Welcome to our website
As part of Rotary International our main function is to help with local and International projects by charity fund raising. Helping out our vulnerable individuals within the community, whilst still enjoying the friendship of the 45 members at our regular Wednesday meetings.
these pages for a flavour of activities.
Dave Edmonds - Club President 2017-18
The town of Banchory (pop 6,500) lies on the north side of the River Dee some 18 miles west of Aberdeen, Europe's oil capital.
Originally settled in 5-6th centuries at the confluence of the River Feugh, the site became the location of the annual St Ternan Fair during the middle ages.
The town flourished with the arrival of the Deeside Railway line in 1853 and became a popular destination for both holidaymakers and day-trippers from Aberdeen.
During the 1970-90s the town expanded as a result of the oil boom and is currently undergoing a new period of growth.There are a range of shops, hotels, restaurants, garages and local services. The town has not one, but two excellent golf courses.
The club was founded in the small town of Banchory in 1971.Membership is currently around 50.
We are active in fund-raising for local, national and international good causes through a series of events throughout the year.
The main annual fund-raisers are the Crathes Vintage Car and Motorcycle Rally which is held in May of each year and the Annual Golf Challenge held in August.
The club supports and encourages international exchange visits, sponsors educational, cultural and youth activities and promotes enterprise through the Young Enterprise programme in local schools.
But it's not just about fundraising. There is a strong social aspect and members are part of a global network of 1.3 million Rotarians spanning most countries and cities around the globe.
Scolty Tower was erected in 1839 in memory of General William Burnett of Banchory Lodge. He served in Flanders in 1793 under the Duke of York and was created General in 1837.
The tower is located on the prominent Scolty hilltop overlooking the town and was restored by the Rotary Club in 1992.
Meetings and events happening soon
Wednesday 25th October 18.30
Ryan Bond, Speaker Gary Grant/Subject “Architecture: An Occupation or a Vocation?”; Door Duty John Brind and John McDonald; (Followed by a Council Meeting)
Wednesday 1st November 18.30
Business Meeting, Door Duty John McGee and Andrew Mcilraith
Wednesday 8th November 18.30
Bob McDowall, Speaker/Subject TBA, Door Duty Len McIntosh and Sandy MacDonald
Wednesday 15th November 18.30
Stewart Wilson, Speaker/Subject TBA , Door Duty Ken Lennox and David Rudge
Be part of a global network of volunteers, trying to make the world a better place. Please also see the 'links & news' page for information from the local district and live feeds from Rotary International and Rotary International in GB&I.