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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.

Honorary Membership


At the formal confirmation of Bill Dudgeon as an Honorary Member, he and Colin Robertson are presented with certificates to record their long service to Rotary and Allander in particular. Bill and Colin are founder members and past presidents.

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Purple4Polio


Eradicating polio has been Rotary's main humanitarian focus for over 30 years. Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland's Purple4Polio campaign is providing communities with ideas and opportunities to get involved in ridding the world of polio.

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Allander Rotary 2018 Calendar now on sale. Price £5.99


Our 2018 Calendar is now available at Gavin's Mill and Purple Edge at Bearsden Cross. This year's is in support of Gavin's Mill Community Project with pictures from the Milngavie Week 2017 Photography Competition. Montages show photos from the calendar

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Paul Harris Award for Bill Freeland


Bill Freeland retires and is presented with a Paul Harris Award by Rotary Club of Allander President Iain Sim

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Youth Speaks


Round 1 of this year's competition hosted by Allander on 30th November 2017 with Bearsden Academy and Douglas Academy competing to win progress to the next level of the competition. Winners were Senior - Bearsden Academy, Intermediate - Douglas Academy

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Duck Race 2017


Annual Charity Duck Race down Allander Water in Milngavie Sponsors of winning ducks 1st (£100) John Ryan, Bearsden, 2nd (£50) Elizabeth Davies, Milngavie, 3rd (£25) Jonathan Clark, Bearsden, 4th (£20 M&S voucher) Janice Kennedy, Bearsden

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About us

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  secretary@allander-rotary.org

President, Rotary Club of Allander


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Rotary News

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.

Rotary Young Citizen Awards


Watch coverage of the 2017 'Rotary Young Citizen Awards', highlighting outstanding young people.


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How Rotary is Funding Polio Immunization in 2017


Find out more about Rotary fighting disease


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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Thursdays at 18:00 for 18:30
Glasgow Golf Club, Killermont, Bearsden, G61 2TW  0141 942 2340

Meeting venue's web site