Blackburn & District Vision Statement:
"Bringing the Gift of Rotary to our Community & the World"
President Caroline Paterson
to our Club Website
We are a friendly team of individuals with talents channelled toward helping our Community, raising money for good causes singularly or with other local clubs and larger fundraising projects for Rotary International. Our meetings are informal, friendly and fun.
Our events are ambitious for a young small club but our team work makes them happen.
Together we empower youth through programmes such as RYLA and Rota Kids. Improve health by providing shelter and clean water through Shelterbox, and Aquabox.
We contribute to Rotary Foundation where one of its initiatives is to promote peace through training at its Peace Centres.
We advance our communities in all corners of the Globe through fundraising events for community initiatives at home and abroad.
The Rotary Club of Blackburn and District was officially recognised by Rotary International on the 28th June 2012 by receiving our Charter which we celebrated with a Dinner on Saturday the 13th of October 2012 at The Menzies Hotel, Dyce.
Blackburn & District Rotary Club Charter Dinner
Prior to our Charter Dinner we were encouraged and supported by Kintore Rotary Club; our Mother Club, as well as many other Clubs and individuals. We held a Dinner at The Leys Hotel, Blackburn; where we hold our meetings. Westhill Rotarian, Bill Leslie welcomed our committed and enthusiastic members to the Rotary Family.
Blackburn & District Founder Members Inauguration
Our Logo "The Tappie"
In 1875 the outlook tower on the Tappie was built by Dr William Henderson to commemorate the first landing of Queen Victoria in Aberdeen during September 1848. Dr Henderson took parties of schoolchildren from Aberdeen for picnics on the hill and this probably led to the custom of "Tappie Sunday" on the first Sunday in May.
We are always happy to welcome new members to help our new club can provide the support to its community and beyond.
If you would like to find out more or are interested in becoming a member please join us any Tuesday evening at 6:45pm in the Leys Hotel, Blackburn.
To contact us please use the Contact us link to the left, or simply turn up at a meeting where you will be made very welcome
Meetings and events happening soon
Sunday 26th November 18.00
Xmas Light Swith On
Join us for Carol Singing, Mincemeat Pies & Mulled Wine to celebrate the switching on of the Xmas Tree Lights in Blackburn
Tuesday 28th November 19.00
Supper - Fellowship
Graeme Archibald; District 1010 Governor 2017/18, will be visiting Club
Tuesday 5th December 19.00
Supper - Speaker from Dementia Friendly Aberdeenshire
Tuesday 12th December 19.00
Supper - Special General Meeting & Election of Office Bearers
Tuesday 19th December 19.00
Club Xmas Meal
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