What do we do?
We are community champions who stand up for our communities both locally and overseas. We support those who need help, we strive to improve lives and we bring about positive change in our neighbourhoods. Every event, initiative or project that we run – whether it is local, national or international is rooted in the notion of community. This is because we believe that society works better when communities work together.
Our club carries out a huge range of activities and projects in the Bishopton, Erskine, Inchinnan and Langbank areas aimed at improving and building community spirit. Many charity donations are made from our charity account to local and national charities of all kinds. A huge amount of hands on work is also carried out by members such as organising the Christmas Lights switch on, helping at the Santa Letter run, taking blood pressure readings at the ‘Know your blood pressure day’.
Across Scotland Rotary clubs often come together to collectively support each other and take part in national collections or initiatives.
We have supported a village called Mbungondo in Malawi over the last few years and helped them with maintaining a clean water supply and building a small but essential road bridge. We have worked with other Rotary clubs to collect funds for Shelter boxes for various disasters such as Haiti, The Tsunami, Philippines and Nepal. Our club supplied funds to build a classroom in a school after the Tsunami.
A Typical Meeting
The club meet every Monday evening at 6:45 for 7:00p.m. in the Committee Room, Ingliston Country Club, Bishopton.
The agenda for these meeting is generally
- Discussing any relevant mail
- Dinner - Main Course and Desert
- Some club business - (covering event planning and reports from conveners such as community, youth, international)
- Guest Speaker
- Meeting closed