are visiting the city to enjoy fellowship with us.

PLEASE NOTE: In view of the current Coronavirus pandemic all our normal weekly Club meetings have been suspended until further notice. We are meeting "virtually" each week via Skype. For details please contact the Club Webmaster

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Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Fri, Mar 5th 2021 12:45 pm

Rotary Club Meeting on Skype.

We are meeting "Virtually" each week on Skype. Our visitor this week is Rtn Chris Bayliss, who will be talking about electric cars.

Fri, Mar 12th 2021 12:45 pm

Rotary Club Meeting on Skype

We are meeting "Virtually" each week on Skype. We have no formal speaker - a chance to enjoy virtual fellowship and deal with any pressing matters of Club business.

Fri, Mar 19th 2021 12:45 pm

Rotary Club Meeting on Skype

We are meeting "Virtually" each week on Skype. This week we will be visited in succession by representatives of two charities: Shelter and The Princes Trust. Each has been allocated 15 minutes to tell us how they could use a modest donation from our Club.

Fri, Mar 26th 2021 12:45 pm

Rotary Club Meeting on Skype

We are meeting "Virtually" each week on Skype. No speaker has been planned

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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Fridays at 12.45 pm
For the time being we meet on-line via Skype
For details of how to join a meeting please contact the webmaster, via the "Contact us" page of the menu
We have a programme of on-line speakers and discussions as well as a monthly business meeting.


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