Rotary Club of Portobello - welcome! Please scroll/swipe down through this page to find out more about us, in addition to the pages linked in the menu, top-left.
The club works with groups like Portobello Timebank or the Friends of various parks to help improve the local community.details
Portobello encourages all young people in the area to reach their full potential.details
Welcome to Portobello!
The Rotary Club of Portobello is part of the 1020 District which stretches from the Borders in the South, through the East of Scotland, a small but vital part of the Rotary International organisation.
At present the club has 19 members - a mixture of men and women who just want to do their bit to help their local community and beyond.
Service Above Self is the focus of our involvement - but we don't take ourselves too seriously. Fun and friendship are a vital part of our club and we are actually very active: the club is involved in a wide range of events with very few months going past that there is not something happening, either events in the community, fund raising, youth events, or just having a fellowship meal with club members or fundraising for International Charities such as Shelterbox or Polio eradication.
Weekly Meetings are held at the King's Manor Hotel, each Wednesday from 6.15pm for 6.30pm. We also meet for regular Saturday mornings for coffee and chat and have social events, too.
Portobello Rotary Club welcomes new members. If you are interested in finding out more about Rotary then please contact us here.and we've got an active social media link on Facebook.
And if you're a visiting Rotarian, please come and join us - you'll always find a warm welcome at our club and we'll be pleased to suggest places of interest to visit in and around Edinburgh.
This year, our main international project is to help a grassroots charity called Steka in Malawi and the aim is to finance facilities so that the ex-street children, as they grow up, can gain the skills they need to support themselves; and we also support local charities too, particularly in the East Edinburgh area.
Meetings and events happening soon
Sunday 30th July 09.00
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.details
Wednesday 2nd August 18.15
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.details
Sunday 6th August 09.30
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.details
Sunday 13th August 09.15
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 ...details
Thursday 17th August 18.45
Bwani Junction - and David Luhanga with Tilitose!
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.details
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