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Rotary Club of Gryffe Valley - 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.

Charity Car Wash


Rotary Charity Car Wash at Beaton Bros Bridge of Weir. Treat your car to a quality hand wash - normally reserved for Beaton's limos.

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2017 Gryffe Valley 10 K Run


10 K Run on the attractive country lanes between Houston and Bridge of Weir suitable for serious runners, novices and joggers. Funds raised will be donated to the DEBRA charity.

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Wheelchairs on Water - the Wheelyboat project


To support disabled sailing for wheelchair users at Castle Semple Loch Gryffe Valley Rotary purchased a special powered Wheelyboat to enabled those in wheelchairs to get out onto the water.

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Annual Burns Supper


The 2017 Gryffe Valley Rotary celebration of Robert Burns was held on Saturday 14th January at the River Inn with 185 guests present, despite the weather forecasts.

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Princess Royal Visits Castle Semple


The Princess Royal, Patron of the RHA Sailability Programme, visited Castle Semple for the hand over of a specially adapted dinghy from the club.

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About us

The River Gryffe flows from the Gryffe reservoir and emerges near Kilmacolm. It then flows through Quarriers Village, Bridge of Weir, Crosslee and Houston before joining the Black Cart river near Glasgow airport. The surrounding area is known as the Gryffe Valley, and it provides the name and the catchment area for our Rotary club.

2017 GRYFFE VALLEY ROTARY 10K RUN Sunday 7th May


Report, results, times and photos can be found by clicking on the Programme tab above, then Completed Diary.

Please look around the website to see more of what Rotary does and contact us if you have good ideas for projects.


Our club is all about helping others less fortunate than ourselves and our ethos is governed by three principles - Fun, Fellowship and Funds:

  • FUN - we like to have a good time! We aim to enjoy a decent meal and an array of informative and entertaining speakers at our weekly meetings, and we organise a series of social events (like a Burns Supper and our BBQ in the summer) when we invite our friends and families to join us in having a good time whilst of course helping us to raise money.
  • FELLOWSHIP - we aim to maintain our membership at around  45 -50 members ie big enough to achieve something worthwhile but small enough to ensure that everyone knows everyone and can create and sustain friendships. Our meetings are friendly and convivial, and we welcome visits from other Rotarians. We encourage those about to retire or recently retired to join us.
  • FUNDS - apart from our own efforts, time and energy, we need funds in order to be able to help most of the good causes we identify. Social events help raise much of our cash, but we attend shows, organise quiz sheets, raffles etc and will rattle cans if it helps. Thus far as a club we've raised around  £250,000 and have disbursed it to a wide variety of local and international projects which we select from time to time, as well as to Rotary's own Foundation charity which aims to advance worldwide understanding, goodwill and peace with major projects like the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.


    Check out here to find out more about us or better still why not come along to a meeting and see what we are getting up to. We'd love to see you so just use the "Contact Form" tab above and we can set it up. If you are concerned that you wont know anyone, why not come along with a few friends.  Who knows you may want to join us!

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    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


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    Meetings & Venue

    Where and when:

    We meet on Wednesdays at 19:00 for 19:30
    (First Wednesday of the Month is usually a Business Meeting)
    River Inn
    Crosslee by Houston
    Renfrewshire PA6 7AW  01505 613288

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