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       Rotary District 1030 is located in the North East of England and comprises 52 Rotary Clubs, serving their local, regional, national and international communities.

Welcome to Rotary North East – it’s good to see you.

So who are we?


Rotary is an international organisation, founded in 1905, with more than 35,000 member clubs worldwide, and 1.2 million individual Rotarians. It has a long and celebrated history of helping communities across the world and making a difference to millions of lives.
Also known as Rotary District 1030, Rotary North East’s 52 clubs represent people from all walks of life, all denominations, all ethnicities and all orientations who are dedicated to aiding their communities across the region – and having fun doing it!
The days of the elitist, male-dominated, ‘clubby’ organisation, which has so long been the image of Rotary, are well on the way out. Rotary’s North East groups include many people, young and old, who are changing the way we operate, organise and communicate.

Millions of pounds have been donated to causes across the North East over the years, raised through an imaginative programme of events - social, community and business - and fundraisers. 

We have high standards of operation, with inbuilt fairness and honesty, and aim to build goodwill and beneficial working partnerships and business networks. We have well-established youth programmes and opportunities to get involved in initiatives all over the world. 

All Rotary groups serve local, regional, national and international communities, through funding, awareness-raising, and project-driven initiatives. 

Give us a call, drop us a line, come and see us. If you've got what it takes and want  to have fun, we need you in Rotary

You can find your local North East club here.



Ukraine Response

‘Amazing’ Response to Ukraine Crisis

Tens of thousands of pounds has been raised by North East clubs in a ‘swift and generous’ response to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.

Clubs across the region have pulled out all the stops, from sponsoring lorries going to Poland, to direct donations to agencies such as the Red Cross, the Disasters Emergency Committee and through Rotary Foundation.

Street collections, appeals and loading goods and medical supplies are among many ways clubs have stepped up to help.

District Governor Alan Cartwright said: ‘The response from clubs and members across the North East has been as swift and generous as you would expect. It has been amazing to see so much commitment and effort.’

Up to the Bulletin deadline Middlesbrough Erimus club had collected more than £26,000 from clubs, which is going directly to their partner Rotary club in Zamosc in Poland, which is just 50 km from the Ukraine border and is seeing many of the effects of the war and the burgeoning refugee crisis. €10,000 has already been sent.

Many clubs have contributed to alleviating the crisis already, some sending money to Middlesbrough Erimus, others direct to other agencies, with more coming in all the time.

Durham Elvet has donated £2,000; Darlington £1,000; Stokesley £500; Alnwick £2,200; Birtley £650; South Tyneside £1,000; Newton Aycliffe £3,500; Sunderland £2,500, Sunderland Satellite £1,700; Barnard Castle £500; Seaburn £500; Sedgefield £350; Hexham £8,200; Hadrian’s Wall £350; Newcastle £1,000 and many more.

Help has been coming in in other ways – for example Cleadon and District Rotary donated £250 to an ex-Rotarian who is driving across to Ukraine to take supplies and to volunteer.

Derwentside and Consett worked with the Consett Covid and volunteers Group. There was an unprecedented  response to an appeal and they filled three lorries going to Poland, with another one to go, with much needed supplies. Derwentside raised £1,700 towards the project.

Alan said: ‘It is expected that all these totals will continue to rise as Rotarians do what they do best – step up in a crisis and do whatever they can to help.’

All figures are correct at the time of going to press.

Watch Rotary North East social media for updates: Twitter @RotaryNorthEast, Facebook Rotary North East England, website rotary-ribi.org North East England




                    District Governor Alan Cartwright


District Bulletin August 2022




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