Welcome to the Rotary Club of HawickThank you for visiting our Club's website. I trust you will find some interesting information about our Club, and if you live locally and are interested in finding out more about Rotary, please get in touch with us, when you will be invited along to visit us at one of our Thursday evening meetings.
When I joined the Club in 2001, our Club had a membership of 30, but over these 16 years we have reduced to 20 - but we're delighted to have welcomed one new member during July 2017.
This is my third term as President, previous years being 2009/10 and 2013/14, and I appreciate the confidence placed in me by Club members. Our Vice-President for this year is Mairhi Trickett, a past President of the Orkney Club; and in 2015/16 President of the our own Hawick Club. One of our newer members, Linden Warburton, is Junior Vice-President, and with a new Secretary in Ron Smith, we are all looking to take the Club forward - and more new members would really help us to do this.
Our Club Committees - Community & Vocational, International, and Foundation - have made their plans for the session, enabling our Club to play our Rotary part in Making a Difference, in our Communities, both locally and in the world. The Club is continuing its support to enable Rotary to achieve a world free of polio - and the end is in sight.
Our Club continues to have an interesting array of speakers, complemented by an enjoyable social programme. As well as our motto of "Service above Self", Rotary has to have fun and enjoyment - and this we try to achieve.
Each of the Borders Clubs has their annual President's Night, where we have an evening of fun and fellowship, with good food and enjoyable entertainment. This year the Hawick night is on Friday 17 November 2017, when I hope to welcome fellow Borders Club Presidents and their members - all are welcome.
I hope to be a worthy representative of the Club around the Borders and beyond, at the various meetings and events, including our annual District 1020 Conference, this year in Newcastle with 16 Club members and partners attending.
Scott Elliot President 2017/18 (E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01450 375046)
Photo above : 'The Horse': possibly the best known landmark in Hawick, and a symbol of the town's historic traditions. However, we're an active club, and, while aware of our successful history, we're trying always to look forward, keen to welcome new members who will bring freshness and new ideas. We're lucky to live in a lovely part of the Borders - Hawick among the hills - and maybe that's why so many of our club members are keen golfers, enjoying the views, for example, from the top of the local Vertish Hill.
Photos by Derek Lunn
Meetings and events happening soon
Thursday 22nd March 19.00
Gus Neilson: Andrew Wilson - Shelter Box
Weekly meeting with guest speaker
Thursday 29th March 19.00
Tommy Mulvee: Ron Sutherland - Florida or High School head Boy & Girl
To be confirmed: Either Ron will speak on his visit to Florida for the wedding of former Ambassadorial Scholar Kevin Guthrie, or he will introduce Hawick High School's Head Boy and Girl.
Thursday 5th April 18.00
Games Night at Langholm
Members travel to Langholm for the annual games evening with Langholm and other clubs
Thursday 12th April 19.00
Tommy Stevenson - Artbeat
Weekly meeting with guest speaker
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Rotary supporting young people
Rotary on the brink of polio history
Meetings & Venue
Where and when:
Mansfield House Hotel, Weensland Road, Hawick TD9 8LB 01450 390350