The Rotary Club in Kinross is a group of people who provide service to the community, raise money for local and international charities and, at the same time, have a really, really good time! Welcome to our website!
There are loads of opportunities for meeting new friends at our weekly meetings and by becoming involved in all of our activities. Guided by Rotary's motto, "Service Above Self", members are well known for their friendly and engaging manner and take active roles in the club as well as its many and varied local and international activities.
You are very welcome to browse the pages of this site and certainly would be most welcome on a Monday night at the Kirklands Hotel, High St., Kinross. We meet at 6.15 for 6.30 pm, but there is no meeting on the third Monday of the month, because we then have a breakfast meeting on the third Tuesday of the month, meeting at the Kirklands Hotel, 7.15 for 7.30 am.
The winner of the Kinross Rotary Young Chef competition, Rory Maddocks, gave an excellent performance at the District competition held on 27 January in Dundee. This competition covers Scotland north of the Forth and Rory was one of the youngest competitors, which speaks of his great talent. Feedback from the chief judge was that his starter of scallops was the best on the day and his food overall was excellent. Our Club wish to thank Rory, his parents and all the others who took part in the competition. Well done Rory!
At a recent breakfast meeting, Andrew Scott, owner of local café Heaven Scent and of Victus Consultancy gave us an enjoyable account of the planning and preparation involved in his trip to China. He spoke of his experiences as he walked a substantial section of the 13,000 mile long Great Wall. His walk raised money for the Hospitality Industry Trust Scotland and took place in May last year. Andrew walked, often in high temperatures, for six to ten hours a day for six consecutive days. It was a very challenging route, involving many steep and some very dangerously eroded sections of the Wall. His talk was richly illustrated with slides and anecdotes from his trip and Andrew left us all in admiration of his enthusiasm and commitment to ‘making a difference’.
At the end of January, we held a ‘reduced’ Burns Supper. Associate member Richard Scott piped in the haggis and his young daughter Emily delivered the Selkirk Grace with style and confidence beyond her years! Rotarian Jim Paterson addressed the haggis and then following an excellent meal, we were treated to a highly entertaining Immortal Memory by John Gilfinnan of the Cowdenbeath Rotary Club.
Our speaker on 26 February was Chris Tiso, CEO of the Tiso Group, one of the leading national retailers of outdoor clothing and equipment. Chris is the recipient of several Scottish Business Awards, an ambassador for Dyslexia Scotland and Countryside learning Scotland and is Honorary President of Scouts Scotland. When not participating in or leading expeditions all over the world, Chris lives in rural Kinross-shire with his wife and family. His inspirational talk was well received by the Club and several guests who had been invited by members as potential new members or associates and related the history of the family business.
The Business Meeting on 5 March was slightly unusual in that we commenced with another of Rotarian Andy Middlemiss’s sessions ‘on the couch’ in which he interviewed Kinross High School 6th year pupil, Gracie Lee who was the Club’s candidate in the recent EuroSchola event. Gracie spoke eloquently of her recent experience amongst some 500 or so young folk sponsored by Rotary clubs from throughout Europe at the European Parliament. Gracie had thoroughly enjoyed the experience which had boosted her overall confidence and we wish her well in her future studies.
Some recent photos from our archives:-
2016 Primary School Quiz winning team, Arngask Primary School
2016 president Cliff Megginson presents the PSQ shield tto Arngask Primary Schopol
2015/16 President Cliff Megginson and Rotarian Neil Maclure welcome new member Phil Teale to the Club
2015 - lunch after visit to Eden Brewery
Meetings and events happening soon
Tuesday 20th March 07.30
Breakfast meeting; Jim Paterson, 350 years of Kinross Curling
Monday 26th March 18.30
Monica Stewart; Chaplain at Rachel House
Monday 2nd April 18.30
Easter Monday; NO MEETING
Monday 9th April 18.30
Business meeting & AGM
Monday 16th April 07.30
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Rotary supporting young people
Rotary on the brink of polio history
Meetings & Venue
Where and when:
(Every 3rd Monday of month NO meeting - replaced with Breakfast meeting on 3rd Tuesday at 07.15 for 07.30)
The Kirklands Hotel
20 High Street
Kinross. KY13 8AN 01577 863313