Rotary Club of Inverkeithing & Dalgety Bay
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The Rotary Club of Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay
The Club's major charity fundraiser is the annual golf and dinner which was held recently at Aberdour Golf Club. 21 teams competed on a blustery and showery day and found the course in magnificent condition. The individual winner was Alistair Low with 44 stableford points and he was presented with the magnificent Rotary inscribed trophy by President Robin Park. 3 players tied for second with Jim Leishman getting the prize by virtue of a better inward half. The team competition was won by the Hillbillies (Norman NIven, Alistair Low and Gavin Hughes) with a net score of 49. Nearest the pin at the 1st was Ninian Duncan, at the 7th Bob Tait and at the 15th Murray Anthony. Over 60 sat down to a fine meal with Jim Leishman doing a masterly job as MC and Eric Davidson confirming that he is one of the top after dinner speakers in the area. The raffle and the auction were very well supported and a grand total of around £5000 was raised. Rotary is grateful to the golf club for its continued support, in particular receiving courtesy of the course. Young golfers will continue to benefit from the annual grant of £300 from Rotary. Rotary are also considering giving grants to 2 charities recommended by the Golf Club.
Rotary had a stall at the Dalgety Bay Gala and the Treasure Hunt proved popular for children of all ages. £ 200 was raised for local good causes.
Planning is underway for the annual sponsored walk from Inverkeithing to the Silver Sands, Aberdour on 12 September. This is a popular day with around 100 walkers of all ages. The reward at the Silver Sands is a BBQ and juice and a certificate saying you have completed the walk. Thanks to all who have participated and contributed in the past. More information, particularly for Dalgety Bay based organisations, about this year's walk and sponsorship sheets can be obtained from the contacts below.
Good causes to benefit from Club grants, which total around £14000 this year, include the Dalgety Bay Church, the Dalgety Bay Gala, the Econgonwali Water project in Malawi being promoted by the Bay Church, Piggy Bank Kids ,McMillan Nurses, Sands, local schools, eradication of polio, wheelchairs for Africa, Chernobyl Children and a water project in Nepal.
The Club now meets at the Queensferry Hotel, North Queensferry. At the weekly meeting (12.15 on Wednesday) Club members and guests are entertained by a range of interesting speakers. Anyone male of female interested in attending any meeting please contact the secretary Ian Wilkinson 01383727803 or John Blyth 01577840800