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The best mud in Italy

more Author Myra Robinson will explain why Italian Mud is glorious enough to write about it.

Scientific Fraud

more President Andrew Hamnett will reveal how common this is.

Rotary Scholarship

more Rotary Scholar Liza Woods, who is studying for a Masters in Organic Farming and Food Production at Newcastle University will reflect on her award.

Macmillan support

more Speaker: Alan Swinton

Presidents Evening

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Coffee morning

more At the golf club. In support of the production of Brassed Off in May

Working for the Queen

more Air Vice Marshall Sandy Hunter, a Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Northumberland, explains the role.

The Morpeth Plan

more Graeme Trotter, former Chair of Morpeth's Planning and Transport Committee, will explain the Morpeth Plan.

Accordion music -Good Vibrations

more Colin Bradford will explain how the different formats and technicalities of this instrument feed through to different styles of play.

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more Ernie Coe will add some cheer.

A life before the mast.

more Ray Nelson will share his early experiences as a seafarer.

4 Way Quiz

more The annual challenge between Morpeth's Rotary, Inner Wheel, Soroptimist, and Lions clubs.


more Michael Duffy takes us through George Orwell's experiences that led to his dystopian classic.

"Let's go fly a kite"

more Simon Foley will take us to new heights.


more A significant victory for Scotland in the first war of Independence, 1314. Speaker: Jared Johnson

Israel v Palestine: Whose side are you on?

more Political explanation and provocation by Audrey Porken.

Runway to Heaven?

more Charlotte Osborn is Coordinating Chaplain at Newcastle Airport. This is the inside story.

Floods - an apposite subject for the Rotary Club of Morpeth

more Dr Jon Hargreaves will share his long experience in the water industry.

Polar Bears in Churchill, Canada

more Churchill, on the shore of Hudson Bay, is one of the few towns from which wild polar bears can be viewed. Suzanne Hamnett will share her experience.

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Heritage Archaeology

more A talk by Barry Mead, Great Morpeth Development Trust's Heritage Officer.

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Northumbria Blood Bikes

more A speaker from this Charity will explain their work of ferrying Blood and other urgent medical supplies out of hours between healthcare locations in the North East.

Christmas message

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Club Assembly

more Including a few words from the Assistant Governor, Group 1, Derek Harrison.

Vice Admiral Lord Collingwood in Morpeth

more Steve Healey will talk about the Admiral who finished the Battle at Trafalgar and his links with Morpeth.

District Governor visit

more Jean Thompson will address Morpeth Club

Presidential Handover

more A new Rotary Year begins and the new President for 2014/15, Andrew Hamnett, takes office.

Business meeting

more Followed by sport semi-finals

By the Green of the Spring

more A tribute to the men of Chevington Broomhill 1914 - 1918. John Hardy will share his research into the men named on that war memorial.

Sentimental Journey

more Clive Temple will share more family archive film, focussing on Morpeth railway, town centre, farming and miners gala scenes.

The Neighbourhood Plan

more Peter Scott will lead us through how this has been applied in Morpeth.

Anarchy in Morpeth

more The founders of Morpeth's Craft Brewery will share their start-up experiences.

Escape to Auschwitz - Hulda's story

more Fran Elson will share her family's experiences of deportation from Vienna.

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Space - the final frontier

more NASA, as photographed by Chris Smith.

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Cancer Treatment; Current Challenges and Future Opportunities

more A talk by Professor Roger Griffin, of the Northern Institute for Cancer Research, Newcastle University.

Business & games meeting

more Club affairs followed by table games and the club indoor sports knock-out competition

The role of Succentor at St George's Chapel.

more Rev. Michael Boag will tell us about his experiences as Succentor of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.

Quiz at Tyneside

more Away match vs. Rotary Club of Tyneside in the first round of the District Quiz. 19:00 at the Mansion House. Team members will have been contacted.

The Youth Court system

more David Gunn is a magistrate who works in a Youth Court. He will explain what goes on.

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Ultra Running

more Stevie Matthews, Morpeth's well know Ultra Runner, will explain why and how she does it.

Feedback from USA visit

more Freddie Bowles, part sponsored on his trip by the Club, tells of his experiences in the USA.

Mont Blanc

more Because it's there. Colin Dyson explains how he conquered all 15,781ft of the White Lady, the EUs highest mountain and the Worlds 11th highest.

Four way Quiz

more The annual challenge.

Flying without parachutes

more Cllr Alan Fendley

The Hollon Trust

more Councillor Andrew Tebbutt on this local charity.

The Alzheimers Society

more Speaker: Sophie Ford

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The work of Contact

more Audrey Anderson will explain their role.

Safer Driving from the Institute of Advanced Motorists

more Brian Laidler will give us hints and tips on how to improve our driving.

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more Club barbeque at Rtn Michael Duffy's home.

The Poetry of Marriott Edgar

more Peter Tracey will talk about this poet, who wrote for Stanley Holloway. Preceded by Presidential Handover.

MS Society

more Ray Scott will explain their work. AGM originally scheduled for this date will now be held on 11th June.

The Development of Morpeth

more Mark Dransfield, developer responsible for both the Sanderson Arcade and the new Morrisons, will explain what lies ahead.

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The Morpeth Gadgie

more Alex Swailes will explain what is really involved.

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The Minsteracres retreat

more Fr Jeroen Hoogland, Director, will explain their work.

Water Aid

more Jim Panton will explain the work of this charity

Trewitley Owl Trust

more Peter Middleton will explain the work of this local Owl and Bird of Prey sanctuary.

Adventures on a Bike

more Ron Patrick will wheel us through.

Morpeth on Film

more Clive Temple will delve into his family film archives about farming life in the middle of the last century.

What's it like to work in Iran?

more Richard Potter will share his experiences.

The Morpeth Gadgie - speaker change

more Roger Hawkins will explain how the Northumberland Credit Union functions, and what the benefits are for the community.

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Christmas Message

more Rev Fr Lawrence Jones will address us, followed by carols.

Forensic Pathology

more Gordon Crombie will dissect this subject. Cancelled due to illness.

Business & Special General Meeting

more Election of Officers for 2013-14

Audio Visual Selection

more Keith Suddaby FRPS, will share some of the work for which he was awarded a Fellowship of The Royal Photographic Society.

Ambassadorial Scholar

more Sarah Cawrse, from Denver, is studying Landscape Planning at Newcastle University. She will explain what a Rotary Scholarship entails.

Scouting feedback

more Two Scouts talk about their sponsored trip to the Ukraine.

District Quiz

more Morpeth take on Berwick.

Business meeting & District Governor

more Celia Leach will be our guest.

Directing a Musical

more David Richardson will share the secrets

Bell ringing for everyone

more Colin Wheeler will ring our bell.

New Hope for Children

more Richard Sanderson will update on progress

The last Mayoress of Wallsend

more Mary Kelly will share her experiences during the last year before Wallsend was subsumed into North Tyneside.

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Age UK

more Patricia Wilson will explain their role and further ways in which we might help.

Medals of the Civil War

more Paul Christensen is a noted authority on Royalist and Parliamentarian medals.

Business Meeting

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The Joys of Events Management

more Nickie Gott was NE Entrepreneur of the Year in 2009 and is MD of She's Gott It. Take a look at their website.

Jamie Oliver's Ministry of Food

more Sara Jenson-Boon is Manager of the Project at Alnwick Gardens to spread the word about cooking from fresh ingredients.

Business meeting

more Discussion of club affairs

Change to programme. Speaker double bill.

more Two speakers with contrasting subjects: Christine Wynn from Morpeth Food Bank. Tim Duffy, UK CEO, M&C Saatchi.

Club BBQ

more The meeting will take the form of a Club Barbeque at a members home. Contact Club Service Committee for arrangements.

No meeting at Golf Club.

more Club visit to Hindu Temple. Spouses welcome, contact Jeff for details.


more The start of the new Rotary Year. Speaker from the Hedgehog Preservation Society

Club Assembly

more Discussion on the Club's programme for the new Rotary year.

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more Reports on the year 2011/2

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Making sure that money gets to where it's needed

more Sarah Broscombe, Regional Fundraiser of Save the Children, will explain how cash is directed to those who need it.

Rev Alan Craig

more How Anglican Ministers are chosen.

Chaplaincy in Durham Prison

more Steve Brown will grass about life inside.

Speaker finders and Reception duties

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Speaker finders and reception duties December 2009

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Speaker finders and reception duties

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Age concern lunch rota - January to March 2010

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Speaker Hosts, Reception Duties Feb - July 2010

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Speaker finder & reception duties

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2011 Photographic Competition

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Updated Club Autumn Programme - October 5th 2011

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Community Service

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Club programme for first half 2012

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Programme Spring 2012 version 2, 23rd Feb

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Programme Spring 2012 Version 3 6th March 2012

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Guest evening

more Why Rotary?

Job talk and PHF evening

more Jim Dunn will tell us about his sporting & professional life and additionally we will celebrate our Paul Harris Fellows.

The Langtang valley

more Simon Foley shares his trekking experiences to this remote Nepalese village

Presidents Valediction

more President David Richardson bows out.

No meeting

more after a Bank Holiday

Clipper around the World

more Jane Bendelow sailed on the leg from San Francisco to New York. This is her race.

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Four way quiz

more Morpeth Inner Wheel, Lions, Soroptimists and Rotary Clubs do battle for the quiz salver.

Joint meeting with Lions

more Dinner with Morpeth Lions at Manzils. 19:00 for 19:30.

50 Years in the UK

more Hans Porksen told of his experiences since he moved to the UK as an English student. A pan-European perspective, leavened with agricultural anecdotes.

Club Assembly

more The incoming President and Council explain their ideas for 2013-14.

No meeting

more after a bank holiday.

Alnwick Playhouse

more The history and work of this arts centre.

Christian Aid

more What exactly does this well known charity do?

Valedictory Address

more Outgoing President Laurie Walker rounds off his Rotary year.


more The forum to say what you think about Morpeth Rotary Club.

District Governor's visit

more We welcome David Sadler.

Awayday to local clubs

more No meeting at Golf club

Christmas Message

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Progress at the Sanderson Arcade

more Medi Parry, the Arcade Manager, will explain what's new.

Business Meeting

more Discussion of the Clubs Affairs Plus, Elaine Smith, Alnwick President, on their Sri Lanka schools project.

Travelling with Sue.

more Patricia Gatherum will share some travellers tales.

"Verse and worse"

more Club member Simon Foley will enthral us this evening.

Business Meeting

more Discussion of the Club's Affairs

EGM & Presentation of Accounts

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Council meeting

more At the Golf Club

Business and games evening

more Discussion of the Club's affairs, followed by a games evening.

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Building a Business

more A competion to bring a retail idea to life on Morpeth Market. This presentation from KEV1 students will precede dinner.

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Business meeting

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Update on Shelter Box

more David Baker will explain how Shelter Box is progressing

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Valedictory address

more The President's year draws to an end, so Jim Dunn will reflect upon it.


more This week the Club will visit several other local Rotary Clubs, not necessarily on Tuesday evening.

Club Barbeque

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more Oenophile Paul Raven will share his enthusiasm. And a glass, if we are lucky.

Hallo, Hallo, Hallo.

more Anecdotes from Kate McDonald's experience during the development of the role of women in the Police Force.

New Hope for Children

more Richard Sanderson will share the latest news from Childrens Vision International in Bogotoa.

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The Mayor's Year

more The Mayor, Cllr Nic Best, will share his year in office: The Chains of Office.

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Morrisons Collection

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Business Meeting

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Market Stall

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An appointment with a Generalfeldmarschall

more Rtn Cliff Pettit explains his meeting.

No Club Meeting

more following a Bank Holiday.

Business Meeting

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Desert Island Discs

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Squadron Leader Ronnie Waters - an heroic sortie

more David Baker will share the story of a bomber crew,

A Summer evening at the Dunn's.

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