The structure of the club is as shown below

Sandy Kinghorn
David Callum
Ian East
Ray Calboutin
Programme Secretary
Ray Calboutin
Press/ Website Officer
Ray Calboutin
Ray Kelly
Committee Member
Joe Mason
Committee Member
Stuart Lewis
Committee Member
Arthur Storey
Committee Member
Mike Graham
Committee Member
Shaun Flett


Kinghorn_Sandy.jpg (8283 bytes)   Sandy Kinghorn :- President

Sandy joined the club in 1998 he is a retired sea captain with Blue Star line and in keeping with his sea tradition he is also "Educational Visits Officer" for the Cullercoats Lifeboat. He gives talks and slide shows about the good old days at sea to other groups all in aid of the RNLI.

Callum_David.jpg (13601 bytes)  David Callum:- Chairman

David joined the club in 2010, he is a retired company secretary and was also treasurer of "Tynemouth Village Association" in which he still is very involved.

Calboutin_Ray_3.jpg (12100 bytes)  Ray Calboutin :- Club Secretary, Program Secretary and Press/ Website Officer

Ray joined the club in 2005 and took over the Programme Secretaries job in 2006, the Club Secretary in 2013. He is a retired Control Systems Software Engineer with Siemens for over 37 years. Ray joined the club to gain another interest in life and make new friends in a pleasant relaxing atmosphere.

Ian East  Ian East :- Treasurer

Ian joined the club ln 2014, initally atracted by the range of speakers each week. As a retired Health Service Manager, he found the club relaxed and friendly; and now enjoys the social banter as much as the talks.

Kelly_Ray.jpg (12827 bytes)   Ray Kelly :- Registrar

Ray joined the club in 2011 and took over the Registrar's job in 2018. He worked at the Tyne Tunnel for 30 years finishing as a traffic controller, he joined the club when his brother in law said that it was a nice place to go and meet new friends and hear some interesting talks, so I decided to come along and have done so ever since. "I would recommend the club to anyone, so come along and give it a go".

Lewis_Stuart.jpg (13601 bytes)  Stuart Lewis:- Events Officer.

Stuart joined the club in 2010, he is a retired plumber working for North Tyneside Council. Stuart was recommended to join the club by a friend who said it was a small friendly group of men which has proven to be true.

Mason_Joe.jpg (13601 bytes)  Joe Mason :- Committee Member.

Joe joined the club in 2001, he was a motor mechanic and has done some tutoring at the local college, he joined the club to make new friends.

Storey_Arther.jpg (13601 bytes)  Arthur Storey:- Committee Member.

Arthur joined the club in 1995, he retired after 43 years with the Post office. Arthur was recommended to join the club by a work colleague who was already a member, he now runs the kitchen duties for us.


Graham_Mike.jpg (13601 bytes)  Mike Graham:- Committee Member.

Mike joined the club in 2015 after a career in Law spanning several decades, most recently as a barrister working from Chambers in Newcastle upon Tyne. He was encouraged to join the club as a means of attending interesting and informative talks on a wide range of topics, but has also found that the social interaction between members and the camaraderie of the group as a whole are a special bonus, providing friendship, support and encouraging a positive outlook on life.


Flett_Shaun.jpg (13601 bytes)  Shaun Flett:- Committee Member.

Shaun joined the club in 2016. I became a member of the group as a result of the kindly intervention of Joe Mason, who was by then, a well established member of the committee. Joe is a good friend and we go back many years. The club is well run, friendly and informal. There is a bond of friendship between many members, which emphasizes the cooperative ethos of the club. The presentations, delivered by numerous speakers, are instructive and well informed.


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