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Last Revised:
16 November 2016

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About Our Club


President: John Griffith, 07740 080761
Secrtetary: Paul Newton, 07801 133070


    Cleadon and District Rotary Club meet every Monday evening at 7-15 for 7-30 p.m. at the Littlehaven Hotel, River Drive, South Shields. Except on bank Holidays or during the month of August when the Club is in recess.

    We are an active club and enjoy enjoy good fellowship and a hearty meal on Monday evenings.
    Meetings usually end at around 9-30 p.m.

    Our meetings usuallyconsist of a talk or other entertainment, followed by club business if appropriate.

    We have a “Special” guest speaker evening around mid month to which partners and guests are especially welcome.

    Visitors are requested to contact the Club Registrar, Mel Baker, on 0191 4553627 before  1-00 p.m. on the day of the meeting wherever possible in order to ensure that adequate catering and seating arrangements are provided.

    Littlehaven Hotel

    The Club was born of South Shields, Jarrow and Whitley Bay Rotary Clubs in 1988, It was chartered in February 1989. The early officers were mainly ex-Round Tablers which has resulted in the club’s pleasantly relaxed and informal atmosphere.
    The Club fundraising activities raise thousands for local and international  good causes, with the main event being the “Santas Sleigh Ride” in December.  Alas, following much discussion the Club decided for various reasons that November 2015 was the last time we held the Fireworks event. We will be supporting the Dragon Boat Racing event in its place.
     Our Club also supply personalised Rotary name badges to clubs and individuals throughout the U.K..

    One of our Past Presidents, Peter Leech (Paul Harris Fellow) is the founder of R.E.Action in Rotary.
    Another Paul Harris Fellow is John Griffith whose efforts are largely responsible for the Aquafilter Project.


    Cleadon Village is a small residential community located about half way between South Shields and Sunderland on the Sunderland Road. It boasts two good pubs; the Cottage and the Britannia. It also has an Anglican and a Methodist church. The Village celebrated its 8th. Centennial a few years ago.

    Cleadon Motto: Noli Irritare Leonim