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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.

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



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.


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.


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, Nov 27th 2020 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm Sat, Nov 28th 2020

Club Special General Meeting

Due to current restrictions we meet "virtually" each week on Skype.
Today we will be holding our Club's Special General Meeting

Rotary Club Meeting on Skype

Fri, Dec 4th 2020 12:45 pm

Rotary Club Meeting on Skype

We are now meeting "virtually" each week on Skype. Our on-line speaker today will be Jo Robertson. The title of her talk is "Sammy aka The Greatest Entertainer Ever in U.S of A."

Rotary Club Meeting on Skype

Fri, Dec 11th 2020 12:45 pm

Rotary Club Meeting on Skype

We are now meeting "virtually" each week on Skype. Today our speaker will be our member Geoff Brindle. He will be speaking on the subject of ex King Juan Carlos.

Fri, Dec 18th 2020 12:45 pm

Rotary Club Skype Meeting

We meet "Virtually at Friday lunchtimes on Skype

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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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