We raised £1, 169 during our collection for ShelterBox at the weekend. Thank you all for your support we couldn't have done it without you.
A ShelterBox contains a family sized tent, essential tools, cooking sets, solar lights and activity sets for children each box costing £650. Supported by a ShelterKit containing essential tools to repair and rebuild homes.
Currently a team are in Bangladesh assessing the needs of the Rohingya people where 800,000 have been forced across the border from Myanmar.
ShelterBox will be supporting 4000 families with 8000 solar lights and 800 jerry cans in Bangladesh.
The Rotary Club of South Queensferry has already purchased one ShelterBox this year for the Caribbean and Asian flood appeals.
RYLA Students visit the Club
On Thursday 2nd November, the Rotary Club of South Queensferry held a fellowship meeting in the Hawes Inn. Following the meal, members were addressed by four Rotary Young Leaders' Awards participants who had been sponsored by the club to attend a week-long programme of outdoor activity, physical and mental challenges and team-building exercises in the Perthshire hills. Kathryn Hope, Fiona Stoddart, Cameron McArthur and Ssarien Liddell, all students at Queensferry High School, gave a short, often amusing presentation outlining their varied experiences and how they reacted to the sometimes surprising tasks they had to complete. Each student brought home individual memories, but all agreed that the course had broadened their horizons and faced them with tasks that could only be solved by co-operation and teamwork which would stand them in good stead during future studies and careers.
The quote of the evening which sums up RYLA and their experiences has to be
"It helps you become the person you could be."
Rotary Young Golfer Competition
The Rotary Young Golfer competition was held at Kingsfield Golf Club near Linlithgow on 3rd August 2017.
The competition brings together the winners of Rotary Club Competitions held throughout District 1020. Max age of competitors is 16 as at 1st January 2017.
This competition has effectively 2 winners a scratch winner and a handicap one, with the District Shield being awarded to the Handicap Winner.
The competition was delayed on the day by severe rain with some 40mm falling in 2 hours. However when play did get underway we were treated to some very good golf being played in the best of spirits by all competitors.
Our photo shows Lewis Johnson being presented with his trophy by President Neil. Lewis won the scratch event which is the best score of the day. Lewis had an excellent one over par round of 69. For more photos go to our past events page entitled Rotary Young Golfer 2017 Competition.
President Neil with handicap winner Ben Dunlop
Rotary Club of South Queensferry Trust Fund Charity Number SCO2 5363
Meetings and events happening soon
Thursday 23rd November 18.45
St Andrew's Evening
Raffle - Graham Clarkson.
Reception - Gerald Smith / David Buchanan.
Thursday 30th November 18.45
Christmas Light Switch On
Raffle - Iain Fairbairn.
Reception - Allan Smith / Derek Clark.
Thursday 7th December 18.45
Business Meeting/Special General Meeting
Raffle - Grainger Falconer.
Reception - Alistair Rarity / Grainger Falconer.
Tuesday 12th December 19.00
Rotary Carol Concert
Rotary Annual Carol Concert to be held in Kirkliston Parish Church
Thursday 14th December 18.45
Fellowship Evening/ Sleigh Tour
Raffle - Robert Farrelly.
Reception - Matt Purdie / Graham Clarkson.
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