Welcome to the website of the Rotary Club of Kinross & District.we are 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!
The Club has just completed the next stage in the “Visioning” process, assisted by a team of facilitators from District 1010. Although the turnout of members on the night was not great, a sufficient number were present to make the whole exercise worthwhile and a good result was obtained. Secretary Brian now has the task of compiling a report detailing how the members voted on the wide variety of items put forward by those present to whittle down the list to the most popular and relevant three in each of the ten categories considered. Many of our members were pleasantly surprised at how interesting and successful the evening turned out to be, not to mention the good fun that was enjoyed by all and President Cliff thanked the facilitators for their time and assistance in the exercise. The next step is the preparation of a Mission Statement from the results and in a few weeks the process will be shared with the whole Club, most likely at the Business Meeting scheduled for 7 December, at which the action steps for the way forward will be developed. All in all, a very worthwhile exercise and recommended for any club unsure of whether to take the plunge.
Our Club members have enjoyed many activities in recent weeks, assisting at the Kinross Show on 8 August, organising and running our annual Mary Queen of Scots boat race on 15 August, a guided tour and talk at the new Forth Crossing on 28 August, a visit to the Eden Mill Brewery at Guardbridge followed by lunch at the Swilken Golf Club in St. Andrews on 22 September and an entertaining evening at the Boathouse Bistro in Kinross on 24 September to hear Willie the Ghillie relate many interesting stories and the history of Loch Leven which was followed by an excellent buffet supper provided by the Bistro staff. Our next social event is a trip to the Perth Concert Hall to hear the band of the Royal Marines on 15 October.