Council and Business meeting

On  Tuesday 19 October the club held its Council meeting and Business meeting at Middlesbrough Golf Club. The various committees reviewed progress on projects such as the Christmas charity float, main charity event  , membership and programme and fellowship. There are several interesting forthcoming events which can be viewed in our events diary.

Visit by District Governor (DG) Len Burns

Photo shows Len standing and President David Jackson

Len Gave a very up beat presentation on Rotary International which included the need to buy “gaudy” ties at the International Convention in the USA !! He is keen to develop PR and membership during his year as DG. Plenty of enthusiasm which should help drive membership up.

Rotarians and wives out on a walk

The walk attended by Middlesbrough Erimus Rotary Club members and wives started at Nunthorpe station and went out into the countryside and returned back to the station. There was plenty of chat and great exercise. After the walk the group went to Middlesbrough Golf Club, Brass Castle lane for pie and peas.

Rotary Northern Games for people with Disablities.

Last Sunday Rotary Club members  and participants from all over the North East of England were at the Eston Sports Centre in Middlesbrough for the Rotary Northern games for the disabled. There were 230 participants competing in 15 different disciplines including archery, bowls, darts, volleyball, table cricket and outdoor cricket, football , swimming and frisbee. Walter Pattinson , organising committee chairman and member of Middlesbrough Erimus Rotary Club opened the games at 10.00 am  and thanked all the participants and helpers for attending. The day was a great example of people having fun and wanting to win. The games finished at 4.00 pm with the prize giving ceremony. A great day was had by all the contestants and helpers.

Middlesbrough Erimus Rotary Club members enjoying the Three Brothers Micro brewery

Members had a great evening enjoying the beer and visit around the Stockton on Tees brewery, “The Three Brothers Brewing Company “. Many different craft ales are brewed and the tour showed the process from grains to glass. Some strong brews were sampled by the club members and the buffet was excellent. Flavours included lemon and lime and chocolate The family run business is increasing capacity with extra fermenters and conditioning tanks.