International Women's Day
The Rotary Club of Dunbar hosted a brunch on Sunday 5th March as part of the celebration for International Women's Day. The Keynote speaker was Sarah Brown.
Sarah Brown is a passionate advocate for global education and health issues and her work brings together the worlds of business, philanthropy, social media and charity campaigning..
She is the Founder and President of the children’s charity Theirworld and Executive Chair of the Global Business Coalition for Education. At Theirworld, Sarah created of A World At School, a global movement to get children across the world into education with hundreds of organisations working together on this shared goal.
Sarah went on to tell the very moving story that has been in the press in the last week When Catherine Smith's daughter Ella was born prematurely at 28 weeks, she feared the worst would happen.
Ella weighed just 1lb 10oz (737g) and was about the size of an adult's hand. For weeks she was kept in an incubator.
Catherine, the daughter of ex-Labour leader John Smith, said she knew little about premature babies at the time and didn't really think there was much chance of survival.
But Ella survived - thanks to a research centre set up by Gordon and Sarah after the couple's 10-day-old baby, Jennifer, died in 2002.
Following the death, the Browns founded the charity PiggyBankKids - now known as TheirWorld - in memory of their daughter.
And in 2004, the charity established the Jennifer Brown Research Laboratory (JBRL) at the University of Edinburgh.
The JBRL looked at ways to help premature babies thrive, including research into how much oxygen should be given to babies in incubators.
It was this research that was to prove absolutely crucial to the survival of Ella 15 years later.
Catherine's father had been one of the former prime minister's closest political allies.
She became aware of the link between the Browns' charity and her own daughter after Ella started to pull through.
Sarah went on to talk about the fantastic work she has personally witnessed being done by Rotarians around the World and that she had talked with Rotary International in Evanston about the global movement to get children across the world into education.
The audience were left in no doubt that they had listened to a truly inspiring speaker and gave her a rapturous applause. The Rotary Club of Dunbar presented Ms Brown with a cheque for £1000
The Rotary Club of Dunbar has been delighted to welcome six new members since the start of Rotary Year 2019-20.details
Handover Dinner - June 24, 2019
The annual Handover Dinner was held at Winterfield Golf Club on 24th June, 2019details
Blood Bikes Scotland
On Monday 20th May, the club enjoyed a very informative talk from Blood Bikes Scotland whose story can be read belowdetails
Club outing to Seahouses
Members of the club joined Judy Greenwood for an outing to Seahouses at the beginning of Maydetails
Andy Pringle joins Dunbar Rotary Club
New member Andy Pringle was inducted into the Rotary Club of Dunbar on Monday 24th September.details
Purple Pinkie 2018
During February and March club members visited all the Primary Schools in the Dunbar areadetails
Tree Planting at Lochend Woods
Club members plant trees as part of RIBI's "Plant a Tree for Rotary" initiiative.details
Scottish Night - 4th February 2019
The Dunbar Club's traditional "Scottish Night" was held on 4th February 2019details
Indonesian Earthquake and Tsunami Appeal
Club members held a collection at ASDA in aid of the Indonesian Earthquake and Tsunami Appealdetails
Kyle McPherson wins District Young Writer's Award
Kyle McPherson of Dunbar has won the District Young Writer's Awarddetails
Primary School Quiz 2018
The Dunbar round of District 1020's Primary school quiz was held on Wednesday 17th Januarydetails
The Mercat Cross, Dunbar
On Tuesday 28th November, a plaque was unveiled at Dunbar's Mercat Cross.details
Movember is the month when "Mo Bros" grow mos (mustaches) to highlight men's health issues, notably prostate cancer and testicular cancerdetails
Presentations were made to the winners of the Young Writers competition and the Community Salver was awarded to Alasdair and Pippa Swan for their services to Dunbardetails
Rotary Young Writers Award
Eighteen pupils from the P5 class at Dunbar Primary School took part in this year’s Young Writer’s Competition.details
Handover Dinner June 2017
The Handover Dinner was held on Monday 26th June in the Winterfield Golf Clubdetails
Youth Night at Dunbar Rotary Club
The Rotary Club of Dunbar held its "Youth Night" on Monday19th Junedetails
Primary Schools Quiz - Area Final
The area final of the District 1020 Primary Schools Quiz was held at Prestonpans Primary School on Wednesday 17th Maydetails
The Club's annual International Night was held in the Hillside Hotel on Monday 6th March 2017details
President Bob with the End Polio Now team in India
In January 2017, President Bob McKinnon took part in Rotary's End Polio Now immunisation programme in India. Here is his account of his experiences.details
ROTARY CHARITY SHOP NOVEMBER 2016
The Club's annual Charity Shop will be taking place between 31st October and 12th November 2016details
THE KALIMPONG PROJECT
In September 2016 a group of 9 Rotarians and partners are visiting Kalimpong, NE India to visit the Global Grant funded Projectdetails
Robin Hamilton - Champion of Change
Robin Hamilton has been presented with a Champion of Change awarddetails
Rotary Junior Community Award
Pupils from Dunbar Primary School are presented with the Rotary Junior Community Awarddetails
Rotary Duck Race
The Rotary Club's Duck Race was held on the Biel Burn on Saturday 18th Junedetails
Handover Dinner 27th June 2016
Retiring President Judy Greenwood handed over the Presidency of Dunbar Rotary Club to incoming President Bob McKinnon at a dinner held at Dunbar Golf Club on Monday 27th June 2016.details
Dunbar Grammar School Peace Casuals
Dunbar Grammar School Peace Casuals decided to raise money in support of the Harbour Lights projectdetails
District 6600 GSE team visit
A GSE team from District 6600 in Ohio was hosted by Dunbar Rotary Club from 22nd-29th March.details
Purple Pinkie in Dunbar Primary Schools
Dunbar Rotarians have been visiting local primary schools to inform them about the progress that has been made by Rotary International's "End Polio Now" campaign.details
International Night - Monday 7th March
The Club invited Rotary Global Scholar Carly McKie to its annual International Night on Monday 7th March. At the meeting President Judy Greenwood introduced Maggie Packwood as a new member of the clubdetails
Dunbar Rotary Scottish Night
On Monday 25th January, 29 members and friends of the Rotary Club of Dunbar celebrated the Club"™s traditional Scottish Night with an evening of good food and entertainment at the Rocks.details
Rotary Primary Schools Quiz
On Wednesday 27th January 2016, eight teams from local Dunbar primary schools took part in the annual Rotary Primary Schools Quiz.details
Christmas Party 2015
Members and guests celebrated Christmas at Dunbar Bowling Club on Monday 14th December 2015details
Rotary Club of Dunbar President's Night
The annual President's Night was held in the Dunbar Golf Club on Satrurday 28th Novemberdetails
Charity Concert Raises Â£650
Dunbar Rotary Club were the grateful recipients of funds raised by local singers and musicians at a concert held at Belhaven Parish Church at the end of October.details
Appointments for Rotary Year 2016-17 and a new Paul Harris Fellow for the Dunbar Club
Secretary Graeme Darkes is awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship in recognition of his outstanding service to the clubdetails
Charity Shop raises nearly Â£8000
2015 was another standing success for the Rotary Club's Charity Shopdetails
Rotary District Young Golfers
Trophies presented to two young golfers, junior members of Dunbar Golf Clubdetails
Handover Dinner June 2015
The club's annual Handover Dinner was held on Monday 22nd June at the Rocksdetails
50th ANNIVERSARY DINNER - 29/03/14
The Rotary Club of Dunbar celebrated the 50th Anniversary of its Charter with a dinner at the Dunbar Golf Club on Saturday 29th March.details