Completed meetings and events 2018-2019

Thu 27th June 2019 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12.50: Raffle - Tony Crabbe; Stewards - Annie Wilson, Arthur Williamson; Handover Lunch; Speaker - Barry Dunsmore; Vote of Thanks - Meg Forbes

As the new Rotary year begins on 1 July, the Presidency will be handed over from Meg Forbes to Graeme Robertson today.
Our speaker will be Barry Dunsmore, whose final meeting this will be before he retires to Glasgow.

Thu 20th June 2019 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12.50: Raffle - Gary Cox; Stewards - Jenny Shirreffs, Graeme Robertson; Club Business Meeting

Mon 17th June 2019 Club Council Meeting, Northern Hotel.

Thu 13th June 2019 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12.50: Raffle - Francesca Chiaradia; Stewards - Pat Pirie, Alan Pirie; Speaker - Dan Peck; Vote of Thanks - Gordon Bowie

Dan Peck is Capital Planning Manager at Aberdeen International Airport and will share some details of his job.

Thu 6th June 2019 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12.50: Raffle - Ann Chapman; Stewards - Hugh Miller, Stuart McKay; Speaker - Tony Crabbe; Vote of Thanks - Bill Wood

Thu 30th May 2019 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12.50. Raffle - Vester Buchan; Stewards - Rona Leith, John Laing; Speaker - Ahashan Habib; Vote of Thanks - John Singer

Ahashan helps out at Aberdeen Multicultural Centre and will tell us about its work.

Thu 23rd May 2019 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12.50: Raffle - Martin Bogoychev; Stewards - Nigel Inglis, Neva Haites; Club Assembly 2019

Mon 20th May 2019 Club Council Meeting, Northern Hotel.

Thu 16th May 2019 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12.50: Raffle - Gordon Bowie; Stewards - Tony Crabbe, Peter Fogiel; Speaker - Martin Bogoychev; Vote of thanks - Meg Forbes

Rotarian Martin Bogoychev will share with us his autobiography, which had to be postponed at short notice earlier in the year.

Thu 9th May 2019 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12.50: Raffle - Martin Bogoychev; Stewards - Barry Dunsmore, Muriel Fowlie; Speaker - Laura Morgan; Vote of Thanks - Ann Chapman

Laura runs Laura Morgan Photography and will talk about her route into photography and how she uses it for non-profit & charitable purposes, as well as travel and commercial projects.

Thu 2nd May 2019 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12.50: Raffle - Bruce Anderson; Stewards - Gary Cox, Francesca Chiaradia; Speaker - Hazel Main; Vote of Thanks - Francesca Chiaradia

Since week commencing 28 April is National Gardening Week at Duthie Park, Francesca has invited Hazel, who is secretary of the Royal Horticultural Society of Aberdeen (RHSA), to tell us about the Society.

Thu 25th April 2019 Club AGM 2019

Thu 25th April 2019 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12.50: Raffle - Jim Young; Stewards - Ann Chapman, Vester Buchan; Speaker - Rayan Tahtouh; Vote of Thanks - Federica Bragone

Rayan is a Rotaractor from Lebanon and is studying his Masters at the University of Aberdeen. He will share some stories from his homeland.

Thu 18th April 2019 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12.50: Raffle - Bill Wood; Stewards - Federica Bragone, Bill Wood; Speaker / Vote of Thanks - Club Business Meeting

Mon 15th April 2019 Club Council Meeting, Northern Hotel.

Thu 11th April 2019 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12.50: Raffle - Jenny Shirreffs; Stewards - Martin Bogoychev, Bruce Anderson; Speaker - Gette Cobban; Vote of Thanks - Meg Forbes

Our new members are given an early opportunity to share a bit of their autobiographies with the rest of us. This week it is Gette's turn.

Thu 4th April 2019 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12.50: Raffle - Arthur Williamson; Stewards - Gordon Bowie, Jim Young; Speaker / Vote of Thanks - Jenny Shirreffs

Thu 28th March 2019 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12.50: Raffle - Sam Sinclair; Stewards - Arthur Williamson, Annie Wilson; Speaker - John Lamb; Vote of Thanks - Meg Forbes

Our new members are given an early opportunity to share their autobiographies. This week, it is John Lamb's turn.

Thu 21st March 2019 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12.50: Raffle - Annie Wilson; Stewards - Graeme Robertson, Jenny Shirreffs; Club Business Meeting

Mon 18th March 2019 Club Council Meeting, Northern Hotel.

Thu 14th March 2019 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12.50: Raffle - Graeme Robertson; Stewards - Alan Pirie, Pat Pirie; Speaker - Yvette Jeffery; Vote of Thanks - Vester Buchan

Yvette will tell us about herself and experiences in the Chest, Heart and Stroke Charity shop. Vester has left out the subject of Yvette's talk as he expects her to come up with something mysterious and funny!

Thu 7th March 2019 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12.50: Raffle - Pat Pirie; Stewards - Stuart McKay, Hugh Miller; Speaker - Anna Andráskó; Vote of Thanks - Meg Forbes

Shortly after joining our Club, new members are given the opportunity to share their autobiographies with us. This week, it is Anna's turn.

Thu 28th February 2019 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12.50: Raffle - Alan Pirie; Stewards - John Laing, Rona Leith; Speaker - John Martin; Vote of Thanks - Annie Wilson

John is a fellow Rotarian who worked with Annie in the Oil industry. He will speak about his life as a Captain in the Navy and his work in the Oil industry.

Thu 21st February 2019 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12.50: Raffle - Hugh Miller; Stewards - Neva Haites, Nigel Inglis; Club Business Meeting

Thu 14th February 2019 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12.50: Raffle - Stuart McKay; Stewards - Peter Fogiel, Tony Crabbe; Speaker - Martin Bogoychev; Vote of Thanks - Meg Forbes

Shortly after joining our Club, new members are invited to share their autobiographies with the rest of us, so that we might get to know them a bit better. This time, it is the turn of Martin Bogoychev.

Thu 7th February 2019 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12.50: Raffle - Rona Leith; Stewards - Muriel Fowlie, Barry Dunsmore; Speaker - John Dunn; Vote of Thanks - Bill Wood

John's talk will be entitled 'The Boddam Loon'.

Thu 31st January 2019 Club Meeting: Evening meeting with Dinner served at 7.00pm; Raffle - Attendees; Stewards - Francesca Chiaradia, Gary Cox

Thu 24th January 2019 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12.50: Raffle - Nigel Inglis; Stewards - Annie Wilson, Bill Wood; Club Business Meeting

Mon 21st January 2019 Club Council Meeting, Northern Hotel.

Thu 17th January 2019 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12.50: Raffle - Neva Haites; Stewards - Gordon Bowie, Ann Chapman; Speaker - Rebecca Buchan; Vote of Thanks - Meg Forbes

Rebecca is the Community & Corporate Fundraiser for the Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre - Dee View Court, which is seeking to fund a further 20 specially adapted rooms and apartments.

Thu 10th January 2019 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12.50: Raffle - Muriel Fowlie; Stewards - Bruce Anderson, Arthur Williamson; Speaker- Nigel Inglis; Vote of Thanks - Sam Sinclair

Nigel has recently retired after a 36-year career with B&Q. He will share with us his reflections thereupon.

Thu 3rd January 2019 No Meeting. Festive break.

Thu 27th December 2018 No Meeting. Festive break.

Thu 20th December 2018 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12.45: Raffle - Peter Fogiel; Stewards - Bill Wood, Jim Young; SGM and Bandipur feedback

We shall hold our Special General Meeting to elect our Club Officers for Rotary year 2019-20. Thereafter, Bruce Anderson and Stuart McKay will share feedback from their recent evaluation visit to our projects in Bandipur, Nepal.

Thu 13th December 2018 Club Christmas Dinner. Stewards - Arthur Williamson, Annie Wilson

Thu 6th December 2018 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12.45: Raffle - Barry Dunsmore; Stewards - Graeme Robertson, Jenny Shirreffs; Speaker - Gordon Williamson; Vote of Thanks - Hugh Miller

Gordon is a member of the Aberdeen Rotary Club and is the newly elected Chairman of the Royal Northern and University Club (RNUC). He will share with us some of the history of RNUC and its current activities.

Sat 1st December 2018 Coffee Morning, Rubislaw Church Centre, Beaconsfield Place, Aberdeen

Rubislaw Church Centre At St Machar Rotary Club's pre-Christmas Coffee Morning, you can buy cake and candy, books and gifts; play tombola and enjoy tea/coffee and lovely eats. Admission £3, includes all drinks and eats. read more...

Thu 29th November 2018 Club Meeting:

When there are five Thursdays in a month, we try to do something different. On this occasion we shall switch to the evening, when our guest speakers will be Suzie Graham and Ann Bain - the gardeners at Birkhall, the Deeside retreat of Prince Charles.

Thu 22nd November 2018 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12.45: Raffle - Gary Cox; Stewards - Stuart McKay, Hugh Miller; Club Business Meeting

Thu 15th November 2018 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12.45: Raffle - Francesca Chiaradia; Stewards - John Laing, Rona Leith; Speaker - Aimee Will; Vote of Thanks - Tony Crabbe

Aimee is a member of the Grampian Regional Equality Council Team and will explain it to us.

Thu 8th November 2018 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12.45: Raffle - Vester Buchan; Stewards - Muriel Fowlie, Nigel Inglis; Speaker - Neva Haites; Vote of Thanks - Meg Forbes

New members of our club share their autobiography shortly after joining. Today, it is Neva's turn.

Thu 1st November 2018 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12.45: Raffle - Gordon Bowie; Stewards - Barry Dunsmore, Peter Fogiel; Speaker - Roxanne Card; Vote of Thanks - Jim Young

Roxanne is the MCR Pathway Coordinator at St Machar Academy. The project is about getting vulnerable young people to improve their life outcomes by having an adult mentor from the public. For more information, visit www.mcrpathways.org.

Thu 25th October 2018 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12.45: Raffle - Bruce Anderson; Stewards - Gary Cox, Tony Crabbe; Speaker - Ann Chapman; Vote of Thanks - Meg Forbes

New members of our club give an autobiography shortly after joining. Today, it is Ann's turn.

Thu 18th October 2018 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12.45: Raffle - Jim Young; Stewards - Bill Wood, Francesca Chiaradia; Club Business Meeting

Thu 11th October 2018 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12.45: Raffle - Bill Wood; Stewards - Bruce Anderson, Gordon Bowie; Speaker - Federica Bragone; Vote of Thanks - Meg Forbes

Soon after new members join our club, they share a bit of their life story with their fellow Rotarians. This time, it is the turn of Federica Bragone.

Thu 4th October 2018 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12.45: Raffle - Annie Wilson; Stewards - Bill Wood, Jim Young; Speaker - Rowett Research Institute representative; Vote of Thanks - TBA

Thu 27th September 2018 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12.45: Raffle - Arthur Williamson; Stewards - Arthur Williamson, Annie Wilson; Speaker - Peter Fogiel; Vote of Thanks - Muriel Fowlie

Member Peter Fogiel will share his experiences as a doctor on the Trans-Siberian Express.

Thu 20th September 2018 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12.45: Raffle - Sam Sinclair; Stewards - Graeme Robertson, Jenny Shirreffs; Club Business meeting

Thu 13th September 2018 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12.45: Raffle - Jenny Shirreffs; Stewards - Alan Pirie, Pat Pirie; Speaker - Anna Strong; Vote of Thanks - Francesca Chiaradia

Anna is an undergraduate student of Business Management at the University of Aberdeen. She will be launching a pop-up store in partnership with Tea and Tunes at Danestone Community Centre on 2 September. She is going to tell us about it.

Thu 6th September 2018 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12.45: Raffle - Graeme Robertson; Stewards - Bruce Anderson, Hugh Miller; Speaker/Vote of Thanks - Barry Dunsmore

Thu 30th August 2018 Visit to Camphill Newton Dee Village

When there are five Thursdays in a month, we do something a little different. This time we are visiting the Camphill Newton Dee Village Community in Bieldside, Aberdeen.

Thu 23rd August 2018 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12.45: Raffle - Alan Pirie; Stewards - Muriel Fowlie, Barry Dunsmore; Club Business Meeting

Thu 16th August 2018 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12.45: Raffle - Hugh Miller; Stewards - Gordon Bowie, Gary Cox; Speaker - John Laing; Vote of Thanks - Bill Wood

John is a new member who was inducted as a member of our club on 2 August 2018. As is the norm with new members, he will have the opportunity to tell us a bit about himself at this meeting.

Thu 9th August 2018 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12.45: Raffle - Stuart McKay; Stewards - Vester Buchan, Tony Crabbe; Speaker - Vester Buchan; Vote of Thanks - Gordon Bowie;

Vester is one of our long-serving members. He is going to try to scare us off by telling us a bit of his autobiography.

Thu 2nd August 2018 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12.45: Raffle - Tom Mason; Stewards - Stuart McKay, Jim Young; Speaker - Peter Fogiel; Vote of Thanks - Meg Forbes;

Peter is a retired GP who will be inducted as a member of our club at the end of July. As is the norm with new members, Peter will have the opportunity to tell us a bit about himself at this meeting.
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Thu 26th July 2018 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12.45: Raffle - Rona Leith; Stewards - Bill Wood, Annie Wilson; Speaker - Bill Wood; Vote of Thanks - Gary Cox;

Every now and again, a long-serving member is invited to share his or her autobiography with the membership. On this occasion, Past District Governor Bill will reveal all!

Thu 19th July 2018 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12.45: Raffle - Nigel Inglis; Stewards - Arthur Williamson, Jenny Shirreffs; This is a Club Business meeting;

Thu 12th July 2018 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12.45: Raffle - Muriel Fowlie; Stewards - Graeme Robertson, Pat Pirie; Speaker - Neil Buchan and another; Vote of Thanks - Vester Buchan;

Neil will speak of his diagnosis with Multiple Sclerosis and a representative of Aberdeen's MS Therapy Unit will tell us about the work of that Unit.

Thu 5th July 2018 Club Meeting: Lunch served at 12.45: Raffle - Barry Dunsmore; Stewards - Alan Pirie, Hugh Miller; No Speaker - Blether day!

Every now and then, we have no speaker and members are encouraged to just chat amongst themselves - getting to know each other a bit more in the process. This is one such meeting.
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