What we do
Our club is involved in many projects - locally, nationally and internationally.
The Club's Charitable Activities
Our club is involved in an amazing range of initiatives and activities on a regular and ongoing basis. Many are charitable, some sporting and some social. The club raises money through these activities and makes charitable donations of between £20-30,000 every year. We also get involved 'hands-on' but offering support to other organisations and some of these activities are listed below.
Young Musician CompetitionBanchory Academy pupils take part to identify the local finalist for the regional heats. Our club works with the school music department to arrange an evening concert attended by friends and famillies as well as the general public. It is a very successful evening.
Working with around 6 local primary schools, the club encourages pupils in public presentation skills. For many of the participants this is the first time that they have spoken in public.
Shoebox AppealIn conjunction with local schools, the club organises a shoebox collection. Each box contains food, utensils, toys etc and is sent to needy families in third world countries or disaster zones .
ShelterboxFounded by the Rotary Club of Helston in Devon, Shelterbox is a modular survival kit containing a tent, cooking utensils, tools and general survival equipment. Each box can support 10 people and thousands were recently sent to Haiti. Our club funds 3-4 of these boxes per year.
Rotary clubs from the north of Scotland all sponsor secondary school pupils to attend this out-door course at Nethybridge. Applicants are interviewed, selected and then sent on the one week course. On their return, they give a short presentation on their experiences.
Banchory Academy Dux Awards
The club funds the annual cost of these medals for the outstanding student of the year.
A joint effort with other Rotary Clubs. A full day of entertainment, snacks and fun for special needs and other local children.Held in Aberdeen at a venue with many facilities and a fun day is had by all involved.
Dictionaries for Life
Senior Citizens Concert
Sponsoring young pupils in Chennai, India
Braemar Royal Highland Gathering
Banchory Development Initiative (BDI)
Banchory ShowThe club has a fund-raising stand at the Banchory Show.
Deeside Steam and Vintage Rally