85th Anniversary Charter Night

Tue, Feb 7th 2023 at 5:45 pm - 7:45 pm

DG Steve Rose will join us and guests as we celebrate the history of Morpeth Rotary.


Fifty members, guests and friends met at Morpeth Golf Club to celebrate the founding charter of Morpeth Rotary Club. It was received from Rotary International in 1938. The first President was G. F. Howell. 

Guest of honour was the man elected to serve as the leader of all 46 Rotary clubs in the north east, District Governor Steve Rose of Darlington. There were also  representatives from the sponsoring clubs in 1938 of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and Blyth, members from Alnwick and Tyneside Rotary clubs, Morpeth Round Table and Morpeth Lions. President Arif Shahab summarised Morpeth Rotary activities over the last year. Vice President Julie Mulqueen had the marathon task of summarising the last 85 years. 

delightful addition, from Morpeth member and official 'Gadgie' Alex Swailes, was a rendition of a previously unpublished folk song about the wonders of Morpeth by the fifth ever president of Morpeth Rotary, C. E Shaw.

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