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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 last year.

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 Internation

al, 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, Oct 30th 2020 12:45 pm

Rotary Club Meeting on Skype

We are still meeting "virtually" on Skype each Friday and have now introduced a programme of speakers, visitors and other items for the next few months.

Fri, Nov 6th 2020 12:45 pm

Rotary Club Meeting on Skype

We meet "virtually" on Skype each Friday. Our visiting speaker today is Liz Odell who will talk about the work of the charity, Shelterbox.


Fri, Nov 13th 2020 12:45 pm

Rotary Club Meeting on Skype

We are meeting "virtually" on Skype each Friday. As we have no visiting speaker today we will take the opportunity to deal with any Club or Projects business matters

Rotary Club Meeting on Skype

Fri, Nov 20th 2020 12:45 pm

Rotary Club Meeting on Skype

This week we have an on-line presentation from our member November 20 Stephen Bell whose talk is entitled “Ford , Firestone and Edison. This is an updated version of a talk he gave last year.

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Rotary supporting rehabilitation for stroke survivors

Putting the wheels in motion to end polio

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Fridays at 12.45 pm
For the time being we meet on-line
For details please contact the webmaster
Any changes will be notified when we are able to meet


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