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Rotary North East (District 1030)


(The Rotary Year is from 1st July 20198 - 30 June 2020)

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The Rotary Year for The Rotary Club of Chester-le-Street began on 1st July 2019.

On Friday 28th June 2019 - we inducted our new Club President: Rotarian Linda Watson for the year 2019 - 2020

President Linda's chosen charity for the forthcoming Rotary year is:

County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

Throughout the year The Rotary Club of Chester-le-Street will be organising events to raise funds for the President's chosen charity, and other Rotary projects in support of our local, national and international communities.  We also promote & encourage good fellowship among our members, their families and friends throughout the Rotary year with ongoing charitable projects and social engagements, as follows:-

This year ,I am intending to look at the mounting issues of the homeless and lonely, by organising a Christmas Dinner for approx. 30 to 40 people, who would otherwise have little or no celebration.

I would also like to introduce the idea of developing a love of literature in the early years, with those young children ,who have no opportunity to discover books.

THE ROTARY YEAR 2019- 2020


28th June

David Lindley and Linda Watson after David handed over the chain of office    Linda Watson and David Linley with Janice Baylis the District Secretary and Chris Baylis the Assistant Governor of  District 1030

Presidents Night - David Lindley

28th June

Photographs by Past President David Lindley

Goto Photographs of  - D. Lindley Presidents Night 2019

Linda's 1st Rotary Meeting

 5th July

Linda Watson First Meeting as President David Lindley Immediate Past President presenting a Cheque for £700 for Linda's Charity- Youth Connection

Race Night

6th July

Report & Photographs by Past President David Lindley

On Saturday July 6th Rotarian Jim Lawrence organised a Race Evening at Chester-Le - Street Catholic Club approximately £500 was raised for Youth Connection

Frank Badilley Awards - 2019

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The Frank Badilley 2019

Friday 6th September

Photographs by Past President David Lindley

Rotarian Derick Lawson was Inducted to be a new Member of the Club

Left  Rotarian Derick Lawson with Rotarian  Alan   Hedley

Right President Linda Watson and new Member Rotarian Derick Lawson










The Guest Speaker was David Hastings RNLI

   David Hastings gave a very interesting talk about the

    history of the RNLI and its past Rescues







20th September

Visit to:- St Cuthbert's Hospice, Durham

Photograph courtesy of St Cuthbert's Hospice

Back Row: Our Host -Sara Donkin, Ken Jackson, Jean Corker, Rotarian Eric Donkin Front Row: Rotarians, Brian Straughan, Brian Corker, Linda Watson & David Lindley 

25th - 28th September

President Linda Watson

With - Youth Connection present "Chicago" at the "Park View Community Theatre"

Friday 4th October

Speaker, Bob Jackson & Wife (Ruby), Guests of Fred Richards

An illustrated talk about "Bees and Swarm removal"


Left   Bob the Bee keeper gave a very informative talk about the social life of Bees in a hive and also how the Bees use their communication skills.

He also gave several examples of safely recovering  swarming of Bees.

Right Collection of a swarm of Bees from Fred Richards front Garden





Friday 11th October

Last Rose of Summer Contest

Friday 25th October

Business Meeting

Past President David Lindley PHF was appointed as the new Rotary Club Treasurer

Photograph by Past President John Tootill

David Lindley Receiving his Past Presidents Medal From Club President Linda Watson

Rotary Outing to Workington

28th to 31st October

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Trip To Workington (Pictures)

Presidents Xmas Lunch got the Homeless, Lonely and Elderly

December 10th

Photographs Courtesy Past President David Lindley PHF

Served at Cornerstones, Chester Le Street Methodist Church


 Rotarian John Tootill

Serving at the Hatch with other Rotarians.



 Group enjoying Xmas Lunch







Group enjoying Xmas Lunch.



Guest Musician

Playing Xmas

Melodies and Music Quiz






A Vote of thanks  must go to the Trustees of the Church for allowing Its use for this Event.



Christmas Concert

14th December

Youth Connection


Chester-le-Street  Methodist Church


Photographs Courtesy Past President David Lindley PHF

Choir Singing Songs from ABBA
Soloist Craig Wallace

Choir with Soloist Chris Barrass
The Finale Choir sings Xmas Melodies

Christmas Message

20th December

Chester-le-Street Cricket Club

12,00(Noon) for 12,30pm

Harry Ramsbottom

January 2nd

Photographs Courtesy Past President John Tootill


Harry Ramsbottom

On January 2nd 2020 He become a Rotarian in his new Canadian home Town of Olds, Alberta

He is now a Member


"The Rotary Club of Olds"










Alternative Burns Night

Friday 24th January

Alternative Burns Night - Friday 24th January
A Great Time was enjoyed by all Members and Guests    


Centre - Our  Piper



Some of our Guests

A Montage of the the Evenings Proceedings

James Etherington Music Awards

Successfully took place on Saturday 8th February 2019,




First Prize     The James Etherington Trophy & £400 
               To Beau Beveridge - Piano


Second Prize   The Margaret Crawford Trophy & £200
               To Tiffany Williams - Singer


Third Prize     Sol Christopher received a Cheque for £100

Runners up     Each
Received a Cheque for
Hanlu Shen       - Piano
               Thomas Rundle    - Piano
               Charlotte Johnson  - Organ & Violin

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Youth Connection

March 18th - 21st


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