Completed meetings and events 2016-2017

Thu 29th June 2017 Club Handover Dinner (Partners' Evening)

Pres. James Gibbons will hand over the responsibilities of the Club to P.E. Andrew Murray who will then induct other Office Bearers and convenors
H&R: Jane Allan & John Robson
VoT: P.E. Andrew Steven read more...

Sat 24th June 2017 Family Day Out - Scotland's Secret Bunker and St Andrews

A coach will leave the Bentley Hotel at 9.30 and travel to Scotland’s Secret Bunker, near Cupar. After spending time exploring the bunker, we will move on to St. Andrews for sight-seeing and shopping. We will then enjoy a high tea at the Guardbridge Inn. read more...

Thu 22nd June 2017 David Kerr - U.S.A. Today

Currently lecturing in American Government and Politics at University of Virginia, Richmond columnist for the Stafford County Sun and co-host of local TV political programme, David Kerr, will join us
H&R: Jane Allan & John Robson
VoT: Charles Keeper read more...

Thu 15th June 2017 Club Assembly

President Elect Andrew and the Committee Convenors will give the members their plans for the coming Rotary year
H&R: Jane Allan & John Robson
VoT: T.B.C.

Thu 8th June 2017 Social Evening

An opportunity for the members to enjoy an evening of fellowship together
H&R: Jane Allan & John Robson
VoT: David McLeod read more...

Wed 7th June 2017 Visit to Rotary Club of Larbert

Members will visit the Rotary Club of Larbert at the Carmuirs (Falkirk) Golf Club, 136 Stirling Road, Camelon, Falkirk, FK2 7YP, 18.30 – 20.30 (approx.). Speaker - Ian Ross. Members wishing to travel together, meet at the Bentley Hotel - 17.30 read more...

Thu 1st June 2017 Theresa Douglas - District 1020 Conference - Newcastle

Assistant Governor Theresa Douglas, on behalf of her Club, Currie Balerno, will promote the District 1020 Conference to be held in Newcastle to the members
H&R: Jane Allan & John Robson
VoT: Jane Allan

Thu 25th May 2017 Hugh Graham – WishWell Project – Round-up Report

Past President Hugh will give the Club a full report on the past ten years of the WishWell Project in Malawi.
H&R: Peter Brown & Peter McCrossan
VoT: Katrina Gibbons read more...

Thu 18th May 2017 Nathan Southern - Experiences in South East Asia

Khmer Rouge Memorial Nathan will tell the Club of his experiences gathering evidence against the Khmer Rouge, in Cambodia, and working with a legal team in Bangladesh.
H&R: Peter Brown & Peter McCrossan
VoT: Charles Keeper read more...

Fri 12th May 2017 Annual Gala Dinner & Ceilidh - 2017

Pres. James with P.H.F. Aamar Anwar and Citizen of the Year Elizabeth Seaton Our Gala Dinner, organised by P.E. Andrew Murray, will celebrate the work of Rotary in Motherwell and Wishaw. We shall present an award to our Citizen of the Year and a Paul Harris Fellowship. read more...

Thu 11th May 2017 Father Peter Walters – Street Kids of Columbia

Fr Peter Walters, an inspirational priest, will address the Club on the two charities he founded to help the street children of Medellin, in Columbia
H&R: Peter Brown & Peter McCrossan
VoT: John McGeary read more...

Thu 4th May 2017 Club A.G.M.

Annual General Meeting of the Club including election of Office Bearers and Conveners
H&R: Peter Brown and Peter McCrossan
VoT: N/A
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Thu 27th April 2017 David Kirk - Volunteer Spotlight Evening

David will speak to the members about his experiences, working as a volunteer, in Sri Lanka
H&R: Jim Peat
VoT: Peter Cleland read more...

Thu 20th April 2017 Club Meeting

Details to be confirmed
H&R: Jim Peat and Robert Liddle
VoT: Peter Cleland

Thu 13th April 2017 Barry Milne – Electric Cars

Barry Milne, of Parks of Hamilton Motor Group, will talk to the Club on the advances being made in electric powered cars
H&R: Jim Peat and Robert Liddle
VoT: Jim Peat read more...

Mon 10th April 2017 Inner Wheel - International Evening

Members of the Rotary Club have been invited to attend the International Evening of the Inner Wheel Club of Motherwell and Wishaw where the speaker will be Margaret Curness of the Purple Community Fund read more...

Thu 6th April 2017 Marita Nicol - Where Are They Now?

A former Rylarian, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Bellshill, Marita will tell the members of her experiences since she participated in the Rotary event
H&R: Jim Peat and Robert Liddle
VoT: Bill McCallum read more...

Thu 30th March 2017 David Nellaney - Health and Safety

David Nellaney, a partner at Digby Brown, Solicitors, will speak to the members on personal accident claims and Health and Safety
H&R: Bill McCallum and Ian St John
VoT: John McGeary read more...

Thu 23rd March 2017 School Spotlight Evening – Bryan Kee, Head Teacher, Larkhall Academy

Mr Kee will tell the Club of the background and achievements of Larkhall Academy as we are now liaising with them, following on from the Clyde Valley Rotary Club
H&R: Ian St John and Bill McCallum
VoT: Des Donnelly read more...

Thu 16th March 2017 Pres. James Gibbons – Business Meeting Update

As our guest speaker was ill, Pres. James gave the members updates on some items carried forward from the recent Business Meeting
H&R: Ian Carrol and Ronnie Moore
VoT: N/A read more...

Thu 9th March 2017 Craig Murray - UK Diplomatic Service

Mr Murray, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan, will address the Club
H&R: Ian Carrol and Ronnie Moore
VoT: John McDonald read more...

Thu 2nd March 2017 Peter Aitchison - PR and the BBC

H&R: Peter Brown and Peter McCrossan
VoT: Ian Carrol
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Thu 23rd February 2017 Business Meeting

Business Meeting Club members will consider various issues raised by the Club Council and Members, including the disbursement of funds and future projects
H&R: Charles Keeper and Ian St John
VoT: Jane Allan read more...

Thu 16th February 2017 Charlene Tait "“ Scottish Autism

Autism Ms Tait will address the Club on Scottish Autism which is an organisation dedicated to enriching the lives of people with autism
H&R: Charles Keeper and Ian St John
VoT: Jane Allan
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Thu 9th February 2017 Iain Douglas "“ World War I Battlefields

Mr Douglas will talk about his visit, with a party of Air Cadets, to the battlefields and memorials of World War 1
H&R: Charles Keeper and Ian St John
VoT: Gordon Megahy read more...

Thu 2nd February 2017 Sammy Stein "“ Glasgow Friends of Israel (Joint meeting with the Rotary Club of Hamilton)

Mr Stein will address our joint meeting on the work of the Glasgow Friends of Israel
H&R: Charles Keeper and Ian St John
VoT: John Robson read more...

Wed 1st February 2017 Visit to Rotary Club of Cumbernauld

Club Visit Members will visit the Rotary Club of Cumbernauld at the Dullatur Golf Club, 1a Glen Douglas Drive, Cumbernauld, G68 0DW, 18.45 "“ 20.30 (approx.). The speaker, Billy Lees, will be talking about the British Transplant Games read more...

Thu 26th January 2017 Annual Burns Supper

Chaired by Pres. James, the members and guests will be treated to an evening of good food, traditional entertainment and fellowship read more...

Thu 19th January 2017 Gareth Whitehead "“ Music Promotion and Performance

Music Promotion Mr Whitehead will speak to the members on the inside story of a Music Promoter and Performer
H&R: John McDonald and Malcolm Southern
VoT: Gordon Megahy read more...

Thu 12th January 2017 Shahid Razzaq "“ Newsagents and Retail

Newspaper Mr Razzaq will address the Club on developments in the Retail and Newsagents sector
H&R: John McDonald and Malcolm Southern
VoT: Des Donnelly read more...

Thu 5th January 2017 Andrew Steven "“ Quiz (replacement)

Quiz J.V.P. Andrew hosted a quiz as the speaker was unable to attend.
H&R: John McDonald and Malcolm Southern
VoT: read more...

Thu 29th December 2016 THERE IS NO CLUB MEETING

Christmas and New Year break

Thu 22nd December 2016 Christmas Meal and Celebration

As always, this will be a seasonal evening of fun, laughter, good food and friendship.
H&R: Katrina Gibbons and John O'Brien
VoT: Andrew Steven
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Tue 20th December 2016 Santa Visits Wishaw

Santa's Sleigh Santa, and some Rotarian helpers, will tour Wishaw spreading Christmas Spirit and raising funds for various charities.
Details of route and stopping places are in 'event details'.
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Thu 15th December 2016 Business Meeting

Business Meeting Club Officials and Convenors will update the members on the progress of their various projects
H&R: Katrina Gibbons and John O'Brien
VoT: Des Donnelly read more...

Tue 13th December 2016 Santa Visits Motherwell

Santa's Sleigh Santa, and some Rotarian helpers, will tour Motherwell spreading Christmas Spirit and raising funds for various charities.
Details of route and stopping places, for this event and next week's tour of Wishaw, are given in 'event details'.
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Thu 8th December 2016 District Quiz "“ Round 2

Quiz In the second round of this year"™s quiz we are playing the team from the Rotary Club of Kilsyth in an away tie read more...

Thu 8th December 2016 George Andrew - Windmills Cafe and Teaching Special Needs

Teaching Mr. Andrew will talk about teaching special needs "“ leading to his work with Windmills Café which offers practical and certificated training to young people with learning disabilities
H&R: Katrina Gibbons and John O'Brien
VoT: John O'Brien read more...

Thu 1st December 2016 Principal Officer Susan A. Wilson, US Consulate General, Edinburgh -

Ms Wilson will give the members her "observations" on recent events in her country
H&R: Katrina Gibbons and John O'Brien
VoT: Tom Agnew read more...

Thu 24th November 2016 School Musical Evening

Pupils from one of our local secondary schools will visit the Club to entertain the members - details of the school will be confirmed
H&R: Peter Brown and Peter McCrossan
VoT: Roy Simpson read more...

Mon 21st November 2016 Visit to the Rotary Club of Coatbridge, Airdrie and Monklands

Members will visit the Rotary Club of Coatbridge, Airdrie and Monklands at the Tudor Hotel, 39 Alexander Street, Airdrie, ML6 0BA, 18.15 "“ 20.30. The speaker, Andrew Spowart, will be talking about, and discussing, 'The Condition of Airdrie Town'. read more...

Thu 17th November 2016 Mike McGeary - Royal Conservatoire Scotland

Mr. McGeary will address the Club on his career in teaching music (in particular the classical guitar) and his experiences lecturing in the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
H&R: Peter Brown and Peter McCrossan
VoT: Paul Begley read more...

Thu 10th November 2016 Louis Munn DL, JP & Retired Strathclyde Police

Police Car Ex-Chief Superintendent Munn will entertain the members with anecdotes from his years in the police service
H&R: Peter Brown and Peter McCrossan
VoT: Peter Cleland read more...

Sun 6th November 2016 Autumn Fayre "“ in aid of Furniture for Families

Crafts The Community and Vocational Committee of the Rotary Club of Motherwell and Wishaw is holding an Autumn Fayre from 1.00pm to 4.00pm, in the Bentley Hotel, High Road, Motherwell to raise funds for Furniture for Families (see our "What We Do" section) read more...

Thu 3rd November 2016 R.Y.L.A. Candidates & Schools Golf Competition Winners

RYLArians 2016 R.Y.L.A. Candidates report back on their experiences and the School Golf Competition winners are presented with the Douglas Clementson trophy
H&R: Peter Brown and Peter McCrossan
VoT: Katrina Gibbons
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Fri 28th October 2016 - Sun 30th October 2016 District 1020 Conference

Rotarians, and their partners, will attend the District 1020 Conference at Harrogate read more...

Thu 27th October 2016 Business Meeting

Business Meeting Club Officials and Convenors will update the members on the progress of their various projects
H&R: Ian Carrol and Jim Peat
VoT: Ian Carrol read more...

Thu 20th October 2016 James Gibbons "“ Quiz (programme replacement)

President James hosted a quiz as the speaker from Alzheimer Scotland was unable to attend
H&R: Ian Carrol and Jim Peat
VoT: Peter McCrossan read more...

Thu 13th October 2016 Olive Geddes "“ D.G."™s Address

D.G. Olive Geddes District Governor, Olive Geddes, will address the members, bringing greetings from District 1020 and giving us her vision for the District during this Rotary year
H&R: Ian Carrol and Jim Peat
VoT: John McDonald read more...

Thu 6th October 2016 Professor Andy Harvey "“ The Scientific Method

Prism Andy Harvey, Professor of Optics at Glasgow University, will address the members on the Scientific Method of research and investigation
H&R: Ian Carrol and Jim Peat
VoT: Ian Carrol read more...

Thu 29th September 2016 District Quiz "“ Round 1

District Quiz To be held after this evening's guest speaker, in the first round of this year"™s quiz we are playing the team from the Rotary Club of Coatbridge, Airdrie and Monklands in a home tie read more...

Thu 29th September 2016 John and Patricia Duffy - Classrooms for Malawi

Classrooms for Malawi Mr. Duffy will tell the Club about the progress being made by the Scottish based charity, Classrooms for Malawi
H&R: Jane Allan and John Robson
VoT: Hugh Graham read more...

Thu 22nd September 2016 Aamer Anwar - Human Rights Lawyer

Mr. Anwar will talk to the Club on his experience as a human rights lawyer working in the Scottish courts
H&R: Jane Allan and John Robson
VoT: Tom McPherson read more...

Thu 15th September 2016 Liz Allan - Letters from the War Front

Ms. Allan will tell the members about letters sent to her mother by her father who served in the 8th Army during WW2
H&R: Jane Allan and John Robson
VoT: John McGeary read more...

Wed 14th September 2016 Visit to the Glasgow Gurdwara

Some of the Rotarians outside the Gurdwara Members will visit the Glasgow Gurdwara (Sikh Temple) for a tour of the facilities given by one of the Glasgow Gurdwara Ambassadors read more...

Thu 8th September 2016 New Rotarians Inducted

Pres. James welcomes Sandy and Callan Two new members joined the Rotary Club of Motherwell and Wishaw tonight. Both Sandy Murray and Callan Dick were members of the Clyde Valley Rotary Club which, unfortunately, has folded. They were welcomed into their new club by President James Gibbons.

Thu 8th September 2016 Abdul Abid, DL - Ahmadiyya Community

Mr. Abid will give the background and history of the Ahmadiyya Community
H&R: Jane Allan and John Robson
VoT: Robert Liddle read more...

Mon 5th September 2016 SCHOOL GOLF COMPETITION 2016

Pres. James and the participants Golf tournament, for the Douglas Clementson Trophy, participating teams being from our local secondary schools to be held at Colville Park Golf Course read more...

Thu 1st September 2016 James Gibbons - Presidential Address

President James will give his address for the Rotary Year 2016-17
H&R: Jane Allan and John Robson
V.o.T.: Andrew Murray read more...

Thu 25th August 2016 Summer Programme - Club Speaker - Gordon Megahy

Club Secretary Gordon Megahy will address the Club read more...

Thu 18th August 2016 Summer Programme - Club Speaker - Peter McCrossan

Our newest Rotarian Peter McCrossan will address the Club read more...

Sat 13th August 2016 Wishaw Games 2016

Spike - the Games logo Members will run the Indoor Bowling element of the Wishaw Disabled Games read more...

Thu 11th August 2016 Summer Programme - Club Speaker - John McDonald

Past President John McDonald will address the Club read more...

Thu 4th August 2016 Summer Programme - Club Speaker - Tom Agnew

Past President Tom Agnew will address the Club read more...

Thu 28th July 2016 Summer Programme - Club Speaker - Andrew Steven

President Nominee Andrew Steven will address the Club read more...

Thu 21st July 2016 Summer Programme - Club Speaker - Andrew Murray

President Elect Andrew Murray, will address the Club read more...

Thu 14th July 2016 Summer Programme - Club Speaker - Charles Keeper

Past President Charles Keeper will address the Club read more...

Sat 9th July 2016 Family Day Out - P.S. Waverley to Rothesay

P.S. Waverley passes Greenock Coach from Motherwell to Glasgow and return - Sail to Rothesay - Time Ashore including Meal in Victoria Hotel
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Thu 7th July 2016 Summer Programme - Club Speaker - Des Donnelly

Past President (Rotary Club of Bellshill) and Paul Harris Fellow Des Donnelly will address the Club read more...
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