Seahouses Rotary Club

The latest speaker at the Rotary Club of Seahouses and District was past president Roy Dodds.

Roy, who is a former head teacher at Seahouses Middle School, spoke about His Life in Education.

From his early school life, to his time in the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers, (teaching the use of firearms), and on to teaching in Nigeria, Roy told of how he not only taught but also learned; about life and people.

Returning to England, he taught French to classes of approximately 48 pupils before eventually becoming head-teacher at Seahouses.

Throughout his talk, Roy emphasised his belief that all children have talents to offer and no one should feel useless, a comment he once heard a child make about themselves.

In addition to excellent speakers at our meetings, Rotary Club members raise funds for a variety of causes from local to international.

Immediate past president Stuart Walton, who recently completed a zip slide across the River Tyne, told of how Multiple Sclerosis, the Women’s Refuge of Tyneside and various local organisations will benefit from the £1,000 raised.

If the idea of helping others while having fun appeals to you, come along to one of our meetings and learn more about Rotary.

Meetings are held in the ward room of the Olde Ship, Seahouses, on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm.

Forthcoming speakers are: August 7, Alison Smith, an RAF officer from RAF Boulmer; August 14, Terry Long, Rotary Assistant District Governor; August 21, no meeting. A club visit to the Rotary Club of Eyemouth is planned.

Further information is available from Jeff Bell-Taylor at, Margaret Claydon on 01665 720472 or Kelvin Rushworth at