Completed meetings and events 2017-2018

Sat 14th October 2017 Fresh coffee and home baking

Let's join Portobello Timebank, who are having a fundraising coffee morning this Saturday at the Baptist Church Hall, 189 Portobello High Street - coffee, tea and lots of delicious home baking. read more...

Wed 11th October 2017 Doors Open Evening

Rotary - a place for people of action, who want to make the world a slightly better place. If ever you wanted to know a bit about Rotary, here's the place to find out. Visitors most welcome - come and get a sample of what we do to help communities both near and far. read more...

Wed 4th October 2017 Kalimpong

Robin Hamilton from Dunbar Rotary will give the latest informaiton on the Kalimpong project in North East India to help vulnerable women and children. read more...

Wed 27th September 2017 Georgia on my mind

Katherine went off to Georgia last year to study for a year at an American University. This is a scheme organised by Georgia Rotarians, to give people a chance to meet and make friends with others from all over the world, read more...

Wed 20th September 2017 Portobello Timebank

Irene Thomson comes to explain the concept of timebanking and may talk about some of the projects and why people love being members. read more...

Mon 18th September 2017 Invitation to the Theater of LIfe

What is the meaning of home for those who don’t have one – and can high-end gastronomy help meet the needs of homeless people? Discover the inside story of how 60 of the world’s most renowned chefs came together to offer a soup kitchen with a difference, read more...

Sun 17th September 2017 Come to the Great British Beach Clean - Portobello

Tim Elliott is helping to organise an event to clean up Portobello Beach from the Dog & Cat Home (starting point) southwards. Please come and help! read more...

Wed 13th September 2017 Thoughts on Railways - John Yellowlees

John Yellowlees: a photo taken by John G Fender in 2011. If you haven't been lucky enough to hear John Yellowlees speak, here's your chance. read more...

Wed 6th September 2017 Project catch up meeting

This is a monthly opportunity to assess the progress of club projects. read more...

Wed 30th August 2017 Alcohol and the Young

Emma Wood, from Queen Margaret's University, has been involved with an alcohol project with six Edinburgh secondary schools.

This AlcoLoLs project has been a great success and demonstrates young people’s attitudes to the teenage drinking culture. read more...

Sat 26th August 2017 Rotary Kaffeeklatch or just relax with a coffee

If you want to know about Rotary or just relax in congenial coffee with a coffee or a snack, come to Espy! read more...

Wed 23rd August 2017 Club Project Status Check

This is a monthly meeting to catch up with the status of current projects and to discuss projects for the next months. read more...

Thu 17th August 2017 Bwani Junction - and David Luhanga with Tilitose!

Davie enjoying the open air - sitting somewhere near the Salisbury Crags. Bwani Junction return with their joyful rendition of Paul Simon's Graceland album. Featuring a full 12-piece band. Support comes from Davie Luhanga and Tilitose, playing Afro-rhythmic soul from Malawi. read more...

Wed 16th August 2017 City Area Meeting

Portobello Rotary is pleased to host a meeting for all the clubs in the Edinburgh area to meet to discuss current status and projects. read more...

Sun 13th August 2017 Fundraising jog/visit to Edinburgh's Dog and Cat Home

You are invited for a 2.5km jog with Gobi! Who's Gobi? Well, read on for more details ... read more...

Sun 6th August 2017 Clean up at Figgate Park

Friends of Figgate Park will be running a clean up and working on the Fruity Corner. They will provide litter pickers and tools. Join us for as long as you can, or just pop by to say hello. read more...

Wed 2nd August 2017 Active root - a new sports drink

Active Root is a new, refreshing sports drink. George Ashley comes to tell the story of its development, use and future. read more...

Sun 30th July 2017 Monthly Charity Car Boot Sale

Want to find a new treasure - or declutter? You can aim for both at the monthly car boot sale, held in the forecourt of Newcraighall Station. read more...

Wed 26th July 2017 Vegan food: delicious and healthy

Julia Leyden, the CEO of Organically Yours, the Portobello based vegan food company will talk a bit about why it's a good idea to eat vegan food and how to make the best of it. read more...

Thu 20th July 2017 Daniel Defoe's Railway Journey

Fancy something competely different?
Blackwell's Bookshop and Sandstone Press are delighted to invite you to the launch of Daniel Defoe’s Railway Journey: A Surreal Odyssey Through Modern Britain. read more...

Wed 19th July 2017 Challenge Enterprise

James Bruce from the Rotary club of Tranent will come to explain Challenge Enterprise, the Rotary organised weekend programme for 16-18 year olds in S5 and S6 of secondary education who have the ability and desire to become future business leaders.

Wed 12th July 2017 Polio immunisation on the front line

Bob McKinnon from the Rotary club of Dunbar was in India last year, immunising children against polio. So now he will talk about the experience, the heat, the food, what it was really like.

Wed 5th July 2017 Monthly Project Planning Meeting

Every month, club members meet to discuss the status of ongoing projects and to consider how they can do their bit to help the local community.
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