What is Rotary?
Rotary is short for Rotary International - a worldwide association of local clubs for
men and women in business or the professions who;
Rotary was founded in 1905 and now has over 1.3 million members in more than 26,000 clubs in 187 countries and geographical regions.
There are 1800 clubs in Great Britain and Ireland with over 63,000 members.
Service above Self is Rotary's motto.
The Object of Rotary
The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of
service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular,
to encourage and foster;
The Rotary Club of Consett
The Rotary Club of Consett was inaugurated during the
darkest days of World War Two. Our first meeting took place
on the 29th of January 1942 and our inaugural meeting was held on the 9th of April. Our Charter
Evening took place on the 25th of June and we received our charter on the 1st of May in that
year. Our sponsoring Club was Chester-le-Street who presented
to us the bell that we still use today. You can see it
on our Home Page. The oak wood mounting for the bell came
from some old timbering from the parish church of
Chester-le-Street. Our President's desk, which we also still use today, was a gift from the Rotary Club
of Gateshead. In June of 1942, some 24 members were inducted into the club.
Today, we are a dual gendered club with 33 members.
Our first female member was inducted into the club in 1991.
Our club is a very active club and we carry out a wide variety
of service and fund raising events. You can see many
examples of our activities within this website. You may
be interested in our Derwent Valley Challenge Walk.
This is our annual sponsored walk where charities and
voluntary organisations can raise funds for their own
particular causes. Click on our activities page to learn
If you are interested in Rotary and our activities, you can obtain further information by writing to:-
The Rotary Club of Consett,
C/O Consett Golf Club,
Or email us at the address on the home page