Middlesbrough Erimus Rotary attend Rotary Conference

The photo shows, front row from left , Mavis Hiscox, Sue Gent, Liz Sloper and Teresa Whittaker.

Back row , from left, Dave Whittaker, President, Chris Gent, Bryan Sloper and Bryn Hiscox.

Members and spouses attended the North East England Rotary Conference at the
Majestic Hotel Harrogate.
the Theme’ was Inspiring Each Other’ which complements the Rotary International Presidential theme ‘Be the Inspiration’
The speakers had each inspired others less fortunate than themselves.
Members particularly enjoyed the presentation by Tricia Stewart, the original Calendar Girl. Her presentation was incredibly inspirational, motivating and amusing.
Other presentations enjoyed from Mercy Ships and  Kynren.
Members and spouses also enjoyed the fellowship and wine whilst dancing the night away.

Members and friends visit Hitachi


19 members and friends had a factory visit to the Hitachi Rail assembly plant at Newton Aycliffe . The 3.5 acre building was opened in 2015 at a cost of £ 85 m. and produces 500 carriages and traction units per year . The shells are imported from Japan and the bogeys from Hitachi in Italy and over 70% of the supply chain is sourced locally which is great for the local economy . The factory is immaculately clean and noise free ( no ear protection worn ) and the target is to produce a carriage every 32 days . We were shown inside the carriages at various stages of production and were amazed at the maize of wiring that goes into the trains . The factory employs 750 permanent staff and 300 contract workers who all go through a rigorous training programme and it was good to note that they take on apprentices in conjunction with the local college . The current contracts they have are for Scotrail , Southernrail and West and East Coast main lines . Our members were most impressed with the size of the operation and we wished them all the best for future contracts .

Brilliant effort in Tanzania

The photo shows Middlesbrough Erimus Rotary Club  President, Chris Gent , on the right of photograph presenting the cheque for £3500 to Peter Swan, Chairman, The Meserani Project.

Children of Meserani and the surrounding area attending class in the classrooms provided by the Meserani Project

Children in a local village

The ongoing effort by Peter Swan and his team to provide health and educational support to people in Meserani, Tanzania was the subject of his talk to members and spouse’s of Middlesbrough Erimus Rotary Club. Several club members are sponsoring children through primary, secondary and University education. The project is now planning  the building of a secondary school and is providing health care supplies.

The £3500 has been provided by the four clubs linked through an international twinning. Middlesbrough Erimus Rotary Club and the rotary clubs of Groningen in Holland, Limburg in Germany and Inowroclaw in Poland.

Middlesbrough Erimus Rotary Club members say ” We need you”

Club members have started to develop an action plan for membership growth and need new members to ensure all the charitable and community projects continue for the years to come and that the great fellowship within the club continues. There will be an open evening soon to show potential members what we do and how new members can contribute. Anyone interested in coming along to see and hear what Rotary is all about please contact us through our web page, twitter or Facebook page.

Charity Golf Day. Cheque presentation to Middlesbrough Golf Club Captains



The photo shows Eric Oliver in the centre presenting the cheque to the club captains.

Eric Oliver  , Middlesbrough Erimus Rotary Club, presented a cheque for £500 to the Middlesbrough Golf club Ladies and Gents  Captains. Geoff Bollands, the Gents Captain accepted the cheque and said the £500 would be donated to local charities. The golf day raised £1000 with the remaining £500 being donated towards care beds at Wheatfields Hospice for cancer patients. The golf day was supported by 12 teams of rotary members, friends and local business people.

Fellowship Walk

20 Middlesbrough Erimus Rotary Members and spouse’s  enjoyed a walk from Stokesley to Angrove Park, lead by Neil Glover and Geoff Taylor. The group then had a meal and return  Stokesley after . They enjoyed a pleasant walk in good weather along the banks of the River Leven with stunning views up to the Cleveland Hills.

These feet are made for walking!! with some help !!

North Yorkshire Physio
September 2017

• Middlesbrough Erimus Rotary Club was given an excellent presentation and physiotherapy demonstrations by Dallas Newton with an emphasis on “Live long , Live Well” . The extent of physiotherapy services provided by Dallas and the team is very impressive and highly relevant to the Rotary members . Dallas stressed that on many occasions it is best to try physio first rather than surgery. At the end of the presentation many members tried the gait scanning equipment which shows if any shoe inserts are required. The impression gained by the Rotary members is a team of professionals dedicated to helping people recover and have a better quality of life.
• North Yorkshire Physiotherapy provides physiotherapy services for the local community from its base in Stokesley. Established in 2013 it has grown to a team of 5 physiotherapists, a Business Development Manager and an apprentice Receptionist.

• Physiotherapy services are provided for musculoskeletal, neurological, Women’s Health and post-operative conditions, with an individualised treatment programme and close contact with the treating physiotherapist to promote the best possible recovery.

• Further services offered include back exercise classes, falls prevention classes, gait assessment and the provision of bespoke orthotics and Ossur knee braces.

• NYP offer workplace physiotherapy services to assess and advise employees to keep them fit to work, DSE assessments, Wellbeing at Work presentations and manual handling training.

• NYP are proud to have been shortlisted twice in the Services Category at the Teesside region Business Awards and awarded Highly Commended in the 2016 Hambleton Business Awards.

Middlesbrough Erimus Rotary Club support Chernobyl children

Practice on the fire hoses and hosing down Firefighters

Fun at Albert Park boating lake


President of Middlesbrough Erimus Rotary Club, Chris Gent, standing left on photo , bowling with the children from the still contaminated regions of Belarus.

Once again members of Middlesbrough Erimus Rotary club have supported the annual visit of children from Belarus. The 20 children and 2 interpreters are on Teesside for 4 weeks and the club entertained them for a day including a visit to the Cleveland Fire Station where they hosed down some of the firefighters, roller skating , boating and face painting at Albert Park, ten pin bowling and a pizza meal at Teesside park. The children are in need of respite care from the radiation which still affects their country following the Chernobyl nuclear power plant explosion in 1986. The Rotary members, translators and children had a great day.

Anyone wanting to know more about the charity can email margaret.cundall@ntlworld.com or visit F/B Chernobyl Children’s Life Line Teesside Link.



New Team at Middlesbrough Erimus Rotary




David Jackson handover to Chris Gent



Chris giving Bryan Sloper his chain of office as Senior Vice President

Chris and the new Treasurer Ray Wallin

Chris and the new secretary Eric Johnson

Chris Gent is the new President of Middlesbrough Erimus Rotary having taken over from David Jackson . There is a new team, new approach and a determination to grow the club in the local communities of Nunthorpe, Marton and Coulby Newham.