Rotary Club of Allander - 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.
District Finals are now happening. On Sunday 4th February 2018 Douglas Academy, our Intermediate winners were runners up. Watch this space to find out how our Senior representatives Bearsden Academy get on.details
Sportsman's Dinner - still time to join us
Annual Charity Fund Raiser held each year on the last Thursday in February. Picture from 2017 Dinner. 2018 Dinner will be held on 22nd February with guest speakers Willie Allan and Willie Hunter. Contact us for more information.details
Douglas Academy hosted our heat on Wed 7th Feb 2018. 7 instrumental and 2 voice competitors participated with David Watkin, Royal Conservatoire adjudicating. Winners were Vocal Lara Anderson Instrumental (piano) Esther Ersfeld Mandujanodetails
Best wishes to Douglas Academy pupil Isla Martin at Euroscola 2018. 26 young people from across Scotland join others from across the EU in Strasbourg to experience and be involved at the European Parliament. 5 day adventure starts Monday 12th February.details
Cheque presentation to MND Scotland for £450 raised from the proceeds of our Afternoon Tea plus some additional donations. Thanks again to all who attended and contributed.details
Welcome to the Rotary Club of Allander which is the local Rotary Club for the Bearsden and Milngavie areas on the north side of Glasgow.
The club was formed in 1970 and has developed strong links with the local community eg Milngavie Youth Centre,Friendship Circle and with local schools. The recently developed Clyde Coastal Path (http://www.focrt.org/ccp) provides a route between the Ayrshire Coastal Path and the West Highland Way. Our annual Duck Race and Sportsman's Dinner raise funds for the Children's Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS), Kidney Kids Scotland, Milngavie Youth Centre and other local charities. Over the years we have raised over £200,000. We also raise funds for Shelter Boxes and Water Boxes which contain tents and other equipment to purify drinking water and help survival in those parts of the world where a natural disaster has struck.
Rotary was founded in 1905 in Chicago by Paul Harris and in 2012 celebrated its centenary in Scotland. Rotary International now has 33,000 clubs in 200 countries and geographical areas with a membership of 1.2 million. When working together it can produce wonderful life changing results as shown by the fight against polio.
Polio is a virus which can cause paralysis and death. In 1985 there were 325,000 cases in 125 countries. Rotary raised $250m dollars, matched by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, to fund an immunisation programme. Polio remains in only 4 countries: Pakistan, Afghanistan, India and Nigeria. A new target to complete the task was set for Rotary: $200m matched by a $350m matching Challenge Grant from the Bill and Melinda Gate's Foundation. It is reckoned by the time Polio has been eradicated, in terms of money, expertise, equipment and volunteers, Rotary International will have contributed close on $2billion.
Rotary provides an opportunity to make a difference: locally, nationally and internationally.
Rotary is based on fellowship and fun. In addition to our various Rotary service projects, we have a very active social and sports programme.
Allander Rotary Club is keen to hear from men and women in the local community who wish to know more about the activities of the Rotary organisation and the Allander club in particular.
If you are interested in joining Rotary contact firstname.lastname@example.org
President, Rotary Club of Allander
Meetings and events happening soon
Thursday 22nd February 18.30
Allander Rotary Annual Charity Sportsman's Dinner
Hosted by John Beattie with well known After Dinner speakers Willie Allan and Willie Hunter. For more information email email@example.com
This year supporting Kidney Kids, CHAS, Milngavie Youth Café & Motor Neuron Disease
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