About us

The Club meets on a Tuesday evening 7.15 for 7.30 pm (except following Bank Holidays).  

We meet at the Cedric Ford Pavilion,  Newark Showground, Lincoln Road, Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, NG24 2NY
tel: 01636 705796
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The Rotary Club of Newark Castle was founded in 1987 with the guidance of the  Rotary Club of Newark. Club membership has reached twenty eight and regular attendance encourages good fellowship and friendly relationships worldwide. Dual gender is now the preferred make up of the Club and we are always looking for members who are prepared to give service to others who are less fortunate than themselves.  The main objective of Rotary is service -- in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world. 

About what we do

Santa's Grotto raises £1600.00 for Children's Charities.

The Rotary Club of Newark Castle’s 30 year old tradition of inviting Santa into their Butter Market Grotto once again proved to be a tremendous success in the run up to Christmas.
The Five hundred children who visited Santa in his Noth Pole Igloo, told Santa what they wanted for Christmas and received an early present to keep them going until Christmas Day arrived. 
The Rotary Club of Newark Castle provides this event as a service to the town’s children at a minimal cost of £3.50 per child.
The Grotto raised £1600.00 this year and the profits as always will be donated to children's charities. Rainbows Hospice for Young People and the Newark Children's Bereavement Centre will each receive a donation of £800.00

Congratulations to our 2017/18 Lady President Caroline Rossin

Michael Longdon, District Governor 2017-18 was in attendance on the night of changeover.
Our first meeting of the new Rotary year saw not only the installation of our new President Caroline, we also greeted Geoff Nicholls as a new member (who had transferred from Carlton) and welcomed  Michael Longdon  our new District Governor. This was his first visit to any club in his new year of office.
Below is the full text of Michael’s talk: the text in italics relates to discussion and responses to questions...........................................................read on

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Some of the many Charities Newark Castle supports

Declaring the Children’s Bereavement Centre "Forget me not" garden officially open.  
Funds raised for the School for Parents, Rutland House
Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance
Fund raising day in aid of Rainbows Childrens' Hospice
New desks for the Brikama School, Gambia
Newark Swimming Club take part in the "End Polio Now" Swimarathon 
Business Partnership Initiative (BPI) Willow Holt, Farndon
BPI Besthorpe 
More details on the above can be found under NEWS and CLUB BUSINESS in the MENU listing

Through volunteering their skills, time and resources, our members make a positive difference to the lives of others. Clubs work tirelessly to raise funds for local good causes, placing them right at the heart of their local communities. Our projects include organising and supervising community events, promoting the achievements of young people, helping those who are disadvantaged or disabled, coordinating educational programmes and working in partnership with local businesses and charities. Contact us to find out more

31st Birthday (Charter) Celebration

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The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal

Past President David Carrot receives the Royal British Legion 5 year 
Certificate of Appreciation  on behalf of the Club. The certificate
is in appreciation  of the excellent work carried out by the Club
over the last 5 years on behalf of the Poppy Appeal.

Paul Harris Fellow

Rotarian Keith Isard receives the Paul Harris Fellow Award from President Caroline.

Liverpool Weekend

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Cheque Presentation

On Tuesday 18th July the Rotary club of Newark Castle held a cheque presentation night for three of its nominated Charities. 

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Newark Castle's 30th Charter Celebrations

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Jack's Handover BBQ 2nd July 2017: click here to view the Picture Gallery

Rotary Business Partnership Initiative

The Eco Bottle Greenhouse

Visit the District 1220 BPI web site and Facebook page to learn more about this initiative. 

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The Eco Bottle Greenhouse initiative has successfully established a project that is ideally suited for Schools and Business. The Eco Bottle Greenhouse project helps Schools meet National Curriculum guidelines. 

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The ECO Greenhouse BPI team receive the District Environmental Trophy.

Awards for Courage 2017

District Governor Elect Michael Langdon presented the awards to Nominees:

L-R:   Elliot Watson, James Metcalfe, Ellie Roberts and Hannah Watts. Marion Brown represented Laura McGinley

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Rotarians Glen Foreman and Dave Strange organisers of the annual Awards for Courage proudly display the District Community Service Trophy awarded to the Club. 

This year's Twinning get together took place in Les Andelys Normandy.

To follow our travels view the photo's in our gallery

Winter Ball at the Kelham House

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Club calendar

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Date Event Visitor Steward


January 2018

Tue 02/01/2018 NO MEETING
Venue:   -  Time:
Tue 09/01/2018 Geoff Nicholls thumbnail sketch
Venue:  Cedric Ford Pavilion, Newark Showground -  Time:  7.15 for 7.30 Buffet
 Marc Slack 
Tue 16/01/2018 Council
Viola Recycling a talk by Lesley Taylor
Venue:  Cedric Ford Pavilion, Newark Showground -  Time:  7.15 for 7.30 Buffet
 David Carrott 
Tue 23/01/2018 "Call My Bluff" presented by Marc
Venue:  Cedric Ford Pavilion, Newark Showground -  Time:  7.15 for 7.30 Buffet
 Roger Pykett 
Tue 30/01/2018 Committees
Venue:  Cedric Ford Pavilion, Newark Showground -  Time:  7.15 for 7.30 Buffet

February 2018

Tue 06/02/2018 Talk on Carriages a talk by Suzi Jones
Venue:  Carriages Restaurant -  Time:  7.15 for 7.30 Buffet
John Lewington 
Tue 13/02/2018 Council
A talk by cyclist Isabel Darvill 
Venue:  Cedric Ford Pavilion, Newark Showground -  Time:  7.15 for 7.30 Buffet
 Alan Redfern 
Tue 20/02/2018 A talk by Sqd Leader Mick Ling of the Red Arrows
Venue:   Town Club, Newark: PARTNERS  -  Time:  7.15 for 7.30 Buffet
 Anne Robson 
Tue 27/02/2018 Bargain Hunt Experience a talk by Pat Bosworth
Venue:  Cedric Ford Pavilion, Newark Showground -  Time:  7.15 for 7.30 Buffet
 Derek Rossin 

March 2018

Tue 06/03/2018 Charter/Birthday Celebration
Venue:  The Ram Newark -  Time:
Tue 13/03/2018 Committees
Venue:  Cedric Ford Pavilion, Newark Showground -  Time:  7.15 for 7.30 Buffet
Tue 20/03/2018 A Floral demonstration
Venue:  Floral Media, Caunton -  Time:  7.15 for 7.30 Buffet
 Catherine Redfern 
Mon 26/03/2018 Awards for Courage
Venue:  Cedric Ford Pavilion, Newark Showground -  Time:
Tue 27/03/2018 Council
The Confessions of a Country Vicar - a talk by Canon Alan Haydock
Venue:  Cedric Ford Pavilion, Newark Showground -  Time:  7.15 for 7.30 Buffet
 Celia Smallwood 

April 2018

Tue 03/04/2018 No Meeting
Venue:   -  Time:
Tue 10/04/2018 Committees
Venue:  Cedric Ford Pavilion, Newark Showground -  Time:  7.15 for 7.30 Buffet
Tue 17/04/2018 Spire Nottingham Hospital
Venue:  Tollerton -  Time:  7.15 for 7.30 Buffet
 Carole Graham 
Tue 24/04/2018 AGM
Venue:  Cedric Ford Pavilion, Newark Showground -  Time:  7.15 for 7.30 Buffet


We're for Communities


The Godfrey Pratt Memorial & Community Fund. 

The Rotary Club of Newark Castle has set up the Godfrey Pratt Memorial & Community Fund to distribute grants to local charities and good causes for the benefit of the Local Community in the NG24 post code area and parts of NG23. Learn more about this fund by clicking here

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The Rotary Club of Newark Castle is part of the local community, with members meeting on a regular basis to enjoy friendship, networking, and to plan projects that will benefit the lives of others.

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