Completed meetings and events 2017-2018

Tue 26th June 2018 Club Assembly

Line up for 2018/19 All change for 2018-19!

Tue 19th June 2018 80th Anniversary Celebration (at Yann's)

Special dinner - partners welcome!
The Rotary Club of Crieff held its inaugural meeting on 25 June 1938 at the Drummond Arms Hotel. There will be a raffle tonight in aid of Bowel Cancer UK in memory of former Secretary John Burgess. read more...

Sat 16th June 2018 Rotary cycle event for Prostate Cancer

Our annual static cycling challenge was held wiith the kind co-operation of Crieff Co-Op in Union Terrace. All funds raised have been donated to Prostate Cancer UK.

Tue 12th June 2018 Business Meeting

One week early due to 80th Anniversary celebration next week. Will be held at Yann's as usual.

Fri 8th June 2018 Crieff Premiere of 'Breathe [12]' (showing at Strathearn Campus)

This acclaimed romantic film, starring Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy, is based on the true story of Robin Cavendish who survived the most serious form of polio from 1959 to 1982. All proceeds from tonight's showing will go to Rotary's polio campaign. read more...

Tue 5th June 2018 Euan Ferguson's assignment in Cambodia for Project Trust

Crieff High School pupil Euan successfully completed a four-day selection course on Coll and has now been offered a full gap year's assignment by Project Trust in Cambodia. Tonight he will explain why our Club should support him.

Tue 29th May 2018 Keeping Family Money in the Family!

Alec Cameron
Tonight we will receive some helpful advice on how to manage our finances.

Tue 22nd May 2018 Quintinshill - 22 May 1915

Callum MacLeod
103 years ago today, 214 members of the 7th (Leith) Battalion of the Royal Scots were killed while on active service within just a few minutes. We learn what caused this wartime tragedy.

Tue 15th May 2018 AGM

Yann's at Glenearn House Annual General Meeting, to be held at Yann's

Tue 8th May 2018 Asian travels (including Laos and Myanmar / Burma)

Dr. Dot White.
Our scheduled speaker, Estelle Nicol from the Rotary Club of Auchterarder & District has had to cry off at short notice but Dot, from the same Club, has very kindly stepped in to take her place.

Tue 1st May 2018 Modern surgical procedures

Alastair Moses, Senior Surgeon, Perth Royal Infirmary
Alastair recently treated one of our members following a serious illness and has now agreed to talk to us about the surgical procedures involved in removing an appendix and a gall bladder. read more...

Sat 28th April 2018 Crieff Rotary Club 'Plant-a-Tree' Day

Club 'Plant A Tree' Day - 28 saplings to be installed along Lady Mary Walk in conjuction with Interact and PKC. read more...

Tue 24th April 2018 Ramblers (Scotland)

President Ben Dolphin will share his excellent pictures of recent walks in Cowal, Abernethy, Sutherland and Harris. This talk has been postponed (by Ben's illness) from 9th January.

Tue 17th April 2018 Business Meeting

Guest visitor for the evening - PKC’s Greenspace Ranger (Alan Dorman). Monthly (at Yann's).
Tonight we were briefed by Alan Dorman, PKC's local Greenspace Ranger, on the arrangements for our tree-planting exercise (along Lady Mary's Walk) on Saturday 28th April.

Tue 10th April 2018 Arctic travels in 2017

With excellent illustrations, John Taylor told us about his travels with his wife Morag north of the Arctic Circle for four weeks in 2017 aboard a Fred Olsen cruise ship from Bergen to Spitzbergen, Iceland, Greenland and the Faroes. read more...

Tue 3rd April 2018 Chernobyl - thirty years on

Donald Black
In 2016, Donald went with a group of engineers to the ruined Ukrainian city of Chernobyl, 30 years after the infamous Soviet nuclear reactor disaster. Tonight he will show us what he found.

Tue 27th March 2018 Perth Kinnoull Rotary Club - charitable exploits in 2017

Representatives from our energetic neighbours will tell us of their charitable achievements in 2017, including the use made of funds from the sale of last year's Charity Lottery Calendar.


Further success for Laura! Laura Todd represented Crieff Rotary at the Regional Final in Alnwick, which she won!
She now goes on to the RIBI UK final in Telford on 28 April and, of course, we wish her every success. read more...

Tue 20th March 2018 Business Meeting

Yanns at Glenearn House Monthly (at Yann's)

Wed 14th March 2018 Annual Primary Schools' Quiz

Rotary Primary Schools' Quiz 2018

Tue 13th March 2018 Beetling over to Ireland (& similar journeys)

Colin Stewart from the Rotary Club of Blairgowrie
Now a staid and sober member of Rotary International, Colin led a rather exciting life just over thirty years ago and tonight will confess all!

Tue 6th March 2018 Live performances in remote communities

Hans Petri from the Rotary Club of Skye is a retired TV producer who is determined to enable those living in smaller communities enjoy live performances of orchestras, ballet, opera, etc. through live streaming to local village or church halls.

Tue 27th February 2018 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Brigadier Mel Jameson
The first tattoo took place in 1950 and there were eight items in the show. Since then, this annual three-week programme has expanded considerably, as will be explained tonight.

Tue 20th February 2018 Business Meeting

Monthly (at Yann's)

Tue 13th February 2018 Debbie Mathew inaugural talk (at the Deil's Cauldron in Comrie)

Note change of venue for tonight.
Debbie became the Club's first full lady member for just over seven years when she was inducted last October. Tonight in Comrie she will tell us a bit more about herself.

Tue 6th February 2018 Botanical illustrations

Linda Russell
Linda is a former teacher at Crieff High School who recently graduated for the Royal Botanic Garden (Edinburgh) Professional Diploma in Botanical Illustration (now completed to Distinction level) and will talk about her recent achievements. read more...

Tue 30th January 2018 District Governor's Address

Graeme Archibald

Tue 23rd January 2018 Business Meeting plus Facebook and Website training

Monthly (at Yann's)

Tue 16th January 2018 Rotary International and Foundation discussion

An essential Club debate on how we should progress with our support for Rotary worldwide and especially its important 'Foundation' charity.

Tue 9th January 2018 Narrow gauge railway video

Due to illness, our scheduled speaker Ben Dolphin is unable to attend. In his place, Club Secretary Callum MacLeod will show a 15 minute film he made, featuring narrow-gauge steam trains in eastern Germany and South Wales. read more...

Tue 2nd January 2018 No meeting this week

New Year's holiday period

Tue 26th December 2017 No meeting this week

Boxing Day holiday

Tue 19th December 2017 Business Meeting / Mid Term Review

Yann's at Glenearn House Monthly (at Yann's)

Tue 12th December 2017 Christmas Party

Partners welcome!
Pre-booked attendance only. 1830 for 1900. Price £25 per person. See 'DETAILS' to download the menu choices (to be notified directly to Yann).
Musical entertainment by John Boyd. The selection of songs has been chosen by members. read more...

Tue 5th December 2017 Macmillan Cancer Support

Ailsa Corbett Ailsa, who is head of fundraising for Macmillan in the Tayside region, will be explaining the valuable role this charity plays in caring for those affected by cancer.

Tue 28th November 2017 The Butterfly Trust and Cystic Fibrosis in Scotland

Helen Tew
From this Edinburgh-based Trust, we will once more hear of the work being done to support those in Scotland who are suffering from the debilitating illness that is cystic fibrosis.

Tue 21st November 2017 SGM

Yann;s at Glenearn House Special General Meeting, to be held at Yann's

Tue 14th November 2017 Alastair Robertson inaugural

Alastair has recently joined our ranks from the Rotary Club of Rothesay and will tonight outline some of his background and previous Rotary experience.

Mon 13th November 2017 Rotary Young Chef Competition

The first round of the 2017 competition was held in the Strathearn Community Campus, Pitenzie Road, Crieff. read more...

Tue 7th November 2017 Meccano

Alan Blair (President, Meccano Association of Scotland)
As children, many of us must have enjoyed building amazing gadgets out of this versatile material. With at least two working models on display, this could be an evening of sheer nostalgia for many!

Tue 31st October 2017 Paul Harris Fellow

Presentation of Paul Harris Fellowship to David Crosbie - President Angus does the honours! Crieff Rotary Club Members were delighted to award long serving fellow member, David Crosbie with a Paul Harris Fellowship to recognise his contribution to Rotary over the years.

Tue 31st October 2017 Raleigh International - Nicaragua

Loukia (Lulu) Morari
RC Crieff helped sponsor Lulu's 3-month volunteering trip to Nicaragua with Raleigh International and we will now learn how well this time was spent.

Tue 24th October 2017 Business Meeting

The Deil's Cauldron restaurant One week late due to Scatter Week opportunity. Venue is the Deil's Cauldron in Dundas Street, Comrie as Yann's will still be closed.

Tue 10th October 2017 Sailors' Society

Becky Haldane
Founded in 1818, the Sailors’ Society is a Christian charity supporting and caring for seafarers. Present at many ports around the world, its chaplains and volunteers assist many sailors through friendship, charity and pastoral care.

Tue 3rd October 2017 New Rotary Member

Crieff Club members were delighted to introduce Debbie Matthew as a new member of the Rotary Club.

Tue 26th September 2017 Rotary Young Chef

Rotary Young Chef AG District 1020, Ken Robertson, Rotary Club of Cumbernauld
Youth Services Chair District 1020, Margaret Marquis (YC Coordinator)
IPP Rotary Club of Cumbernauld, Elizabeth Robertson

Sat 23rd September 2017 Crieff Community Garden Tidy-up

Crieff Rotary - Garden Task Force A few Club members spent a couple of hours down at Crieff Community Garden assisting with an Autumn tidy-up.

Tue 19th September 2017 Business Meeting

Yanns at Glenearn House Monthly (at Yanns)

Tue 12th September 2017 RYLA Camp 2017

Catriona Roberts Catriona Roberts (our successful 2017 Rotary Young Leadership Award candidate) will tell us about her experiences, including July's RYLA camp at Abernethy in Strathspey. read more...

Tue 29th August 2017 New Member

Crieff Club welcomed fellow Rotarian, Alastair Robertson as a member of Crieff club following his relocation to the area.

Tue 29th August 2017 Crieff High School - Equalities

Linda Birrell - Acting Depute Headteacher
Linda intends to speak about ‘Equity and The Scottish Attainment Challenge’.

Tue 22nd August 2017 Malawi Fruits

Kevin Simpson, Executive Director
Malawi Fruits is a Scottish Charity committed to working with its partners in Malawi to establish and grow sustainable community businesses in the north of that country. read more...

Tue 15th August 2017 Business Meeting

Monthly at Yann's.

Tue 8th August 2017 Cultybraggan - WW2 to present day

Jack Birrell
From its darker days as a POW camp for Nazi SS prisoners to its present facility for local enterprises, Cultybraggan has long been an important part of the Comrie community.

Thu 3rd August 2017 Charity Golf Am/Pm Competition

Crieff Rotary Club's Annual Golf Day for Charity Crieff Rotary Club's Annual Golf Day for Charity.
Location all day will be the Crieff Golf Club on Perth Road, Crieff, PH7 3LR. read more...

Tue 1st August 2017 Golf Day Logistics

Final Plan for Golf Day 3 August
Lindsay & George

Tue 25th July 2017 Dementia Services Development Centre

The work of DSDC at University of Stirling
Pauline Cameron

Sat 22nd July 2017 Comrie Fortnight

Comrie Fortnight Saturday Stall
Details from David McLeod

Tue 18th July 2017 Bowling night at Comrie

Bowling with Round Table at Comrie Bowling Club
Followed by BBQ at Deil's Cauldron
No Business Meeting

Tue 11th July 2017 - Thu 20th July 2017 The Queensferry Crossing

Alastair Templeton
At Deil's Cauldron Comrie

Tue 4th July 2017 Addition to the Club's Membership

President Angus Barrie congratulates Robert Milne on his transferring his Rotary Membership to Crieff Rotary Club. Robert Milne becomes a member of Crieff Rotary Club read more...

Tue 4th July 2017 Stroke Awareness

Debbie reminding us all of the 'FAST' Test for use in Stroke awareness Debbie Matthew.
Also stroke victim Miss Henrietta Donaldson visiting. Veteran Rotarian David Crosbie proposed the Vote of Thanks.
Debbie has since joined Crieff Rotary Club!
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