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Welcome to Seaburn Rotary website. We cannot meet together yet, but we will resume as soon as possible. We started to have Zoom meetings with a speaker, every fortnight from 26th May.

Speaker Denise Barna from Box Youth & Community Project

Denise visited on Zoom to give us an update on present activities. They have been extremely busy and the breadth of the work done was an eye opener to us. More details below, together with some pictures.


Rotary Young Writer Competition

We had received 14 entries from Cleadon Church of England Academy, which had been judged by council members. Three members attended the whole school assembly to present the certificates and prizes for the first three winners.


Club Dinner

Another enjoyable night was had at the Sea Hotel, South Shields. There was a three course meal with choices on the night. The speaker was Fred Raffle, who has accompanied BBC commentators on Test match tours for many years.


Speaker Lynne Symonds on Wulugu Project

We were pleased to welcome Lynne back on Zoom to up date us on the project. As a small charity they are finding it hard to raise funds, but things continue to progress, as mentioned below.


Speaker DG Barbara Broadbelt. Host Tony Wortman.

Barbara visited to tell us about her hopes for what will be a challenging year, but one to which she will no doubt rise.


Speaker Laura Forbes from Grace House

Laura joined us on Zoom on 9th June to update us on the work of Grace House, particularly at the present time. They are normally very hands on with the children, but some things have had to be curtailed.


About us

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

During the Rotary Year 2019/2020 we have raised over £8,000 which we have distributed to local and national charities, 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 69 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 AFC.  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 10/08/2020

Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Tuesday 18th August 11.30

Speaker Peter Tracey. Host Gordon Coxon

Peter is coming to update us on Shelter Box,which we support each year.

Tuesday 25th August 10.30

Council meeting

Council will meet to plan future programme and events.

Tuesday 1st September 11.30

Speaker Tony Edwards. Host Brian Franklin

Look forward to Tony's newest talk -"The Rise and Fall of Broadcast"

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Be part of a global network of volunteers, trying to make the world a better place. Please also see the 'links & news' page for information from the local district and live feeds from Rotary International and Rotary International in GB&I.

Rotary supporting rehabilitation for stroke survivors

Putting the wheels in motion to end polio

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Tuesdays at 12.45
The Grand Hotel,
Queen's Parade,
Sunderland, SR5 8DB  0191 529 2041

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