Welcome to Seaburn Rotary website. We meet for a meal at 12.30 for 12.45 each Tuesday. Do make contact if you would like to join us and find out what we are about.

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Speaker Derek Potter.  Host John Shield

Speaker Derek Potter. Host John Shield

Derek gave us a slide presentation outlining the history of the Suez Canal area from early times almost to present day.
We also welcomed our first Corporate Member Charlotte Harms from Grand Hotel.

Memory Cafe at Whitburn Community Library

Memory Cafe at Whitburn Community Library

The Memory Cafe continues to increase steadily for those living with dementia and their carers/family. Varied activities and entertainment are offered and the Cafe is open on third Friday of each month from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm at Whitburn Library.

Coffee Morning for End Polio Now

Coffee Morning for End Polio Now

Members of the public were invited to this event, which raised over £300 towards ending polio throughout the world.



Everybody returned to weigh out and were pleased with their achievement. They were also successful in obtaining sponsors and the event raised £700.00 which will be donated to Cancer Research UK for their research work in Newcastle.

Arbeia Roman Fort

Arbeia Roman Fort

Following a talk at the club several members and colleagues visited for guided tour by Sue Balmer, which was very informative and much enjoyed.

Visit to Sunderland University

Visit to Sunderland University

WE had a very interesting visit to the communications department and heard all about the student studies as well as seeing all the wonderful photographic equipment that they are able to use.


About us






Please have a look at What We Do to see details of what is happening 

During the Rotary Year 2022/2023 we have raised over £4,600 despite the difficulties following Covid-19. We have made donations to local, national and international charities, as well as to Rotary Foundation and End Polio Now.


The Rotary Club of Seaburn was formed in 1951 and continues to deliver a range of fundraising, volunteering, support and social events to the local and international community.  In our 72 years, we estimate that we have raised well over £600,000 and that figure continues to grow.

What Is Rotary?


We are a club that is open to people from all walks of life who share our values.  We have members from a variety of professions.  Our club serves the area north of the River Wear, from the coast inland to the A19 trunk road.  One campus of the University of Sunderland is within our boundary, as well as the National Glass Centre and the Stadium of Light, home to Sunderland A.F.C.  The club has strong links with retail and commercial businesses within the area and we appreciate their continued support.

Seaburn Rotary is a small part of a worldwide organisation of business and professional people that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations and helps build goodwill and peace in the world.  Approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 32,000 Rotary clubs located in 200 countries.  The world's Rotary clubs meet regularly and are non-political, non-religious and open to all cultures, races and creeds.

We are always looking for new members to join our club.  As well as giving service and fundraising, Rotary is also about fun and fellowship.  So, if you would like to find out more about who we are and what we do, please do get in touch via the website.  You are very welcome to come to a meeting to talk to members.



Last Update 28.05..2024

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Tue, Jun 4th 2024 12:45 pm

Business Meeting

Plans for future events will be discussed and progressed

Tue, Jun 11th 2024 12:45 pm

Speaker Alan Share Host Tony Wortman

Rotarian Alan Share from Sunderland is to tell us about his experience as a governor of the special school in Sunderland.

Tue, Jun 18th 2024 12:45 pm

Speaker Linda King Host John Shield

The speaker will tell us about Victorian Customs and Superstitions.

Tue, Jun 25th 2024 12:45 pm

Speaker Rev'd Canon Claire McLaren Host Tony Wortman

Canon McLaren is Provost at Sunderland Minster and will tell us about her role.
We may also have some visitors from Cancer Research locally, with whom we wish to build an ongoing relationship.

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