Ways and Means
Ways & Means work to provide the Funds we need to assist our Communities
Ways & Means
Our Fund Raising Programme for the new Rotary Year is in
place and will be every bit as busy as in previous years. As always, we need
your help, not only to deliver these events, but also for all club members to
encourage family, friends and colleagues to attend.
Our first fund raising event of the year will be our 6th Annual Charity Oktoberfest
at Discovery Quay over three evenings 22nd 23rd
and 24th September, from 6.00pm to late each night. Arrangements are
coming together as we prepare for this event. We will once again provide a full
and mixed musical programme on each of the three evenings, along with an
interesting and varied selection of beers, stouts and craft lagers. Our
objective, as always, is to have a bigger, better and more successful event; so
look out for the separate webpage and on Facebook for booking details. Staging
this event is a major undertaking on behalf of the Club and we will require as
many Rotarians and their families as possible to help.
Our next event is the 31st Annual Charity Dinner in the
Invercarse Hotel on Friday 28th October. This will repeat our
successful format, where we will look for support from Rotarians and the wider
business community to raise funds for charities through our prize draw, silent
auction and main auction. The speakers this year are English cricketing legend Matthew Hoggard
and John Morgan, one of Scotland’s top
after dinner speakers. The evening will be compered by PP Jim Patrick and the
Auction will be handled in his inimitable style PP David Adam. Bookings are
available now, see our website for details.
This year we have organised ourselves slightly differently and the Ways
& Means Committee will have an oversight role with the Swimarathon which will take place in February 2017. This event is
one of the biggest participation events we run with over 240 swimmers raising
money that they can donate to charities that are of special interest to them.
Our rotary Club uses the organisational skills of our members and puts them at
the disposal of the local community, as well as providing some very svelt, and
some not so svelt swimmers for the event. Groups of friends, 6 is the number, are
encouraged to enter a team and seek sponsorship for the charity of their
choice. As a guide charities have benefitted by over £15000 being raised at
this event which takes place in the Olympia Swimming Pool.
We are at the planning stage of a Scots
Night, which is based around the works of Rabbie Burns and the music and
cultural heritage of Scotland, and we may also organise a Cabaret Night. Previous
events have been based on the wonderful musical talents of the Downfield
Musical Society but we have not made any decisions about this event – yet!
In June we will be holding the 9th
Rotary Club of Dundee Charity Gala Day in the city centre. This event is
funded by the club and has generated upwards of £3000 each year for local
charities. The stalls are erected in the city centre and each charity is given
one to use as they think wil give them the best return for tghe investment of
their time. Some charities need fund raising, some need to raise awareness of
the services they provide and use the stall to publicise their activities, and
some are looking for additional volunteers to help them with their work. By
getting a significant number of charities working together in the same space
our Rotary Club helps many charities who just would not manage to create such
an awareness, or raise so much money. To support the day there is a wide
programme of entertainment, provided by singers and dancers from the local
community. The event runs from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 10th June
In previous years our club has been able to help to raise over £50000, and
we are hopeful that with your help we will exceed this figure this year. All of
the money raised at any of our club events is used to support charity.
Contact John Letford about this page: