President Douglas Farquhar and the members welcome you to the website of the Rotary Club of Longniddry and District
Peter & Heather Antonelli, Fred Last and David Paton
The club serves the communities of Longniddry, Prestonpans, Aberlady and Cockenzie and Port Seton
Anyone interested in joining the Club should contact Membership Convener Past President Aileen Lothian
(see Membership under Club Action Groups)
Past President Richard Greenough handing over a cheque for Â£200 to Tracy Vince matching the coin collection at Longniddry Pharmacy in support of Saltire Team Gymnastics. Some members will be representing Team GB at the European Championships in Slovenia in October.
Adam Smith & Johanna McMullen tell how to look after our feet (and show some photographs to encourage us)
GSE Team vist from Ohio, USA
Prestonpans Primary School, Winners of the Club heat of the Primary School Quiz 2016
David Warren and Drug Smuggling
Dave Ostler - The Spitfire Man
Prof Jeanne Bell and Edinburgh Direct Aid
Tony Bray on the history of East Fortune airfield
Jude Henderson and Claire Verri talk about the Celtic Challenge cycle to Iona for St Columba's Hospice
Gerry Urwin and the Siege of Haddington
President Aileen receives a District Silver Citation for 2015
Molly & Rory, our 2015 RYLA participants
President Aileen welcomes new member Ron Mees to the Club
Andy Bennetts talked to us sbout his recent visit to Peru
Cheque Presentation to Cockenzie in Bloom
Bob Bathgate talks about TerraClean and the Two Ball Rally to raise money for Macmillan Nurses
A familiar face at the District Conference in Dundee
Eric Glendinning tells us about the old Priory at Haddington
Graeme Bennion talks about the upcoming Preston Lodge Under 16s trip to Las Vegas
Professor Alf Baird discusses Port Development possibilities for Cockenzie
President Aileen presenting a cheque to Neil Clitheroe, CEO of Scottish Power for their preferred charity following the demolition of the chimneys at Cockenzie Power Station
President Aileen with P/Nominee Margaret and Treasurer Gordon at Cockenzie
Now you see them....
Now you Don't !!
President Aileen with District Governor Andy Ireland at his recent visit to the Club
President Aileen welcomes new member Mary Boyle, with sponsor Richard Greenough
Ian Robertson and Frank Mitchell from East Coast FM - 1 October 2015
Exchanging banners with visiting Rotarian Elizabeth Carter from the Hedge End Breakfast Club near Southampton
Speakers Bruce Halloran and Stephen Lissamann with President Aileen - Developing Swimming in East Lothian - 24 September 2015
Our three fastest Rotarians at a recent outing to the Go Karting at Raceland
Past President Keith welcomes new member Eileen Morrison
Prestonpans Primary School Rotakids gets Charter
District 1020 Governor Alistair Marquis presents Vice President Emma Taffe with the Prestonpans Primary School Rotakids Charter
Lewis Quinn our Challenge Enterprise candidiate from Preston Lodge High School with School Head Gavin Clark and Past President Keith
Pure Malt - Folk Group entertained an enthusiastic audience at Longniddry Community Centre for our Folk Night with Cheese and Wine on offer
Longniddry Rotary and Scouts provide an Aqua Box for provision of safe water in disaster areas
Girls and boys of the 1st Longniddry Scouts gather round one of three Aquaboxes they filled for the Rotary Club of Longniddry and District that will be sent to any disaster area in the world where it is needed.
The Aquabox is a large strong plastic box containing a tap with filter and sterilisation tablets that turns contaminated water into safe drinking water and, with repeat filling, provide sufficient drinking water for a family of four for four months; it also contains four survival bags and is filled with a large manifest of humanitarian aids the scouts very ably completed. These were a wide range of items including basic cooking utensils, hygiene items, general hardware and tools to help rebuild one's life.
Longniddry Rotary is extremely grateful to our local Scout Group who completed this task very proficiently and as the picture shows, with enthusiasm. The Rotary Club completed another two boxes which will be sent south to Derbyshire and await the next disaster anywhere in the world.
Disasters around the world come in many forms; war, drought, earthquake, flood, typhoon and hurricane. But they all share a common challenge - the provision of safe water for survivors. When disaster strikes, establishing a supply of safe drinking water is a priority.
Over 70,000 Aquaboxes have been distributed throughout at least 55 Countries.
Longniddry Primary Crocusses
Robert Ferguson receives his RYLA certificate from Past President Keith
President Elect Aileen exchanges banners with Steven Smith President of Toronto Rotary Club
Scouts visit Club to tell us about their Chamboree
President Keith with from the left Rhianna Boyd , Gregor Thomson and Asst District Commissioner Paul Ince
Following donations totalling Â£450 Longniddry Scout Leader Paul Ince and Scouts Rhianna Boyd (14) and Gregor Thomson(11)visited the Club on the 9th October to tell members how their donations had been spent. Paul explained that some donated funds had been used to update the Scout Hut which now supports the various levels of scouting for which there is a waiting list to join.
Rhianna and Gregor gave an excellent presentation of their trip to the Cheshire Scouts Chamboree in Chester which they both obviously enjoyed
Sadly our Founder President Jim Maclean passed away peacefully on 25th August. Past President Calum Thomson has penned his memories of Jim.
A German Visitor
Harald Steeb from the Abstatt-Lauffen Rotary Club District 1830 Germany exchanges Banners with President Keith Forrester at a recent Club meeting.
Wrist Bands for the kids at the East Fortune Airshow
President Richard with four newly installed Paul Harris Fellows
From the left John Chambers, John McPhee, President Richard,Alastair
Kirkpatrick and Gordon Smillie
President Richard with the staff and pupils of the Hub
Ben Muir receives his prize as winner of the District 1020 Young
Musician of the Year (instrumental)
Excellent performances at Preston Lodge for this Years Young Musician of the Year competition
Latest pictures of the Barrel Trains at Prestonpans Station
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We meet on Thursdays at 19:00 for 19:15 (No meetings during the Christmas and New Year weeks) Craigielaw Golf Club, Craigielaw, Aberlady, East Lothian, EH32 0PY tel: 01875 870802