Rotary Fellowship takes place during weekly meetings where members meet and converse enjoying the company of old friends and acquaintences whilst seeking new with kindered spirits. The Rotary Club of Elgin members participate in regular social outings, it's not all work and no play, see some examples below.
This evening of celebration takes place annually, it is the culmination of our Winter Entertainments Programme. Performers from our Winter Schedule gather together for an evening of music, song, laughter and a little dancing entertaining rotarians, friends, clients and each other. It is an evening where the club offer thanks to those who give their time freely during the winter evenings.
Friends of Rotary and Partners Nights
Evening club meetings are held periodically with invitations to Friends and Partners to enjoy a relaxed evening of fellowship. These are often themed evenings around food and tastings.
An annual interclub competition where a club visits a host club to play an array of pub games and parlour style games. This is a knock out style competition with 8 members in each team. It is a fun evening of inter club fellowship.
SPORT AND HEALTH
Golf is a sport enjoyed by many and within Rotary there are regular opportunities for Golf and Fellowship combined.
Rotary Clubs regularly hold fund raising events inviting other clubs to participate.
Elgin Rotary Club have regular and annual golfing outings and competitions.
The Harry Rankine Fishing Competition takes place annually and is competed over 2 legs. Rotarian's from all over country compete in this event.
2017 Competition seen Peter Austin, John Trodden and Graeme Mackenzie travelled to Lake of Monteith on Monday 4 th September for the second leg of the competition. The weather conditions were not great, with strong winds on occasions and heavy rain throughout the morning, but the results were better than they did in the first leg of the competition in June. Graeme caught one rainbow trout, Peter caught two and John Trodden did exceptionally well, landing five trout.
1st Steve Mannion, Perth. 6 fish for 14lb 4ozs (2 killed and 4 Returned)
2nd Ian Coutts, Penicuik, 6 fish for 13lb 13ozs ( ditto)
Heaviest fish for heat and Green Quaich for heaviest fish over two heats,
Chris Kirk, Perth St Johns, 4lb 11 ozs
Special Prize for Large fish Bill Bright, Pitlochry, 4lb.
Winner of the Harry Rankin Trophy, best Basket over two heats,
Ian Coutts, Penicuik, 24lb 9 ozs. For 11 fish.
Runner up Steve Maanion, Perth, 21lb 12 ozs. For 9 fish
A club fishing day for all abilities is held at a local fishing loch on occaision and is open to family and friends to enjoy.
The Rotary Club of Elgin have a very active and succesful curling team who compete regularly in both Rotary and League matches.
Cycling trips are regularly organised by enthusiasts within the club, members, friends and family members are all welcome and pace dictated to suit all.
Regular walking events are arranged for members, friends and family members, usually culminating in a bar supper or BBQ. Routes are usually planned ensuring that all fitness abilities can participate.
An annual snooker competition is held within the club for The Brentwood Trophy an attractive shield. In recent years this has been held in the Ex Servicemens Club in Elgin.